Also, each time I run virus scan and adware scan, it finds normally 6-10 files of something. So there is also a possibility of having a virus or spyware lodged somewhere.
Just did that, DD.
There I noticed that 'system recommended' page filing size is 754 MB, and I have 756MB allocated. That's after I set my virtual memory to clear upon shutdown. It didn't change at all. There was 756 MB allocated before I shut down.
It also says there is space for 11,419MB on my C drive. That should be plenty, no?
The computer does run faster right now though. Dunno. Maybe I'll bring it to university computer services to have the students there look at it. They're usually pretty good and it's free.
dagmaraka wrote:Also, each time I run virus scan and adware scan, it finds normally 6-10 files of something. So there is also a possibility of having a virus or spyware lodged somewhere.
Anti-spyware companies compete for how many "spyware" signatures they look for, and they all include web browser cookies on the list.
These cookies are not traditional spyware, although they can indicate that you've been to a particular website, and I would doubt that you have anything malicious actually installed.
DD, I removed every program i could spare, defragged, bought Optimize to remove unnecessary startup files and background programs, deleted many work files (photos and videos ammounting to a few GB) and generally, there was a big spring cleanup. Next thing you know, the Virtual memory is low came right back. It had no effect on that. Harrumph.
you mean through getting extra RAM? Or through getting a new computer? This one ain't old enough to croak on me!
What program could be a big memory hog, any usual suspects? Normally I don't run much else outside of MS Office programs. Or JASC picture studio...but not that often.
... Normally I don't run much else outside of MS Office programs. ...?