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High Memory Usage (89%) on my laptop - Windows 8

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    Windows 8 -64bit

    High Memory Usage (89%) on my laptop - Windows 8


    I am having problems with my memory it has jumped to 89% and stays there. I tried to restart i looked at the processes it seems that non-paged tools is taking the most. I used RamMAP tool to find this problem. Click image for larger versionClick image for larger versionClick image for larger version...im still having problems, please help.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hi Rashid and welcome! Have you run virus/malware check?
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 -64bit


    Hi there, Yes i just ran some scan using malwarebytes this time, it found 29 threats mostly from Dealply...it has removed them all. I restarted before i did the scan and the memory seems to sit now at 30% but at some point it will probably again increase to 89%+
    It seems stable now but do you have any idea why it would increase to such a big percentage?
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Um, virus and/or malware? Be sure to do a rootkit virus check also.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 -64bit


    Can u link me to one that'd be very helpful
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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Here ya go, just one, there are others but I trust Malwarebytes products: https://www.malwarebytes.org/antirootkit/

    Be sure to read the whole usage statement.
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