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Unexpected high memory usage

  1. #21


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Alright guys, I think I brought some bad news. Beside the automate maintenance (or I might be wrong) I think its pretty clear that Kasperksy (with the new update) was the one who cause this issue as well. I visited my friend and we play a Dota 2 on the second match I felt a little lag and freeze. After the game kasperksy just raising up CPU and RAM and everything just slowing down. I tried to exit it but it remain active and keep raise up. Should I uninstall Kasperksy and install another Anti-virus software? I'll try to update it again once to make sure.
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  2. #22



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Kasperksy is a good AV and if you paid for it you probably want to keep it. You could try uninstalling it(need to go to their site HERE probably and find there uninstall tool to thoroughly cleanse your system of it) and try Defender a couple of day's, and if your RAM doesn't spike any more you need to buy more RAM to keep using it(a good idea if your gaming any how).
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  3. #23


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    I actually like Kaspersky, one reason why is because many people in my classroom using a local antivirus and mostly spread out the virus (it happened once which make everyone panic, probably only 3-4 people who detected the virus as they using KIS as far as I know) but ok I'll try to uninstall it and use Defender or Avast free for a couple of days to make sure. If the RAM doesn't spike anymore then I may want to upgrade the RAM asap.
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  4. #24



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Also I have created a thread that was made a sticky in System Security for choosing an Anti Virus, you could send your class mates there. It doesn't recommend any, but helps the individual to pick the right one for him/herself.
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  5. #25


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    I am running Windows Defender now, and see if the problem persist or not. Anyway I'd like to send a link to them but as you know English is not our primary language and I doubt if they can speak it. Also some of them aren't really care about it even our teacher already said to change their antivirus. So I guess better to protect my own laptop from viruses.
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  6. #26



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Baskhara View Post
    I am running Windows Defender now, and see if the problem persist or not. Anyway I'd like to send a link to them but as you know English is not our primary language and I doubt if they can speak it. Also some of them aren't really care about it even our teacher already said to change their antivirus. So I guess better to protect my own laptop from viruses.
    This is so true. You can only trust yourself for protection. That you're used to Kaspersky protecting you, watch out a little more when clicking and visiting sites, I have used MSE with Windows 7 and Defender on 8 and 10 and never got anything, but I have also started using Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit lately because it looks like the internet landscape is getting quite a bit more dangerous even trusted site are being exploited through Googles Double click advertising cookies and code.
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  7. #27


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Yeah. I also have friends that use KIS, but it seem they don't have this problem with 4GB RAM, I don't know why but as far as I know they don't really updating the database for gaming reason (u know almost everyday gaming). What does Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit really do? Is it just a browser add-on or something else?
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  8. #28



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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Take a look here. Just leave the settings at default and once you get it installed and started if the pop ups/toasts that say your browser is protected nerve/get in the way(like me they do) just right click your taskbar>go to properties>notification area customize>and set it to Hide Icon and Notifications. It's not an add on it's a layer of protection between your browser and PC to protect against zero day exploits from Flash Player, JAVA, and 3rd party cookies. Here is a quote for a known exploit:
    Exploit analysis

    The Flash exploit that was used in this attack is exactly the same as the one we documented in the recent Huffington Post malvertising.
    It is worth noting that this malicious SWF had zero detection on VirusTotal when it was first submitted.
    It consists of the same ActionScript 3 :

    It builds up an array with shellcode in order to exploit the vulnerability via ROP gadget:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit blocks the malicious Flash advert from releasing its payload.
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  9. #29


    Pelaihari
    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 x64 & Ubuntu 14.10 x64


    Yes I saw a pop up saying that Chrome is now protected when I launch it. I'll try it until the trial ends. Anyway I still thinking that my Linux is perform better than Windows right now (except in-game performance). Also can a virus infecting Windows through Linux (in dual boot mode)? Cuz I don't have any protection software in Linux, not even found one.
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  10. #30



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    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    can a virus infecting Windows through Linux (in dual boot mode)
    No because Linux doesn't use .exe(executable) and as you know one needs sudo in Linux(somewhat like in windows one uses a standard user account instead of an admin ands you have to give a password for every little change). With the anti exploit I unchecked the trial and used the free version which your's will revert to when the time is up. If the notifications nerve just turn them off(in post 28).
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