There is something wrong with my ram or physical memory

ok so i normally get around 50-60 ra when doing my stuff. but just the other day i ran all these scans to clean my computer. Norton did a backup, tuneup and disk optimization. I also used ccleaner to clear some junk and delete a few programs. That all took me a few days and now when i turn my server on like normal and do my stuff i run like 90% ram or physical memory. so i did a malware scan and deleted a few things. I also turned off some startup programs and restarted my computer. When it turned back on it was working good and i turned all my programs back on and it was running normal. i left it on over night like normal and woke up the next morning and it was at like 90%-100%. Can someone please tell me what is wrong with my computer!!!?!?!?!?!? Thanks soo much
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  1. What OS are you using? How much RAM do you have? What are you running?

    Even without the above info, it sounds like your system is infected with some sort of malware as you just cleaned some off. You need to do a complete reinstall of your OS and if you're really paranoid, a disk wipe and then reinstall.
  2. Quote:
    so i did a malware scan and deleted a few things.


    Whatever method you used may not have found everything. I'd guess your system is still infected.
  3. Check in Task manager and see if you can find what's using the DRAM
  4. LittlBilly76 said:
    What OS are you using? How much RAM do you have? What are you running?

    Even without the above info, it sounds like your system is infected with some sort of malware as you just cleaned some off. You need to do a complete reinstall of your OS and if you're really paranoid, a disk wipe and then reinstall.


    ok i am using windows 7 64 bit and i have 6 gb ram. i will do a full system malware again but if that doesnt work what program should i use to get the malware off. also how would i do a disk wipe
  5. USAFRet said:
    Quote:
    so i did a malware scan and deleted a few things.


    Whatever method you used may not have found everything. I'd guess your system is still infected.


    ok so how would i get it un-infected
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    Check in Task manager and see if you can find what's using the DRAM


    first, what is DRAM and how would i check it in the task manager?
  7. Try MalwareBytes - they have a free version - DRAM is RAM/memory
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    Try MalwareBytes - they have a free version - DRAM is RAM/memory


    Yes that is the program i am using. Before i did a quick scan and thats when it got alot of stuff. Right now i am running a full scan, well im trying to but it keeps messing up. Could it be like a memory leak? Ill reply if it finishes. Thanks For the quick response
  9. Let me know how it goes
  10. Tradesman1 said:
    Let me know how it goes


    Ok it is still running and its at 35 hours and hasn't detected a thing, but I have begun to wounder if it could be this. 80% of the time its been on its been scanning C:/Norton_backup/ (long file name) and still is scanning those Norton files. So sense I recently did a Norton scan with a backup (as said in first post) do you think that I just have too many Norton backups which is taking up all my memory which is slowing down my computer and taking my ram?
  11. A disk cleanup and defrag might help
  12. Tradesman1 said:
    A disk cleanup and defrag might help


    Any recommendations or programs for a disk clean up and defrag?
  13. Can use the apps built into Win
  14. Tradesman1 said:
    Can use the apps built into Win


    ok i am starting to panic! i did a disk clean and a defragger while i was doing the defragger i decided to leave it on over night. when i was watching it though it stayed at about 60% ram with ONLY that running. i woke up in the morning and when it was complete i saw that my ram was at 95-100% RAM!!! what could be happening? This is a bad time for me to need a new computer because of lack of funds and i rely on my computer. What could this be? (P.S defragger and disk clean didnt really do anything and i stopped the malaware scanner at 48 hours because it was just doing that one norton file for ever because there was thousands of them)
  15. DIsk may be going bad, can try CHKDSK it will check the disk for bad sectors, and repair of maek as bad so they don't get used - to run it go to Command Prompt as Administrator and run the command CHKDSK /R
  16. Tradesman1 said:
    DIsk may be going bad, can try CHKDSK it will check the disk for bad sectors, and repair of maek as bad so they don't get used - to run it go to Command Prompt as Administrator and run the command CHKDSK /R


    Ok I did that and it was taking a long time so i went to sleep and came back in the morning and it was at my login screen. It was at a high cpu so i resetarted computer. When it came back on it had like 20-30 ram. i started all my stuff and got around 50 which is normal. Then i saw it over like and hours slowly getting higher and higher.so that night i restarted it and left it with nothing open and i saw it at 20-30 ram got on in the morning and it was at like 90-100% ram. i wish this was fixed. thanks for replying. Btw i have norton if this will help
  17. Think next I'd try disconnectingany hardware not being used (USB devices, external drives etc), confirming latest drivers on everything, and if still persist disconnecting from the net and try running Malwarebytes and CHECHDSK/R again - it sounds like malware, might be some kind of a Bot, but not anything I've run into yet - may be looking towards an OS reinstall
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