Windows 10: Memory use shoots up to 99% after idle time

  1.    25 Jun 2018 #1

    Memory use shoots up to 99% after idle time


    I'm facing this problem in the last few days. Memory use according to Task Manager goes up to 99%, CPU reaches 80% and the PC becomes almost totally unresponsive.

    Based on similar threads I installed RAMMap and here's what is shown.
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    I installed Poolmon and ran it and this is what I get.
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    Please note that the first entry does not show a tag. Is this normal?

    According to the rest of the listing I should investigate Volsnap.sys and atc.sys. Could you advise what are the next steps?
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  2.    26 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi.
    I can't answer your questions on the above programs, but, have you checked to make sure you didn't get hit with a coin miner or some other nefarious infection?
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       26 Jun 2018 #3

    Do you know what is taking up the resources according to task manager?
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  4.    27 Jun 2018 #4

    I don't really know what is taking up resources. I couldn't work it out with Task Manager.

    What I had to do in the end was to reinstall Windows. I haven't installed everything back, but currently the memory used is about 48%.
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