High RAM usage by one app


  1. Posts : 691
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    High RAM usage by one app


    I only have 4GM of RAM in my 2-in-1 Tablet PC and do encounter 'not enough resources' freezes and notifications, mainly online with video streaming --- though not as much as I did before following advice on this Forum a while back, plus I constantly clean RAM with a one click utility. (I know it is supposed to clean automatically, but it does not seem as quick as doing it manually). I still keep Sidebar Gadgets on my system, but for some time I have not used Gadgets (which I like) so I stopped the Sidebar from loading on Boot.

    Recently while examining Task Manager I noticed just one app is always consuming more than 30% of the RAM, much more than any other app. It is perhaps not surprisingly, Malwarebytes. It is set to run in the background. Is there anything I can do about that? I have nearly a year of a subscription to run, before I stop using it, which I have been considering because all it seems to have detected over many years of use are harmless (?) PUPs. I suppose I could simply stop Malwarebytes and just run it every so often? I welcome advice, as I do not want to be taking unnecessary risks. I now rely on Windows Defender, having given up on Norton for a couple of reasons, plus IOB Malware Fighter which comes with IOB ASC.
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    clayto said:
    I only have 4GM of RAM in my 2-in-1 Tablet PC and do encounter 'not enough resources' freezes and notifications, mainly online with video streaming --- though not as much as I did before following advice on this Forum a while back, plus I constantly clean RAM with a one click utility. (I know it is supposed to clean automatically, but it does not seem as quick as doing it manually). I still keep Sidebar Gadgets on my system, but for some time I have not used Gadgets (which I like) so I stopped the Sidebar from loading on Boot.

    Recently while examining Task Manager I noticed just one app is always consuming more than 30% of the RAM, much more than any other app. It is perhaps not surprisingly, Malwarebytes. It is set to run in the background. Is there anything I can do about that? I have nearly a year of a subscription to run, before I stop using it, which I have been considering because all it seems to have detected over many years of use are harmless (?) PUPs. I suppose I could simply stop Malwarebytes and just run it every so often? I welcome advice, as I do not want to be taking unnecessary risks. I now rely on Windows Defender, having given up on Norton for a couple of reasons, plus IOB Malware Fighter which comes with IOB ASC.
    Are you on the current version of Malwarebytes?
    I suggest you visit us at the Malwarebytes forums and create a new topic in this section. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/foru...support-forum/

    Please supply the following info when you post.
    We need to get information from this machine in order to have the proper detail to help you forward.
    NOTE: The tools and the information obtained is safe and not harmful to your privacy or your computer, please allow the programs to run if blocked by your system and is only available to authorized members and the original poster.

    Can you please follow the directions from the following KB article and post back your logs so that we can review
    Upload Malwarebytes Support Tool logs manually
    Thank you
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  3. Posts : 691
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    Thanks, I will access the Malwarebytes Forum as you suggest
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