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Windows 7: explorer.exe high memory usage

11 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64
explorer.exe high memory usage


When turning on my laptop with Windows 7 (x64), the process explorer.exe memory usage increases significantly to reach 2GB.
Using Process Explorer, I identified the thread msvcrt.ddl which may cause the problem, see the attachment.
I did a safe mode reboot, it works fine. I did a clean boot by disabling all the processes, the problem is there.

Do you have any ideas?
Thanks a lot,

Attached Files
File Type: docx explorer_HighMemory.docx (75.3 KB, 2 views)
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11 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

You could be infected. Take a read here.

MSVCRT.exe Windows process - What is it?
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11 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64

Thanks for your reply.
I cannot seen any MSVCRT.exe in C/Windows.
I did a full system scan of the C drive with Avast Premier. It did not catch anything!
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11 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

It wouldn't hurt to post here and let them know you have MSVCRT.EXE
Just to be safe. Let the folks there know you came from this thread.

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