massive page file usage run amok

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by amok, Dec 6, 2005.

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  1. amok

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    I'm having a problem with computer occasionally using massive pagefile - over 2gb and taskinfo reports it while computer is so hard to control as everything runs is slow motion. I don't see anything in taskmanager using a lot of memory but I can hear my HD and see the light is constantly on. No scan is being performed and no defragment is either. I found this - maybe it relates because it's new. I have never seen it before. any thoughts on this. Thanks for your help and time.

    http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4654/yahoo3dj.gif
     
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    amok Guest

    problem remains
     
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  5. Alec

    Alec Registered Member

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    In Task Manager are you just checking the default "Memory Usage"? You may also want to check out "Page Faults", "Page Faults Delta", "Virtual Memory Size", "I/O Reads", and/or "I/O Writes". Something has to be using it, and unless it's a rootkit or a bad driver as you alluded to... then it will show up somewhere. You might also want to play around with Performance Monitor ("perfmon"). If it's a kernel-mode driver or rootkit, you might be able to use the Driver Verifier ("verifier") to monitor pool & resource usage to see if you can track anything down.

    BTW, what utility did you use for that screenshot? Rootkit Hook Analyzer?
     
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