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Malwarebytes using 230M memory - attached mbst-grab-file for your reference

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3 hours ago, yahman said:

Lately my desktop PC has been executing slowly so I ran task manager, and Malwarebytes was by far eating up the most memory so therefore here I am, requesting that someone take a look at my situation - thanks!

230mb of memory is VERY normal for Malwarebytes.

Your system is is struggling more due to hardware.

BIOS: AMI F.30 04/14/2017
Motherboard: HP 8245
Processor: AMD E2-7110 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics
Percentage of memory in use: 76%
Total physical RAM: 3768.8 MB

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can you point to anything specifically within the log file (or elsewhere for that matter) which may/or is causing the "sluggishness"? 

I'm not an expert, so can't really assess the problem by your simply pointing out the fact that I have an AMD processor with graphics 


thanks,  and regards 

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3 minutes ago, yahman said:

so can't really assess the problem by your simply pointing out the fact that I have an AMD processor with graphics 

The reference I was making is the computer is old and under powered. Also the ram usage of Malwarebytes is normal and expected on any system.

5 minutes ago, yahman said:

can you point to anything specifically within the log file (or elsewhere for that matter) which may/or is causing the "sluggishness"? 

Please follow the instructions in this topic then create a new topic in our malware removal area by clicking here and a specialist will guide you in checking and tuning up the system as best as possible.

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Well I'm not running any games, only use the desktop for email/browsing/vlogs/etc - so doesn't it seem unusual that Malwarebytes is using up the most memory?

BTW - I cleaned the system according to the suggestions made by the support software, and the 230meg figure has been reduced to 217 - apparently I am running an antiquated system, do you have any (cheap) suggestions where an upgrade would help?  I'm not even sure that I can had more physical memory have already gone from 2 to 4Mb ram.


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Hello, When one looks at Task Manager and the info displayed about RAM memory. You must also keep in mind that Windows manages the memory assignment and usage. And that as it needs more memory, it will take care to manage memory as needed.
We are trying to convey to you that there is little you can do to control the memory assigned to Malwarebytes for Windows.
As to the Operating system, the build-version of this Windows is a bit behind most recent release. See about getting at least build 21H1 ( spring 2021) Windows release-build.
I would highly suggest to insure that this pc is all up-to-date with security updates & cumulative upates on Windows. select the Windows Start  button, and then go to Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update . and click Check for Updates.
Have much patience.

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2 minutes ago, yahman said:

so doesn't it seem unusual that Malwarebytes is using up the most memory?

No it does not. It runs about that even at Idle with nothing going on.

3 minutes ago, yahman said:

do you have any (cheap) suggestions where an upgrade would help? 

Form experience with clients with such computers with the same processor, I can only suggest another computer. In reality good does not equal cheap.

I have found with these E-2 processors, even ram and SSD upgrades did not do much improvement. I found out the hard way when I had done the upgrades and the client still complained about speed. I refuse to do them now with those computers. I just explain, I can max out everything and the money spent $200 in just parts,  would serve one better on another computer.

If I had to do something, it would be getting an SSD and a clean install of Windows.

If you follow through with instructions I posted, it should help performance some but do not expect miracles.

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