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Antivirxp08, is the name of virsus on my computer

Hi the symptoms of this are that the virtual memory shows up as being low, the task manager will not display when i press controll+alt+delete, the background has a permanent antivirus pop up and the program Antivirus XP 08 can not be deleted from Add or Remove Programs.

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The infection that you have are rogue antivirus programs that, when run, display false results as a tactic to scare you into purchasing the software. Older versions of XP Antivirus would create 9 entries in your Windows Registry that impersonate infections on your machine. In reality, though, these registry entries were harmless and had absolutely no effect on your computer. Instead, these entries were set so that XP AntiVirus can find them when scanning your computer and report them as infections. The newer of versions of the program , such as XP Antivirus 2008 and XP Antivirus 2009, instead just display false results when scanning your computer that state infections were found. In order to remove these fake infections, though, you would first need to purchase the software as the trial does not allow you to remove them. To get rid of the infections you can goto:

www.malwarebytes.org and download it for free...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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Hp pavilion a257c screen freezes up must click on scroll bar to unfreeze faster, constant error messages " not enough quota to perform that task


Sounds like there is not enough real memory and maybe not enough virtual memory. The real memory will require adding more RAM. Std is 512MB and the brochure says it has XP. My recommendation has always been to have 762MB and you system can be upgraded to 1GB which I would recommend based on your problem.

For the virtual memory, follow these instructions:

Right click on My Computer
select properties.
On this screen select Advanced
Click the Settings button in the Performance section
Click the Advanced tab on the Performance Options screen
Click the change button
On the Virtual Memory screen, check if it is set to System Managed size. If so, select custom and increase the size from what it is currently. For example, if it is set to 512MB set it to 1024MB.
If it is set to custom, try setting it to System managed size.
You will need to reboot after making the change.

Good luck, Jim

May 01, 2011 | PC Desktops

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What is "Virtual Memory" and why is it too low?


Virtual Memory is a setting on your computer, whereas Physical Memory (or RAM) refers to the amount of memory actually installed in your computer.
To understand what Virtual Memory is, one needs to understand what memory does. When you open a file or program, your computer loads the needed information into memory from your hard drive. If you open a second program, it loads when it needs for that one as well, while keeping the other one in memory too. As you open more and more programs, things start to get complicated.
The amount of memory you have in your computer is finite, so it can only load so many things before it starts to get "full." That's where Virtual Memory comes into play. When you open too many things for your Physical Memory to handle, it temporarily writes them back to disk in an area reserved for Virtual Memory.
Think of a juggler juggling three balls. If someone tosses her another ball, and then another and another, she will eventually need to set a ball aside in order to continue juggling more balls. Virtual Memory is like the juggler putting one of the balls in her pocket while she juggles the others.
Now that we know what Virtual Memory does, let's talk about how to set it correctly. According to Microsoft, your Virtual Memory should be set to between 1.5 times and 3 times the Physical Memory on your computer. (See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417)
If you're getting errors about your Virtual Memory being too low, it could very well be because it isn't set properly. Follow the link above for instructions on how to change that. However, it could also just be because your computer needs more Physical Memory to handle all the tasks you want to do. Think about it. Say your computer has 512MB of Physical Memory. You open enough things so that it fills that 512MB up with data and starts writing to Virtual Memory in order to keep "juggling" all the things you need. Even if your Virtual Memory is set correctly (768MB to 1536MB in this case), that's still not a whole lot. But if your computer has 4GB (4096MB) of Physical Memory, it could easily do everything you need without even having to write to Virtual Memory. So you may be getting Virtual Memory errors, but the real problem may be that you need more Physical Memory.
These days, a computer with 1GB of RAM is ok for surfing the web and using some basic word processing, and that's about it. Depending on what you need to do, 2GB is a good place to start.
Hope this was helpful for you. Good luck!

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Low virtual memory and slow loading


Go back into the virtual memory settings, change the settings using the custom size adjustment.
Change the initial size to 650 and the maximum size to 1200, make sure nothig else is checked and click set and then ok and exit out of all windows and reboot the mechine. let me know what happens and if the bubble popup disapears. cheers.

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Digital key chain and have uploaded the picturesoftware still up


Right click your Task Bar and left click Task Manager.Click Applications and what ever is running will be displayed.At the bottom, center, is CPU usage.Check it for what percent of the CPU is working.If it's 100% then you need to find which program is robbing all the resources.Low RAM installed is the usual reason,a computer simply can't run on the small amount supplied as purchased.Most come with only 512 mb,a simple scan with your virus scanner will virtually bring you down to a crawl.
Back to your problem,you can click on the program once and hit the end program button,this will terminate the the download and give you back your computer.You can always go to "process" in the task manager and double click CPU,this will tell you exactly what is running and how much of the memory it's using.Again you can click that process once and then end the process.But Ram Memory is the main cause for slow or Locked Up computers.Click "my computer",then right click your Drive,then click "properties".At the bottom of the page is RAM,that's what you have to work with.Most computers don't come with even 1GB of RAM,you need at least that much to be able to everyday tasks.
Re Post if you need more help,take care!

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Windows XP Virtual Memory is low. How can I regain memory?


Virtual memory is "memory" on your hard drive, not actual memory. The best way to regain this is reboot and shut down some of the stuff that runs automatically when you DO boot up.

(This Virtual memory is space set aside on your hard drive that the processor moves data into and out of like it would put data on a memory module ... but in comparing the two, the virtual memory is SLOW.)


You can increase the size of your virtual memory to anything you want. Some say too large a allocation will slow you down and too little will cause crashing or slow opertion. You are 99.44% probably set to let Windows manage your virtual memory (default) at this time.

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MY VIRTUAL MEMORY IS LOW


Right Click My Computer > Properties > Advanced Tab > In Performance Panel, Click Settings > Then Advanced Tab (In the New Dialog-Box, that appears) > At the End you will see Virtual Memory Panel > Change/Increase it Accordingly.
I Hope this Solves your Query, This was for Win Xp, if you got some other Operating System, do tell me.
If I was helpful, Kindly do Rate! Regards, Waqar.

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hello frnd, you can increse your virtual memory manually...

1.go to properties of my computer
2.go to advance tab...
3. there is option to change virtual memory.
4.click on it and change virtual memory accordingly..

hope this will help you

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