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So basically, I just built my rig. My memory usage is over 20% all the time..For example, now I have only opened Firefox and aVira antivirus and I have 43% of memory usage. I am using Kingston HyperX blu 2x2GB 1600MHz memory.. I can't understand that, it is slowing down my PC, too.. So annoying!!! What's going on?! I have only installed 2-3 games and some programs.. I just scanned my PC and aVira found 3 unwanted files, which I deleted. What could the reason be? Why is my RAM being used that much when I am not doing anything at all.. is this normal for 4GB?

I am using windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. What should I do to protect my PC? I am thinking of downloading 1 more antivirus program - AVG.. I just don't know why is this happening.. I don't have much information @ my PC atm, so I don't think it is being overloaded.. I downloaded a lot of programs at once, but I don't think this could be the reason either.. so confused.. i can't explain this myself.. it is like a pc with 1gb ram;\\ cpu usage is fine though..i think.

Here are 2 pics from now:

http://oi54.tinypic.com/n4bbs3.jpg
http://oi53.tinypic.com/30lfa5d.jpg

So please guys, help me out.. give me some advices.. if there is a program that keeps my PC clean from unwanted files,caches,registers etc. - I would clean it up daily.. would TuneUP help? But still, yesterday was the first time I turned my new PC on and I don't have that much information @ my hdd to overload my pc..
    
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Avira should be alright. Maybe download malwarebytes and do a scan every few days. You have a lot (for a DIY rig) of processes running, which usually means one of two things; either you do have some kind of malicious programs running or you have some bloatware that installed with your driver disks. In the task manager, click show processes from all users and sort via memory usage, high to low. Post a screenie. Also, tpye "msconfig" into windows search, click the start-up tab, and see what you have opening upon booting. There may be some obvious crap or other programs that don't need to necessarily open on boot.

Definitely check out CCleaner for cleaning temp. files and other crap, including registry errors.

EDIT: It looks like there's a McAfee process running in your screenie; a lot of driver/software suite discs come with that crap on them. Make sure you delete/uninstall it and check in add/remove programs that there isn't a host of other crap.
Edited by Infinite Jest - 8/12/11 at 10:01am
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Avira should be alright. Maybe download malwarebytes and do a scan every few days. You have a lot (for a DIY rig) of processes running, which usually means one of two things; either you do have some kind of malicious programs running or you have some bloatware that installed with your driver disks. In the task manager, click show processes from all users and sort via memory usage, high to low. Post a screenie. Also, tpye "msconfig" into windows search, click the start-up tab, and see what you have opening upon booting. There may be some obvious crap or other programs that don't need to necessarily open on boot.

Definitely check out CCleaner for cleaning temp. files and other crap, including registry errors.

EDIT: It looks like there's a McAfee process running in your screenie; a lot of driver/software suite discs come with that crap on them. Make sure you delete/uninstall it and check in add/remove programs that there isn't a host of other crap.
Gonna do that, currently downloading CCleaner and malwarebytes..I removed McAfee, too.. I am checking my processes, yeah I think that I have way too many processes and I dont know why
    
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Oh I meant to create this @ Intel Memory section.. I thought it was there oO
    
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Make a screenshot of your process list please.
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Make a screenshot of your process list please.
Okay, here it is: http://i53.tinypic.com/o56hxu.jpg
    
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42% is pretty high, try running it in safe mode and check.
Even do a complete scan for viruses and all.

Can you do a complete reinstall?
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A few bloatwares in the list, but I don't think it is the problem...
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