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vsmon.exe uses too much Ram

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#1 grassman22


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:32 PM

Hello, I'm new to this forum. Recently my computer stutters a lot and applications takes longer to work. When I looked in Task Manager>Processes I found that the application vsmon.exe uses more than 19,000 KB of VM. I understand it is not normal. anyone knows how to reduce the use or maybe has a different explanation to my problem? Thnx, Grassman22


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:38 PM

Hi grassman22, welcome to WhatTheTech.

vsmon.exe is part of Zone Alarm firewall. You could try uninstalling and reinstalling Zone Alarm or uninstall it and switch to another free firewall, like Comodo. Comodo is actually a suite consisting of a firewall and Antivirus, but you can install either or both parts during the install.

19MB is really not all that bad, I have some apps using 50 or 60MB.

How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem and it may not be realted to Zonealarm.

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem.

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP or Vista:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, boot to Safe Mode again, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system.
Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.


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