My computer has a memory problem. It keeps running out of memory. This problem occurred after I updated McAfee’s Virus Scan and Firewall. I have previously update McAfee Virus Scan but this was my first update for McAfee Firewall.
I am using Windows 98 2nd edition and Internet Explorer ver 5.50.4522.1800. I am running McAfee Virus Scan Ver 5.1 , Virus Defn 4.0.4172, Scan Engine 4.1.40. My McAfee Firewall is ver 2.15.001.0.
I have 128 MB of RAM and 3.37 GB of free space on my hard drive.
Here’s what happen.
I start up my computer, turn off non need programs that start with start up, and I have 81% available (check memory using My computer, Control panel, and System)
I connect to the Internet and I have 77% available
I open Outlook Express ver 5 and I have 67% available
(MSM Messenger service also open with outlook)
I open Internet Explorer ver 5.50 and I have 62% available
Now if I go to different website after 3 or 4 sites visited I run out of memory.
(little window opens up at tell me and sites will not open.)
So I shut down internet Explorer, Outlook and MSM and I still do not have enough memory to open anything else. I cannot even open My computer to check memory.
I have to shut down and restart to use the computer to regain the memory.
Prior to the McAfee updates I had no memory problems with my system.
Any idea what’s happening, and any idea how to deal with this.
I also tried to find an uninstall for McAfee Firewall ver 2.1 but didn’t have any luck.
Any input would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time.