I have a 4GB vista machine that normally boots up with 35-40% memory free, perfect.
However, a couple of weeks ago I started having issues with memory just magically being gobbled up into nowhere, not associated with any user task.
Ran AV scans and all that, it's a very clean machine, something simple has started failing.
Doing a little digging it was being hogged by 2 services.
The 1st badly behaving service turned out to be searchindexer.exe which was hogging a couple hundred MB or more and something I rarely if ever used, so I disabled that bad boy.
It appears the other culprit, currently using serveral hundred MB on the machine is SVCHOST.EXE and from other sources I've read this problem could be related to the auto update procedure. For some reason it just keeps piling on a little more data every now and then until it gets to the point it forces me to reboot after several days to start all over again.
Anyone else noticed this problem and if so, did changing automatic updates to manual fix the problem?