Following on from here, I noticed that the Windows Kernel seemed much larger than it used to be, i.e. always around 76,000KB. I rebooted yesterday and it was about 90,000KB just after startup - the PC has been idle but it’s been growing ever since - afew hours ago it was 146,000KB, then 169,000KB? (see pic ‘CIS_20’).
Another restart again and back to 91,000KB (‘CIS_21’).
Yeah, so do all the other XP Pro SP3 PCs I have checked so far. It may be a coincidence but it didn’t happen with my previous AV (PC Tools Free AV v.7). It has actually dropped a little today to 152100 (compare samples attached).
Does CIS have kernel-resident components that might account for this?
I think Kernel Resident components are likely with CIS drivers, but to account for this I very much doubt mine hovers around total 25000 to 35000. Drivers and system account for this, I personally would suspect something other than CIS. Maybe indexing or some form of caching from a program or even an incompatable driver. Good luck.
I restarted again today (first pic), 5 hours later (2nd pic). If it happened on any other similar PC/OS with another AV I wouldn’t be asking here but I still haven’t been able to reproduce it on another PC.