troubleshooting Question

iMac low memory

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Mac OS X* Memory
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A client just purchased a new iMac a few weeks ago.  After completing the setup and migration all of their files, we noticed a "low memory" warning appear every time the iMac was rebooted

At first, I thought this was adware/PUP, but eventually believed this to be a legit Mac OS popup.  I used Activity Monitor to monitor resources, but the only processes consuming memory (not CPU), was WindowsServer.  I checked but did not see any out-of-place apps that could be causing issues.

I ran a malwarebytes scan on the system, but it came back clean
I also checked the Startup folder for the primary account, but it was empty

After closing/acknowledging the warning message, it does not appear again until after the next reboot.  While this is a cosmetic warning message, there does not appear to be any sort of performance impact on the system.  Nevertheless, it would be nice to kill this popup.
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