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Windows 7: Firefox Memory Starts with 200,000K, goes up 500,000K


24 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Firefox Memory Starts with 200,000K, goes up 500,000K

firefox.exe starts with (one tab is opened at start) closely to 200,000K and goes up to 500,000K by time.
Is this normal?
I open several tabs and then it goes up to 500,000K by time.
The thing is mostly when it freezes, it is freezing the whole computer.
If I am lucky, I am able to kill the process from task manager; but as I said, mostly the computer freezes and I am not able to get to task manager.
Is this firefox behavior normal?

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24 Jul 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed View Post
firefox.exe starts with (one tab is opened at start) closely to 200,000K and goes up to 500,000K by time.
Is this normal?
I open several tabs and then it goes up to 500,000K by time.
The thing is mostly when it freezes, it is freezing the whole computer.
If I am lucky, I am able to kill the process from task manager; but as I said, mostly the computer freezes and I am not able to get to task manager.
Is this firefox behavior normal?
What version of Firefox are you using?

Did you try it without any addons/extensions?
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24 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Latest stable I suppose. Auto-update. 14.0.1

I am using firefox for the add-ons and extensions.
Without them it is useless for me (I mean it is not different from other browsers).
But, no; I didn't try it without extensions or add-ons.
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24 Jul 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IMAyNeed View Post
Latest stable I suppose. Auto-update. 14.0.1

I am using firefox for the add-ons and extensions.
Without them it is useless for me (I mean it is not different from other browsers).
But, no; I didn't try it without extensions or add-ons.
I would suggest you to check how it works with addons & extensions disabled.
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24 Jul 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I definitely agree.
Disable/remove or whatever all add-ons and extensions.
REBOOT!

Is the problem gone?

Reenabling/reinstalling addons and extensions is a piece of cake. I've done the same more than once due to making a 100% clean install.

This is the first test that needs to be performed.
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24 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I also have tor browser installed, again with one tab opening at start; and it is using over 150,000K memory (even without usage, just one tab open; that is it; process name is tbb-firefox; Tor Browser does not have any add-ons and 3 extensions only by default.
I will still check it without add-ons and extensions so that I can see if it still starts with nearly 200,000K.
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24 Jul 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

well, well. Tor browser. Uninstall to minimize your problems.

I'll await your report. I've already got the next post prepared.
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24 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I wrote that to give an example of saying that it starts nearly with 200,000K also. I am talking about regular Firefox.
I have problems with regular Firefox. Tor Browser is just installed.
Tor Browser is portable, no installation, running from a folder in a data partition.
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24 Jul 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

My advice remains the same.

Uninstall the TOR browser.

REBOOT.

Problem gone?

If not, leave TOR browser uninstalled while correcting your system.
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24 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Without the add-ons and extensions, it starts with 100,000K.
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