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Windows 7: Can a memory leak in IE ever be resolved?

08 Apr 2013   #1
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can a memory leak in IE ever be resolved?

I previously posted about the memory leak I experience with IE8. Right now after being open for a few hours and doing general browsing it is using 1700MB, more than 65% of my total in use memory.

I used to be able to tolerate it but now it is effecting performance requiring me to shut down the browser as it's high memory use eventually makes my system unuseable.

I really don't think it is normal as some have said. I know I can use a different browser but I would really like to know if there is anyway to get IE not to be such a memory hog? Will moving to IE9 make any difference? I don't see the problem on my newer laptrop that uses IE9, but I wonder if my older desktop is just bound to have this problem no matter what version of IE I use.

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08 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I doubt the problem is in IE itself but more likely in a third party add-on, many of which are not well written. It could also be malware.
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08 Apr 2013   #3
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It happens with all add-ons disbled so I think I can rule that out. My MSE and MBAM scans come up clean but I suppose that doesn't mean there couldn't be malware somewhere, but how do I find it?
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09 Apr 2013   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Try IE10 and turn on 64bit tabs.

If you don't like it, you can always go back:
Internet Explorer 9 - Uninstall
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