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Windows 7: sidebar.exe - excessive memory usage over time

10 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
sidebar.exe - excessive memory usage over time


After rebooting my fully-patched Win7 Pro machine today, I noted that sidebar.exe was using ~35 MB of memory. Just prior to rebooting, it was using ~170 MB of memory. Someplace, memory is getting lost.

The gadgets I use are:
  • Fidelity Market Monitor
  • MSN Weather
  • My To-Do List
  • The Clock
  • Calender
Are any of these known to be problematic? Other than having just one running at a time and monitoring memory usage, is there a fast/easy way to determine which (if any) is problematic? Does the actual application itself leak memory?


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