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Windows 7: Too much memory being used. What can I do?

18 Mar 2013   #11
x BlueRobot

 

Firefox seems to be consuming almost of all of your memory, do you use any extensions/add-ons in Firefox? Try using IE, and then post the same screenshot.


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18 Mar 2013   #12
x BlueRobot

 

Quote:
Add-ons aren’t intrinsically leaky, but the memory team identified dozens of add-ons that were causing huge memory leaks and made significant process improving the experience for Firefox users.
Here's a little info about some the improvements on memory leaks.
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18 Mar 2013   #13
mia928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
To find out if it's a Java/Firefox issue, you could uninstall all instances of Java in Control Panel> Programs and Features. If that doesn't fix it, you can always reinstall Java.
After deleting Java: 1.61GB
I suppose I should reinstall it? lol
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18 Mar 2013   #14
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

It might be the Java Plug-Ins for Firefox........I would try disabling them first.
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18 Mar 2013   #15
mia928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Firefox seems to be consuming almost of all of your memory, do you use any extensions/add-ons in Firefox? Try using IE, and then post the same screenshot.
The screenshot of the RAM shows me with Firefox open, closing it, starting up IE, then closing it after a while and going back on Firefox.

The other one is my extensions on Firefox. I deleted a couple of useless ones before the screenshot, and checked the RAM usage again, but it didn't seem to change anything.


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18 Mar 2013   #16
mia928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
It might be the Java Plug-Ins for Firefox........I would try disabling them first.
It has apparently been disabled the whole time. :/
I posted a screenshot of my extensions and you can see that it is disabled.

EDIT: Nvm, I just saw the plugins.. I will disable it now and see what it does... or should I just post a screenshot of all the plugins and let you experts see what could possibly be wrong?
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18 Mar 2013   #17
mia928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here are my plugins.. seems like Adobe needs to be updated.


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18 Mar 2013   #18
x BlueRobot

 

Scan for any malware:Do you really need to be running Google Update, Windows Live Photo Gallery and even Java? Many plug-ins and websites do not require Java anymore, it's best to check if the plug-ins, websites or programs you use, require Java, especially with the numerous Java and Adobe Reader security exploits which have occurred.

How to Disable Java:If you only need it for desktop programs, then disable it within your browser.
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18 Mar 2013   #19
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Disable the Java Plug-In, and give it a reboot. See what the RAM usage is then.
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18 Mar 2013   #20
mia928

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have disabled Java on my browsers and it didn't seem to affect the RAM.. Neither did disabling the other useless plugins.

I will scan for malware later. I need to work. I will be back in not too long. Thanks for your help so far!


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