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Windows 7: Memory Leak

06 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I could have told you it was AVG, it's been causing memory leaks on a bunch of machines for awhile now. Quite a few complaints about it already so it's well documented in other threads.

I tried searching on keywords like memory leak, antivirus, etc..

I couldn't find anything more about it other than some very general things.

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06 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheLostOne View Post
AVG just released version 9.
Maybe it solved the experienced problems.

Hmm.. when was that?

So far the free MS tool is fine. I don't do anything very dumb (as far as where I surf and what I install) so hopefully I will stay protected.

I don't do any serious stuff in Windows anyways, just gaming. I keep the important stuff inside OSX
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12 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Seems like I have a similar problems here. I'm running on 7x64 Ultimate. Recently I installed AVG 9.0 and symptoms start to appear like what you have experienced.

Right after I boot my machine, it consumed 80% of my 4GB which in total is ~ 3GB. I could tell the cache from memory leak as before I had my AVG installed, a fresh reboot only results in about 1GB+ cached. I know Windows 7 isn't very aggressive on cache memory like Vista does.

I checked Recource Monitor and the process avgchsva.exe commits 2.5GB just right after fresh boot (take a look at my attachment for the screenshoot). Is that supposed to be normal ?? I hardly believe so.

Removing AVG brings the system back to "normal" state.

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23 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7

AVG stated on their website they will have a fix for this issue by the end of the week. Google for it, as I forgot to keep the page open to link it here :-)
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30 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 version6.1 build 7600, 64 bit, MS Office 21010

Massive Memory Leak On WLAN Card Driver (BCMWLTRY.EXE)
1. I have pinned about a 2.4 GB per hour memory leak to some kind of code problem within BCMWLTRY on a 64Bit OS Dell Studio 17 laptop. I strongly suspect the same problem occurs with wireless card within a 32 bit Dell Vostro. The cumulative page faults added by BCMWLTRY to the commit charges of a 64 bit OS will crash the computer when the accumulate exceeds the current sum of the RAMM plus vitual Memory allocation. You can delay thos crashes by increasing your virtual memory maximum size. I have not been able to Kill the BCMWLTRY program using MS Process Explorer, but have been able to suspend it. The BCMWLTRY will reemerge after Process explorer kills it. The composite commit charge accumulation average rate dropped to just 36,000 K per hour with BCMWLTRY suspended.
2. Now what do I lose if I delete this program?

This website confirms there has been a memory leak associate with this program since at least 2007

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