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Windows 7: Dllhost.exe uses an enormous quantity of RAM

02 Sep 2013   #51
astrayan

Windows 7, 64bit, Home
 
 

That's why you use shex, to stop it making thumbnails for half of the types.


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04 Sep 2013   #52
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Why would I want it to stop making thumbnails? I just want to stop the memory leak. I thought maybe someone would know how to do that.
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05 Sep 2013   #53
haxan

64
 
 
omg

wow im having the same issue with my laptop.
the memory goes to 98% and the only way for me to lower it ( temporarily) is by closing the dllhost from the task manager... so far this seems to help me.
also this problem happened to me after i downloaded couple of mp4 videos from youtube.... probably shouldn't have done that :/
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09 Sep 2013   #54
Hondajt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

This now seems to be happening consistently, whether I open a folder with large files or not.

Anyone have any ideas?
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30 Oct 2013   #55
kaelym

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

same issue, when i open folder with lots of videos dllhost opens and uses millions of memory
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01 Dec 2013   #56
cradyro

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Just registered to post that this exact same issue is happening to me. It's only started happening in the past month or so, and the only change on my end is that I've been working with .mp4 videos a lot more frequently. (I've always done video editing but I've been using mp4s much more frequently for various reasons).

Same symptoms. dllhost climbs in RAM usage until it's consumed it all, then windows becomes completely unresponsive. The service
"Resource-Exhaustion-Detector" appears to leave an entry in the system log (Event Viewer -> Windows Logs -> System)
(See attached screenshot, or https://i.imgur.com/xFOP8fi.png)


Anyways, killing the dllhost process when this happens appears to temporarily fix it. But I can't reproduce exactly when the memory leak starts, it just always seems to happen when I'm dealing with mp4 video files.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

EDIT: I should add that I've already tried running the System File Checker sfc /scannow, and windows reported no integrity violations with system files.


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01 Dec 2013   #57
xunile

Win 7 x64
 
 

Try downloading and installing Process Explorer. It is a great program for figuring out what application or process is taking up all of the computers resources. Once it is running hover your mouse pointer over the dllhost that is causing the problem and it should pop up a box that will tel you what application is causing the issue.


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06 Dec 2013   #58
ldougherty

Windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem. The process dllhost.exe * 32 is running on my PC and is using a large amount of both cpu and memory. I have killed the process several times and each time it comes back and slowly builds up using more and more cpu and memory.

I have other strange issues such as popups that look like windows warnings reminding me about FREE Computer Backups. I also had random Windows popups trying to prevent me from downloading process explorer.

Can anyone help me determine how to disable this task whatever it is?


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23 Dec 2013   #59
ldougherty

Windows 7
 
 

Anyone?
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23 Dec 2013   #60
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ldougherty View Post
I have the same problem. The process dllhost.exe * 32 is running on my PC and is using a large amount of both cpu and memory. I have killed the process several times and each time it comes back and slowly builds up using more and more cpu and memory.

I have other strange issues such as popups that look like windows warnings reminding me about FREE Computer Backups. I also had random Windows popups trying to prevent me from downloading process explorer.

Can anyone help me determine how to disable this task whatever it is?
The problem you have is called "MyPC Backup" get rid of it.
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