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Windows 7: Memory blocking while downloading large data files

View Poll Results: Do you have a problem like this?
Yes 4 33.33%
No 8 66.67%
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19 Aug 2009   #11
Antman

 

You are misinterpreting the data. Nothing presented indicates a problem. In order to address your concerns, I will compile a list of references available here at SF and some other links. That will take me a while because it is not critical.

The RAM is being used by Windows, not your downloads. Riddle me this - when you are downloading, you can easily perform other activities, right?

If not, I would be more concerned with the high CPU usage that seems to be required of your download app.


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19 Aug 2009   #12
martinpelant

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
You are misinterpreting the data. Nothing presented indicates a problem. In order to address your concerns, I will compile a list of references available here at SF and some other links. That will take me a while because it is not critical.

The RAM is being used by Windows, not your downloads. Riddle me this - when you are downloading, you can easily perform other activities, right?

If not, I would be more concerned with the high CPU usage that seems to be required of your download app.
During and after downloading i can run other programs but the whole system is due to no memory slowed down. It is like if i would be running photoshop, paused virtual PC and firefox (which can use up to 500MB with all my extensions). Then for example chrome is starting even 20s instead of 0,3s -before downloading; and it is not caused bu CPU but by swapping because no memory and I dont have fast SSD but normal hard drive so it is all slowed down until I reboot
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23 Aug 2009   #13
martinpelant

Windows 7
 
 

Well, I found yout that it is caused by NOD32 Antivirus 4. (sorry i wrote that i tried it on celan instalation, i just forgot that i have already nod installed)
To disable protection is not enough i had to uninstall it and problem disappeared

//EDIT: i contacted ESET customer support and hope they will solve it, because eset is one of the best antivirus i know. Now i am using AVG, which does not block memory while downloading, but it really slowes down booting (even for 1 minute)
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23 Aug 2009   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martinpelant View Post
Well, I found yout that it is caused by NOD32 Antivirus 4. (sorry i wrote that i tried it on celan instalation, i just forgot that i have already nod installed)
To disable protection is not enough i had to uninstall it and problem disappeared

//EDIT: i contacted ESET customer support and hope they will solve it, because eset is one of the best antivirus i know. Now i am using AVG, which does not block memory while downloading, but it really slowes down booting (even for 1 minute)
As usual, yet another anti virus program causing problems. I always said those programs are more trouble than they are worth. Some call me stupid for saying that... how bout now?
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24 Aug 2009   #15
Mbbest

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martinpelant View Post
Well, I found yout that it is caused by NOD32 Antivirus 4. (sorry i wrote that i tried it on celan instalation, i just forgot that i have already nod installed)
To disable protection is not enough i had to uninstall it and problem disappeared

//EDIT: i contacted ESET customer support and hope they will solve it, because eset is one of the best antivirus i know. Now i am using AVG, which does not block memory while downloading, but it really slowes down booting (even for 1 minute)
I have same problem and i also have ESET4

I realy like ESET, but i will uninstall it and be unprotected untill someone corect that error.
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24 Aug 2009   #16
Konceptz804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
As usual, yet another anti virus program causing problems. I always said those programs are more trouble than they are worth. Some call me stupid for saying that... how bout now?

wont call you stupid, but i've been running eset for years and not a single issue, ever
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24 Aug 2009   #17
Mbbest

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Konceptz804 View Post
wont call you stupid, but i've been running eset for years and not a single issue, ever
I also didnt have any issue until now with 64-bit W7
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24 Aug 2009   #18
stoops

Win 7 x86
 
 
Same issue

Iwas running ESET for a long time and not having any issues with Vista or Win 7 RC. Just reinstalled to RTM and now have this issue. Guess I will remove ESET until they get it fixed.
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24 Aug 2009   #19
scrappythenell

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have the same issue with Windows 7 64-bit.

Kernel memory goes through the roof, but none of the processes seem to claim it and ending the process of the application does very little.
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29 Aug 2009   #20
MikeStl

Windows 7
 
 
NOD32 is the problem

I just wanted to chime in and confirm I have been having the same problem that has been driving me crazy the last few days. Open up task manager, take a look at kernel memory under the performance tab. Normally mine hovers around under 200 mb both paged and non paged combined. If I start downloading a large multi-gig file using any of several download managers I have tried (getright, downthem all etc) my kernel memory quickly climbs. Over a period of maybe 30 minutes it will climb till it reaches about 3600mb nonpaged, then all hell breaks loose. system starts freezing, complaining it is out of memory, downloads drop to zero.

I run vista 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit. The problem exists on both. Both have ESET AV 4 installed. disabling realtime scanning in ESET will not help. However, once ESET is uninstalled, my kernel memory stays under 200mb no matter what size file I am downloading.

So, its obviously a memory leak that ESET AV is causing. I have e-mailed them and I am hoping to receive a response back on how to correct this soon.

UPDATE: I think it is worth mentioning that Windows 7 handles the whole sitiuation much more gracefully that Vista. It still remains somewhat responsive, where Vista won't even allow you to shut down or do much of anything.
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