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Windows 7: Memory leak?

04 Jun 2010   #11
animebuster

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Do you Facebook by any chance?

Have many add-ons for FF?

FF aside, are you using Java for anything else?
Yeah I use facebook occasionally

the firefox addons I have are

AdBlock Plus
AutoPager
add to search bar
Firebug
Flashgot
GreaseMonkey
Personas
Skip Screen
SpellBound
User Agent Switcher

But I doubt any of those addons are the problems as none of them are newly installed and this problem only started happening a couple of days ago. I also have not installed any new programs recently.

No I dont use java for anything else that I can think of.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
do u put ur computer to sleep when ur gonna be aways from it? when i put my pc to sleep it releases all leaked memory. so lets say im using firefox my ram is about 38% when i put it to sleep and wake it back up and use firefox my ram is only 25-30%
I dont usually put my computer to sleep as I normally leave downloads going when I'm out.


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04 Jun 2010   #12
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

RAMMap may be something for you

RAMMap

A Guy
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04 Jun 2010   #13
animebuster

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
RAMMap may be something for you

RAMMap

A Guy
Thanks, sorry I'm not good with this sort of stuff does this look out of the ordinary?

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3517/rammap.jpg

The program that is taking up most of my ram isn't in the processes tab of rammap either
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3561/rammap2.jpg
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04 Jun 2010   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by animebuster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Do you Facebook by any chance?

Have many add-ons for FF?

FF aside, are you using Java for anything else?
Yeah I use facebook occasionally

the firefox addons I have are

AdBlock Plus
AutoPager
add to search bar
Firebug
Flashgot
GreaseMonkey
Personas
Skip Screen
SpellBound
User Agent Switcher

But I doubt any of those addons are the problems as none of them are newly installed and this problem only started happening a couple of days ago. I also have not installed any new programs recently.

No I dont use java for anything else that I can think of.
Just some long shot thinking here:

Have you recently started playing Mafia Wars or any of the other games while on Facebook? They use Java and are notorious RAM hogs.

Even though the add-ons may have been installed for a while, have any been updated recently?

If they have, and are Java based, they may have introduced a memory leak bug.

As a test, it may be worthwhile temporarily disabling them (except adblock plus, I know that one is fine) to see if it has any impact on this leak.
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04 Jun 2010   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by animebuster View Post
I have 4GB of memory in my computer and for some reason if I leave My computer on for the day when I get home in the afternoon the memory usage is up at 60-90% and my computer starts getting really Laggy and slow. Then I have to turn it off and after a restart its fine for the rest of the day. I am very careful and only install programs I can trust so I'm guessing its a bug somewhere?

Is the cause of this particular problem>>>I have Eset smart security installed


http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4607/taskman.jpg

Hope someone can help

Thanks
Eset causes this memory leak problem on quite a few different systems for some reason. This fact has already panned out for me many times in the past. You will need to uninstall Eset to fix this problem.
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04 Jun 2010   #16
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I posted the following to another thread, but will repost it here...

Quote:
The issue with ekrn.exe taking up processor time is a known issue and is being worked on for the last several years. They still have not fixed it?

NOD32 is a good antivirus when it works, it does it's job very well,, the problem has come from quality over recent years and the crippling of certain features of the OS when the license lapses.

These are the main reasons I no longer recommend NOD32. Save some money and get MSE.
This could also affect RAM, but I have not really ever paid attention to that in the past as the focus was on the process itself. But could very well be related.
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05 Jun 2010   #17
animebuster

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by animebuster View Post
I have 4GB of memory in my computer and for some reason if I leave My computer on for the day when I get home in the afternoon the memory usage is up at 60-90% and my computer starts getting really Laggy and slow. Then I have to turn it off and after a restart its fine for the rest of the day. I am very careful and only install programs I can trust so I'm guessing its a bug somewhere?

Is the cause of this particular problem>>>I have Eset smart security installed


http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4607/taskman.jpg

Hope someone can help

Thanks
Eset causes this memory leak problem on quite a few different systems for some reason. This fact has already panned out for me many times in the past. You will need to uninstall Eset to fix this problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
I posted the following to another thread, but will repost it here...

Quote:
The issue with ekrn.exe taking up processor time is a known issue and is being worked on for the last several years. They still have not fixed it?

NOD32 is a good antivirus when it works, it does it's job very well,, the problem has come from quality over recent years and the crippling of certain features of the OS when the license lapses.

These are the main reasons I no longer recommend NOD32. Save some money and get MSE.
This could also affect RAM, but I have not really ever paid attention to that in the past as the focus was on the process itself. But could very well be related.
I have had eset smart security installed for over a year and have had no problems until a couple of days ago. Also Taskmanager shows that the amount of RAM/CPU that is being used by eset components is quite low even when this problem is happening.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by animebuster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Do you Facebook by any chance?

Have many add-ons for FF?

FF aside, are you using Java for anything else?
Yeah I use facebook occasionally

the firefox addons I have are

AdBlock Plus
AutoPager
add to search bar
Firebug
Flashgot
GreaseMonkey
Personas
Skip Screen
SpellBound
User Agent Switcher

But I doubt any of those addons are the problems as none of them are newly installed and this problem only started happening a couple of days ago. I also have not installed any new programs recently.

No I dont use java for anything else that I can think of.
Just some long shot thinking here:

Have you recently started playing Mafia Wars or any of the other games while on Facebook? They use Java and are notorious RAM hogs.

Even though the add-ons may have been installed for a while, have any been updated recently?

If they have, and are Java based, they may have introduced a memory leak bug.

As a test, it may be worthwhile temporarily disabling them (except adblock plus, I know that one is fine) to see if it has any impact on this leak.
Yeah I will do that thanks. The problem seems to only happen when my computer is idle. As it doesn't happen when I am using it.
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05 Jun 2010   #18
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Download Malwarebytes Antimalware and do a full scan in safe mode. If nothing is found, there is a program called CleanMem that is different from other memory cleaning programs that just force the memory to the page file. This uses the Windows engine that clears stored ram when starting your computer or when your computer comes out of sleep mode. It runs silently in the background and has a 32 and 64 bit built in and you choose which to install when you install the program. I use it and memory leaks are a thing of the past for me. I don't even know the program is running. This is not like other "RAM cleaners". This actually deletes unused saved ram that processes store in the memory for quick access. I have not seen any slowdown in my computer since using this and it does exactly what it says it does. You can get it here: CleanMem v.1.5.0 | PcWinTech.comâ„¢
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06 Jun 2010   #19
animebuster

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
Download Malwarebytes Antimalware and do a full scan in safe mode. If nothing is found, there is a program called CleanMem that is different from other memory cleaning programs that just force the memory to the page file. This uses the Windows engine that clears stored ram when starting your computer or when your computer comes out of sleep mode. It runs silently in the background and has a 32 and 64 bit built in and you choose which to install when you install the program. I use it and memory leaks are a thing of the past for me. I don't even know the program is running. This is not like other "RAM cleaners". This actually deletes unused saved ram that processes store in the memory for quick access. I have not seen any slowdown in my computer since using this and it does exactly what it says it does. You can get it here: CleanMem v.1.5.0 | PcWinTech.comâ„¢

Malwarebytes didn't find anything and CleanMem didn't work. The problem is/was firefox. I just have to remember to exit firefox before leaving my computer alone for a while.

thanks for all the help guys
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06 Jun 2010   #20
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

We are pleased everything has been worked out.
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