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Troubleshooting Excessive Memory Use (Memory Leak?) after playing vid.

Q: Troubleshooting Excessive Memory Use (Memory Leak?) after playing vid.

HI;

I am having a problem with my memory getting tied up / used up and not being able to access it again until I reboot.
Machine: Dell xps studio 8100
OS: Win 7,
Processor: i7 2.8
RAM: 16GB (max it will take)
Video: ATI Radeon 5700 (running 3 monitors)
Versions: As far as I know I am running current versions of everything, including video drivers, flash, chrome, etc. (I've tried running Chrome with both the build in version of flash and the system version -haven't seen a difference)
Browser: I nearly exclusively run Chrome / Canary with auto-updates so am at the latest builds.What seems to cause me to use up / run out of memory is after I play videos (YouTube, Netflix, etc.), the memory seems to get used, but is not returned to the system, even if the browser is closed and re-opened.

Right now for example things are working fine; I rebooted my system a couple hours ago (but have not played any videos). I have Adobe Lightroom running, Picasa, Chrome and Canary (currently 4 web browser windows open with 52 tabs open). Task Manager currently shows me using 8.20GB of ram, that seems pretty reasonable to me.

Normally my system will keep running properly (if a program is closed, memory is freed up) right up until I start to play any videos (YouTube, Netflix, etc.) then it will start using up more memory. (Of course I expect it to use more memory during playback) However, even if I restart the browser, the memory does not get freed back up. For example, just prior to the reboot, with everything closed, I was using right around 8GB of ram. Once I rebooted, I was using 1.something GB of ram prior to opening any programs.

However, once I start playing some videos, I never seem to be able to get my ram freed back up again unless I reboot the whole system. This is not just a problem with how much memory the system shows as being available, I frequently actually run out of memory. (Task Manager will show me as using around 15GB and then everything starts swapping out like crazy).

I'm not a programmer, but to me, this seems like some sort of memory leak issue, perhaps from Flash?

Is there anything that I might be able to do other than to re-boot the entire system after I play a video to get the memory back again? We often use the computer as our TV and one of the monitors is playing something just about every night, so rebooting gets to really be a pain.

Thanks so much for your time.

Jamie Dolan

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Preferred Solution: Troubleshooting Excessive Memory Use (Memory Leak?) after playing vid.

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A: Troubleshooting Excessive Memory Use (Memory Leak?) after playing vid.

Have you looked in Chromes own task manager to see if you can find a tab using excessive ram?

Using the Task Manager in Chrome Browser

See if indeed closing the video tab actually deletes the listing from the task manager perhaps?

A Guy

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Hello,

The memory usage of games is more than it shows in the process list. This results in poor performance when playing. I'm a passionate gamer so this is a really big problem for me.
I tried to install my Windows on a fresh partition but the problem still persisted.
The other moment when this problem occurs is when I try to install a game directly (without a third party launcher like steam or battle.net). The installation process shows normal usage, but the memory gets up to 90% within a minute. This problem isn't very important because after the installation is finished I restart the laptop and its ok.
Hope you can help me with troubleshooting.

Process:

Memory:

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Hello, I'm running a 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. On idle, the System process is showing a high memory usage of more than 150 MB, usually more than 200 MB. Using poolmon the pooltag SpDN showed up with a memory leak. It leads to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, iaStorV.sys. How should I go about fixing the problem?

A:High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hi,

Since this is a Intel driver I doubt the WDK can fix it.
You may try to see if there's a more current version of Intel's RST available for download and see if that fixes the leakage issue.

Cheers,

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Hello, I'm running a 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. On idle, the System process is showing a high memory usage of more than 150 MB, usually more than 200 MB. Using poolmon the pooltag SpDN showed up with a memory leak. It leads to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, iaStorV.sys. How should I go about fixing the problem?

A:High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hi,

Since this is a Intel driver I doubt the WDK can fix it.
You may try to see if there's a more current version of Intel's RST available for download and see if that fixes the leakage issue.

Cheers,

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Hi,
 
I am helping my parents troubleshoot their computers.  My feeling is that they are both infected with the same virus/trojan but I can find it or figure out what is going on.  
 
The each have identical laptops and both are experience identical problems.  Both are running Avast! and both systems are not turning up any discovered viruses or trojans during scans.  I am on the verge of completely refronting both of their laptops and am really hoping I can avoid having to do that.  I suspected that maybe they were both infected with "poweliks" but the below FRST shows (at least I think so) that neither are infected with that trojan.  I am now thinking its a memory leak on some recent driver/app update - but either trojan or memory leak, I am not finding it.
 
Symptoms:
After a clean reboot, within 24 to 48 hours both systems begin to get very sluggish, both audio and video starts to skip and lag, both mice bounce around like crazy when trying to move the pointer.  After about 72 hours the laptops simply freeze to the point that they have to pull the batteries to get them to shut off.  
 
I had my Dad run FRST on his computer, below are the results:
 
FRST Scan results: FRST.txt
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-05-2015
Ran by Preston (administrator) on PRESTON-HP on 13-05-2015 10:01:44
Running from C:\Users\Preston\Favorites\D... Read more

A:Memory leak or trojan causing extreme system slowness and high memory usage.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt1] -> {FB314ED9-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt3] -> {FB314EDB-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt4] -> {FB314EDC-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
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So I've had this problem for a few months with my thinkpad x220, win7 home premium 64 bit. I used ccleaner, run memtest86 multiple times, chkdsk multiple times, sfc scan multiple times, none that helped. Sfc always detects errors but always cannot fix some of them. I have mse, avast, and malwarebytes and scanned them with absolutely no results. I've run rootkit scanners with no results.

Basically after a few hours the memory use rises up to ~95% out of my 8gb, with absolutely no intensive processes running. I'll attach rammap and processexplorer screenshots. I know this is not "normal" behavior because once my ram goes over 85% the system slows down to where I can't end tasks, open new programs, even things like deleting a file take minutes. Once it reaches 90 or 95, my screen starts flashing black(kind of like if you blink fast). I have to hard restart every time this happens. This is not normal, I've had "experts" on other forums tell me its win7 using the ram to its greatest. Its not, As soon as I restart and open my usual programs(browser, steam, openoffice, winamp, utorrent) my ram is at around 30 or 40 percent. If I leave the same programs open, and just leave it on for ~4 hours the ram gets to 90% and my screen starts flashing and I have to reboot.

If you look at the rammap and process explorer shots, the most ram intensive programs are chrome and firefox, but they only use ~500mb each. Everything else is only 50-100mb and do not add up to the 7... Read more

A:General Win7 memory leak and Unknown memory usage?

Hi mesohamster welcome to SevenForums

First I recommend uninstalling Avast then we could go from there . Using Revo Uninstaller

Click on the app inside RevoUnistaller and choose uninstall
Click on Yes to agree you want to uninstall
If you get the builtin Uninstaller for the app use that and once you're done click Finish
Back inside RevoUninstaller click on Next
Let RevoUninstaller scan for left over registry keys . Click on Select All and choose Delete .
Once done click on Next.
Let the left over files and folders be locates then Click on Select All then click Delete then Next and you should be done .

Restart PC

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we have windows 10 of a new hp pc prodesk 400 g3 mt business pc. we cannot identify the problem.. we used the hp drivers software and fully updated windows 10 and the latest drivers. Please recommend troubleshooting steps what is causing the problem.


Code:
C:\Windows\System32\drivers>findstr /l /m Thre *.sys
1394ohci.sys
acpi.sys
afd.sys
AGP440.sys
ahcache.sys
akshasp.sys
akshhl.sys
aksusb.sys
amdk8.sys
amdppm.sys
amdxata.sys
appid.sys
arcsas.sys
asyncmac.sys
ataport.sys
BasicDisplay.sys
BasicRender.sys
battc.sys
bowser.sys
bridge.sys
BtaMPM.sys
bxvbda.sys
cdfs.sys
cdrom.sys
CEA.sys
Classpnp.sys
clfs.sys
cng.sys
cnghwassist.sys
condrv.sys
csc.sys
dam.sys
dfsc.sys
dmvsc.sys
dxgkrnl.sys
dxgmms1.sys
dxgmms2.sys
EhStorClass.sys
EhStorTcgDrv.sys
evbda.sys
exfat.sys
fastfat.sys
fdc.sys
fileinfo.sys
flpydisk.sys
fltMgr.sys
fsdepends.sys
fvevol.sys
FWPKCLNT.SYS
GAGP30KX.sys
hdaudbus.sys
hidbatt.sys
hidclass.sys
http.sys
hvsocket.sys
i8042prt.sys
iaLPSSi_I2C.sys
iaStorA.sys
iaStorAV.sys
iaStorB.sys
iaStorS.sys
iaStorV.sys
ibbus.sys
igdkmd64.sys
IntcDAud.sys
intelppm.sys
ipfltdrv.sys
IPMIDrv.sys
irda.sys
irenum.sys
kbdhid.sys
kdnic.sys
ks.sys
ksecdd.sys
lltdio.sys
luafv.sys
mlx4_bus.sys
mmcss.sys
modem.sys
mountmgr.sys
mpsdrv.sys
mrxdav.sys
mrxsmb.sys
mrxsmb10.sys
mrxsmb20.sys
msfs.sys
msgpioclx.sys
msiscsi.sys
mslldp.sys
msrpc.sys
mup.sys
ndis.sys
NdisImPlatform.sys
ndisuio.sys
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To start, I have Windows 7, on Sony Vaio laptop.

I have been working on the issues with the malware removal team, but now machine looks clean, I am still having issues.

When starting the computer and going to the task manager, I can watch explorer.exe start at about 18K memory usage and then grow constantly until it is running with almost all of the computer's physical memory after about seven min. I cannot get the context menu to show up after a few min by right clicking on anything.

I had been experiencing "freezing" while playing Eden Eternal (an online role playing game) before that, which made me consider malware and seek help here at BleepingComputer. The freezing has ended, last time I played on that machine at least, but now there seems to be some issue with the explorer.exe taking all of the memory. I haven't been using the machine since I don't trust that there's not something running in the background that shouldn't be.

In resource monitor there were "connections" that had "-" for both the name and the PID, but I don't know if that was the malware of if that's normal somehow?

Issue with explorer.exe seems to be limited to only one user account, and not the other one. That is to say that if I log on one of the other accounts explorer.exe behaves normally, as far as memory usage.

Previous topic linked here,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470469.html

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A:Windows 7 explorer.exe running at total memory after a few min. "memory leak?"

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .Louis

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Hello all. New member here. I have had an issue with my PC since I "upgraded" to windows 8.1 earlier this year that is driving me batty. Unfortunately, I upgraded the hardware (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) at the same time, so I can't rule out a hardware issue completely. The issue stuck around despite a total hard disk wipe and reinstall from scratch.

I'm a relative noob as far as this sort of troubleshooting, and I'm really not sure how to proceed. My normal modus operandi has been to simply wipe and start over if I ran into serious enough issues, but that did not work this time. Months of google searches have not really yielded any progress, so I thought it could not hurt to ask here.

So the problem. Basically, the longer the system runs, the more memory it uses. Eventually it freezes up, and itf you let it alone long enough after this starts, it will finally reboot itself. Doing anything intensive hastens the process of memory drain, basically the harder it works, the faster it happens. If I am using the PC hard, it only takes a couple hours to burn through all 1 GB. If I am away for days with nothing but background processes running, it takes a few days, but it eventually crashes and reboots.

The only thing that might be slightly out of the ordinary for most users is the fact that I use the PC as my TV and DVR through Windows Media Center and the use of a Silicondust HD Homerun Prime cablecard tuner. Other than that, it's pretty basic stuff on my... Read more

A:Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
This shows important information not found anywhere else.

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Has anyone else noticed that chkdsk uses all available physical memory (if you let it run long enough)?

I find that if I run chkdsk and watch the memory usage in task manager it jumps by about 50MB every 2 seconds or so until it either finishes or hits around 3.2GB at which point my physical memory shows 99% used (I'm running 4GB), and the system of course slows to a crawl.

If you just run a quick chkdsk on your boot drive you may not notice it, but try running something longer like chkdsk /r on a flash drive or chkdsk /f on a bigger internal drive (but not your OS drive as this would require a reboot) and watch the memory usage climb. I have duplicated this on both systems I have running win7. My XP machine (checking the same USB flash drive) uses a much more normal amount of memory for chkdsk (20 - 30 MB).

Anyway, just looking for suggestions, as I have 5 old hard drives that I would like to check. Normally I would run all 5 at once, but with this system it's just not possible as they each use about 700MB of memory and once all the system RAM is used up the disk checking process slows down a lot.

A:chkdsk high memory usage / memory leak

chkdsk /r is implys /f if you only doing NTFS format then try /I or /D or /C

/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder
structure.
/B NTFS only: Re-evaluates bad clusters on the volume
(implies /R)

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Now i'm using windows 10 but I had this problem also when using windows 8.1pro.
The windows 81.pro I have the original dvd here and I tried few times to make clean install.
Also windows 10 I got it free online and the same problem.

For example now i'm using Edge I have two windows opened in one I have 10 tabs open and in the other I have like 20 tabs open. But the problem happen also with two windows and 6 tabs open in each one.

The problem is that once I start Edge or Chrome on windows 81.pro or windows 10 I see in Task Manager that the memory usage is about 60%. Then after some times without doing anything special the memory usage raise to 80-85% then ine many cases also to 96-97-98%.

Now and in most of the times I have in the background a game running in this case battlefield bad company 2 that take about 600-800MB of memory.
But it happen even if I close the game.

The only way to push the memory usage down is in the task manager to shut down the Edge/Chrome and all it's tabs.
Then to start the browser again.
I tested my pc with memtest I don't have any memory errors.
I don't have any blue screens. Can't figure out where is the problem.
My brother have like 10-15 years old pc then my one with 4GB ram and he can open like 20 tabs of chrome without a problem.

While the memory usage raise to 85-98% everything is running slow all the pc is slow almost freezing.

Before finding a fix I was wondering if there is a way to dig and find what cause the proble... Read more

A:Edge and Chrome memory leak ? Memory usage 80-97%

Originally Posted by Chocolade


My brother have like 10-15 years old pc then my one with 4GB ram and he can open like 20 tabs of chrome without a problem.



It also depends, what kind of and how many extensions you have.
Some of them might be causing it, try to temporarily disable all.
Finding a cause can be difficult, you can try CleanMem Free.

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Hi

It didn't usually do this, but probably after some windows update it started happening. 50+% of 8gb ram used when idle. Task manager and resource monitor doesn't show what is using the memory. When I add up all the services, it doesn't even add up to 50%. More like 15-20% of total ram.
Does anyone have a fix? I've looked and already tried disabling the ndu.sys via the regedit (changing value of start to 4). It didn't work.
If you don't have a fix, perhaps you can guide me in trying to identify the problem.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6017 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 217212 MB, Free - 19517 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Don't know why it says windows defender is disabled. It is not.
Also, the system info utility did not detect my AMD Radeon HD 7576m 1024mb

Windows was upgraded from 8 to 8.1 a few months and and didn't display said problem until recently. Windows is legit and registered etc
 

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 where is all my memory going? memory leak

Ok, I had hyper-v enabled. Although it wasn't running, it seems as though windows was still reserving some resources for it. Once I disabled it via "turn windows features on or off" and restarted my memory usage immediately returned to the way it was.
 

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :



my system :
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb
I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me :

0- usi... Read more

A:Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :









my system :
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb


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A:Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

Hi, in cases like this I like to look to the most obvious cause and one very often ignored. One of the major problems in Vista XP and 7 is a corrupt pagefile . Can return all sorts of problems and is simple to fix and perfectly safe. Is the paging file on the C drive? Or have you moved it somewhere else, if on the same drive as the OS then:-

Go to control panel, system and security system
Click on advanced tab
In the performance section click on settings
Again click on Advanced

Select the Virtual memory custom tab and set max and min to 00, 00 click on set then apply and ok out. Reboot computer.

Now go back to VM settings and select "system managed size" again press set and apply and ok out Reboot to take effect.

This has created a new pagefile and set the VM to the preferred settings.

Let us know how you get on.

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Just got on the computer now, and suddenly everything seems to be slow, I checked the memory and found out that some program is using 94% of the memory, when I was looking for the program I found out that no program is using that amount of memory, 200 at most.

I downloaded RAMmap to map out the memory, and found out that about 94% of the memory is Nonpaged Pool (unallocated?)
. Please see the image below:



As you can see the memory leak clearly.
This is a new PC with windows installed a few days ago.
Win8.1 64x (all up to date) intel i7 haswell, z87g45 Gaming, 8Gram, gtx650ti boost, 128G ssd.

A:RAM Leak Win8.1_64x (Memory Leak) + Picture.

Here is a second picture, after a computer restart, without firefox it gets to 15% although there is no application who is running on 15% (of 8G, is about 1,000MB of process, which in the picture you can see that it cant be). - maybe it's ok maybe not, in both cases there is a leak as you can see in the first post.

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I have no idea what may be causing a Handle leak or memory leak or what causes them.Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-01-2016Ran by eric (administrator) on ERIC (24-01-2016 19:53:18)Running from C:\Users\eric\DownloadsLoaded Profiles: eric (Available Profiles: eric)Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)(Webroot) C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IntelCpHeciSvc.exe(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\TXE Components\TCS\HeciServer.exe(DoD PKE Engineering) C:\Program Files\DoD-PKE\InstallRoot\InstallRootService.exe(ABBYY) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReaderSprint\9.00\Licensing\NetworkLicenseServer.exe(SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION) C:\Program Files\EPSON\EpsonCustomerParticipation\EPCP.exe(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.ex... Read more

A:Handle Leak explorer.exe and memory leak firefox.exe

Greetings Egyoung1 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problem... Read more

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Today, my computer decided for some reason to start hogging all the memory.
The memory slowly goes up after around 3:30 minutes of being open.
CPU usage is at regular.

I have tried many things to fiqure out the problem.
Not even safe mode works.
Also it's very weird because i have 6gb of memory and its on max used.
Even disabling the internet doesn't change a thing.
Please help find the soulution.
There is nothing right now that will make it go down.
I have uploaded a picture showing how the memory goes up.

A:[Help]Memory Leak. All memory drained and used

Please open up Task Manager to the Processes tab
Click on the "Memory (Private Working Set)" column header (to sort that column).
What is the Image name of the top user of memory (and is it much greater than the other entries)?

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I've been having problems with my PC where sometimes when I have a lot of apps open is will slow to a crawl, and sometimes it will nearly freeze up. eg. when pressing alt-ctrl-del to get up the task manager the screen goes black for a minute or two before it comes up with the blue screen to select task manager from, then another minute or two to get back to the desktop and get task manager running - ie. reeeeally slow!

When it does this task man reports the cpu as around 90% idle, so not a cpu issue, but I eventually traced what I think it the problem to the free memory. If I open the resource monitor and look at the memory I can see the 'free' memory go right down to zero. I don't know why it does that when there is still 2-3gb in 'standyby' but that's what it does. And when I see the free memory hit zero the system slows up, and if I shut IE down the free mem goes right back up and the system is fine - so pretty sure that's the problem.

Looking down the list of what's hogging all this memory (on a 6gb PC) iexplore.exe is listed 8 times, with most of the instances using 100-200mb each, but one using a whopping 500mb! I have 1 copy of IE running with 13 (now 14) tabs open - hardly excessive.

So what's causing the massive memory usage??? And is that normal?

A:IE is using 2.5gb of memory, that seems a tad excessive...?

13-14 tabs IS a little excessive and if running 13-14 video clips and/or flash heavy pages, yeah you'd be taking a huge performance hit.

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I have an Asus m2400n notebook, XP SP3 32 bit, 768 MB ram, 80GB Hard drive....real basic....Anyway, heres my issue, when i am running google chrome(my web browser of choice) and shockwave flash player, the memory usage of the 2 processes begins to grow, but it doesnt stop, it keeps growing until windows displays the low memory warning to increase the page file size....I "googled" it and from what i read, this could be a problem with chrome itself, something about how it uses multiple processes, idk. Thats why im on here, if i cant google the answer, gotta talk to some real people

A:Memory Leak

Really??? 33 views and no replies...come on now

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I have 6Gb of DDR3 RAM and windows task manager tells me that 5.53gb of that is in use. When I add up the amount of memory that each process is consuming, it doesn't even reach half of a gigabyte. What is using my memory and how can I stop it?

A:Memory Leak?

How many processes are shown as running? Do you use any Torrent programs or peer-to-peer software? Also, open up your MSCONFIG file and see what is running from start-up. (START>ACCESSORIES>RUN....type "msconfig") Check the STARTUP tab. Post a screen shot of your startup selections if you like. Many processes are not needed at startup and you may just have a memory hog running in the background.

Good day.

Mike

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Hey all,

Over the course of the past few days my PC seems to be suffering from high memory usage. What's interesting is that I found this thread on this same forum in which the OP was having the exact same issue as me. The PC starts fine and remains fine while in use, but allowing it to sit for long periods of time with no activity will cause memory to be eaten and unable to be released. I checked for any aliases that the Win32/Ramnit virus may be hiding under but can't seem to find anything. I'm more than willing to post any screenshots of my Task Manager and whatnot but I'll have to get back to you on it as it takes a bit longer to for a substantial amount of my memory to be eaten due to the fact that I have 32GB. Feel free to ask for any screenshots in the meantime so I know what to grab.

Has anyone else other than Walter Odim experienced this problem?

A:Memory Leak?

You have 32 GB installed physical RAM?

Please provide a tasklist. Bring up an Admin CMD prompt & paste:

Code:
tasklist /v > 0 & net start >> 0 & echo. >>0 & start notepad 0
A Notepad will open. Save it and attach to next post.

Check out Resource Monitor (RESMON). Click on Memory tab; click on Working Set to sort in descending order. What items are using the most memory & how much?

Windows Resource Monitor (RESMON) - (Windows 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista) - Sysnative Forums

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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p.s. Thank you to MS Mod jenae for tasklist from cited thread in post #1

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I'm not sure how long this has been going on, but after my computer is on a few hours and I've been messing around (WoW, witcher 3, browsing the internet, etc) my computer eventually gets stuck on a high memory usage % (over 90%+) even though I have closed like every program running. If I close a high memory program the memory usage will still stay on 80%+

And when I restart my computer, my memory usage is normal around 20%-30% but after a few hours it jumps back up to 90%+ and becomes very sluggish and laggy.

I have run virus scans, malware scans, spyware scans, you name it, and no infections found.

I have included an imgur album that I created to show you my windows processes, memory usage, RAMMap results, etc.

As you can see on RamMap, when I went to processes, there are literally THOUSANDS of "Powercfg.exe" and "Conhost.exe" (Look how small the scroll bar is!) So this is obviously a problem, I don't know why there are thousands of zombie processes. I've never dealt with a memory leak before (if it even is one) and I would very much like help! Thank you fellows! These thousands of powercfg and conhosts are each 4 kb each... multiply that by 1000+ and you've got a problem.
http://imgur.com/a/lPW0T
 

A:Possible memory leak? Help please!

well if is sluggish and slow and you need to do memory test then is likely is a memory issue but you need a memory test to be sure. one question when the memory goes up to 80 or 90 what is the status of the hard drive whats the percentage and did you download any program that you think is spiking up the memory recently?
 

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Wasnt sure what section to post this under exactly, but here was an event log message that i had ran across.

Event 11, RPC (Microsoft-Windows-RPC-Events)

Possible Memory Leak. Application ("taskhost.exe") (PID: 3560) has passed a non-NULL pointer to RPC for an [out] parameter marked [allocate(all_nodes)]. [allocate(all_nodes)] parameters are always reallocated; if the original pointer contained the address of valid memory, that memory will be leaked. The call originated on the interface with UUID ({12345778-1234-abcd-ef00-0123456789ac}), Method number (40). User Action: Contact your application vendor for an updated version of the application.

application vendor? ummmm... hello microsoft?

A:Win 7 memory leak?

I'm getting the same event cropping up in event viewer, along with periodic freezes.
They occur about 5-10 minutes after booting, and sometimes the system recovers for a few minutes or so; other times not.

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Im trying a computer's frined. So far, it boots OK, it goes online OK, but after been on or been online for maybe 45 or 50 minutes, it starts acting up, meaning the it takes forever to load a page. Got to the conclusion that it might be a memory leak. Looking at the task mamager, every time I open a page, the amount of available physical memory goes down. Then later, in 10 or 15 minutes when I open the task manager again, I have no numbers and the computer acts up. Is it a memory leak?, Can I fixing it just changin the memory stick?, Please help. Thanks
 

A:Memory Leak?

Im working on desktop Compaq using Win XP, with 1GB of memory
 

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Hi,

I was just downloading somes big files with jdownloader while watching a movie, but the system was slowy getting laggy, so I checked the memory usage and i was almost full (90% of physical memory in use) and perfmon could not show me anything.

Right now, about ten minutes later, the memory usage is still the same, I killed jdownloader, java and kmplayer , but it still the same. I cant find who is guilty. I post some screens.

My cfg :

Core2Duo E8400 3GHZ
4GB DDR2 PC6400
Win 7 x64 Ultimate
Notes : I use nod32 AV (not smart security). Superfetch is off.

A:Memory leak

Try uninstalling your antivirus for the time being. Usually when you are downloading something or working with large files, there realtime scanners are a pain.

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This one is above my head (but most everything is ).

What I've found so far (correct me if wrong here):

System processes make a demand for physical/virtual memory, which gets proportioned out amongst both - ram and page file (hard disk space).

As processes 'process', allocations of memory to complete the process get deleted, and new memory gets requisitioned, until the process terminates, or idles down, and no memory requests are made by that process.

When the old allocations of memory are not released by a process, memory resources gets to the point that there's none left for continued processing by ANY process. Re-booting is a work-a-round. The system will shut down, even if left idle. I did that once, and had info file on the 'Error Shutdown', but I cannot find them where the error pop-up indicates. PROBABLY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SAVED, WITH NO MEMORY AVAILABLE AT SHUTDOWN.

I routinely get an error after so much 'processing', and data transfer between disks, that:
"Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service."

It's not a shortage of hdd space. If you post "The disk is probably full", without reading this detail, you'll show us alot about yourself).

Task Manager shows nothing under any tab. (if you post "Check Task manager", without reading this detail, you'll show us alot about yourself).

I found a Performance Monitor, which seems to be the diagnostic sta... Read more

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Hi everyone,

Just recently, I've been having major problems with memory usage. Right when I reboot, all processes in my taskmanager are at normal, with the majority of programs running at 5-6 megs. But as I run a few programs, the memory usage of the majority of processes suddenly jump up to 30-40 megs.

For example, foobar2000, which usually takes 5 megs, now takes 44 megs. But if I close it and restart the program, it's back the normal 4-5 meg level, but it gradually consumes more and more memory.

Could this be the result of a virus? I ran Symantec and Spysweeper and came up with nothing (and even these scans are running at much lower speeds than normal).

CPU usage is also normal, just a memory problem.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:14:37 PM, on 7/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\S... Read more

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on a mates pc his page file goes through the roof but this happens at any time and there is no apparent pattern apart form being connected to the internet. how can i find the program that is leaking and how do i repair the probelm?
 

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Yeah, I know, that one too but I'm referring to the one in my computer.

Normally, my memory usage would go from 10-12% of 32GB to no more than 20-30% by the end of the week when I normally would do my weekly reboot. Recently, it's really gone nuts. I might get to 20-30% in as little as one day. I did my last reboot this morning at 4 AM and now?10 PM?it's already up to 25%. I installed several programs around the same time the memory use started to escalate?two gadgets, Crystal Disk Info, and the programs associated with my TV tuners (SiliconDust HDHomeRun Extend)?and activated Windows Media Center. I eliminated the two gadgets and Crystal Disk Info to see if they were the culprits (they but need to keep the TV tuners' programs (although they aren't running and haven't been run in several days) and WMC. How can I find the memory leak?

(Edit: I'm having trouble uploading some screen shots. In the time I've been fight with it?15 minutes or so, my memory use has gone up to 28%).

A:I Have a Memory Leak.

I keep trying to upload pictures directly with the paperclip but the blasted
thing won't let me; it keeps crashing the browser.


Good grief! When I hit the Post button the blasted picture decided to show up. I'm going to bed before I start destroying things.

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I don't know if this is related to the saving pictures effort (thus the posting in this section) or the OS or something else but after I have done a right click and save of a number of pictures I suddenly get no response to the right mouse click and I can't even get task manager. If I exit some of the files in my program tray it sems to free up memory and then I can download again or enter into task manager. Seems that something consumes memory and doesnt release it. Any clues?

A:memory leak

Hi ijusth !

You can check the memory and cpu usage of all running processes via the task manager, provided you're able to view it when the problem occurs. I suppose that if you run the task manager beforehand you'll still be able to bring it in front by using Alt+Tab.

In the task manager (processes tab), go to view => add columns and check the box in front of virtual memory. Tell us if you see any process taking most of your memory or cpu usage when the problem happens.

How much ram do you have and at what size have you set your pagefile ?

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I'm not sure how long this has been going on, but after my computer is on a few hours and I've been messing around (WoW, witcher 3, browsing the internet, etc) my computer eventually gets stuck on a high memory usage % (over 90%+) even though I have closed like every program running. If I close a high memory program the memory usage will still stay on 80%+
 
And when I restart my computer, my memory usage is normal around 20%-30% but after a few hours it jumps back up to 90%+ and becomes very sluggish and laggy. 
 
I have run virus scans, malware scans, spyware scans, you name it, and no infections found.
 
I have included an imgur album that I created to show you my windows processes, memory usage, RAMMap results, etc.
 
As you can see on RamMap, when I went to processes, there are literally THOUSANDS of "Powercfg.exe" and "Conhost.exe" (Look how small the scroll bar is!) So this is obviously a problem, I don't know why there are thousands of zombie processes. I've never dealt with a memory leak before (if it even is one) and I would very much like help! Thank you fellows! These thousands of powercfg and conhosts are each 4 kb each... multiply that by 1000+ and you've got a problem.
 
http://imgur.com/a/lPW0T

A:Possible memory leak? Help please!

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hello everyone. I think my computer has a memory leak from the following symptoms: When I open task manager on my Windows 10 PC, I notice abnormally high system RAM usage, and the processes and details tabs don't show nearly enough total usage to justify 2.7 out of 8GB of system RAM being used. I have experienced BSODs with my PC for sometime, mostly during high-end gaming, and this has remained a constant variable from Windows 7 to my upgrade to Windows 10. When I analyze BSODs with bluescreenview, I notice that a recurring bug check string is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, although I have seen others. ntoskrnl.exe is also often listed as a culprit driver. So, with all this in mind, do I have a memory leak, and if I don't, what is it? How do I fix whatever this is? UPDATE: I have tried to update drivers from Device Manager, and it said I already had the best drivers. I have run memtest in the past and found no issues with RAM.

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Hello Techies!

So I have a memory leak. It's an autocad app running on an xp machine. I know it's autocad generating the c++ error. There is a max of 4gb virtual memory.

All that being said I am at a loss as to how to FIX the memory leak. Do I uninstall and reinstall the app?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am drawing a total blank.
 

A:Memory Leak

can you post exact error message please?

Do you have Adobe PDFmaker installed - (i am not talking about Adobe Reader!)
 

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I don't have a good start time on this. I noticed it last weekend.

I am running Win7 x64, release version from MSDN. If I leave my machine on for 8+ hours, when I log back in it is using 5GB of memory. I have 6GB installed.

I have confirmed no spyware or viruses. I checked processes using Task Manager and Processes Explorer and nothing is using over 150MB and total was just less than 2GB when adding them all up.

It isn't making a whole lot of sense. What could be using RAM but not reporting its usage other then the OS?

Just in case it matters the machine is a 2008 Mac Pro, dual Xeon, 6GB RAM. Antivirus is AVG (which I have removed while I am not using the machine to see if that is the memory hog).

Any thoughts?

A:Memory Leak

i pretty much have the same issue, except mine doesnt use that muchof my RAM. I have 4 gigs installed and i notice the longer i leave my machine running the more ram it eats up. It can go up to 2 gigs with nothing running even though when i boot up it only uses about half that.

What version are u running? Im on RC 7100

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hi all
i am having all memory used up at intermittent times
sometimes 2 hours sometimes it takes 2 days and when it happens media portal has frozen and its used about 900 meg of my 3325 of ram

any body like to help me figure out were the memory leak is

cheers brad

A:memory leak

As discussed previously, it sounds like a resource leak, but the real questions are "what's leaking?" and "can it be worked around without (re)coding the component in question?". This is all assuming you're already on the latest version of all the components involved, which tends to have a way of resolving (embarrassing) known resource leaks

The best way to troubleshoot is to start a Perfmon log straight after a reboot, and to keep it running until the "freeze" symptom manifests itself. Given it can take days, the trick is to keep the log file from growing to a monstrous size. That's done by being selective about what's being monitored, and how often perfmon records a "sample".

As a suggestion, create a Perfmon counter log to record all instances of all counters under the following objects:

- MEMORY
- PROCESS
- PROCESSOR
- SYSTEM
- THREAD

Set the sample interval to say 2 minutes, and kick off the log soon after the next scheduled reboot. Stop the perfmon log only once you're confident that the machine is clearly being all weird in the particular way which you wish to analyse.

If you need more info on how to create the perfmon log, just yell. Ditto if you'd like assistance in analysing it. There's nothing particularly personal in there other than the hostname of your server and the names of the processes running on it.

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Hello


Sometimes, IE8 hangs and I close it. When I run it again, I notice that it can't visit any site but IE8 is not hanged. I call the Task Manager and I saw nore than one IE8 processes running. This happens also with FireFox and Chrome. Is this a memory leak?

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I've noticed recently that sometimes my Windows 8.1 system, when left running for a while gradually gets more sluggish.  It's noticeable in all applications - Firefox takes several seconds to switch between tabs, for example.  Memory usage becomes very high (sometimes more than 90%) with no actual applications open, apart from the background programs and services.  The only thing that successfully gets the system back to normal is a reboot.  The computer has also crashed sometimes when it has been in this high memory usage state - generally it crashes during waking up from sleep.
 
How would I go about diagnosing what was causing this?
 
I used Process Explorer and took a couple of screenshots.  They weren't much help to me as it's not obvious where the memory is being used in the second screenshot, but perhaps someone might know what to look for?  Or perhaps someone knows of a better tool for analysing memory use?
 
Thanks for any help you can give.
 
Shot 1 - Computer recently started, 24.7% physical memory use, just Firefox open (and background apps)
 

 
Shot 2 - Computer been running for a day or so, 78.1% physical memory use, no applications open.
 

 
The computer is a recent build, it has 8Gb DDR3 memory.  Happy to provide any other info required.
 
Thanks

A:Possible memory leak somewhere?

You may find this Microsoft article useful.

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I am having a memory leak
I have way to high % usage then it has to be
some times it was even 98% high ram usage
I got 16 gb ram

Here is a picture of some information I hope this helps

http://i46.tinypic.com/ei2uj6.png

I hope some one can help me :)

A:Memory leak?

no the screenshot is perfect and SHOWS the issue, you only have to know how to read them ;)
@Zelpex
You have a non paged pool driver leak and the pooltag Wfpn is the cause. This tag is used by the
"Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver". Run this command to disable it:
sc config NDU start= disabled

"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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So, like 1 month ago my laptop started lagging (freezing, process "system" goes to like 30% cpu usage, my screen freezes, mouse jumps around etc.). I tracked down the process "system" and it lead me to "ntoskrnL.exe" which I researched and it said it was memory leak. So, I tried everything possible and what people were reccomending, which kinda made the freezes less but I still get them.Another thing I noticed is when I am playing a game in the case "Leage of Legends" my mouse freezes while the game is still running at 60 fps with no problem and the mouse then jumps where ever I moved it to (after like 2 seconds).I would really like to fix this and I would appreciate if someone can help me!  

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After searchin the web a bit i have found that i may have run into a memory leak on my computer. Random SVChosts regular processes + systems processes all use massive amounts of memory that continues to get larger over time (99% usage and 280k+ memory usage), at first i thought it was a a virus but im being told it is a bug in the os. I do not have a boot disc this unit was a hand me down, I am useing Windows xp 32 bit and if you guys are able to lend a hand i would apprciate it cause the computer has become literally unusable after aobut 5-10 minutes of being used. PLease repsond with what programs logs or other information you would like to know!P.S. I know for a fact that my browser has the redirect virus if that may be an issue i apologize for posting in the wrong thread.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Memory Leak

Lol the svchost has a memory usage of 380k atm.... it seems if i don;t force close the process (which simply restarts afterwards) it will infinitely climb, any suggestions!?

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Hi, recently I've noticed my comp has been having issues with slowing down a lot after being on for a day, I decided to start looking into the processes yesterday and noticed 1 svchost.exe process using 1.7gb of ram, about 8 hours later it was using 2.6gb of ram. After rebooting the readings went down to a more normal looking level with the physical memory use while a couple of programs are running being about 50% (my system has 4gb of ram)
I have been keeping task manager open and watching the memory usage, most of the svc processes increase slowly with occasional small dips but the increase is very slow, there is however 1 process that is increasing by about 1mb every 3-5 minutes. This process is the one involving network programs (winhttpautoproxy, wdiservicehost, nsi, netprofm, fontcache and fdphost)
I hear all these processes are linked to server 2008 which i didn't think was installed and thought wasn't needed on a standard home computer.
I double checked and ran a malware scan and a virus scan which both came back clear, so i have no idea what is causing such a rapid memory drain.

A:Possible memory leak

Make your way to this website here: CCleaner - Download
On the first column where it says "Download from:" click on Piriform.com



*Windows XP - Internet Explorer 8 Download


*Windows Vista, 7 & 8 - Internet Explorer 9 & 10
The software should now ask you to either Run, Save or Cancel. Click on Run.
*When installing on a Windows XP PC:

Then click Run again.

*End
You should now see the onscreen CCleaner setup guide. Click Next >



If asked to agree to their terms and services then click on I Agree.
You may be asked to install either Ask! or Google Toolbar. Installing unnecessary toolbars will cause security holes along with a slower browser.

Untick the box for the Ask! or Google Toolbar:

Next step in the setup is to untick all the boxes accpet the the first and last boxes.


Now click the Finish button and CCleaner should open up.



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With CCleaner running:

For the following picutres make sure anything with a RED box is unticked and anything with a BLUE box is ticked.



Now click on the Applications tab:



In the bottom of the program click on Analyze. After that is finished you will see a list of what files will be deleted. Once finished click on Run Cleaner

After the Analyze button:

Once finished analyzing that files will be deleted click the Run Cleaner button.

Once finished it will show you how much data has been removed. You can now close out of the progra... Read more

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I just reinstalled the software to see if the memory leak bug had been fixed!!
Unfortunately it still exists!
With EIS installed, ntoskrnl.exe was approaching 200 MB ram usage,when I removed the software,the usage went back to normal!!


Any similar feedback from other users!!
 

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Hi, i have a weird problem i have a hp dv5000 and i usually use it for basic stuff (internet, word, etc) but ocassionally i use mame to run games, it was fine until a couple of days ago when i run the program the game starts fine but then it gets slow (something that never occour before).

I didnt install anything new that could possibly burn more memory, i even try to use readyboost but it didnt work. HOEWEVER being as courios as i am, i mess with the

"tasks" options in control panel/administrative tools

and disable a couple of ones (dont remember wich ones), do you guys can give any thoughts, any help is good
thanks!!

A:Memory leak

Hello.. have you opened up task manager and in process tab. seen what is using the most memory.. just click on the memory column til the one using most is at top.. See what it is .. post a screen shot if you are able .

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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?

I have Eset smart security installed
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4607/taskman.jpg

Hope someone can help

Thanks

A:Memory leak?

Exit FireFox before you leave and then re-open it when you get home. FireFox can remember your open tabs if needed.

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an instance of svchost.exe is eating up my memory which is in short supply. Here is a list of my runing processes. Any idea why this is or what to do about it?Process PID CPU Description Company Name Virtual SizeSystem Idle Process 0 80.95 0 K Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts 0 K DPCs n/a 14.29 Deferred Procedure Calls 0 K System 4 1,876 K smss.exe 624 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation 3,800 K csrss.exe 676 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation 26,584 K winlogon.exe 700 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation 54,516 K services.exe 744 1.90 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation 37,768 K svchost.exe 904 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation 61,376 K 1XConfig.exe 1620 8021XConfig Module Intel Corporation 50,944 K naPrdMgr.exe 1268 NAI Product Manager Network Associates, Inc. 30,140 K svchost.exe 948 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation 36,492 K svchost.exe 992 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation 145,380 K S24EvMon.exe 1036 Event Monitor - Supports driver extensions to NIC Driver for wireless adapters. Intel Corporation 33,436 K svchost.exe 1112 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation 31,492 K spoolsv.exe 1192 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation 51,660 K FrameworkService.exe 1052 Framework Service Network Associates, Inc. 52,876 K Mcshield.exe 796 On... Read more

A:Memory Leak

Since you've got Process Explorer on your system - use it to identify what processes are running under that particular svchost.exe process (PID 992) Once you find what's running beneath it, let us know and we'll be able to move on with more stuff to do. (the easiest way to get the info is to hover your mouse over the svchost.exe process - then the program will pop up a list of services that are running under that process).Are you performing any debug routines? I see that mdm.exe is running - this can be a result of a manual debug, or can be the result of an error.I also notice what may be 2 anti-virus programs running on your system. This can cause major problems as they compete for access to files, and they compete for access to system resources. I'd recommend turning one of them off immediately.I'd also suggest running this free, online scan (must use IE): http://safety.live.com/ It will scan for malware, clean your registry, delete your Temp files, and defrag your hard drive.

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So for some reason my memory goes up all the time. I have let my pc stay on for 30 days and it just hit 8gbs which is weird so I restarted it. it had been on for 3 hours and already hit 3.5. I left it on all night for some torrents and it is at 6.5.

here is yesterday
http://prntscr.com/7wcfox
here is now
http://prntscr.com/7whfv0
doesn't even equal the amount it says either

the processor use is at 0% so I am doing nothing.
I have 16gbs of ddr4 ram.

I have had the same start up programs forever basically. no idea why this started. Screenshot by Lightshot

A:memory leak need help

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab. That is the best place to start with suspected memory problems.
Please post the screenshot on the forum, not some external site.

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