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

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

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

Topic before linked here as well,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470211.html

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

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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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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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Hey everyone. I am running Windows XP and I installed SP2 about a month ago. I just noticed a few days ago that under my processes, explorer.exe is getting out of control. When I start up, it is at the normal 20,000 K. However, it then continues to climb. For example, I restarted an hour ago and it is at 52,000 K already. It climbs to upwards of about 200,000 K. I'm assuming this is a memory leak of some kind, but not sure. Last night I did a virus scan, ad-aware scan, cleaned the files up, a defragged. While everything else is running great, i still have this "memory leak" with the explorer.exe. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:explorer.exe memory leak?

Hmm... I just checked mine, and it's using 52,380k, never checked it before. I haven't had any virus or spyware issues, so that may be normal.
 

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My laptop seems to have a memory leak with explorer.exe. What happens is this, I'll be reading a forum and eventually pictures will no longer be displayed. I look in the task manager and explorer.exe is around 100,000 K. I end the task (explorer.exe) and then restart it and it's around 10,000 K. Also, my CPU usage isn't out of the ordinary which is 0% to 5% when at idle. I have done virus scans, highjackThis scans, and malware scans in safe mode with nothing coming up. Does anyone know what might cause the memory leak? I'm running XP Home. Here is a highjackthis report.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:26:45 AM, on 3/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshiba.com
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Winamp Toolbar BHO - {2... Read more

A:Memory leak with explorer.exe

As you see Filter: text/html - {A8981DB9-B2B3-47D7-A890-9C9D9F4C5552} - C:\WINDOWS\mf6A0F.dll this refer to a library file that is made to redirect the search enginese like google or yahoo to some sites that go to search.com finaly
Delete that file mf6A0F.dll and the registry key you can do that by start---run- write regedit and search with ctrl+f and enter this text A8981DB9-B2B3-47D7-A890-9C9D9F4C5552 and delete that key.
Sorry for my bad english
 

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Hi. Recently I copied my P2P download folder to a new, larger hard drive. I've noticed that whenever I open the folder, my computer starts running rather sluggishly (I have a 2.8 gigahertz celeron, and 1 gig of ram). This has never happened before. I look in the task manager, and explorer.exe is using near 100% of cpu power, what I believe is called a memory leak. This is solved by restarting explorer.exe, but it comes back every time I open the folder, whether it's from the shortcut on the desktop (which really is a shortcut to a Kazaa application that then opens the folder, or so it seems to me...) or from My Computer.

I'm anxious to solve this problem. Thanks!

Daniel
 

A:Explorer memory leak?

Actually, a memory leak is where the application continually consumes more and more memory.

I think what you have is a spyware/malware infection. First step would be to get rid of Kazaa, since that's implicated in tons of these kinds of reports.
 

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I have a Vista computer. When I log onto a limited account (but not the admin account) explorer will have a memory leak. It will increase rapidly till it takes up about 2,000,000 kb of memory, at which point my computer will dump the physical memory and crash. I do not know what is causing it, or why it does not happen to the admin account. Starting in safe mode does not prevent the memory leak, but if I turn off explorer and run everything using cmd or taskmgr, then the computer runs normally.
 

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I have a win 7 64, asus M4 a785 MB with 4 GB RAM

I am trying to identify a memory leak. After a reboot I am typically at 1638 MB used and it gradually rises over a few days to about 3000MB used.

Now my problem is that if I open "Process explorer" (the one from systernal) and dump the usage and compare them, they are not changing.
SVChost, system explorer , mbam... all stay approx the same for a total load of 1240MB.
There is another approx 400MB used that grows to 1700MB and that I cannot track.
any others tools to diagnose the total memory and where it is used.

tia, soso

A:Memory leak - not in process explorer

Welcome,

Nothing really new here in terms of what can be used, but rather detail explanations on how to use them.

Windows 7 memory usage: What's the best way to measure? | ZDNet

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Ever since yesterday, I get instances of Explorer.exe randomly generating and sucking up CPU cycles, memory, and handles. I don't know where it's coming from. But it seems that a couple instances of ctfmon.exe always appear before it happens. I've run AVG, Spybot, and MBAM to try to track this down. I've tried starting the system with only Microsoft services. I'm no closer to a solution.
I can't troubleshoot this one on my own. Help.
Windows 7 64 bit, Gigabyte motherboard.
HJT log included. Mod Edit:  Removed HJT log, not used in this forum, not allowed, not needed for system issues - Hamluis.

A:Explorer.exe processes leak memory, handles, and CPU

Download Anvir Task manager free portable if you don`t want to install it - http://www.anvir.com/download.htm
Unzip it and double click on Anvir icon.It will start application.Click on tab - Processes.Select one of these randomly generating instances and with right click choose option check online.A webpage from VirusTotal will be opened.Post the link of this page.

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Ever since yesterday, I get instances of Explorer.exe randomly generating and sucking up CPU cycles, memory, and handles. I don't know where it's coming from. But it seems that a couple instances of ctfmon.exe always appear before it happens. I've run AVG, Spybot, and MBAM to try to track this down. I've tried starting the system with only Microsoft services. I'm no closer to a solution.

I can't troubleshoot this one on my own. Help.

Windows 7 64 bit, Gigabyte motherboard.

HJT log included.
 

A:Solved: Explorer.exe processes leak memory, handles, and CPU

Looks like a got it. TDSSKiller found a Cidox rootkit.
 

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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
N... Read more

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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, jus... Read more

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 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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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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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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hello
i got a very annoying prob.
when i using Internet Explorer 7 I've noticed that there seems to be a memory leak of some sort. Usually after an extended browsing session or having opened a lot of Internet Explorer windows.
sometime the browser becomes non-responsive and some time otomaticly restart.
more annoying is that after it happen i cant remove it from the task menu, end process cant help.
sometime when in happen i restart my firewall and the conectivity 2 internet is ok but stil cant close it normaly or with the task menu so ive got 2 restart windows.
there is other prob that sometime (most of the time) heppen and i think its connected,
when i start the computer in the morning after copple of minutes the computer freeze (usuely i start bitorrent or some other consuming software) then i do restart and everything is ok 2 the rest of the day.
(no spyware or viruses: checked it)
my system:
vista ultimate
ie7
Agnitum: Outpost Firewall Pro
PC duel core intel 2.4 Ghz
4gb ram
internet connection thru usb surfboard modem 3M connection

tnx in ahead
every help is much appreciated !!!!!

A:Internet Explorer Memory Leak + stuck + unable 2 rmve from task manu

welcom lets maybe check for any infections to start with Please run both of these and post the results for checking Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your Desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates".

(If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select ... Read more

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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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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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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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Hi every one i have a memory leak on my pc. it has started before and it was so bad i decided to re install 8.1 and it got fixed instantly. now a few month later after formatting all my disk it is happening again. i have tried re installing 8.1 3 times now and all head the memory leak my system is in dutch but there are translations next to the images   in the systeam task manager i have selected non paged pool. the specs of my pc is Cpu I7 4770 Gpu GTX770 Memory 8GB (dont know brand) OS windows 8.1 pro (non pirated)

A:Windows 8.1 pro memory leak

I am not seeing anything out of the ordinary in your picture. If you're refering to Chrome that is due to mupltiple tabs being open and the plugins running.

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Has anyone noticed after their computer has been on for extended periods of time that they have no memory left. Initially after booting Windows 7 memory usage is at about 37% but after 10hours or so the memory usage is up to 93% (even with no visible user programs running) and im getting the error:insufficient resources when trying to open programs.

I have 4gb of RAM.

Anybody know of any fixes for this?

A:Windows 7 Memory Leak?

Hi Rupert and Welcome to the forum. Well, i guess that could be due to spyware or virus infection.Could you post a screenshot of the task manager (Processes tab) so that we can get some hint. When did you 1st notice this change? Which anti virus software are you using? Did you recently download or install anything?

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Hello,
I have 8gb of memory, when I calculate all the processes that use my ram, there is not more than 3 gb, but the process manager is showing up to 95%.

I have attached the screenshots of my task manager.
Please help

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Hi i'm posting about Winodws 7 Memory Leak. I know the issue has been posted i have read many posts and it still hasn't helped me. I've had memory leaks for quite a while i have 12GB installed and when looking at task manager 9GB is available, although the
amount of free memory drops to 0 when i am transferring something. I recently re-installed windows 7 a fresh install formatted my harddrive etc. I'm still facing the same issue when anything is being transfered the memory drops down to 0 rapidly. The only
thing that fixes this issue a Memory Management Tool.
So now i'm just wonder is there a permanent fix to this issue or would i have to keep using the program that i have?
Because it was a nuisance to re-install and i still am putting all the stuff i had back on. I know that there are alot of people who are getting similar problems. The memory leaks happened as soon as i got on windows 7 installed many updates and same thing
happens.

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Hi there,

This is maybe the wrong section, but I did not know which one to pick:


I experience issues when I open directories with big HD movies in it (around 4-10GB). The media player loads fast (VLC, KMP, WMP) but the video never starts.
After 5-10 secs, my computer starts to run very slowly, I figured out that it was caused by page faults. Indeed, my memory usage goes from 10% to 97% (I have 4Gb, x64 WIN7) in 10secs.

Even though none of the process in the task manager shows a usage of 3.5Gb, I figured out that killing Explorer.exe releases the memory instantly.

This problem avoid me to play HD movies without killing explorer which is very anoying...

Does any one knows how can I deal with this issue?

Thank you!


Windows 7 x64
4GB Ram - Intel i5 3Ghz/core

A:Windows 7 memory leak?

What video codecs have you installed? That would be your problem most likely.
That or antivirus software.

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Hi everyone.

I've been having troubles with my MSi ge60 laptop from time to time. My processor is an Intel i5-3210M 2.50 GHz and I have 8 GB RAM.

Here is a screenshot of the processes and performance tabs on my task manager:

The IMG-command is not working for me. Here is a link for my two screenshots:

http://imgur.com/UsYAaOj,FxbsPBt
I'm not experiencing this problem all the time - that's what I find weird. I've googled a lot, and I see people having the same problems. I'm under the impression that this is not a Win8 problem, but rather an Intel or memory management problem. In various threads on forums, people are disabling a memory management tool called intellmem.exe, but I can't find anything similar in my services.

Here are some of the threads I've been scowering:

http://superuser.com/questions/557979/windows-8-out-of-memory

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056817887
This obviously helps Samsung-users, but how do I solve this problem?

Be kind and request any other screenshots you'd think to be helpful. My memory uses from programs (i.e Skype, Chrome, Spotify, Steam) doesn't even add up to a fraction of the used memory.
Please help!
 

A:Memory leak (?) in Windows 8

Can I bump this? After using poolmon and disabling ndu.sys, my computer started working fine again. Now it's back again. You guys have any tips?
 

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Hello everyone!
 
Google Chrome browser, along with their extensions, are responsible for excessive memory consumption on Windows OS.
 
As the Chrome closing in management tasks, be observed a significant reduction in the use of memory (seen but not captured).
 
Using Windows Kit, Poolmon.exe, with open or closed Chrome the value of CM31 tag leak is pretty much the same, just over 80 million bytes.
 
CM31 relates to what?
 
Remembering my English is not the official language.
 
attachments:

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I'm having an issue with what appears to be a memory leak since I've upgraded to Windows 10. Leaving my computer on for any length of time reduces the performance and responsiveness of my computer overall. I've tried using poolmon.exe to see what is using up so many resources and the tag that stood out at the moment was "Thre". When I search for this tag using findstr in cmd.exe it gives me a mile long string filled with gibberish and various characters. I reloaded poolmon to get a screenshot and now I'm getting different results. I'm at a loss here. As I type this post, my Non-paged Pool is sitting at 11 GB. I've already tried a registry hack where supposedly changing the value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Ndu\Start from 2 to 4 was supposed to fix memory leaks. Obviously not in my case.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16321 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 243645 MB, Free - 27471 MB; E: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 428650 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Z87-DELUXE
Antivirus: Computer Security, Updated and Enabled


 

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I believe I am experiencing a memory leak of some form...at least that's the closest I can come to a description of the issue.
 
My physical memory usage goes up...way up...sometimes close to the full 8GB I have installed. When this happens I experience sluggishness and problems opening or closing windows.
 
I am not a power user...I am not running any memory intensive applications, that I know of. Right now I have 3 tabs open in Internet Explorer 10 and my usage is at 6.81GB of physical memory.
 
When I start my computer it doesn't use more than about 2GB but over time the usage climbs. My computer has been up for nearly 5 days now and the only application that I have personally used in that time is Internet Explorer.
 
I have BitDefender running. I have MalwareBytes running. Neither application is actively scanning as I write this. Neither program indicates infection.
 
I've read various complaints on the web and followed some of the advice given to others.
 
I ran Disk Cleanup recently...say the last 2 weeks...and it currently tells me I can only gain 119MB if I run it.
I checked Disk Defrag...I am 0% fragmented on my Raid-0 system and most of my 1.7TB of disk space is free.
I disabled startup programs using MSConfig ages ago.
 
Nothing I am running should account for 6.81GB of memory usage and sluggishness.
 
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A:Memory Leak in Windows 7 Pro

You are going to have to install and run SysInternals Process Explorer from Microsoft.com, and find out what sub process of svchost is eating up your RAM.  Svchost is known to be malware using that filename.  Most likely you are infected, so I suggest you follow the cleanup steps to a T, to make sure your machine is clean first.
 
Read this post first http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/182397/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do-how-do-i-get-help-who-is-helping-me/  Then follow the instructions in this http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=139681

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Okay, so for almost 2 years I had this weird issue and now I give up.

For some weird reason I have occascional "stuttering" when I work with some application (Aero enabled) be it text editr or browser. It usually happens when application was active for some time, around 10 minutes and withing these 10 minutes I did
not switch it to anything. It feels like if you have VSYNC in game enabled but it is double buffered and when your FPS dips you have this continous annoying stutter along with tearing.
The interesting part is that if I win+D (minimie all windows) to desktop and switch back stutter is gone... until it appears again. Due to this annoying reason I'm inapable if using Borderless Mode in fullscreen applications.

I don't see anything special that would hook up to DWM/windows and can cause that, my active software/drivers are pretty scarce and limited. There has to be explanation for this issue but I'm failing ot isolate the cause. Disabling Aero does not help and
it won't really help since I want to use Aero for Desktop when I work in Windows.

I found a similar problem described here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/345137-aero-themes-causes-severe-lag-web-browsers.html
Unfortunately, this is not an acceptable solution to me.

if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it

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Hello there!

For a week or so now I have had to deal with my memory problem. I have 8GB of memory and the process shows as "System" was taking nearly over 1GB or sometimes 1.5GB for an unknown reason but this only happened when I was on it for extensive periods. I have now fixed that problem however there is still one more memory leak.

This memory leak however, is not cause by a program, i checked my process list and I saw Chrome taking the highest amount of memory being 250MB. However when I go on my performance list I saw 7.5 - 7.7 GB leaving around 400MB - 200MB free but it is not a process taking the memory. Can you please help me with this.

Images:
Processes(Highest to lowest memory order): Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
Performance(The graph showing memory usage): Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Also, I have performed a scan with both Avira and Malwarebytes to see if they can detect and Viruses, Trojans, Cookies etc. It had shown some viruses which has been Quarantined and cleared yet this problem is still occurring.

The following is what i have already used to fix my memory leak:
1. Disabling Superfetch.exe via. regeedit
2. Setting the "Start" file in Systems to have a value of 4 rather than 2 via regedit.

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Okay, so for almost 2 years I had this weird issue and now I give up.

For some weird reason I have occascional "stuttering" when I work with some application (Aero enabled) be it text editr or browser. It usually happens when application was active for some time, around 10 minutes and withing these 10 minutes I did
not switch it to anything. It feels like if you have VSYNC in game enabled but it is double buffered and when your FPS dips you have this continous annoying stutter along with tearing.
The interesting part is that if I win+D (minimie all windows) to desktop and switch back stutter is gone... until it appears again. Due to this annoying reason I'm inapable if using Borderless Mode in fullscreen applications.

I don't see anything special that would hook up to DWM/windows and can cause that, my active software/drivers are pretty scarce and limited. There has to be explanation for this issue but I'm failing ot isolate the cause.

if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it

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Hello, about two weeks ago I started to have a memory leak, unfortunately right around the time wildstar came out. Just leaving my computer idle the memory just keeps piling on, to the point that if I leave it on over night and wake up the next morning, it's idling at about 90% usage and a constant 30ish% on the cpu.

I figured it was a virus, although I haven't gotten one in years, so I ran malwarebytes and a couple of different antiviruses and nothing came up. So I thought it was bad memory, bought two new 4gb sticks and through them in, and exact same thing happened even on 16gb, it's now taking up 11gb of ram just idling, and resource monitor shows that barely 3gb are actually being used. The only odd thing I noticed is that svchost seemed to be taking up a ton, but nowhere near that much.

Really unsure of what to do aside from system restoring, but I would rather know what this issue is and get it fixed then do that. Any help at all would be fantastic. Below is a link to pictures of my task manager and resource monitor.

imgur: the simple image sharer
imgur: the simple image sharer

A:Very bad memory leak windows 7 64 bit

This may tell you where to look but I don't see a remedy. You may have to uninstall.

https://forums.wildstar-online.com/f...en-since-beta/

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Hello,

Since i've upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on my laptop (Lenovo G500S)
I've been getting errors and BSODs while playing games. This are mostly games which use over 1GB of RAM (League of Legends, Chivarly Medieval Warfare and Red Orchestra 2) it gives the error: Please shutdown programs to prevent loss off information. (something in that direction I have the Dutch version.) It basicly tells me that I do not have enough RAM left to run the game. I have 8GB of RAM in this machine with a Intel HD 4000 GPU and a GeForce GT 720m. After I ignore the memory message and keep playing it will blue screen giving this error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys)

I have no clue what to do anymore, I know it has to do something with Intel kernel. I've been looking all over the internet for a fix but can't find it anywhere.

I have uploaded a analysis of the BSOD with a program called Bluescreenviewer, you can see the BSOD's i've had and what it caused.

Thank you

EDIT: also some links from the same program.

file:///C:/Users/Bas/AppData/Local/T...15/report.html

A:Windows 8.1 memory leak with BSOD

Hi BesottedOrb,

Please follow the directions for posting located here..

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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for the past week or so after using my computer all day i will get memory leak symptoms. I wont be able to open any more IE windows, any programs, right click on desktop seems to be disabled and when i click on the start menu nothing is there execpt the program links at the top.

I have ran Avast! twice and ran spybot and adaware. i've defragged i've uninstalled everythig i've installed lately. tried to adjust the page file i've to several different sizes...not sure what else to try. I think this all started with the last windows update but i could be wrong. trying to remember what the last one was called ....the one with it's own manual isntall package?

A:weird memory leak with windows xp

It kind of does sound like malware, doesn't it? I'd keep looking.

Have you tried a system restore to before that last update?

Have you pressed ctrl+alt+del and poked around to see if you can find a resource hog? Under the processes tab in the mem and cpu columns, and just in general in the performance and networking tabs, is anything just running away?

You might want to post a Hijackthis log to that forum here??

JB

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Hi guys. I have Windows 10 on my work computer dual-booted with our standard Windows 7 image. I'm mostly testing out how well it works and for the most part it's pretty smooth, aside from not having RSAT yet.

Unfortunately today I noticed that my RAM usage was really high at 80%, with only XenCenter and a few tabs open in Microsoft Edge. When I looked at Task Manager, it showed that System was using 2.4GB (40%) of RAM in my 8GB system:


I turned to the Windows WDK and poolmon to tell me what was using up so many resources, per this link:
http://www.technewstoday.com/25473-is-microsoft-windows-10-using-high-memoryram-heres-the-fix/

That brought me to tags "smNp" and "smBt".



If I then open up a command prompt, navigate to drivers and do "findstr /s smNp *.*" or "findstr /s smBt *.*" they both point to rdyboost.sys.



I have no USB devices plugged in to my system, the only non-internal disks are just a CD in the DVD drive and a mapped network drive.

Did I go wrong somewhere? Why would a USB device performance technology be consuming such a large amount of RAM on my system? I'm sure once I restart it will go away, but I'm worried I won't be able to keep using W10 if I'm running into memory leaks like this one.
 

A:Windows 10 Readyboost memory leak?

Memory usage on my Windows 10 Pro with Chrome open is 12% of 16GB RAM
 

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In the last week or so, I have to reboot my pc almost every day because the RAM usage gets up to 93% and I can't do anything, even launch taskmanager. When I've caught it before it was too full, I saw that almost nothing was listed as using RAM (system was at like 80MB). Essentially, RAM is "in use", but the use is not explained by taskmgr or perfmon.

I'm prepared to learn that it's a BIOS or mem controller issue, but it never happened in several years of XP and Vista on the same rig. Also I see I'm not the only one with the same issue on Win 7 64bit:

Win 7 64bit Ram Filling Up Problem - general-discussion - windows-7

Somebody tried to shut him down, but I have a feeling his complaint is as legit as mine. There's no excuse for Windows using all of the memory if it can't flush when you need it.

Ideas?

A:Win 7 64 RAM filling up. Memory leak outside windows?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jemcgarvey


In the last week or so, I have to reboot my pc almost every day because the RAM usage gets up to 93% and I can't do anything, even launch taskmanager. When I've caught it before it was too full, I saw that almost nothing was listed as using RAM (system was at like 80MB). Essentially, RAM is "in use", but the use is not explained by taskmgr or perfmon.

I'm prepared to learn that it's a BIOS or mem controller issue, but it never happened in several years of XP and Vista on the same rig. Also I see I'm not the only one with the same issue on Win 7 64bit:

Win 7 64bit Ram Filling Up Problem - general-discussion - windows-7

Somebody tried to shut him down, but I have a feeling his complaint is as legit as mine. There's no excuse for Windows using all of the memory if it can't flush when you need it.

Ideas?


Blaming windows would be the first reaction, but is it warranted? I have no such problem, with 64 bit. Maybe, you have a virus, or maybe all your memory is not recognized. There are a lot of areas to look into before we can assume that it is windows.
Many times the A/V is a memory glutton. Other times other things are going on in the system, indexing, or a virus scan. All things to think about.

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I have a clean XP pro pc that crawls after startup as it uses up to 300MB to run windows update. It is only obvious what is happening by displaying peak and Virtual memory usage in task manager. With 1gb of mem it is Ok but with 500mb it is unusable until WU has given up after about 20 minutes. I have tried Dial-a-fix to no avail and deleted the windows update executables to force a reinstall, which worked but has not fixed the problem. Is there some clever way to reinstall Windows Update?
According to Microsoft this memory leak was a problem with XP SP1 but I am using SP3 so the patches must already be installed!

A:XP Windows Update Memory Leak

So you have 1 gig of RAM installed with XP SP3..... do you have your install disk(s) available and usable? I would recommend a repair install to see if that helps.

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I was wondering if anyone else has noticed extremely high RAM usage when using windows 7's chkdsk.  I've used chkdsk on the same USB flash drive on my XP, vista, and 7 machines, and the memory usage is as follows:xp : 20 - 30 MB (Depending on stage)vista : 2.5MB7 : about 25MB per second running (e.g. after chkdsk has been running for 10 seconds it will be using 250MB, after 2 minutes it will be using 3.0GB)I am monitoring memory usage using task manager.  I actually have two machines running windows 7 7100 release candidate (x64) and the I noticed the problem on both.The problem is easiest to duplicate if you run chkdsk on a drive other than your OS drive (so you can actually have task manager open while it runs as opposed to running after a reboot), and if you run a check that will take a long time.  chkdsk /f on a large hard drive works fine, or chkdsk /r on a smaller hard drive will work as well.  It doesn't seem to depend on which stage it is in - the memory usage balloons during stage 2 of a chkdsk /f on a (full) 1TB hard drive I have, and it happens during stage 4 of chkdsk /r on a half-full 32GB USB flash drive as well.I would be interested to see if anyone else can duplicate this.

A:Windows 7 chkdsk memory leak?

Maybe it's not faster but somehow more accurate or more likely to correct problems successfully?  Without looking into the implementation, it's impossible to know what's better, or really even
if anything's better, but it's been stated it's allocating this memory by design.  We have no choice but to live with it.  There are a LOT more important glaring problems in Windows 7.
-Noel


When you say "it's been stated it's allocating this memory by design" are you referring to the following quote from

http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/08/10/what-we-do-with-a-bug-report.aspx
"from their perspective the memory usage was by design and was a specific Windows 7 change for this scenario (the /r flag grabs an exclusive lock and repairs a disk and so our assumption is
you’d really like the disk to be fixed before you do more stuff on the machine, an assumption validated by several subsequent third party blog posts on this topic)."
He states that the behavior is limited to the /r switch but I've seen it with the /f switch - the memory usage increases just as quickly, the only reason it doesn't get as high is because chkdsk /f doesn't take as long.
It might be nice to get a little more information from someone on the "file system team", but if they truly have looked at the issue as he stated in the blog, then it either isn't a bug or it is but it would be too much work to fix when weighed against the
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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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Running Windows 7 RC1.

My roblem is that, after five or six hours of running time, the system memory usage is up to 85% or beyond, though noting unusual seems to be running.

Both DDS and RootRepeal error out when i attempt to run them - RootRepeal says "Could not initialise driver", DDS says This tool does not support your operating system.

Can we do anything here?

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Just to let you know before I start, I've been cleared of spyware, viruses etc by running scans, online scans plus being checked out in the HJT forum, so I don't think the following issue has anything to do with viruses/infections.

Now what my problem is.. when I open windows live messenger it runs fine, taking up little memory, but once I sign into my email account it takes up over 1,000,000 K of the virtual memory, which causes all kinds of issues until I close the msn application completely. I'm on windows live messenger version 8.0.0812.00 and it's been running fine for months and hasn't been updated at all, which means this issue couldn't have occurred because of a new update. But this problem has suddenly come up. Ive searched Google and there are no solutions around. But one suspicous thing I have noticed is this:



I don't know why that exclamation mark is there for and I don't know if has anything to do with the memory leak.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

A:Windows Live Messenger memory leak

This person has described the exact same problem as me. (except for the msn version number)
http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/mwhe...28/134940.aspx

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Hi,

For the last few months my I am experiencing a large memory leak with svchost.exe (the one associated with process nsi). Operating systems is Windows 7 64 bit. The memory grows over a 1 week period to use most of the 8gb of available RAM. Only solution so far is to reboot and then it just starts building up again...help!

Thanks Much!!!

A:Massive svchost.exe memory leak w/ nsi windows 7

Hi mattyxp,

First and foremost, please list your computer specs. Posting computer specs definitel helps us troubleshoot computer issues more efficiently. Have you ran a virus scan on your computer? If not, make sure your anti-virus program is updated, boot up your computer into safe mode and scan your computer for any viruses. Let me know how it goes.

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