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Are there any service patches for IE 11 memory leak issue?

Q: Are there any service patches for IE 11 memory leak issue?

We have an ASP.NET and Angular based web application which has memory leak issue on IE 11. Running the same web application on Edge, the memory leak issue is much better controlled. But we have many many computers which cannot be upgraded to Windows 10 at
this time.
My question is, are there any recent service patches for IE 11 which can address the memory leak issue?
Thanks a lot.

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Preferred Solution: Are there any service patches for IE 11 memory leak issue?

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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 install package?
 

A:weird memory leak issue

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Hi,

I am facing memory leak issue with utorrent on Windows 7. utorrent doesn't open and in the processes, it is draining memory.
Please suggest some solution.

Regards,
Usman

A:Memory Leak Issue with utorrent

Hi Usman -
I just wanted to be the first with the easy solution -
Uninstall utorrent and solve the problem -

Regards -

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Hiya

As Whitesnake once said 'here we go again on my own...'

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in NetMeeting, an application that ships with Microsoft® Windows 2000 and is also available as a separate download for Windows NT 4.0. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to temporarily prevent an affected machine from providing any NetMeeting services and possibly consume 100% CPU utilization during an attack

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=30963

Also:

Microsoft has developed an improved version of the Cipher.exe tool, offering an important new option – the ability to permanently overwrite (or "wipe") all of the deleted data on a hard disk

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=30925

Regards

eddie
 

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Heyo! Hopefully this gets a view and some answers sometime soon, as I've been dealing with this issue for a few weeks now with no avail. My computer's task manager, when prompted to do so, displays multiple .exes under the same name -- something I understand is relatively normal. One of them, however, quickly begins to consume rapid amounts of memory after every restart, and it often results in severe issues completing even the most mundane of tasks. 
(Around ten minutes after a restart.)
 
I'm not sure what's causing this, and attempting to google-fu myself an answer has only resulted in more confusion. Does anyone know what might be causing this, and how I might go about fixing it?

A:svchost memory leak issue. I'm unsure of as to why.

It's normal that one of those "SVCHOST" processes uses up to say 140 MBs of memory. In that regard, 160 MB is not that far "out of line". "Svchost" using A LOT OF memory (say > 140 MB) is a sign there's a problem with one of the Services in combination with some other software. And reports of those conflicts could/will show up in "Eventviewer".

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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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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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Hiya

The NNTP (Network News Transport Protocol) service in Windows NT 4.0
and Windows 2000 contains a memory leak in a routine that processes
news postings. Each time such a posting is processed that contains a
particular construction, the memory leak causes a small amount of
memory to no longer be available for use. If an attacker sent a large
number of posts, the server memory could be depleted to the point at
which normal service would be disrupted. An affected server could be
restored to normal service by rebooting

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms01-043.asp
Regards

eddie
 

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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
=================================================
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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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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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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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;

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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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 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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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... Read more

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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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 :

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I live in a rural area, lucky to get a 28,800 connection and luckier still if it will go an hour without losing the connection. Updating Windows XP is a real chore. At work, I have Windows 2000 and a 256K connection. Is there any way to download service patches at work and apply them from a burned CD on my home system?
Thanks
Bill
 

A:XP Updates - Service Patches

Sure is. Follow the instructions here.
 

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I just removed the blaster worm from my computer and downloaded the patch file to install to prevent it from happening again. When I run the install wizard, it doesn't go to completion -- I get a dialog box saying 'Setup could not verify the integrity of file Update.inf. Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer.' I've looked all thru XP help and haven't been able to find anything about a disable/able option for a cryptograph. Does anyone out there know what this is all about?
 

A:cryptographic service with download patches

It sounds like the crypto service is not running, follow these steps to enable it.

Go to Control Panel-->Administrative Tools-->Services

You will see a list of different services on the computer, find Cryptographic Services. Right click it and select Start. Then restart your computer and try to run the install wizard again. If you run into a problem, post again on this thread and we will try to help out.
 

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I have a list of patches to apply to our Win 7 PC's, as provided by our vendor. They basically supplied us with only the security updates and I'd like to compare their list to a list obtained from Microsoft.
I'm using the Microsoft Update Catalog, with mixed results. Depending on the search criteria the catalog will show as much as 1000 patches. I understand that there is a "convenience" roll up that lists a set of patches NOT included. What I would
like to review is the set included in the update, using the convenience update as a benchmark to compare the list supplied by our vendor.

Thanks...

bill

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Will microsoft continue to host the patches and service packs for XP after 4/8/2014? Would the automatic downloads work? Would we need to manually download them? I searched and could not find a direct answer. What happens if one would like to re-install the software after that date? thank you.

A:Will microsoft continue to host the patches and service packs for XP after 4/8?

Hello veerboa,
 
Although the following seems to be addressed to Enterprise customers, all your questions are answered in the FAQ section toward the end.  It is the page linked to from Microsoft Security Essentials, running with the latest updates on an XP system:
 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/end-of-support.aspx
 
In short, you can still install, activate and update XP installations, via Windows Update, even after 8 April 2014.

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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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Hi, a friend of mine sent me here to figure out what I could.

I'm on a Sager NP5793 with Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz, 4gb RAM, a 512mb nVidia 9800M GTS, 320gb 7200rpm hard drive, and Vista Ultimate 64-Bit installed. It sits on a Notepal Infinite (small for a 17" widescreen, but the vents line up nicely) and I use a Logitech Cordless Mini Optical.

I got this laptop less than a week ago, and the first thing I did after installing XP SP3 32-Bit and Vista 64-Bit was install all the drivers from the bundled CD from Sager. The current installed programs are Avast, Ccleaner, Firefox 3 (Plus Flash 10 and Java VM plugins), Foxit Reader, Diskeeper 2009, Itunes, Gtalk, Pidgin, Logitech SetPoint, Protector Suite QL(fingerprint reader), Speedfan, Nero 9, WinRAR, VLC, Speedfan, and a bunch of Source games.

I've been noticing an average of 33% memory usage consistently, even when nothing is on. I thought it may have had something to do with the Aero theme, which shouldn't have had a problem considering my laptop's specs, but I disabled them to test, and my memory usage fell a whopping 2%.

The Protector Suite QL (psqltray.exe) likes to eat memory randomly, sometimes growing to 500, but I've seen hundreds of reports about this and no one seems to know why it happens. I just end the process, and retain use of my fingerprint reader for logging in and unlocking the pc.

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Hi guys im recently new on bleeping computer and i seen on other post guys doing miracle to help others have a working pc 
now im asking for your help (sorry guys my english isnt perfect im working hard on it)
My cpu is at 90 % of maximum frequency and thats when the pc is idle like i closed almost all running program but still
and im at 67 % used physical memory 
 
Now my question is , is this a memory leak problem ? and if so is there anything i can do to help my pc get better
 

A:Memory leak ??

When this happens, what processes are using lots of cpu?

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Hi, a friend of mine sent me here to figure out what I could.I'm on a Sager NP5793 with Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz, 4gb RAM, a 512mb nVidia 9800M GTS, 320gb 7200rpm hard drive, and Vista Ultimate 64-Bit installed. It sits on a Notepal Infinite (small for a 17" widescreen, but the vents line up nicely) and I use a Logitech Cordless Mini Optical.I got this laptop less than a week ago, and the first thing I did after installing XP SP3 32-Bit and Vista 64-Bit was install all the drivers from the bundled CD from Sager. The current installed programs are Avast, Ccleaner, Firefox 3 (Plus Flash 10 and Java VM plugins), Foxit Reader, Diskeeper 2009, Itunes, Gtalk, Pidgin, Logitech SetPoint, Protector Suite QL(fingerprint reader), Speedfan, Nero 9, WinRAR, VLC, Speedfan, and a bunch of Source games.I've been noticing an average of 33% memory usage consistently, even when nothing is on. I thought it may have had something to do with the Aero theme, which shouldn't have had a problem considering my laptop's specs, but I disabled them to test, and my memory usage fell a whopping 2%.The Protector Suite QL (psqltray.exe) likes to eat memory randomly, sometimes growing to 500, but I've seen hundreds of reports about this and no one seems to know why it happens. I just end the process, and retain use of my fingerprint reader for logging in and unlocking the pc.One instance of svchost likes to claim about 100mb+ of my ram, which isn't much of an issue (I'm not too stingy). It has the Windows Drive... Read more

A:Possible Memory Leak

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.This may not work with the 64-bit... but others will help.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the progra... Read more

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Hello, I'm new to this forum and I've been having a problem with this ram issue lately.. Basically, my computer builds up RAM over time which is impossible to clear unless I restart my computer. Any solutions? Thanks

A:[RAM] Memory Leak

It's supposed to do that. Yes you can clear it but RAM usage will soon increase as you start using your machine. You don't need to clear it.

Why do you want to?

Edit: Windows will free up RAM automatically when needed.

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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 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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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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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. 
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Hey guys.
I recently re-installed my Windows 8.1 on my SSD.
Installed drivers, updated them and everything is fine.
But I am having a slight problem with memory not sure if it's a memory leak?


Basically sitting here with Google chrome open with 2 tabs open and the default Windows 8.1 programs running. I do not understand how 2gb of memory is being used.
I also play a Massive Multiplayer Online game called Wildstar that uses up 2gb of memory because it's such a big game.
I feel as though there's something up with my PC and there's something missing?
Can anyone help, thanks!

A:Memory leak

I don't see anything unusual or a cause for concern.

Adding up items in the memory usage columns will never equal total usage. It was never intended that it would. The screenshot does not show the full process usage which will typically be much higher. There are also some very significant users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown by Task Manager.

For what you have running 2 GB usage on an 8 GB system does not seem at all unusual. Also understand that memory usage in a modern OS is highly dynamic. Current usage might seem high but that is only because there is currently no better us for the memory. Memory was designed to be used, not sit idle. If a large application requires more memory the current usage will be automatically trimmed back, drastically if necessary.

Memory management in any modern OS is highly complex, far more so than most people imagine.

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We are facing a problem with IE memory leak. In our application (intranet), we are using Ajax, servlets and in our client we are using lots of Javascript, DOM components & XML processing. The problem we are facing is every time when a page is opened, around 10MB of memory is increased in IE process thread (in Task Manager). When the page is closed only 3 or 4MB alone released. So, if the application is used for, say, 1 hour then the IE memory is increased to whopping 600MB and system crashes (IE couldn?t handle further requests).

The strange facts are, this is happening only for the last couple of months or so. In our network domain the environment is Windows XP with SP2 & IE 6. We tested the application in Windows 2000 and found that there it is working fine (around 80MB alone used and memory usage is stable). And also in one of the Windows XP with SP2 machine also the memory usage is stable. The application works fine in a different network domain with the same Windows XP with SP2 environment.

We suspect that some recent Windows patch is causing this problem. We rolled back recent Windows patches and tried to get it resolve but in vain. Have anyone faced similar problem? Is there anything like IE settings, Firewall settings could be a reason?

Can someone help me in this regard?

A:IE memory leak

How many computers is this effecting?

woudl you eb able to update to IE7 and see if the same probelm occurs?

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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 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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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
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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

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

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About five days ago I began having problems with my physical memory leaking from start-up. I'm running Vista Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron 1521 notebook, 160G hard drive and 2G RAM. When I open task manager right at start-up, I have around 700mb of free physical memory, but over the course of 2-3 minutes that amount drains to about 0-15 free mb. At the time of the "memory drain", my CPU is running at 99%, and once I've lost most of my physical memory the CPU goes down to about 3% with intermittent spikes of up to 90%. I also noted that I have 13 instances of svchost.exe, and when I run the resource monitor during the "drain" it is svchost using most of the memory, disk, and CPU. I've tried running the memory diagnostic tool, disk clean-up, disk defragmentor, full system virus scan, Dell system scan, two different PC file/registry clean-up programs, and restarting my computer after disabling ALL start-up programs w/ msconfig, on top of contacting Dell twice. The only time I don't have this memory issue is when I run my computer on safe mode. If someone has any idea what could be causing this, please let me know!

A:Memory Leak

Your pc is just caching your unused memory. It is not leaking dude. Vista manages memory differently then previous operating systems. Hmn let me put this into words - Vista is designed to use your free unused memory into a cache called "super fetch" which in turn allows you to make use of all your ram instead of it being wasted. What "super fetch" does is it caches all of your frenquently used programs etc. into your unused memory. And of course we all know that ram works much much faster than a hard drive. It really does speed up your computer. And whenever you need that cached memory for lets say an application, Vista will make room for it instantly replacing the cache with your program. And over time Vista will study your computing habbits and cache the things you use more frenquently and not caching the things you do not. "Super fetch" is one of the many great features Vista has to offer.

-rav-e

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I recently formatted my hard drive on my laptop, and started FRESH. I have my D Drive mostly used for storage, and my C: drive as the main drive for Programs. D is in Fat32 format, C: is in NTFS. I recently am running into what seems to me to be numerous svchost.exe openings and they seem to be sucking up a lot of memory, even when I'm not online (disconnected from internet).

I have run Spybot Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware SE (which I keep up to date) and have removed any problems. I have run an online scan at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ and I have no viruses detected. I have done a full scan using my Norton Anti-Virus, which I keep up to date, and nothing. I have done all my Windows XP Service Pack updates (including SP2) and Critical and Security updates for all application software.

It just seems to be spiking, my CPU usage 38%-78%-100% and the only thing I can think of, after shutting down all unused applications, is that it may be a memory leak somewhere.

Any ideas? Here is my log attached....
 

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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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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.

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How do I come to know there is an memory leak issue on my pc.
 

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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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