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Disk usage and memory usage near 100%
Hi, for the last few weeks, Firefox has been showing ridiculously high disk usage and memory usage - near 100% - growing steadily from the moment I open the program until it stops responding, crashes, screws up my system (mouse cursor hanging etc) and eventually I manage to end process.
Internet Explorer on the same laptop - Windows 8, 8GB of RAM - is fine.
Things I've tried: - Making sure Firefox is up to date. - Turning off Firefox multiprocess - Disabling add-ons - 'Minimize memory usage' in about:memory - Resetting Firefox - Restarting Firefox - The other advice at this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=High+memory+usage
What can people advise?
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try to disable hardware acceleration:
also see this page:
try to disable hardware acceleration: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram
I already tried the suggestions on the 'too much RAM' page but will try thehardware acceleration suggestions, thank you.
Hi, please try : SAFE MODE
In Firefox Safe mode these changes are effective:
- all extensions are disabled (about:addons)
- default theme is used (no persona)
- userChrome.css and userContent.css are ignored (chrome folder)
- default toolbar layout is used (file: localstore-safe.rdf)
- hardware acceleration is disabled (Options > Performance > Uncheck to view)
- plugins are not affected
- preferences are not affected
TEST''''is issue still there ?
As well please give self a scan : https://www.malwarebytes.com/