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Firefox uses too much memory after few hours.

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When I open firefox it uses 44,~~~k Memory with all addons working,when I watch live streams on www.justin.tv it goes up to 70,000k - 80,000k after few hours firefox uses 130,~~~k-140,~~~k memory even if I don't watch anything on any site,just stay at google.But when I restart firefox it goes back to using 44,~~~k memory.I have tried running firefox in safe mode and it used a little less memory,but it still got high after a while.Add-ons I'm using:AdBlock Plus,AnyColor,BetterPrivacy,Firebug and iMacros.Is this normal at all?

Is this normal?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

When I open firefox it uses 44,~~~k Memory with all addons working,when I watch live streams on www.justin.tv it goes up to 70,000k - 80,000k after few hours firefox uses 130,~~~k-140,~~~k memory even if I don't watch anything on any site,just stay at google.But when I restart firefox it goes back to using 44,~~~k memory.I have tried running firefox in safe mode and it used a little less memory,but it still got high after a while.Add-ons I'm using:AdBlock Plus,AnyColor,BetterPrivacy,Firebug and iMacros.Is this normal at all? Is this normal? == This happened == Every time Firefox opened

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -np-mswmp
  • Default Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2"
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.3
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Firebug
1.5.4
true
firebug@software.joehewitt.com
AnyColor
0.3.2
true
anycolor.pavlos256@gmail.com
BetterPrivacy
1.47.4
true
iMacros for Firefox
6.6.5.0
true
{81BF1D23-5F17-408D-AC6B-BD6DF7CAF670}
Adblock Plus
1.2
true
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Value
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0
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180
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false
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2
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http://www.google.com/webhp
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.3
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.3
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1275151282
print.print_printer
HP Photosmart C4400 series
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false
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4400_series.print_bgimages
false
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print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4400_series.print_downloadfonts
false
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0
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0
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0
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0
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4400_series.print_evenpages
true
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4400_series.print_footercenter
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4400_series.print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4400_series.print_footerright
&D
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&T
print.printer_HP_Photosmart_C4400_series.print_headerright
&U
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0.5
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0.5
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0.5
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true
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0
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9
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0
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0
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0
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caf21 1 solutions 7 answers

Cor-el's solution of installing Flashblock worked for me. I hoped the problem would go away when I switched for FF 4.0.1 but in fact it seemed to get worse. I repeatedly had to restart when the memory usage topped 1 million KB and performance would tank (ie. freeze up). However, installing Flashblock seems to have cleared up the problem, and for the past several days my FF has been running with a stable 400,000 KB. Thanks cor-el!

Cor-el's solution of installing Flashblock worked for me. I hoped the problem would go away when I switched for FF 4.0.1 but in fact it seemed to get worse. I repeatedly had to restart when the memory usage topped 1 million KB and performance would tank (ie. freeze up). However, installing Flashblock seems to have cleared up the problem, and for the past several days my FF has been running with a stable 400,000 KB. Thanks cor-el!

Modified by caf21

Bristolgil 0 solutions 1 answers

I've been having continuing problems with Firefox using memory and now I've sorted them all out. How did I do it I downloaded Internet Explorer 8 and everything is fine again. I've got two accounts open both logged into IE8 and doing all the same things as I did with Firefox.

I've been having continuing problems with Firefox using memory and now I've sorted them all out. How did I do it I downloaded Internet Explorer 8 and everything is fine again. I've got two accounts open both logged into IE8 and doing all the same things as I did with Firefox.
FcDivine 0 solutions 1 answers

This happens to me too but in much greater memory usage. The add-ons I use are: Ad-Block Plus, TinEye reverse image look-up, and WOT (Web of Trust). I only use those and I could be just sitting on facebook or watching youtube videos and various other things that don't require a lot of memory. And My Firefox ends up using upwards of 516k to a whopping 716k today.

This happens to me too but in much greater memory usage. The add-ons I use are: Ad-Block Plus, TinEye reverse image look-up, and WOT (Web of Trust). I only use those and I could be just sitting on facebook or watching youtube videos and various other things that don't require a lot of memory. And My Firefox ends up using upwards of 516k to a whopping 716k today.
cunijoeme 0 solutions 1 answers

after a few minuets of watching a video on YouTube and looking at some high res images fire fox uses in excess of 300 MB of ram the only add on i have is speed dial any ideas?? helllpppppppppppppppppp!!!!

after a few minuets of watching a video on YouTube and looking at some high res images fire fox uses in excess of 300 MB of ram the only add on i have is speed dial any ideas?? helllpppppppppppppppppp!!!!
VishwasKamath 0 solutions 1 answers

VERY EASY SOLUTION FOR THIS. USE THIS TINY SOFTWARE CALLED " FIREMIN " YOUR MEMORY USAGE WILL GO DOWN TO KILOBYTES FROM MEGABYTES. HERES THE LINK> http://www.rizonesoft.com/2011/firemin/

BEST OF LUCK

VERY EASY SOLUTION FOR THIS. USE THIS TINY SOFTWARE CALLED " FIREMIN " YOUR MEMORY USAGE WILL GO DOWN TO KILOBYTES FROM MEGABYTES. HERES THE LINK> http://www.rizonesoft.com/2011/firemin/ BEST OF LUCK