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Firefox high memory warning message by AVG


AVG Advisor message; AVG detected high memory usage by the following application: Firefox Total memory used: 311MB AVG recommends closing and reopening the application for faster performance.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

after update to ver. 7

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

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This is probably nothing to worry about.

Although I do not use AVG myself I imagine you can probably set AVG to stop issuing such warnings. The memory usage is probably not considered high. How much RAM do you have installed on your computer ?
(Remember 1GB is equivalent to something in the order of 1000MB)

KWeigle 0 solutions 2 answers

This is happening when you first launch the Firefox browser now... My home page is Google and this message comes up about 300 times a day... seriously. It is making me nutso and frustrated! Don't need the stress...

KWeigle 0 solutions 2 answers

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FYI - I have 12GB of installed RAM

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You hardly seem to be short of RAM, so it may be that AVG is being a bit over cautious in issuing warnings.

TechSource 0 solutions 1 answers

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If you disable the option "Disable AVG Advisor performance notifications" in the advanced setting tab, you shouldn't see this again.

Question owner

Done that and it's still giving the error. Thanks for the kind effort. I gave it up for now until Firefox and/or AVG comes up with a proper solution. I moved to chrome..

alan_r 58 solutions 753 answers

You would do better seeking advice from AVG. Your memory usage is not that remarkable. If you are getting a warning at start-up the problem is probably with AVG.

Ferdinand 1 solutions 22 answers

If you are using the free version of AVG I would sooner recommend uninstalling AVG and getting antivirus protection from smarter people. MS has a nice one. I see this kind of behavior from an antivirus company as indicative of their competence.

trlkly 2 solutions 10 answers

Sure, if you want to sign up for an ineffective antivirus. Av-test.org gives it a 2/6 on protection, while AVG free has a 5.5/6--the highest for free products.