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Huge memory consumption

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Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment.

cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the problem stopped.

Is it expected to see this problem intermittently from now?

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After restarting laptop & ff high cpu usage not seen. Went into trouble shoot & ok. Was this a malicious spyware etc.


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You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article;

Run most or all of the listed free to use malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.


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Being on Linux, malware is not very likely. Could have been a problem with a website.

If it happens again then check the Firefox Task Manager (about:performance) and about:memory pages to see what takes up the memory.

Can you attach your troubleshooting information ?

You can try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

Close and restart Firefox after modifying the setting to make changes effective.


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