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Firefox keeps running in the Windows Task Manager even after Exit and holds onto so much memory that it affects other applications

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Firefox keeps running in the Windows Task Manager even after Exit and holds onto so much memory that it affects other applications. firefox.exe must be manually Ended in the Windows Task Manager. Is there a software patch that will force release of memory and all computer resources that Firefox was using, once it is Exited?

This happened

A few times a week

== I have only noticed the program in the Task Manager in the past few months however the problem could have been happening for longer

Firefox keeps running in the Windows Task Manager even after Exit and holds onto so much memory that it affects other applications. firefox.exe must be manually Ended in the Windows Task Manager. Is there a software patch that will force release of memory and all computer resources that Firefox was using, once it is Exited? == This happened == A few times a week == I have only noticed the program in the Task Manager in the past few months however the problem could have been happening for longer

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See the Hang at exit section of Firefox hangs or is not responding - How to fix

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Exactly the same here!

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
       Addictive Typing Lessons
       3.0
       true
       addictive_typing_lessons@tomkennedy.net
       Adobe DLM (powered by getPlus(R))
       1,6,2,36
       true
        
       AVG Safe Search
       9.0.0.825
       true
       {3f963a5b-e555-4543-90e2-c3908898db71}
       Google Gears
       0.5.36.0
       true
       {000a9d1c-beef-4f90-9363-039d445309b8}
       Java Console
       6.0.05
       true
        
       Java Console
       6.0.03
       true
        
       Java Console
       6.0.07
       true
        
       Java Console
       6.0.12
       true
        
       Java Console
       6.0.13
       true
        
       Java Console
       6.0.14
       true
        
       Java Console
       6.0.15
       true
        
       Java Console
       6.0.17
       true
        
       Java Quick Starter
       1.0
       true
       jqs@sun.com
       RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin
       1.0
       false
        
       Total Validator
       6.5.0
       true
       validator@totalvalidator.com
       User Agent Switcher
       0.7.2
       true
        
       Web Developer
       1.1.8
       true
        
       Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
       1.2.1
       true
       {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
       Java Console
       6.0.19
       true
        
       Java Console
       6.0.20
       true
        
       Firebug
       1.5.4
       true
       firebug@software.joehewitt.com
       Java Console
       6.0.02
       true
        
       ocplugin
       1.1
       true
       ocplugin@webex.com
 Modified Preferences
     Name
     Value
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       0
       browser.history_expire_days.mirror
       180
       browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
       false
       browser.places.importDefaults
       false
       browser.places.leftPaneFolderId
       -1
       browser.places.migratePostDataAnnotations
       false
       browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
       2
       browser.places.updateRecentTagsUri
       false
       browser.startup.homepage
       http://neptune.int/
       browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
       rv:1.9.2.3
       browser.zoom.full
       false
       extensions.lastAppVersion
       3.6.3
       font.minimum-size.x-western
       10
       general.useragent.extra.microsoftdotnet
       ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
       network.cookie.prefsMigrated
       true
       network.image.imageBehavior
       0
       places.last_vacuum
       1273954058
       print.print_printer
       Adobe PDF

       privacy.clearOnShutdown.downloads
       false
       privacy.clearOnShutdown.formdata
       false
       privacy.clearOnShutdown.history
       false
       privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions
       false
       privacy.cpd.downloads
       false
       privacy.cpd.formdata
       false
       privacy.cpd.history
       false
       privacy.cpd.sessions
       false
       privacy.item.cookies
       true
       privacy.item.downloads
       false
       privacy.item.formdata
       false
       privacy.item.history
       false
       privacy.item.sessions
       false
       privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
       true
       security.disable_button.openCertManager
       false
       security.warn_viewing_mixed
       false
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