You may have a memory leak with a dll file that gets used while you are running IE8.
Download VMMap here:
Make sure IE is closed then do the following:
-Extract the contents of the zip file and run the vmmap.exe file
-At the top of that window, click the Launch and trace a new process tab, then enter the path to iexplore.exe
(it should be C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe)
-Click OK and it will start up IE8
-Browse as you normally would until you see your memory usage get fairly high (I would go to at least 40 MB to make it a bit easier)
-Return to VMMap and push F5 (or click View -> Refresh) to make it refresh
-Click on the Bytes column header to sort by the Bytes
**Note** If the first item doesn't have a relatively large Bytes value then you may need to trigger the leak more times (keep VMMap
running and remember to Refresh it each time you come back to it), or you may be incorrect about there being a leak at all. Otherwise, continue...
-Select the first item and then click Stack...
You will now see a list of DLLs involved when the memory was allocated. The component causing the memory leak is usually the first non-Windows DLL in the list. Let me know once you have the name of the DLL causing the problem (if this is actually the problem).
Edited by The_Outkast, 27 June 2012 - 09:47 AM.