(Problem described below; RAM, Vista version, and primary browser are stated first for clarity)
I am using Windows Vista 32-bit.
I believe I have somewhere around 2.0 gigabytes of RAM, but I'm not entirely sure and it doesn't even matter, which I will explain as I go.
My primary browser is Google Chrome. I really don't use any others.
As the title says, I'm having memory issues, and not the normal kind. All I need to do is just bring up ONE tab/webpage/window on Youtube that's about 15 minutes long, give it 5-20 minutes, and it will magically and gradually increase up to 1,000,000 kilobytes, which winds up being somewhere around 88% of my physical memory. Obviously, my computer slows down to a snail's pace, it locks up, and all I can do is hope and pray my computer notices me clicking the big red X or brings up Task Manager.
This is abnormal. Only a few weeks ago I could have a Twitch livestream or past-stream up at medium quality with a few Youtube videos up (not playing, but still tabbed up; they weren't minimized like when you go back to the desktop and everything clears off) or one Youtube page and 2-3 of my favorite videogame website which also happens to be rather taxing on computers, but nevertheless, my computer gladiatored through the pain and would always provide the services I desired, so long as they weren't ridiculous. I can no longer do that. No, my computer only allows one page and the pages gradually increase in the kilobytes they taking up. I am aware that Google Chrome is taxing on computers, and so are 30 minutes videos on Youtube, the gaming website, and Twitch streams, but now I can really only have 1-2 pages up and just pray I'm not typing a long-winded post when my pages begin to crash.
Steps I've taken:
I have ran the scans of Avast! (nothing found),
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (a few things found, but all dealt with; none of them appeared to be rootkits by name);
SuperAntiSpyware (a few things found and dealt with);
Wise Registry Cleaner (did all of the basic things it allows me to do and had it deal with them);
GMER (a rootkit-finding device; it freezes my computer after it's done but it still removed rootkits months ago when I first used it);
I've emptied all of those caches and cookies and browser history and download history and all of that kind of stuff (if there's something you're not sure I did, simply mention it);
I don't have any visible extensions on Google Chrome except those that it requires of me;
and I've even uninstalled and re-installed Google Chrome, which sadly deleted all of my Favorites data.
I've also posted this problem in the Google support forums and have waited a few days with no response; I will post any information given to me by them assuming that it's legal (please inform me if it's not).
Please help. I have absolutely no idea what's going on. My pages just keep increasing in their memory usage and it's incredibly debilitating to not be able to multitask as I desire to do.
I will now apologize if this is unorganized or unhelpful to those seeking to help me; I'm not at all used to tech-help websites.
I will try to keep as in-touch with this thread as I can.
Edited by Snazzy Pierre, 27 July 2014 - 06:20 PM.