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Possible memory leak? Help please!


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#1 Ominous1337

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 07:40 PM

I'm not sure how long this has been going on, but after my computer is on a few hours and I've been messing around (WoW, witcher 3, browsing the internet, etc) my computer eventually gets stuck on a high memory usage % (over 90%+) even though I have closed like every program running. If I close a high memory program the memory usage will still stay on 80%+
 
And when I restart my computer, my memory usage is normal around 20%-30% but after a few hours it jumps back up to 90%+ and becomes very sluggish and laggy. 
 
I have run virus scans, malware scans, spyware scans, you name it, and no infections found.
 
I have included an imgur album that I created to show you my windows processes, memory usage, RAMMap results, etc.
 
As you can see on RamMap, when I went to processes, there are literally THOUSANDS of "Powercfg.exe" and "Conhost.exe" (Look how small the scroll bar is!) So this is obviously a problem, I don't know why there are thousands of zombie processes. I've never dealt with a memory leak before (if it even is one) and I would very much like help! Thank you fellows! These thousands of powercfg and conhosts are each 4 kb each... multiply that by 1000+ and you've got a problem.
 


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 09:09 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Posted 03 June 2015 - 10:41 AM

Edit: I found the source of the memory leak! After doing a bit of research on these repeating executables, I have narrowed it down to this "Razer Surround" program I beta tested about a year ago and after I removed it off my computer all the processes literally disappeared! Thank you for your help though :)



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 10:58 AM

:thumbup2: , nice work, glad you resolved it and thanks for letting us know :).

 

Happy computing :).

 

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