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zorro6204
 
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Post Posted July 27th, 2018, 11:24 pm

When I start Firefox it uses 200-400K CPU memory, but regardless of the web page open, the memory use keeps climbing. For example, I've had it up for about fifteen minutes and it's already up to 824K and climbing. Anyone have that problem? Is there a fix?

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Post Posted July 28th, 2018, 3:58 am

You could try updating to the current release version, 61.0.1.
Alternatively ---
Have you tried starting Firefox in Mozilla Safe Mode? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode
If no improvement using Safe Mode, do you have the same problem if you create a new profile and test it with no extensions or non-default themes installed?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager
and
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_ne ... on_Windows

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Post Posted July 28th, 2018, 6:34 am

I'm up to date, but only as much as Firefox allows because (yes I know), I'm still using XP until I switch over next month. Still, it would be nice for Firefox to work in the meantime. I'll try your suggestions.

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Post Posted July 28th, 2018, 7:30 am

(That's "RAM memory". And while we're at it, how is [FF] CPU usage hanging?)
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Post Posted July 28th, 2018, 5:43 pm

I'm not sure what you mean, I'm talking CPU resource use, that Task Manager reports. For example, I've been online for about twenty minutes and the CPU use has crept up to 767K and is climbing about 1K per ten seconds. It just doesn't stop. Just a couple of weeks ago, with the same setup, I was leaving my brokerage website open for six-seven hours a morning, and a couple of other financial websites besides, with no problems. Now it would freeze up before a half hour passed. So what changed?

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Post Posted July 29th, 2018, 1:09 am

Maybe firefox update, maybe extension update, maybe adware. Could be anything because of xp.

Get adwcleaner from bleeping site and run it, post logfile here.
users using outdated and vulnerable software probably never will get an answer from me - sticked with the past? stay alone.

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Post Posted July 29th, 2018, 9:45 am

The only add-on I have enabled is Hide Tab Bar, last updated in 2016. Adwarecleaner wouldn't load, got an error message, but I have an anti-virus package, scan regularly, I run a key logging blocker, Cyber Scrub every few days, and I have both Microsoft security updates (after they quit supporting XP). Firefox history is set to "never", no cache. I also use a host file, and I clear cookies every time I sneeze. I don't see anything new that shows up on HiJackthis:


:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\AVG\Av\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Jetico\BestCrypt\BCWipeSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Jetico\BestCrypt\BCWipeTM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files\Zemana AntiLogger Free\AntiLogger Free.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\Framework\Common\avguix.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Jetico\BestCrypt\BCWipeTM.exe
C:\Program Files\Privacy Suite\psSCHAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\EaseUS\EaseUS Partition Master 12.8\bin\TrayPopupE\TrayTipAgentE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\KHAL3\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgfws.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgidsagent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgwdsvcx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Privacy Suite\psSCHService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgemcx.exe
C:\Program Files\Privacy Suite\psUpdateService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Malwaresolutions\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://mysearch.avg.com?cid={3CDAA3E9-B231-41CB-A297-B4686CA2E67E}&mid=cd679a12f1660133574a9f331b36cb72-34af3ba99c0ca4f16388e963f66c5e03da07f6ef&lang=en&ds=AVG&coid=&cmpid=&pr=fr&d=2013-01-30 05:35:54&v=19.4.0.508&pid=safeguard&sg=0&sap=hp
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.avg.com/ww.upgrade-app9?lic= ... UtVjZCOFE=
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost #[IPv6]
O2 - BHO: AVG SafeGuard toolbar - {95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233} - C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\19.4.0.508\AVG SafeGuard toolbar_toolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AVG SafeGuard toolbar - {95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233} - C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\19.4.0.508\AVG SafeGuard toolbar_toolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTDVDDET] "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vProt] "C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_UI] "C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avuirunnerx.exe" C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgui.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZALFree] "C:\Program Files\Zemana AntiLogger Free\AntiLogger Free.exe" /MINIMIZED
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EvtMgr6] C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\SetPoint.exe /launchGaming
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AvgUi] "C:\Program Files\AVG\Framework\Common\avguirnx.exe" /lps=fmw
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RunDLL32.exe NvMCTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit -login
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nview\nwiz.exe" /installquiet
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvBackend] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCWipeTM Startup] "C:\Program Files\Jetico\BestCrypt\BCWipeTM.exe" startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateLBPShortCut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\LabelPrint\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\LabelPrint" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\LabelPrint\2.5"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CLMLServer] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateP2GoShortCut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\7.0"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CYBERSCRUB PRIVACY SUITE SCHEDULER AGENT] C:\Program Files\Privacy Suite\psSCHAgent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EaseUS EPM Tray Agent] "C:\Program Files\EaseUS\EaseUS Partition Master 12.8\bin\TrayPopupE\TrayTipAgentE.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Privacy Suite Risk Monitor] "C:\Program Files\Privacy Suite\etRiskMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-600693477-4263991986-2052525006-500\..\RunOnce: [avg_spchecker] "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Notification\SPChecker1.exe" /start (User 'Administrator')
O4 - Global Startup: BestCrypt Auto Open.lnk = C:\Program Files\Jetico\BestCrypt\BestCrypt.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O18 - Protocol: viprotocol - {B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\ViProtocolInstaller\19.4.0\ViProtocol.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\KEYCRY~1\KEYCRY~4.DLL,hplun.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Firewall (avgfws) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgfws.exe
O23 - Service: AVGIDSAgent - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgidsagent.exe
O23 - Service: AVG WatchDog (avgwd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgwdsvcx.exe
O23 - Service: BCWipe service (BCWipeSvc) - Jetico, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Jetico\BestCrypt\BCWipeSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\Bluetooth\lbtserv.exe
O23 - Service: Mozilla Maintenance Service (MozillaMaintenance) - Mozilla Foundation - C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Network Service (NvNetworkService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: QSpsSchedulerService - CyberScrub Technologies - C:\Program Files\Privacy Suite\psSCHService.exe
O23 - Service: QSpsUpdateService - CyberScrub Technologies - C:\Program Files\Privacy Suite\psUpdateService.exe

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Ah well, I'm getting by just shutting Firefox down rather than leaving web pages open for an extended period. Soon I'll be entering the Windows 10 world, and will get to experience a whole new level of f/ups as I try to copy the functions of ten years worth of XP video processing software.

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Post Posted July 29th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Dont waste time with outdated hjt. But avg and zemana... Dont you know NOT to run more than one av?

Apologized for adwcleaner, no longer designed to run on xp
https://de.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

I have no other clue except you to upgrade asap to a supported windows!
users using outdated and vulnerable software probably never will get an answer from me - sticked with the past? stay alone.

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Post Posted July 29th, 2018, 6:46 pm

I'm not using two antii-virus programs, do you NOT know how to read a logfile? I'm only using their key logger protection.

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Post Posted July 30th, 2018, 3:44 am

Keep it civil here, people.

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Post Posted July 30th, 2018, 10:27 am

Antilogger is a half baked antivirus. It need definitions to work. And afair antilogger that build is out of support. Its an active program beside avg, weather you like it or not, it could cause mismatch. Anyhow im out, i dont need such behavior and know-it-all. But i oversaw a third program:
CYBERSCRUB PRIVACY SUITE SCHEDULER AGENT
Its not possible to cure firefox with such armada of software on a high vulnerable system.
As recommended start over with another windows, good luck.
users using outdated and vulnerable software probably never will get an answer from me - sticked with the past? stay alone.

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Post Posted July 30th, 2018, 11:19 am

I've had the key logger program and Cyberscrub installed ever since Microsoft quit supporting XP, with zero problems. Where did I ever claim to be a know it all? Heck, I just bought my first Windows 10 machine to learn how to use the darn thing. I came here asking for advice, not to be talked down to. It's not helpful.

In any case, get this, the problem stopped. I swear on my beloved Omnikey keyboard I made absolutely no changes. Right now Firefox is cruising along at 365K with three windows open. I don't know, but I'll take it.

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Post Posted July 30th, 2018, 11:42 am

zorro6204 wrote:I came here asking for advice, not to be talked down to. It's not helpful.



Likely drunk on too much Moz-Aid again, its daily abuse usually starts around this hour.
#KeepFightingMichael

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Post Posted July 30th, 2018, 11:46 am

On my end, XP, in a new Profile, on startup, FF is eating
~210 MB of RAM
(& that's MB & "RAM memory", not CPU, just to be clear)

> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.9.0/firstrun/
> & default Home Page are open

Adding

> https://www.yahoo.com/

to the mix, & scrolling down to the bottom of the page (as it loads more content as you go), & FF is using

~500 MB of RAM.

That is with (those) 3 tabs open.
No extensions.

IOW, everything affects what you may or may not see; sites, extensions, plugins...
That you are seeing 200-400 or 800 may not be atypical.

Closing the Yahoo tab, & memory dropped to
~350 MB.
Not as low as having only the first two tabs open on start, but lower.
And very possible that during this session, I'll never drop below that ~350 number.
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Post Posted August 1st, 2018, 6:16 pm

It wasn't just the amount of memory being used, although it was high. It was that the memory use just kept going up, regardless of what webpage was loaded. Eventually it got so high that Firefox slowed to a crawl and basically froze. Anyway, it just stopped happening. I have no idea why.

My setup has been rock solid for years, I hate to see XP go. It did everything I wanted, and very little I didn't want (aside from trying to shove Internet Explorer in my face of course).

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