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I have been using Firefox for a long time. Now that I have a new OS Windows 7 64bit with 12GB RAM installed, I installed Waterfox 12 in the beginning. No problems at all for months. I updated to Waterfox 13 and thereafter 14 still no problems at all.
1 month ago I updated to Waterfox 15 and than it started. Huge memory usage and a max of 5% CPU usage.
I uninstalled the entire Firefox ~ Waterfox stuff together with all the plugins and addons.
I did a fresh install of Waterfox 15 with as low plugins and add-ons.
Still the same.
Can someone please take a look?

Plugins installed :
Shockwave Flash 11.4 (upgrading to 11.5 gives me permission errors. I have UAC disabled)
Silverlight 5.1
Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.70.10 10.7.2.10 (disabled)
Java Platform SE 7 U7 10.7.2.10 (disabled)

Add-Ons installed (Extensions) :
Download Statusbar 0.9.10
FEBE 7.0.3.5
Flash Video Downloader Youtube Downloader 3.6.9
Tab Mix Plus 0.4.0.3
Youtube MP3 PodCaster 2.6.2

Appearance :
Default 15.0

prefs.zip 4k .zip file
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Well, it's really not surprising. 64-bit binaries always use more available resources for performance. I'd be worried if it was a resource leak and the memory usage was ever climbing and the browser wasn't responsive. There is a chance though one of those addons might be causing increased memory usage too. Have you tried running Waterfox in safe mode with no extensions enabled?
Edited by Lord Venom - 9/25/12 at 5:35pm
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post #3 of 5
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The fact is, I don't even have to look at the taskmanager as soon as Waterfox is "loading" a website like Facebook or Twitter for longer than 5 seconds. I even had never flash crashes on waterfox version 14 and less. In waterfox 15 it's between 3 and 7 times a day. I'm glad I didn't start with Minecraft yet, which is a flash game I have read somewhere.
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Originally Posted by Lord Venom View Post

Well, it's really not surprising. 64-bit binaries always use more available resources for performance. I'd be worried if it was a resource leak and the memory usage was ever climbing and the browser wasn't responsive. There is a chance though one of those addons might be causing increased memory usage too. Have you tried running Waterfox in safe mode with no extensions enabled?

Seems you edited your post, hard to get a notification of edited posts.
No I haven't. Will do that soon.
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I have done what you said. Starting Waterfox 15 in safe mode with no extensions, themes, etc
Problem persist.

I have checked what was "using" Waterfox everytime. It points out that my Emsisoft AdWare scanner was watching Waterfox for bad behavior such as backdoor, trojan, etc... So everytime I visit a website, it was scanning that website, and eventually giving me a warning if the website contained a bad cookie, trace cookie, trojan, ... etc
When I disabled the option not to scan Waterfox, the memory dropped below 1GB.

Than to check further, I went to options, tab Privacy, and I marked "Clear history when Waterfox closes" with as Settings "Download History" & "Cache" cause the Cache was the same as the RAM in use based on Total Commander 64bit.
That dropped the RAM even more from around 800MB RAM to around 250~350MB.

So case solved smile.gif
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