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Waterfox Memory Leak

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Waterfox Memory Leak

Yesterday I had a message pop up on-screen.

On checking I found memory usage at 82% Shocked

I quickly located the plugin-container for Waterfox as the initial source of the problem.

I disabled all 5 plugins I had installed and then re-enabled each in turn.

I ended up with AdobeAAMDetect, Shockwave Flash and Unity Player disabled with Silverlight and OpenH264 Video Codec plugins enabled.

So far so good.

Customer and Forum Moderator. Windows 10 Firefox 62.0.3 (64-bit)

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Casey
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Re: Waterfox Memory Leak

"I ended up with AdobeAAMDetect, Shockwave Flash and Unity Player disabled with Silverlight and OpenH264 Video Codec plugins enabled." Those three (well, 2, i don;t recognise the AdobeAMM thing) are KNOWN for memory leaks. Unity-in-browser beign the worst offender. Flash sometimes runs rampant and hogs resources - and it's a little worrying when there's no flash being used! Update - the AMM thing is related to Adobe cloud useage. The standalone AMM is the lic manager, the browser plugin can be disabled if you don't faff with cloud.