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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.

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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.