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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:41 PM

Stop Internet Explorer from bleeding Windows memory
By Mike Williams | Published February 1, 2011, 5:32 PM

If you abandoned Internet Explorer long ago then the news that it can waste a great deal of RAM probably won't come as much of a surprise. But if you still use the browser, even only occasionally, then it's worth checking your current configuration, because it could be using three times as much memory as is actually necessary.

To be fair, this isn't entirely the fault of Internet Explorer itself. The problem lies more with its add-ons. You may only have installed one or two yourself, but other applications may have added more, sometimes without telling you, and these can have a significant effect on your PC.