Posts Tagged ‘memory’

What is Runtime Broker and Why is it Causing High CPU Load?

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

If you’ve noticed that an unfamiliar program, named Runtime Broker is hogging more than 15% of your memory and causing your PC to run slow, here’s how to deal with it.

Microsoft introduced the Runtime Broker process (RuntimeBroker.exe) in Windows 8, and kept on using it in Windows 10 as well. Runtime Broker is a legitimate Windows process, but one with quite a bad reputation for increasing CPU load and memory usage on systems sporadically.

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Firefox 41 Ships with Massive Memory Improvements for Adblock Plus

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

This is good news even if you’re not an Adblock Plus user. The previous version of Firefox was sorely in need of memory improvements

Version 41 of the Firefox web browser ships with memory improvements that benefit all users of the browser but Adblock Plus users especially. When Mozilla ran memory tests against a set of popular Firefox add-ons recently it noticed that the popular extension Adblock Plus was adding an average of 60-70 Megabytes to the browser’s memory usage.

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Breakthrough – Mozilla to Eliminate Add-on Memory Leaks

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Here’s some good news for Firefox users …

When it comes to the Firefox web browser, add-ons are without doubt one of the most important feature that are making the browser attractive to a lot of users. It is in fact still a feature that is setting the browser apart from other web browsers, be it Opera or Chrome. Add-ons can however also cause issues for users of the browser, especially when it comes to memory leaks.

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