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Memory Leak

eric_k
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:26:24 GMT

I'm running the paid version of NetLimiter 4 Lite (4.1.6.0) on Windows 10 64-bit with the latest Windows Updates as of today (2/24/21). I've noticed a memory leak causing extremely high memory usage of the client. I first was made aware of the problem this morning when my PC began slowing down and lagging badly. A look at my task manager showed the NetLimiter Client taking nearly 7GB of RAM. I have only 8GB on this machine, so it was eating nearly every byte of usable RAM at that point until I manually killed the task. After restarting the client, memory usage returned to around 50-60MB. However, within an hour or two of internet browsing, it had bloomed to over 500MB. In the time it's taken me to write this post, it's grown another 100MB to 600MB total. I'm not running any VPN software or anything else unusual that should interfere with NetLimiter. There's definitely some sort of memory leak going on here. Any ideas how I can fix this? Thanks! Eric

groove200
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:06:23 GMT

Just uninstalled for this same reason. Been chasing a windows explorer memory leak for days . Traced it to this by inspecting memory pages . Shame as it was useful but wary of putting it back now.

janbilek
Thu, 04 Mar 2021 19:34:47 GMT

Hello Erik, We are sorry for the problem. Please, could you try to trace which [NetLimiter plugin](https://www.netlimiter.com/docs/user-gui-client/child-windows) causes it? Try to switch them on/off and watch for the memory leak. Please, could you then report your findings to us? Many thanks.

eric_k
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 17:44:23 GMT

It appears to be related to the traffic chart. I reduced all child windows to just the Activity window on it's own. With things running this way, there appears to be no leak. Once I add the traffic chart to my layout, the memory usage starts to grow and grow until it's removed.

itesla
Tue, 16 Mar 2021 11:44:23 GMT

You don't realize that Microsoft is doing intentional Updates so that this Software does something it does not do on old Windows install, therefore the cause is to force you remove the software because Microsoft need to connect to your PC remotely, Net Limiter stays in their way, simple as that.

eric_k
Tue, 16 Mar 2021 11:48:41 GMT

Not everyone has this issue, so I wouldn't lay blame with Microsoft. Interestingly, it appears that when I enter a Pro key instead of a Lite key, the problem seems to go away.

groove200
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 18:08:02 GMT

lol..MS needs to connect to your pc remotely......