MS Update Agent memory leak in Windows 7

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Oleg, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Oleg

    Oleg Registered Member

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    Has anyone here recently experienced memory leak in Windows 7?.
     
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  2. Minimalist

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    Not during on-demand update scan, otherwise I have Windows update service disabled. What's the memory consumption of svchost and which other services are run under the same svchost process?
     
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    Perhaps OP is referring to huge memory use at boot time from it? I have recently seen it at over 1 GB on my Win 7 build. Never stays there and svchost.exe -netsvcs always drops to acceptable levels with a short period of time.

    Appears to me to mirror the earlier issue MS had on the same subject. I applied the fix for that and problem disappeared for a while. My gut is telling me that this is related to the aggressive push by MS to convert everyone to Win 10. I have the GSX crap presently disabled through use of GRC's never10 registry hack.
     
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  5. Oleg

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    Thanks everyone here for use-full info. Well. Left OS alone with Windows update service active and everything back to normal as it should be.

    Thanks again to everyone for your help.
     
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