Webroot, Windows Explorer, and Windows Firewall Control 4

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  1. Charyb

    Charyb Registered Member

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    Webroot is causing excessive memory usage.

    Please see here.
    hxxp://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2317443&postcount=477

    When I uninstall Webroot, Windows Explorer, Windows Firewall Control Service and Windows Firewall Control memory use drops dramatically.

    Windows 8.1 x64.
     
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  2. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    This has been mentioned by a few other users as well - it isn't related to Windows Firewall Control, rather, it is just WSA and Windows 8.1, due to Windows changing how it handles DLLs in memory when it sees a process load code into Explorer (which WSA does for additional monitoring), resulting in higher RAM usage. The RAM use will not have any negative performance impact but we're still looking into possible workarounds.
     
  3. Charyb

    Charyb Registered Member

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    Has this been fixed yet?
     
  4. fax

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    I guess a cosmetic change is in the list of things to do for stressed users that don't like to see high number of RAM per process. The fix has low priority as there is no practical impact whatsoever to PC performance. I.e. You can only notice it if you look for it via task manager. On top, if more RAM is needed by the system it will be free up anyway. So, no panic :)
     
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    yep, no responsiveness impacts except on my mood :D
     
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