IE memory usage is extremely high
Posted on 2009-05-06
I'm seeing issues on some of our terminal servers where any IE usage at all is using on average 175Meg of physical and 175Meg virtual memory. For example if i set my home page to "Blank" it will consume about 20Meg of physical and only a couple of Meg's of virtual; which is what i would expect to see, but if i browse to google.ca it will jump to the 175Meg physical and 175Meg virtual. With multiple users on the server opening multiple instances of IE the memory usage for IE can be several Gig's. The servers are clean from spyware, viruses and other variants so i can't see this being related to an infection. I have also tried upgrading one of these servers from IE6 to IE7 but the issue did not go away. Any suggestions would be appreciated.