I noticed that refreshing a webpage may cause significant memory leaks in Internet Explorer 8 and 9. I was able to replicate this issue on google.com. Everytime www.google.com
is refreshed, the memory usage for iexplore.exe spikes and does not go down.
I have already applied SP1 for Windows 7 and Office 2010, as well as all the important and critical hot fixes. I tested this on the 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows 7, and the memory leaks still occur when doing the refreshes. What other ideas can be tried to control or completely eliminate this issue?
Additionally, sites with refeshing content, such as MSN.com also causes IE9 and IE8 to have slow memory leaks when the browser is left idle on this webpage over a long period of time. I would like to know what causes this and what can be done to remedy this issue as well.