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Mozilla claims to have improved the memory usage of Firefox significantly. In fact, they seem to be proud of the fact that involuntary memory leaks are totally eliminated. This is all strange, because while I'm busy writing this article, my Firefox is using between 250MB and 300MB of memory. As a side note; I am using the latest Firefox version.

Firefox still uses more memory than most other web browsers. Truthfully, the amount it uses is ridiculous. Firefox can use up to 500MBs of memory if you keep it running. In addition, you will see that the memory usage keeps rising because of, you guessed it, memory leaks. Some Firefox users even reported memory usage over 1000MBs. That is half of the memory gone on most computers.

So, is there a solution? The answer is simple, Firemin. You will see its effectiveness almost instantly and the best part is that it is completely free. You can go hereto download it instantly. Fireman does not come with an installation utility. All you need to do is download the firemin.exe file, extract it and run Firemin.exe from the extracted folder.

Now we need to clear up some confusion about Firemin. Firstly, Firemin uses a safe API function called EmptyWorkingSet that basically forces the process (in this case Firemin) to use less memory. Other words, tells Firefox to give back some of the system memory it's hanging on to. Using this function will sometimes result in a slight performance decrease measured in milliseconds , but I do mean slight, the chance of you noticing the performance decrease is almost zero.

Firemin is not one of a kind. There are similar 'Firefox memory boosters' available; however, most of them are frauds (work mostly contain spyware and malware) or work using the Placebo function (if you think it will work, it will). Firemin does not contain any malware and actually do decrease Firefox memory usage, up to 95% (under 1MB in some cases).

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site) [05-28-12]

- New update function
- Some link updates
- Now checks folder permissions and stores settings accordingly

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v0.3.6.365 [05-25-12]

- New update function
- Some link updates
- Now checks folder permissions and stores settings accordingly

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