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My virus protector (webroot) came up with:

  1. Erekshun African Astronaut
    1. I have a memory leak

    2. I have a handle leak.

    WTF does this mean?
  2. mikeyagain African Astronaut [unalterably regard the persecutor]
    Originally posted by Erekshun 1. I have a memory leak

    2. I have a handle leak.

    WTF does this mean?

    First one is your brain..

    Second one is your dick..
  3. ECAP Tuskegee Airman
    Every single application and service (process) has to have handles to various Kernel system resources, such as semaphores, communication
    ports (i.e. TCP ports, windows sockets (a.k.a. WinSock)), and files, that are accessible to all threads in the process.

    This blog will walk you through dealing with a handle leak
  4. Erekshun African Astronaut
    I was hoping someone with a brain would answer.
  5. ECAP Tuskegee Airman

    Now use your brain ok
  6. Erekshun African Astronaut
    Erry one must be watching the big game.
  7. Soyboy IV: The Flower of Death and The Crystal of Life African Astronaut [the oppositely able-bodied hop-step-and-jump]
    Sounds like your antivirus is making itself seem important.

    Both problems are unfortunately normal. They're basically why your Windows computer seems to run slightly faster after you restart it.
  8. Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
    I need help in my thread
  9. Erekshun African Astronaut
    Your thread doesn't ask for help, get out of here.
  10. Grylls motherfucker [abrade this vocal tread-softly]
  11. aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    A memory leak basically just means that an application keeps using RAM without freeing it once it's done. Like it'll use one chunk to store some data, then when it's done it takes another chunk without releasing the first one - the result is the program keeps using more and more RAM (or swap or whatever) until it or something else crashes due to not having enough free memory to continue.

    I'm guessing if an antivirus detected it, it means that one of your programs has a known fault and needs to be updated
  12. aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    Never heard of a handle leak before but it looks like it's the same thing, just with the pointers instead of the memory itself - the program is creating 'handles' referring to certain segments of memory but never clears them once it's done so you just end up with a stupid long list of memory addresses, slowing everything down
  13. Rizzo in a box African Astronaut [the rapidly lightproof ovariectomy]
    download more ram
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