Memory Leak in Internet Explorer Default Download Behavior

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SYMPTOMS

Every time you use the Startdownload method for downloading, the memory that is used by Iexplore.exe increases. You can observe this memory leak by using Performance Monitor to monitor the Private Bytes count for Iexplore.exe.

CAUSE

Internet Explorer does not release the heap memory that is used by the Startdownload method.

RESOLUTION

Internet Explorer 5.5

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276369 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack

Internet Explorer 5.01

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.01. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack

STATUS

Internet Explorer 5.5

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Explorer 5.5. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.5 Service Pack 1.

Internet Explorer 5.01

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Explorer 5.01. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.01 Service Pack 2.

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Article ID: 259365 - Last Review: November 14, 2003 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
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This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.

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