- You use Windows Internet Explorer 8 to browse a webpage.
- You open and then close a newly created window or tab that contains circular references.
- The circular references involve the window object through any of its event handlers, such as the following:
In this scenario, a memory leak may occur. Specifically, after you perform the same operation several times, you find that the memory that is used by Internet Explorer keeps increasing.
Note This problem does not occur when you use Internet Explorer 9.
Security update informationTo resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2675157.
For more information about the security update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: