FIX: Memory leak when you use the WinINet API to send HTTPS requests to a server in Windows Embedded Compact 2013


This article describes an issue that occurs when you use the WinINet API in an application to send HTTPS requests to a server in Windows Embedded Compact 2013. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.


You use the WinINet API in an application to send HTTPS requests to a server on a device that's running Windows Embedded Compact 2013. However, a memory leak occurs.


This issue is triggered by an error that occurs in the WinINet API. When the application establishes a connection by sending HTTPS requests to the server, WinINet allocates 85 bytes to each request. However, the 85 bytes for each request are not freed after the connection is established. Therefore, 85 bytes of memory are depleted for each request.

Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (July 2015) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 2013 monthly update, go to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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Ідентифікатор статті: 3080513 – останній перегляд: 20 серп. 2015 р. – виправлення: 1

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