Firemin - optimize Firefox memory usage

Firemin will attempt to eliminate all memory leaks in Firefox.

Firemin uses a safe API function called EmptyWorkingSet that basically forces the process (in this case Firefox) to use less memory. Other words, tells Firefox to give back some of the system memory it’s hanging on to. For those of you who are a little more technically minded, you can read more about it here. 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). Firemin has not received any negative reviews and no side effects like browsers crashing have been reported, “knock on wood”.

Even though Mozilla keeps claiming that they fixed their memory-leaking issues, it seems like this is not completely true. Maybe one day, but until then, Firemin will lend a friendly hand.

What's new in this version:

  • Some minor bug fixes
  • Some minor cosmetic changes

Download: Firemin | 963 KB (Freeware)
View: Firemin Website

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This is a great program!!!! I have a system with 8 gb of rsm and because in a heavy tab user aka power user firefox memory use grows above 2gb often and even if yoiu close all the tabs the consumption memory remains.. This is where this program kicks in. Because befire the only way was to keep on restarting firefox,. And its not easy when you have tabs yoi dont want to loose... I had to use a session manager just because of this problem. The people that are saying that this program is not good are probably light users or have not spent the time looking at process managers like i have, basically they dont know what they are talking about,

i figure programs like these are generally not needed as if you got sufficient RAM then these programs seem kind of pointless if you ask me and if you get to a point you do need something like this then chances are you just ain't got much RAM to begin with for general system use as pretty much everyone on Windows Vista or newer should have at least 4GB of RAM if they want a snappy PC as while it will run on 2GB it will definitely suffer in performance as browsers can burn up 512MB-1GB pretty easily.

I believe this is crap. Firefox's old memory leak issues have been fixed, rarely does it happen and even that, you gotta take into account the user's hardware/software that may lead to it.

So for starters this won't fix memory leaks, but the Mozilla team have been looking at memory usage pretty heavily over the last couple of years (Why it now uses less than Chrome, etc.), so there's not many leaks left.

But more importantly, this app won't actually do anything. It won't free memory that's in use, so all it can free is memory that is allocated to the Firefox process, but isn't being used. But the OS already does that anyway if it needs it, so all this app does is move that process from when it's needed, until when it's not.

the Mozilla team have been looking at memory usage pretty heavily over the last couple of years (Why it now uses less than Chrome, etc.)

from what i can tell it's always used much less than Chrome especially when you start loading up many tabs as i typically don't exceed about 1GB of RAM (maybe 1.1-1.2GB once in a while) with Firefox and that's after it's been running a while (and i got some extensions like ABP etc installed).

p.s. technically, i use Pale Moon x64 (i been using that roughly 2-3 years) but that's pretty much a 64bit version of Firefox so it should be pretty much the same.