Archive for April 18th, 2009

Reduce Memory Usage of All Processes with Cleanmem

Posted on April 18, 2009. Filed under: Computer, Softwares, Windows/7 | Tags: , , , , , |

            CleanMem is a tool that Shane wrote for his customers and used it in their  systems and decided to release it on the net.

         The program will install and set it to run every 30 min via the windows task scheduler. Install it and your done! The program doesn’t run in the background, once it does its job it closes and doesn’t run again until the task scheduler runs it. 
The program is very simple to operate as it will run and clean the memory out of all processes it can, without any user input. Some anti viruses and such protect their processes so of course CleanMem can’t touch those.


          This doesn’t work like other memory cleaners that do nothing but force windows to free up memory by using up all the avail. memory. This old trick then causes your system to lag big time!

          CleanMem works in a matter of about 5 sec. It uses a windows API call that is in Windows 2000,XP,2003,Vista & 2008 that tells windows to cleanup the workspace of a processes thus freeing up any memory the process no longer needs. Other memory cleaners end up forcing the memory into the page file slowing down your system. This tool does not. The API call frees up unused memory from programs, when a program needs the memory again it can simply take it back instead of forcing the memory out of ram and into the page file.

         Here i take an example of my Desktop. As you can see at the image below, Firefox is taking up 38MB, AVP 35MB, svchost.exe 5MB and so on.Although they are not taking so much memory still CleanMem is able to do his job.After running CleanMem, every process memory usage has been reduced(Firefox only takes up 15MB, AVP at 14MB,svchost.exe at1MB) and wont grow again until it actually is used. The same goes for all processes. 


        If a processes needs more memory it gets it back in a sec, Shane,author of CleanMem have it set to run every 30 min in the windows task scheduler. You can change it in task scheduler accordingly. You wont notice any performance hit of any kind even when pushing your system to the max playing a heavy 3d game (Shane tested it playing Age Of Conan).


        So basically set it and forget it, memory leaks from programs will be a thing of the past with this tool.

      It works on Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, & 2008 (32bit & 64bit).There are 2 versions of CleanMem, the installer or portable version. The installer version will install it in Program Files and will automatically configure Windows Task Manager to run it every 30 seconds. The portable version only contains one executable file for people who wish to run CleanMem off an external USB flash drive or CD or even across the network.

Download CleanMem v1.4.1 Portable | Installer


Note:-If your anti virus says it found a virus of any kind please know this is a false alarm.

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