Windows 10: ip helper and WMI service. Huge memory leaks. IP Helper not fixed?

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    ip helper and WMI service. Huge memory leaks. IP Helper not fixed?


    w10 1909

    Does anyone know why IP Helper service causes such a huge memory leak?

    on google, this seems to be an ongoing problem since windows 7.


    it eats 2gb of ram, and somehow causes WMI to eat another 2gb of ram.I stopped the IP Helper service to recover the ram, and it doesn't look like anything is broken.It says it's for ipv6 stuff, but I'm not using ipv6 for anything.

    Yet, the ram keeps leaking.

    What's going on?

    I have VMware workstation installed, but I'm not running any VMs

    I also have hotspot turned on, with 2 phones connected, but they're idle.

    so why does ip helper grow to 2gb ram usage?

    :)
     
    link626, Apr 23, 2020
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  2. Service Host Using LOTS of Memory. Services: WMI and IP Helper

    Just an update...

    I managed to solve my issue by disabling the service "Ip Helper" which belongs to service host and restarting the computer.

    The leak stopped and I haven't found any more problems since then.

    However, this isn't the right fix. The right thing to do was to know why the two services inside service host(IP Helper and WMI) are conflicting with each other causing a leak.

    Maybe your leak isn't coming from the same services as mine so I suggest stopping each one individually until you find the ones that are causing the leak.

    Once you've done that try keeping them disabled and restart your computer.

    I managed to keep IP Helper disabled without causing any malfunctions to my system.

    Good luck.
     
    Lewis Duarte, Apr 23, 2020
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  3. Service Host Using LOTS of Memory. Services: WMI and IP Helper

    Hello,

    When I open task manager after starting my laptop I notice Service Host using RAM increasingly.

    It won't stop until it reaches 80/90% of my RAM.

    I went to all the services under Service Host, tested one by one, even went to the one everyone goes to solve this issue which is Windows Update and tried deactivating it, but it didn't do a thing.

    When investigating the services WMI(windows media instrumentation) and IP Helper, I noticed that whenever one of the two is deactivated, the memory leak stops.

    If they're both on, the leak continues.

    I could just turn IP Helper off and live with it, but that creates some annoying problems when using the Internet.

    I also create new problems when using the computer with WMI off.

    Therefore, I'd like to know what to do in order to have both processes activated without having this memory leak.

    Thanks.

    EDIT1:

    I've managed to restrain the leak by deactivating IP Helper and restarting the computer. By doing that I've not faced any problems whatsoever, even when using the Internet.

    I still have no clue of how to use both services, WMI and IP Helper, at the same time without generating a leak.
     
    Lewis Duarte, Apr 23, 2020
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  4. ip helper and WMI service. Huge memory leaks. IP Helper not fixed?

    Service Host Using LOTS of Memory. Services: WMI and IP Helper

    I'm sorry my term was wrong. I didn't mean Safe mode, I meant clean boot.

    As stated, it didn't change the issue.

    The problem is coming EXACTLY from 2 services:

    WMI and IP Helper.

    Those two services belong to serice host and won't disappear just because I'm doing a clean boot.

    If I disable IP Helper, the leak stops.

    If I disable WMI, it will automatically also turn off IP Helper and the leak will stop too.

    Only when messing with the two services mentioned the leak seems to change in a good or bad way.

    >>>>> I need to know what to do to stop those 2 services from conflicting with each other <<<<<<<<<<<<
     
    Lewis Duarte, Apr 23, 2020
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