Memory leak?

12/06/2007 08:27 am

NAD (v2.4) seems to be eating up alot of memory over time. This is usually noticable after leaving the PC on for downloads over the night. Check out the link - it's a screenshot of Task Manager, the day after:

I've discovered that double-clicking the tray icon to open up the options screen, and than closing it - reduces the memory taken by NAD to approx. 2mb.

My PC is a Pavillion dv9000t.
NIC: onboard Intel PRO/1000, current drivers installed.

Thank you
12/06/2007 09:39 am

Thank you for writing us.
Could you please test the updated version of NAD?
You can download it from:
Please write me about the result. Thank you.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
12/07/2007 07:26 am
Hello Alexander,

I've installed the updated version. After about 12 hours, the problem seems to be solved: only 4.5mb is taken by nad.exe, but about 30 minutes after activating the updated NAD for the first time - I got a driver error BSOD. I'm not completly sure it's not my GPU drivers, but I didn't get a BSOD in the last several months.
I'll continue working with the updated version of NAD and open a new thread if the BSOD appears again.

Thank you
12/07/2007 07:56 am

Thank you!
Please let me know if you have another BSOD.

Mark Lawrence
03/08/2008 01:50 pm
Hi Alexander,

I'd like to report a similar memory issue to the previous person - whilst v2.4.335 is greatly improved over the previous version, I've just seen it consuming around 200MB memory after around 36 hours of continous use. It's almost like it remembers too much about previous logged activity, and forgets the fact that it's allowed to release the old historical connection records back to the system's memory pool.
As before - exiting and restarting NAD releases the allocated memory ok - but at the moment it's necessary to keep one's eye on the memory usage shown in Task Manager every now and then.

Great product nonetheless.
Regards, Mark
03/11/2008 11:35 am

Thank you for your report.
I forwarded it to the NAD developer.