Firemin

By | September 25, 2015
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Version2.0.8.2086
Downloads18897
Stock1000000
Total Files4
File Size2.59 MB
Create DateSeptember 25, 2015
Last UpdatedJune 27, 2016

One of the biggest "improvements" that Mozilla claims is the Firefox memory usage, in particular, the vanquishing of memory leaks. Although Firefox memory usage improved a little over the last few years, it still uses a lot of memory; a little more than I feel comfortable with.

Memory Leaks

We like keeping our apps running for a few days (that's just the way I roll) and because of this Firefox was using over ~800MB of memory after about 3 days. It's quite normal for Firefox to be sucking up over 200MB of memory right off the bat. In a memory leak you'll see the memory usage keep increasing the longer the program is open/in-use and this is exactly what happens with Firefox.

Enter Firemin

Firemin Options

Firemin Options

Rather than complain about it, we decided to fix it. Enter Firemin; simply put, it will attempt to eliminate Firefox memory leaks and decrease the amount of memory Firefox uses. All I did was tweak our Memory Booster a little and applied it to Firefox (including Firefox extensions) and all the memory leaks was gone.

Firemin vs. Windows Memory Management

Windows will also periodically scan running processes and tell them to release their unused memory. You could argue that this makes Firemin unnecessary, and you would be spot on. However, It is my opinion that Windows does not clean out memory as often as I would like it to. Firemin runs the clean memory API call a few times per second.

The method Firemin uses to decrease Firefox memory usage is not proven and the debate over if it works or not will go on until the end of time, but the logic remains; if it works for you, use it and if it does not, don't use it. It is really that simple.

Resources

Firemin uses the exceptional Firefox 2005 icons by Jairo Boudewyn (weboso).

Firefox 2005 Icons

Firefox 2005 Icons by Jairo Boudewyn

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26 thoughts on “Firemin

    1. Profile photo of RizonesoftRizonesoft Post author

      Sorry for the inconvenience! We implemented a new download system, so some issues can be expected. Everything looks fine on our side and this makes it difficult to troubleshoot the issue you are experiencing. We started a WhatsApp group as a new support option. This will allow us to troubleshoot issues in real time. I suggest you join the group if you experience any further issues. To join, please go to: http://www.rizonesoft.com/contact/rizonesoft-whatsapp-group-request/

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  1. Sofyan

    Everytime i try to download firemin or memory booster or else it’s always download the same file dvd repair. may u update the link please. thx a lot

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    1. Profile photo of RizonesoftRizonesoft Post author

      Sorry for the inconvenience! We implemented a new download system, so some issues can be expected. Everything looks fine on our side and this makes it difficult to troubleshoot the issue you are experiencing. We started a WhatsApp group as a new support option. This will allow us to troubleshoot issues in real time. I suggest you join the group if you experience any further issues. To join, please go to: http://www.rizonesoft.com/contact/rizonesoft-whatsapp-group-request/

      Reply
  2. jwrnz

    cant download anything, there’s just an excruciating minute long bar that gets to 100% before proceeding to not do anything at all (chrome 44.0.2403.130 64-bit) so now looking elsewhere for rizonesoft software

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    1. rossco

      why do i get pixrepair when downloading firemin ?? is it the same thing ?? if so why is it not called firemin

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      1. Profile photo of RizonesoftRizonesoft Post author

        There is a bug in our download system. Please try and clear your Browser session data (cookies/history) and attempt the download again.

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  3. David

    Desculpe, em vez de baixar o Firemin esta baixando o Complete Internet Repair, porfavor poderia arrumar o link.

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  4. Dwight Shopfeil

    Download limit of 1000 reached. Message of “Download limit exceeded! ” is displayed

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  5. AnchorGeek

    good program also works with other browsers , I recommend having a link to download cnet or softonic but that does not matter because I got the link on those pages

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    1. AnchorGeek

      Well not work in all browsers xD , who had not only tried the previous version foxboost

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    1. Jamie

      It opens, it just goes to your system tray. Click the up arrow by your clock to find it. You will see the firemin icon that you can right click and configure.

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  6. Aaron

    Wow… this is unbelievable!
    I went from 600K-800K to less than 10K.

    Thank you!!

    Any chance you have something like this for Google Chrome?

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  7. David Park

    Hope you finish up the new version of Firemin. like to see a 64bit version and have it work with 64bit version of Fire Fox. Thnaks

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  8. Vinayak Gadkari

    Excellent, the reduction in memory usage is simply amazing! Being a heavy Firefox user, your tool is a blessing for me. Thanks!!!

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  9. BENETTI robert

    bjr
    J’ai installé la version buid 2086 puis ensuite la version beta 3997 ?
    J”ai maintenant 2 icônes dans la barre des taches ?
    Comment désinstaller la première version ?
    Ou s’installe Firemin ?
    Cordialement
    Robert

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  10. brian glover

    hello installed both firemin and memory booster as getting lags and occasional freezes on firefox which I use heavily. Configured firemin to start with firefox & 400 setting. Found both firefox and cyberfox startup and web page loading faster and more responsive & more stable experience even with lot of tabs open. Well pleased Thanks

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  11. Neil Parks

    There are a few problems with finagling Firemin with Pale Moon (and possibly some of the others but I don’t have any of those). In particular, the palemoon.ini file (alone of all the listed browsers) contains two copies of the configuration. And I had to edit the last two lines of firemin.ini so that it would find Pale Moon:

    Profile=palemoon.ini
    Path=C:\Program Files (x86)\Pale Moon\palemoon.exe

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    1. Dan Walker

      I need to edit it for palemoon but once edited it wont save… any ideas?

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      1. Neil Parks

        @Dan Walker: Make sure that Firemin is not in memory before you edit the files. Use Windows Task Manager (ctl-shift-esc) to verify that Firemin is not running.

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  12. Aphotic

    is FireMin still working as intended with the latest versions of FF ?

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