Topic "SFTP Uses Up All Available Memory, Then Windows Crashes"

Author Message
hanan
[View user's profile]

Joined: 2014-12-14
Posts: 2
I don't think this is a bug in the WinSCP program, because I get the same problem when using a different SFTP program.

Any time I download using SFTP, my physical memory gets used up as I download, and eventually windows runs out of memory and crashes.

I've tried disabling prefetch and superfetch, and I also have disk caching turned off on all of my HDD/SSDs.

I'm using windows 8.1, which is totally up to date, as are all of the SFTP programs that I've tried downloading with. (latest version of WinSCP GUI in Commander mode)
Advertisements
martin
[View user's profile]
Site Admin
Joined: 2002-12-10
Posts: 24530
Location: Prague, Czechia
What uses the memory? The winscp.exe process? Or something else?
_________________
Martin Prikryl
hanan
[View user's profile]

Joined: 2014-12-14
Posts: 2
The resource monitor was not showing any process that was using very much memory, so I was going to use RAMMap to analyze my memory but after uninstalling the "Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager", the problem stopped. No more excess RAM usage while downloading with SFTP.

So, if anyone has a Qualcomm Atheros Killer network card, be sure not to install the Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager because it can cause memory errors and crash your computer during certain types of downloads.
martin
[View user's profile]
Site Admin
Joined: 2002-12-10
Posts: 24530
Location: Prague, Czechia
Thanks for sharing your solution.
_________________
Martin Prikryl
Advertisements

You can post new topics in this forum






Search Site

What is WinSCP?

It is award-winning SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client integrated into one software program for file transfer to FTP server or secure SFTP server. [More]

And it's free!

Donate

About donations

$9   $19   $49   $99

About donations

Recommend

WinSCP Privacy Policy

WinSCP License