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    Question Less Memory Intensive alternatives to Chrome Firefox

    Hi, I generally like to use firefox but recently changed to chrome due to the flash problems and memory crunches. But to my misfortune, even chrome eats up the ram @60-100 mb per tab. This makes the operation of the PC so frustrating. Please suggest any other browser which is free from this craving for RAM memory.

    I use Windows 8.1, 4 GB RAM.
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    This will not answer your question but I have to wonder if there isn't another issue. With 4 gig of RAM 60-100 meg per tab should mean nothing...

    Do you have an exceedingly large number of programs starting at system start? Have you ran security scans? Have you gone to System in your Control Panel to see if all your RAM is being reported?
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    Just in case you need to refer ... List of Alternative Browsers for Windows 7 | 8
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    No, there are only 3-4 startup programs currently, but I suspect there is something faulty with the system as well. I do not currently use any 3rd party anti-virus after switching to Win 8.1, but even while using AVG Free with Win 7, the performance is mediocre. And, of course the RAM is being reported in its totality. Thank you.

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    Andy, Is it necessary to have a 3rd party anti-virus software over Windows Defender? If yes, can you please suggest any free anti-virus softwares best suited for Win 8.1? Thank you.
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    If you normally visit sites you know and trust, Windows Defender should be fine. Else you could try Avast.
    Check Free AntiVirus software for Windows 7 | 8 for more.

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