nsi memory leaks fixed yet?

Does anyone know if there is a fix for nsi service eating up memory yet?I'm really getting tired of having it eat up to 3 gbs or ram all the time.I have a dump file if the need arises.
 

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Hi,

 

 

Since Network Store Interface service (NSI) delivers network notifications (Eg: interface addition/deleting etc) to user mode clients. So I suspect that your issue may be related to Network adapter drivers OR high memory usage of NSI service is mostly caused by third party service or some spyware and adware.

 

Please follow the methods and check if it works fine.

 

Method 1:

I would also suggest you to download and run the latest Microsoft Safety Scanner on your computer and check if it helps:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

Note: Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.

 

Method 2:

Follow the steps to uninstall and reinstall the network adapter drivers and check if it works fine.

NOTE: Please make sure you download the latest updated network adapter drivers from the computer manufacturer website before you uninstall the driver.

a.      Press Windows key + R

b.      In the run box, type devmgmt.msc and press enter.

c.       Expand Network Adapters.

d.      Right click on all the Network Adapters and click on uninstall.

e.      Restart the computer.

 

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Tried your first suggestion it showed as clean as did malwarebytes.I know it's not my drivers as it happens on my onboard LAN as well as with a PnP interface card.

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Did you try uninstalling reinstalling the network adapter drivers?

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Yes I did.It happens on 2 different cards both an onboard from realtek and an intel offboard card.

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Looks like my issue might be Hamanchi.  Based on this thread after reinstalling network drivers, I disabled Hamanchi and immediately the NSI service dropped in memory usage to just over 10 MB.  I will be watching the next few days to ensure that this was the problem.

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Hamachi was not the problem.  Although turning it off helped for a while NSI continues to pig memory.

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I have two machines (windows 7 x64) with the same problem. The network adapter is a Broadcom NetExtreme, so the issue seems to exits with intel, realtek and broadcom.

Updating the driver did not help.
No maleware was found.

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I have two machines (windows 7 x64) with the same problem. The network adapter is a Broadcom NetExtreme, so the issue seems to exits with intel, realtek and broadcom.

Updating the driver did not help.
No maleware was found.

I've run more than a dozen malware/virus scans, offline, boot from USB, etc. and I have replaced the NIC.  I removed the old drivers completely and reinstalled the new drivers forthe Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter.  No luck!  It seems to be worse the ever.  NSI keeps consuming memory until I restart it or it brings my system to its knees.

Anyone have any ideas?

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I have two machines (windows 7 x64) with the same problem. The network adapter is a Broadcom NetExtreme, so the issue seems to exits with intel, realtek and broadcom.

Updating the driver did not help.
No maleware was found.

I've run more than a dozen malware/virus scans, offline, boot from USB, etc. and I have replaced the NIC.  I removed the old drivers completely and reinstalled the new drivers forthe Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter.  No luck!  It seems to be worse the ever.  NSI keeps consuming memory until I restart it or it brings my system to its knees.

Anyone have any ideas?

I'm running Windows 7 64bit.  

I've done a number of malware scans, re-installed the network adapters, checked for any uninstalled relevant Windows Updates and yet NSI is consuming about 2.4GB over time.

I know this doesn't help anyone else but at least it raises awareness that there are more people suffering from the same issue.

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I'll chime in with the fact that I'm experiencing this problem as well. It takes longer for me to really experience the problem since my workstation has 24G of memory (I run a bunch of VMs). Right now I'm using 22.5G (and growing) and the svchost with a working set of 12.5 G has the NSI service in it. 
The other astounding thing is that the process has... are you ready?... 185,762 HANDLES open, incrementing about one every 10 sec. 

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