Memory leak in extension: brave?

Description of the issue: So I was using brave browser for past 8 hours then I saw that my memory usage went up since the time I started. I opened the browser task manager and saw that ‘extension: brave’ is consuming a large chunk of ram.

Steps to Reproduce: 1. open brave with like 15ish tabs in your social media and other news websites.
2. browse for 8+ hours
3. notice how extension: brave is consuming 1,000,000K+ memory

**Actual Result : **

Expected result: The memory usage of extension:brave stays similar to when first started.

Reproduces how often: I have experienced this for past week every single day since I installed brave.

**Operating System and Brave Version:**Version 1.41.96 Chromium: 103.0.5060.114 (Official Build) (64-bit)| Operating system: Linux mint 20.3 (system info: https://termbin.com/v7ma )

Additional Information: I am using dark reader, reddit enhancement suit, return youtube dislike, h264ify , sponsorblock for youtube

It’ll be the extension leaking. Try disabling some of the extensions, and retest. Then based on the results, either keep them disabled or disable more extensions.

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I have always wondered what “Extension: Brave” is, but now I know. @emi Thanks for the great explanation! I can imagine that those detailed lists of every resource that is blocked can be endless after a while… I’ll give this a shot and see how it works. :+1:t2:

But I thought extension : brave was adblocker is that not the case?

ok I will try that thanks!

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yeah it is pretty weird I am willing to sacrifice that feature as long as it doesn’t effect the functionality of actual adblocker and other fingerprinting prevention.

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