AnalyticsSDK process and possible memory leak. In past month, I have noticed this process pop to top of my process list in task manager sorted by memory. I have always watched the task manger process list … the near constant presence of this process seems new .. I have used mcafee for years … in past several weeks most mornings when I logon to my PC, that I leave running for days between reboots, I have low memory warns and this AnalyticsSDK process is top of the process stack by memory use … the low memory warnings each morning are attributed to various other applications .. but again those applications are not high on the memory use and overall there is plenty of available memory with usage only 60% or so.. clearly something is not working normally …
Next if I powercycle the PC, the task manger process list cleans things up reverts to what I normally remember seeing .. the McAfee Scanner service moves to top of memory use list at 190MB … .. the AnalyticsSDK moves way down list at 45MB .. low enough where it would not have hit the radar for long term recollection .. the important observation is after reboot things appear to be normal and the AnalyticsSKD is not hanging at top of memory use
I have run the MVT and it says everything normal ..
my gut tells me over several days of PC uptime this process begins to impair applications use and release of shared memory ..
Any thoughts or advise .. likely something McAfee developers will have to address … echos back to another memory leak McAfee finally addressed about a year back when connecting to NAS drives and that took over a year to get resolved with much finger pointing back to microsoft
Windows 10 x64 .. 16GB ram
Total Protection v14.0 R12
Security Center v 15.3.3061
AntiVirus and AntiSpyware v19.0.3060
Personal Firewall v 16.0.3026
Vulnerability Scanner v 5.0.3053
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Note: Follow these instructions explained as a work-around, until the (Fix) has been completed.
Make sure you are logged in as an Administrator
Open the McAfee interface by double-clicking the desktop taskbar icon (by the clock), or the desktop shortcut or listing in Programs, and click Navigation (upper right side)
Click General Settings and Alerts
Click Access Protection to expand
Turn Access Protection off and click Apply (keep this UI open and minimized to your taskbar for the time being)
Press the Windows key + R
In the Run box type services.msc and hit Enter.
In the resultant Services table locate ClientAnalyticsService
Stop this (may take a few moments to stop)
Double-click the item to open Properties and alter the Startup type to Disabled
Click Apply and OK
Bring up the McAfee interface again and change Access Protection to On, click Apply and then close everything.
Reboot. (i.e do a complete power down and up).
The update when it arrives is quite small but will change those settings back again but this time things wont seize up.
It's a throttled update, meaning it's slowly being released