Tools for a tester to detect memory leaks in a windows 7 app
we are about to release a beta version of a sofware that im working on and i have been assigned the task of find a tool that can detect memory leaks in the application [not in a development environment]. I was wondering if anyone could please recommend any tools that could perform this task or any tools that come close.
Thanks in advance
Have you tried using Perfmon?
No i haven't can you give me a summary on how to use it for memory leak purposes?
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alawode, a quick Google search will turn up lots of suggestions for you.
Originally Posted by alawode
Perfmon can be used to gather and examine lots of data - including the memory being used by a process.
Often, you can use your application with Permon open, watch some of the memory counters, and see that the memory is growing without bounds. That can be a sign that something is wrong with your application, sometimes a memory leak.
Read some of the search results you find, try it with your application, and see if that helps.