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So this process called "Safari Networking" has been using 55 GB worth of memory. Why and how do I stop it?


I just got an error that my computer was out of memory and that I needed to force quit an application. I quit an unlikely candidate (Wacom desktop Center) so I could open activity monitor and see what was going on. Safari networking was using 55Gb. Safari only had one tab open.


My system specs are as follows:

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)

3.1 GHz Intel Core i7

16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3

Raedon Pro 560

1TB SSD


Safari Version 11.0.3 (13604.5.6)


I have no updates available according to the App Store so I assume everything is up-to-date.

Thanks!

MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Backup your Mac.


Quit Safari.

Close all windows and quit all applications.

Hold "option" key down and click "Go" menu in the Finder menu bar.

Library will appear between “Home” and “Computer” entries in the dropdown.

Select "Library" from the dropdown.

Click the “List” view button in the Finder toolbar.

Move these files to trash and test.


1. Click open the Caches folder and scroll down the list.

User uploaded file

Click open the com.apple.Safari folder.


User uploaded file

You should see the Caches.db file.

Right click on it and choose “Move to Trash”.


2. Scroll down the list, click open the Safari folder, select History files and LastSession.plist


User uploaded file

Right click on it and choose “Move to Trash”.


3. Scroll down the list and click open the Saved Application State folder.

You should see the com.apple Safari.savedState folder.

User uploaded file

Right click on it and choose “Move to Trash”.


Close Finder window.

Restart and relaunch Safari.

Test.

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Mar 18, 2018 6:29 PM in response to m00p00 In response to m00p00

If the above doesn't work, try running this program in your normal user account, then copy and paste the output in a reply. The program was created by etresoft, a frequent contributor. Please use copy and paste as screen shots can be hard to read. Click “Share Report” button in the toolbar, select “Copy Report” and then paste into a reply. This will show what is running on your computer. No personal information is shown. You can run the report for free at least once, but if you run it several times, at some point it will ask you to pay a license fee.

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Mar 18, 2018 6:28 PM in response to m00p00 In response to m00p00

Backup your Mac.


Quit Safari.

Close all windows and quit all applications.

Hold "option" key down and click "Go" menu in the Finder menu bar.

Library will appear between “Home” and “Computer” entries in the dropdown.

Select "Library" from the dropdown.

Click the “List” view button in the Finder toolbar.

Move these files to trash and test.


1. Click open the Caches folder and scroll down the list.

User uploaded file

Click open the com.apple.Safari folder.


User uploaded file

You should see the Caches.db file.

Right click on it and choose “Move to Trash”.


2. Scroll down the list, click open the Safari folder, select History files and LastSession.plist


User uploaded file

Right click on it and choose “Move to Trash”.


3. Scroll down the list and click open the Saved Application State folder.

You should see the com.apple Safari.savedState folder.

User uploaded file

Right click on it and choose “Move to Trash”.


Close Finder window.

Restart and relaunch Safari.

Test.

Mar 18, 2018 6:28 PM

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Mar 18, 2018 6:29 PM in response to m00p00 In response to m00p00

If the above doesn't work, try running this program in your normal user account, then copy and paste the output in a reply. The program was created by etresoft, a frequent contributor. Please use copy and paste as screen shots can be hard to read. Click “Share Report” button in the toolbar, select “Copy Report” and then paste into a reply. This will show what is running on your computer. No personal information is shown. You can run the report for free at least once, but if you run it several times, at some point it will ask you to pay a license fee.

Etrecheck – System Information

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