Browsers tend to eat up lots of resources in your PC. Internet Explorer and Firefox do just that. Even Safari in Windows seems to be a heavyweight. I found a post by someone about a Firefox optimizer software. It’s a 3rd party application that you run and let it idle in your Windows tray. To verify if it does indeed work, I checked my Windows Task Manager and saw my Firefox browser was currently eating up 153,944K of memory usage. (see image below)
Right after I installed the optimizer, the memory usage went down to a whopping 516K!!!
To get the application, click here. Just drag all the files in your directory and run the program. It will automatically place itself in the tray.