Steps to reproduce
Every time a pdf is closed in edge the number of zombie processes rises by the number of times this pdf has been reloaded. The referenced process is MicrosoftPdfReader.exe and the reference holder is svchost.exe running WarpJITSvc.
Similar behavior can be observed with normal tabs with MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe being the referenced process. However I couldn’t reproduce this issues as reliably as with pdfs.
This means the every closed tab in edge leaks a bit of memory (64KB) which can add up to quite a bit during long browsing sessions. Closing edge cleanly does free this leak.
For more information on zombie processes see: [https://randomascii.wordpress.com/2018/02/11/zombie-processes-are-eating-your-memory/]
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Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”