04-07-2011 09:02 PM
Just updated to NIS 2011 220.127.116.11 from NIS 2010 and I have a question
High usage alert for,
Handles is turned off by default
What exactly does "handles" mean and should I have it on or off?
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04-07-2011 09:26 PM
TooStrong - It might not be of very much use, but here is what the help section says about handles:
When this option is turned on, Norton Internet Security detects and notifies you about the increased usage of handles by any program or process. A handle is a pointer that enables a program to access or identify a resource. By default, this option is turned off. Now all we need is for someone to explain what the help section means..
04-08-2011 05:03 AM
04-08-2011 05:41 PM
I enable this. It actually helped me find a program with a leak that was opening 2 new handles every second. Such a program will evetually use all of your resources and crash the machine.