Windows Tools

Poolmon.exe: Pool Byte Monitor

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This command-line tool monitors memory tags, including total paged and non-paged pool bytes. PoolMon is often used to help detect memory leaks.


Corresponding UI

There is no corresponding user interface for PoolMon.


Memory leaks occur when programs allocate memory but neglect to free it when the memory is no longer being used. For more information about memory management and memory leaks, search the Microsoft Developers' Network (

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for PoolMon:

Files required