Just wanted to give the dev's a heads up. As the title of this thread states, RIFT has a memory leak. Windows 7 has software built in that picks up and logs memory leaks and RIFT is one of several programs it picks up. And in case anyone doubts this follow these steps:
In the search bar in Windows 7 type: Regedit
Navigate to: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\RAD AR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications
you should see rift.exe located here and probably a few other things you use as well, for me I also have Firefox.exe and plugin-container.exe (which is part of firefox)
For more info on RADAR (The program that detects memory leaks in Windows 7) click here:
Now, I don't know alot about programming so I couldn't tell you what exactly in the coding is causing the leak. I do know that over time memory leaks can cause performance decreases and even cause your PC to crash. Again, I just wanted to bring this to the Dev's attention.