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#1 Sharonsthere

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:58 PM

My browser is Firefox and I adore it. I strongly dislike IE and never ever use it.

When I look at processes, IE is running near the top of the list with 25,000 K compared to FF at 65000K.
If I never use it what's it doing? Can't I hit end process?
Thanks in advance...
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Edited by Sharonsthere, 10 July 2008 - 11:59 PM.

intelligence has far fewer practical applications than I thought.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:46 AM

If you have made Firefox your default browser try the following.

Go to Start and click on Control Panel, click on Set Program Access and Defaults. Click on Custom and make sure that Internet Explorer is unchecked in the Choose a default Web browser. Click on OK.

Windows updates will need to be set to automatic as the manual method will not work with IE disabled.

Edited by dc3, 11 July 2008 - 01:47 AM.

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#3 Sharonsthere

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:34 AM

Thanks dc3. Mozilla is my default.

I think what I wanted to know was why this is so that IE can run without my permission. I want to end the process in the TM, is this not good to do? I don't even have it pinned to the start menu. Does this have anything to do with the blinking hourglass at seemingly arbitrary times? (I know..nothing a computer does is arbitrary!!)
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:37 AM

What is the name of the process in question?
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:51 AM

explorer.exe
It's running now.
what do you think of disabling IE using a dummy proxy server?
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:59 AM

Iexplore.exe is internet explorer. explorer.exe is part of windows it is the graphical Shell for windows and would allow your start menu, and task bar to function correctly
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:25 AM

Now I know to not assume what a process is. that's helpful to know, and answers my question!

But, someone here always knows how to do that.
:thumbsup:

thank you.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:36 AM

No problem, glad to help.
Regards,

Alan.




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