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#1 kevinrp2006

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:11 AM

iexplore appears three times in task manager. My computer shows little sign of any problems other than it can be slow to load up.

The Memory usage flutuates a little but i will show you what they are at present. I have just logged on to write this fault up.

65,444K

20,32K

40,684K

Hope you can assist. Regards Kev

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:16 AM

What OS (Win 2K, XPsp1, XPsp2, Vista) are you using?
What version of IE are you using

If you do a Google search for multiple instances of iexplore.exe running in Task Manager, you will find numerous complaints with various causes and possible solutions. This problem could be malware or non-malware related. There are worms like W32/Lovgate-AD that will cause the same problem you are experiencing. In addition to other files it drops iexplore.exe in C:\Windows\system32. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file like iexplore.exe. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. The legitimate iexplore.exe is located in the C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer folder. Make sure of the spelling. If it is iexplor.exe or iexplorer.exe, then it's malware. Also check to make sure iexplore.exe is not loading at startup as that too can be malware.

NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer 8, it is my understanding that it it will run an extra instance of iexplorer.exe as part of the Automatic Crash Recovery feature. Internet Explorer8 will open a new process for the main window and another process with any opened tab. This feature allows Internet explorer to prevent itself from closing when a web site in one tab crashes. It has also been reported that this utilizes high memory resources.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:43 AM

Many Thanks for the reply and I am sorry about the delay in responding, I have been away.

I am on version 8 as you stated so I take it all is ok apart from it seems to use a great deal of my memory.

Your input was greatfully received and very helpful.

All the best and kind regards Kev

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 08:57 AM

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