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Two Instances of IEXPLORE.EXE on computer

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#1 hortoholic


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Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:33 PM

Hello all, I have an unusual probelm or bug? When I browsw the internet I get two processes of IEXPLORE.EXE in the tak manager and one of them takes like 199,00+ of memory and the othe like 20,000 of my memory. When this happens it really slows down my computer. When I close them and restart Internet Explorer eveything is fine and my computer is fast again. What I want to know is why does this happen?


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#2 Andrew


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Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

If you're using the latest version of IE (IE8) then multiple processes is to be expected. IE8 starts a parent process and then loads each window and tab in a separate child process. This improves the responsiveness and robustness of the browser.

If, however, you are not using the latest version, then please post back. (Also, more detail would be helpful. Like, does it only slow down after visiting a certain site?)

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 06 October 2009 - 12:37 PM.

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