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iexplore.exe showing twice in processes


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#1 goat_starer

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:44 PM

Hi peoples,

when running one open iexplorer window i am getting 2 instances of iexplore.exe in the task manager processes panel, one of which is consuming a lot of memory.

is this likely to be a malware/virus type thing? I have up to date virus / firewall (norton) and have run malwarebytes which is showing no infections. I have also run a hijackthis scan and saved the log - not sure if i should be posting that here (its gobbledegook to me :thumbsup: )

edit... if i try to end the higher memory use iexplore.exe process in task manager it restarts automatically.

Any advice would be gratefully recieved

cheers

Goat

Edited by goat_starer, 02 February 2010 - 08:48 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:26 PM

Are you having any issues with system performance, security alerts about infection or browser redirection?

If not and you are using Internet Explorer 8, it is my understanding that the browser will run an extra instance of iexplorer.exe as part of the Automatic Crash Recovery feature. Internet Explorer 8 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. As such, it is not unusual to find multiple instances of iexplore.exe running in Task Manager. However, one drawback of this new feature is that it has been reported to utilize high memory resources.
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:16 PM

ah... running ie 8 and not getting any redirections or messages so it may be that simple! :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:40 PM

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