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Multiple iexplore Processes

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#1 RAPHelp


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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:04 PM

Was doing a cursory look at a friends PC and their machine had 3 iexplore.exe processes running. They use IE8 (I use Firefox so am not that familiar with IE8). Is this 'standard' procedure?

They claim they have checked for viruses, etc and the PC is fine .... but it seems slow to them.

They have many entries in their startup and this may affect boot time and maybe overall response - although the task manager/performance shows a constant 17% - 25% CPU usage .... they run MagicJack for telephone ... could that be 'bogging' the system down?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:12 PM

In IE...there is one process running at all times. For every window/tab a user opens...another process begins.

If I have 3 processes under Iexplore.exe, I should have two tabs/windows open.

If either of those reads iexplorer, rather than iexplore...I probably have malware.

I can't answer anything about MJ...but any program running is going to use up system resources. A look at Task Manager should give an indication if such use is excessive.


#3 RAPHelp

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:07 PM

thanks for the reply

No ... was first thing I checked ... processes are:
59,892 K, 5,484 K, and 38,620 K

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