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I/E 7 multiple iexplore tasks hogging memory


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#1 carol103160

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:14 AM

Whenever I log into iexplore there are multiple iexplore sessions on my task manager...sometimes up to 4. One of them will typically uses more than 100,000 k and my system is either really slow or hangs entirely. This is as soon as I log in on my homepage before I have had the opportunity to do anything so it's not a situation of multiple tabs. Can my browser be hijacked? If so, how do I find the culprit and get rid of it? I have already run hijackthis and have a log but have no idea what I'm looking at and need help. Thanks for any light you can shed on this.

Carol

PS - As soon as I log out of iexplore so do the rest of the entries.

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#2 carol103160

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:02 PM

Additional info - I ran reimage repair and picked up some speed but still the multiple instances of ie. I then ran a scan (gre?) and noticed that there were lots and lots of entries of iexplore that were tagged as text files which looked wierd so I went to the file (iexplore under programs) and clicked on it at which point my cptr died again with the old slowness, hanging, and poor screen refresh. I also ran a scan from the malware section on this site (#attach) where it said I am running both iexplore 7 and 8 (wtf?) as well as DDS which showed 4 entries for iexplore. Any help would be really appreciated!!!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:59 PM

Welcome to BleepingComputer :)

Internet Explorer starts multiple instances for the main frame window and multiple tabs inside it. EVen if you have only 1 tab open, you would have at least 2 iexplore.exe running. This is normal.

If Internet Explorer makes your system slow, then possibly you have many browser add-ons (extensions) installed which load every time you load IE. Try running IE without any add-ons. Right-click on the IE icon on your desktop and choose Start without add-ons. See if this makes any difference.




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