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Extra Internet explorer in task manager


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#1 Bill8104

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

When I open Internet explorer, the task manager always shows that 2 separate Internet explorers are open. If I minimize the 1 I open, I can't see the other window. Sometimes there are up to 4 at once on the task manager when I only have 1 open. The extra that show in task manager aren't there before I open a window and when I close the 1 I opened they all go away as well. The same thing happens in Chrome, Firefox, etc. I don't have wireless. When I end task on the other open windows, they come right back. It continues after a new hard drive and clean install were done so I know it's not a virus. I'm running Windows 7 premium, 64 bit. I use Comodo firewall with Killswitch, I blocked the Internet explorer but it still reconnects, it won't let me block it. It happens in safe mode too. I've tried different firewalls, nothing works. Comcast isn't helpful. What can I do? Please help. Thanks!


Edited by hamluis, 29 July 2013 - 07:22 AM.
Moved from IOS to Win 7 - Hamluis.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

It's normal to have two iexplore.exe processes reflected in Taask Manager...when there is one IE window open.

For every additional window opened...another process appeaars.

If I have 5 windows open...my Task Manager should reflect 6 instances of iexplore.exe.

Just make sure that they all read "iexplore.exe" since "iexplorer.exe" is malware.

 

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