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some hidden tab(s) in the browser ??

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#1 seraphin


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:00 PM

I was watching a streaming video clip from a website using chrome. So on the chrome, there shows three open tabs -

tab1 - original site that hosts the links

tab2 - the site that streamlines the clip

tab3 - bleepingcomputer.com where I am posting this message.


When I opened my Windows Task Manager, however, I see 5 chrome.exe under "Image Name" are running in the "process" tab.

Are there 2 hidden tabs running in the background of chrome ?? would they post threats to my computer ?


Any comments ?


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:57 PM

I have 8 chrome.exes showing and only 4 tabs open. Those other ones are the browser itself and previously closed tabs. Close all tabs and restart the browser then check. If I recall you have 3 instances with no previous tabs and a fresh restart. Every closed tab will add an instance and stay till you close chrome. I have no idea why.

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