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Duplicate processes running in the background


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#1 kurtgillis12

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:01 AM

Whenever I open Chrome or edge and start using it for a minute or so, the usage on my computer spikes up to 100 or high 90s. I looked at the background processes, and there were 3 or 4 "Google Chrome (32-bit)" or 3 or 4 "Microsoft Edge" running. If I close them out, they just keep coming back. I only have one window open at time.

 

I have a full scan of Windows defender going now.

 

So is this normal, or is something up?

 

edit: nothing on the defender scan


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:51 AM

Hi kurtgillis12 :)

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are multi-process web browsers. Which means that every tab, plugin, extension, etc. have their own instance (process). This is used mainly for sandboxing and enhanced security, so there's nothing wrong with that.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:04 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/tkZenipEGeriKo8x6TEPkcN

 

 

There are 5 Google Chrome (32-bit)s running now.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:21 AM

When your CPU usage spikes to 90-100%, what processes are using the most CPU?

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:57 AM

When your CPU usage spikes to 90-100%, what processes are using the most CPU?

 

 

Pretty much each duplicate is using up all of it. I was just using Chrome and checked, two of them were above 30% and one was above 20% and that was when total usage was around 75%. Its definitely coming from those, though. (or the Edge ones, when its that I'm using)



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:56 AM

What extensions are you running in Google Chrome?

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 04:35 PM

What extensions are you running in Google Chrome?

 

 

Just whatever comes default.






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