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Multiple Instances Of Iexplore

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#1 maxheadroom


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Posted 22 September 2006 - 06:46 PM

Hi I am running XP home SP2 with all current updates applied. My system is 1ghz laptop with 256 mbytes of RAM. I just installed IE 7.

When I run IE, I get multiple iexplore.exe's running. I start out with two. Then it adds more and more iexplore.exe. Right now I have 16 iexplores running. Most consume only a meg of memory, but 4 of them are in the 16-20 mbytes. With only 256 RAM, the system gets really slow. Earlier today I had 20 iexplore's running. At that point all I could do was reboot and wait.

When I run opera it only starts 2 iexplore's. I can run opera all day and not have a problem. I would like to use IE because there are some sites that don't play nice with opera. Also opera doesn't have a spell checker that works well. IE works with ispell and that is an advantage.

I can kill the processes one at a time and get back to normal, but that is time consuming and I have to do it every hour or so. If any one has a fix for this, please let me know


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#2 rubiconeye


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Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:10 PM

hi, maxheadroom,

this i believe is down to malware. try downloading, updating, and running a-squared - http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ - if this doesnt fix the prob, try posting a hi-jack this log,


#3 Gary335


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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:02 PM

Try also Adaware and Spybot Search And Destroy.

#4 Grinler


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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:42 PM

I also always recommend kaspersky's online scanner for finding viruses on Windows.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 08:44 AM

In your "Advanced" settings for IE:

Make sure "Reuse windows for launching shortcuts" is checked.

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