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Windows 7: Internet Explorer processes left open

19 Dec 2014   #1
imaddicted2u

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Internet Explorer processes left open

This has been a problem for a long time. I have been looking for a solution. It's a pain in the rear so I rarely use IE. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and IE11 with most recent updates.
When I close and reopen internet explorer it doesn't re-open my tabs although the settings are correct. In Task Manager I find there are two IE processes still running after closing IE, iexplore.exe and iexplore.exe*32. If I close IE and end the processes left behind before reopening IE the tabs reopen correctly. If I just re-open IE without ending the processes, only one homepage tab opens. I can open a new tab and reopen last session to get my tabs back.
Anyone know if there is a fix for this yet?


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19 Dec 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How many homepages do you have exactly ?
As a test Close ie,
Use Start and type in the search box
internet options
General section and Check the box to Delete browser history on exit,
Click on the Delete button,
Uncheck everything then click on Delete,
Note nothing is actually deleted except for the top section at this point or on exit.
Test that and give us an update,
Cheers.
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19 Dec 2014   #3
imaddicted2u

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How many homepages do you have exactly ?
As a test Close ie,
Use Start and type in the search box
internet options
General section and Check the box to Delete browser history on exit,
Click on the Delete button,
Uncheck everything then click on Delete,
Note nothing is actually deleted except for the top section at this point or on exit.
Test that and give us an update,
Cheers.
Thanks
Only have one home page.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding but after I open Internet Options and click on delete in General and then I Uncheck everything the delete button becomes greyed out, so can't click it.
With Delete browser history on exit checked and all boxes in the delete browsing history window unchecked, confirmed in Task Manager that iexplore.exe and and 2 iexplore.exe*32 processes were not running. I opened IE, my previous tabs appeared. Closed IE, iexplore.exe and iexplore.exe*32 processes remained in Task Manager, reopened IE, only one tab opened with my home page. Looking in Task Manager now I have 2 iexplore.exe and and 2 iexplore.exe*32 processes. Close IE again, Task manager still had iexplore.exe and iexplore.exe*32 processes running. I ended iexplore.exe and iexplore.exe*32 ended.
Opened IE again, opened a bunch of tabs, closed IE, ended iexplore.exe and iexplore.exe*32, Opened IE again, my previous tabs reopened. So, as long as I close the iexplore.exe and iexplore.exe*32 processes before reopening IE my tabs reopen every time.
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19 Dec 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay go back to Internet options/ General section,
Click on the Settings button next to the delete button,
Temporary internet files section,
Check the box Every time I visit a webpage, then Okay
Click on the delete button again this time check the box for temp files,
Delete and apply and okay.
See what that does,
Cheers.
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20 Dec 2014   #5
imaddicted2u

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Okay go back to Internet options/ General section,
Click on the Settings button next to the delete button,
Temporary internet files section,
Check the box Every time I visit a webpage, then Okay
Click on the delete button again this time check the box for temp files,
Delete and apply and okay.
See what that does,
Cheers.
Thanks again for your assistance.
Deleting temp files and checking for new page versions on every visit didn't change anything.
Still opens to one tab if iexplore.exe and iexplore.exe*32 are running.
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20 Dec 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi I see what you mean in your post #3
Delete is grayed out that a new one the action used to just delete the top section :/
Do this one instead,
Attachment 343625
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20 Dec 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Quote:
In Task Manager I find there are two IE processes still running after closing IE
They are probably not 'running' - they are just cached. Look into the CPU column whether they use any CPU time - I bet it is zero.
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20 Dec 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Could be my processes usually take less than 10 seconds to drop off after closing,
If it takes longer than that you might have a add-on that's sticking or something,
Post a screen shot of you Manage add-ons page by clicking on the Gear symbol on the top right and click on the option,

Toolbars and extensions on the top left column and at the bottom switch to Show all add-ons,
See the link above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here
Cheers.
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20 Dec 2014   #9
imaddicted2u

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi I see what you mean in your post #3
Delete is grayed out that a new one the action used to just delete the top section :/
Do this one instead,
Attachment 343625
Nope, same thing. I had to set to reopen tabs on startup again but after doing the above and it seemed worked once but next time the two processes were left behind again.
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20 Dec 2014   #10
imaddicted2u

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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Quote:
In Task Manager I find there are two IE processes still running after closing IE
They are probably not 'running' - they are just cached. Look into the CPU column whether they use any CPU time - I bet it is zero.
You are correct, zero cpu usage. However, if I end them IE reopens tabs correctly every time. I figure IE must see them on startup and thinks it's already running so it just opens one tab.
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