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Windows 7: 1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!

27 Apr 2015   #11
Itundic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I genuinely only had one Chrome window with one tab open, but 12 processes in Task Manager.

I've opened Chrome again and Task Manager displays 11 "chrome.exe *32" processes this time.
8 extensions, plus 1 window/tab = 9. I don't know if it is as simple as this, but does that mean 2 (sometimes 3) mysterious processes?

I don't have any background Chrome apps running in the background, as there aren't any shown in the systray, and I'd rather not turn off any background processes.

Also, as I have 64-bit Win 7, why do I have "32-bit" processes? Datapod's Task Manager shows only "chrome.exe".

I also have the probably unrelated problem of the Google search bar and frequently-visited sites not displayed when I launch Chrome, but displayed from the 2nd tab onwards and in every susequent Chrome window. Why do I initially get "about:blank"?


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27 Apr 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Possibly post a ccleaner screen shot like Chandler did showing your browsers cache
After I imagine delete you Chrome browser history from the beginning of time funny slogan Chrome has

After seeing some of the listing it might possibly time to reset Chrome and start fresh with your add-ons.
It's a pain I know but after a while everything becomes corrupt or in need of re-install.
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27 Apr 2015   #13
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Itundic View Post
I've opened Chrome again and Task Manager displays 11 "chrome.exe *32" processes this time.
8 extensions, plus 1 window/tab = 9. I don't know if it is as simple as this, but does that mean 2 (sometimes 3) mysterious processes?
The exact account of all those processes is not always exactly the same, and it's normal, it's the regular why Chrome is designed to run. A quick and dirty math (and certainly inaccurate) gives 8 extensions, plus 1 tab, plus the central coordinating process, plus possibly some plugin like Flash (quite possible) or Java (much less common) or Silverlight (almost inexistent) could easily reach 11/12 processes easily. Nothing about it is surprising to me, it's the normal Chrome way of doing things (for good or bad).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Itundic View Post
Also, as I have 64-bit Win 7, why do I have "32-bit" processes? Datapod's Task Manager shows only "chrome.exe".
It's simply that you're running the 32 bits version of Chrome, while Datapod is running the 64 bits version. Again, totally normal, just both of you downloaded different versions. In their site there are both installers available.

What makes me a bit suspecting about all this is your very first screenshot of task manager. I just noticed that it shows 115 processes at that time, which sounds a lot high to me. It could be nothing, but check carefully each one of them. Maybe some unneeded startup programs or something else is eating your CPU, thus making the whole thing slower. But at this point, Chrome is for sure not the primary offender. If it were, you should really consider switching to a lighter browser instead.
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27 Apr 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I wouldn't doubt if Avast wasn't throwing a fit over all of the "Normal" processes
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28 Apr 2015   #15
Itundic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I guess everyone's right - it is a normal part of Chrome's operation. More RAM is in order then, though all the other processes I have running in Windows probably don't help.

With just one Chrome window open (no additional tabs):

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-28_234802.jpg

9 additional tabs - 10 'pages' in all:

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-28_234904.jpg

Plus the extensions:

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-28_235535.jpg

Re: "about:blank"

I've fixed this via a very circuitous route.

In order to register HitmanPro (post #7), I had to disable the Windows firewall, but received this error when I tried to re-enable it:

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-27_192616_crop.jpg

To fix this, I found this MS support page and went through everything, none of which worked on the firewall, but indirectly led to fixing the Chrome search page problem:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2530126

Methods 1 & 2 - neither the Microsoft Safety Scanner page or "MS Fix it" would load.

Method 3 - there wasn't any need to manually restart the Firewall or Base Filtering Engine(?), as both were running

Method 4 - I stopped and restarted these services, via a "Repair.bat" batch file:

sc config MpsSvc start= auto
sc config KeyIso start= auto
sc config BFE start= auto
sc config FwcAgent start= auto
net stop MpsSvc
net start MpsSvc
net stop KeyIso
net start KeyIso
net start Wlansvc
net start dot3svc
net start EapHostnet
net stop BFE
net start BFE
net start PolicyAgent
net start MpsSvc
net start IKEEXT
net start DcaSvcnet
net stop FwcAgent
net start FwcAgent

When I opened Chrome, I found that something - probably the batch file - had changed some settings:

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-28_000743.jpg

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-28_000806.jpg

Resetting everything restored the Search homepage.

The firewall was restored by rebooting.

I've reinstalled Chrome and the memory usage is exactly the same, so it's probably the laptop.

Re: 32-bit Chrome vs. 64-bit

I wasn't given any choice as to which version was installed. It's an automatic process, via the "ChromeSetup.exe". I'm not too concerned, I simply didn't want to miss a potentially better browser attuned to 64-bit Win 7.

Thanks to everyone for their help: ThrashZone, Datapod, Callender and Alejando85.

I also have serious problems with IE11, but I'll start a new thread for that.

Cheers.


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28 Apr 2015   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You haven't shown what Avast is using when Chrome is open opposed to when closed not that it would be much different

I'm not sure if I translated it correctly or not but here it is,
3gb = 3000000 k or kb
So you have ram left over but :/
You have to feed the beast first
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28 Apr 2015   #17
Itundic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Avast seems to be fine, as far as I can tell.

Without Chrome, this is Avast:

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-29_020540-no-chrome.jpg

With a single Chrome window and 10 tabs on 10 different sites:

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-29_020944-10-tabs-0-ext.jpg


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28 Apr 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Physical Memory: 89% that pretty much speaks for it's self according to that last screen shot at the bottom

Go to the Performance section and lets see that one 89% might be left to use ?
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28 Apr 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Here's mine with 8gb
Yours is actually averaging better than mine is
Attachment 357645
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29 Apr 2015   #20
Itundic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry, I had to go to bed.

With 10 windows/tabs:

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-29_164926.jpg

Performance:

1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!-2015-04-29_165006.jpg


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