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Windows 7: Multiple iexplore.exe processes

24 Jan 2010   #1
dmgriff

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Multiple iexplore.exe processes

i have a new dell pc with win7 64bit and am having very annoying problems with IE8. I have seen over 20 iexplore.exe processes running and it locks my pc up using all the memory. they dont close even after i close all tabs I have to go in task mgr and manually close the processes to get the pc going again. my pc has 64bit and 32bit IE8, do i need to get rid of one? use an older explorer? HELP!


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25 Jan 2010   #2
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

Try running your virus scanner and malwarebytes Malwarebytes.org and do a full system scan with both.
It could be associated with a virus or trojan but take a look at this thread to see if it sounds similar to your problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...lp-please.html
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25 Jan 2010   #3
dmgriff

windows 7 64bit
 
 

i should have mentioned that i have already done that and scans came back clear my pc just doesnt want to shut off the processes when i close a browser or tab they stay running eating my memory, and yes that thread is similar to my prob
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28 Jan 2010   #4
dmgriff

windows 7 64bit
 
 

anyone else got any ideas?
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28 Jan 2010   #5
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

what happens if you turn off tabbed browsing in IE
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28 Jan 2010   #6
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

you may want to try starting IE without any add ons and see what happens
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30 Jan 2010   #7
dmgriff

windows 7 64bit
 
 

turned off tabbed browsing and that had no effect, now trying add ons
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30 Jan 2010   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That does seem a bit excessive. Normally, you would have 1 instance for IE8 itself (if you use both 32-bit and 64-bit browsers simultaneously like I sometimes do you will have 2) plus 1 instance per tab, so by default when you open IE8 you should have 2 instances running.

What happens when you reboot your computer? Without running IE8, how many instances are there running? What bloatware do you have installed?
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09 Feb 2010   #9
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

usually it's an infection that causes the issue
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30 May 2010   #10
axabum

Windows 7
 
 
IExplore won't close, Win 7, New ASUS G73

My new laptop desktop freezes after running IE 8 - None of the desktop items are clickable, but can be run OK from taskbar or program menu. Only a reboot unfreezes tha desktop.

Task manager shows 2 or 3 versions of Iexplore.exe running after closing IE. If I terminate one instance, they all go away, and the desktop is now clickable until I run IE again.

I have no viruses - It's a brand-new clean installation, I only added MS Office 2007.

I installed Maxthon browser, and made it my default browser - Problem gone bye-bye!

Thank you Maxthon
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