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Windows 7: Solution: IE processes not closing down

17 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Solution: IE processes not closing down

Are you finding processes left behind by IE8? Sometimes when you close a tab or IE itself it doesnt always shut down the corresponding process.

The IE8 Team have issued a fix:

1. Open regedit
2. navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
3. Either create a dword entry called TabShutdownDelay or if its already there edit it (wasnt there on mine)
4. Enter the value (in seconds) you want for how long it takes to shut down the process (0 will force the process to close immediately)

Note: If all IE windows are closed then all processes will be shut down.

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17 Mar 2009   #2

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

handy info swarf, thanks
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10 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus

well sorry to return to this old days MS crap... but IE8 is yet in use by me and therefore its problems remain same.

z above advice is nice but doesn't work 4 me in full, so here is small update to this remedy in meaning of its applicability to Win7sp1x64 Ultimate laptop.

pls do same to 2 more registry keys as below:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main


UPDATE: well.. unfortunately this also didn't solve a problem completely in my case but another advice from here: IE8 (Win7) not closing all processes

** Solution 2 **
In addition to the above, you can try disabling IE8's memory protection and
see if it helps. Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Advanced > under
'Security', uncheck 'Enable memory protection to help mitigate online
attacks' > OK

maybe looks working much better for me. at least duing last couple of hours

while z total 3 registry settings as above remain same with new dword key TabShutdownDelay = 0 added.

c ya
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