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Windows 7: IE8: Multiple internet explorer processes active with one browser open

07 Aug 2010   #1
jwblue

Window 7
 
 
IE8: Multiple internet explorer processes active with one browser open

Sometimes I will have 4-5 browsers open at once. I will then close all except one of them.

When I go into task manager, Processes, there will still be 4-6 "iexplorer.exe" processes open.

I don't want this. Why do they remain open after closing the browsers?

Is there a fix for this?


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08 Aug 2010   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It’s perfectly normal to see two or more iexplore.exe processes in the Task Manager when an Internet Explorer 8 window is open. This is due to a change made in Internet Explorer 8 where the frame and tabs are split, each having their own processes. Each tab has its own process so that the rest of the tabs and the browser frame/window are not affected if a single tab process crashes. A Guy
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08 Aug 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It’s perfectly normal to see two or more iexplore.exe processes in the Task Manager when an Internet Explorer 8 window is open. This is due to a change implemented in Internet Explorer 8 where the frame and tabs are split, each having their own processes. Each tab has its own process so that the rest of the tabs and the browser frame/window are not affected when a single tab process crashes. A Guy
+1. I agree with Bill. Even Google Chrome does the same.
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