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Windows 7: After Close IE Process Remains Running ...

02 Nov 2018   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
After Close IE Process Remains Running ...

... anyone else experience this? Another accidental discovery. Task Manager process tab shows 2 internet explorers AFTER I end my IE session. Help!


-thx


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02 Nov 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi MourningStar,

If you click on explorer.exe and then left-click the entry in Task Manager you can open the file location. Several programs I have installed use explorer.exe and are in their respective folders. AOMEI PE Builder is one that comes to mind.

Explorer.exe
is always running from C:\Windows; being the default desktop shell. That's what displays the taskbar, icons on the desktop, and start menu, etc.

When you open one instance of File Explorer, then you will see two instances. Open another and there will be three, etc...

Unless you are talking about Internet Explorer (which is iexplorer.exe) in which case one instance is opened per tab you have open, plus an instance for the UI Shell.
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02 Nov 2018   #3
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Hi MourningStar,...

Unless you are talking about Internet Explorer (which is iexplorer.exe) in which case one instance is opened per tab you have open, plus an instance for the UI Shell.
Hi Snick, thx for reply.


Yes, I am talking about Internet Explorer. Sorry for not being explicit. I just assumed everyone understood 'IE' to mean Internet Explorer (and the fact that this is the Browser forum). My bad ...
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02 Nov 2018   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

What Snick has said is correct. Once IE is opened it will show at least one instance even when you have closed it. This is normal & it also speeds up loading if required again later.
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02 Nov 2018   #5
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
What Snick has said is correct.
I did not say Snick was not correct.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Once IE is opened it will show at least one instance even when you have closed it. This is normal & it also speeds up loading if required again later.
On my machine it is NOT normal and never has been. It is new behavior. I discovered this when I ran CCleaner. I have run this for years (twice a week minimum) and the last couple of runs it has informed me that IE was running and to close it before continuing. I immediately look down at the taskbar and nothing there. Bring up task manager and 'sho 'nuff! This has NEVER happened before.
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02 Nov 2018   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I have just started my computer & IE is shown in Task Manager even though I have not as yet run it. I use IE everyday for one website & Opera for everything else. I also run Ccleaner & I have never had a request to close IE first.

Could there be another program on your computer that uses IE & it has grabbed it in the background, perhaps an internet game or similar, that loads at computer start up & remains in standby.
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02 Nov 2018   #7
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I have just started my computer & IE is shown in Task Manager even though I have not as yet run it. I use IE everyday for one website & Opera for everything else. I also run Ccleaner & I have never had a request to close IE first.

Could there be another program on your computer that uses IE & it has grabbed it in the background, perhaps an internet game or similar, that loads at computer start up & remains in standby.
hmmm ... that is odd. Anyways, that's why I qualified my post with 'my machine'. Another program 'grabbing' IE? That's a new one to me. Curious, what programs are known to do this and what is 'grabbing' yours that causes it to run at startup if you don't mind me asking?
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03 Nov 2018   #8
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I also run Ccleaner & I have never had a request to close IE first. ...
I always had this request when I had 'ANY' browser open. Perhaps you don't get it because you do not have the cleaner settings to cleanup your browser stuff or maybe long ago you cliked a 'continue & don't show me this warning again'-type popup.
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03 Nov 2018   #9
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Whenever I run Ccleaner I have it set to clear browsing history, cookies etc. except passwords & I don't run Ccleaner with any programs open.

I really can't offer any other solution. When I said "grabbing" I meant that a program that has to have IE or a browser to run, such as a game, or possibly a web based email program like Google Mail, set to load at computer start up may cause your problem.
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12 Nov 2018   #10
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I really can't offer any other solution.
No problemo. Issue no longer exists and I have no clue what fixed it. thx to all for input.
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