Currently have IE10 (Windows 7 64-bit) running with one tab open, and I have 8 iexplore.exe processes running in Task Manager. It always does this. My work laptop runs IE9 and only ever has 1 + however many tabs are open processes running, but my machines at home always have a ton. Whats up with this?
Best Answer +LogicalApex , 05 November 2013 - 00:07
The concept is process isolation. If you spin up child processes for as much of the browser as you can you can, in theory, increase security and stability. A crash in a tab, plugin, or non-essential component will be isolated and unable to pull the entire browser down with it. In regards to security you're able to offer better isolation against attempts to exploit security holes in the browser as you lock code in a way the OS can aid in blocking.Go to the full post