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Millions of IEXLPORE.EXEs


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Chrissssssss

I'm running XP, and after a few hours of Internet usage, there can be about 10-15 IEXPLORE.EXE processes running but only one or two IE windows open. They eat up all the memory on the computer and slow it down loads.

Anyone have any idea why this may be happening? It's not a major problem cos I can just close the processes manually, but it's getting a bit annoying now.

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Darkness2k

I don't have that problem... although there were times in Windows 2000 that IExplore is running twice (usually cause of a crash or something)

however, that problem doesnt happen that often for me now in Windows XP...

and I havn't had 15 iexplores listed lol!

You didn't upgrade the OS did you :ponder:

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Chrissssssss

Nah, it's a clean install, only about a week or two old. IE never crashses, so it can't be that either. Hmm

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HoagieKat

could be those annoying popup windows they keep so well hidden on some sites, you'll only see a couple of browser windows, and you'll keep getting popup messages, bloody annoying I tells ya! Try getting a popup stopper.

Hoagz

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Darkness2k

That could be...

although they dont usually make 15 Processes for popups.. usually 15 windows (although some are hidden) from 1 IExplore.exe process...

Virus is a better possibility though.... never had that type of experiance though.:alien:

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jebus

Check if you have popup windows open. Maybe you didn't catch them, then you opened up another IE process. That would be why you have so many IE processes.

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