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Multiple entries of iexplore in task manager

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Tirado, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Tirado

    Tirado Flightless Bird

    There are times I have 8 copies of iexplore on the list. When this happens
    (or even fewer copies sometimes) iexplorer begains to malfunction. I know
    immediately what the problem is and have to delete most of the copies till
    the iexplore on the screen begins to function again. I've have used two
    programs to clean the registry and spyware and anti-phising and anti-virus
    programs. I cannot find any hooks that in the registry
    --
    Tom
    tct@usa com
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/m...xploreexe-run-when-using-internet-explorer-8/
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Tirado wrote:
    > There are times I have 8 copies of iexplore on the list. When this happens
    > (or even fewer copies sometimes) iexplorer begains to malfunction. I know
    > immediately what the problem is and have to delete most of the copies till
    > the iexplore on the screen begins to function again. I've have used two
    > programs to clean the registry and spyware and anti-phising and anti-virus
    > programs. I cannot find any hooks that in the registry
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Tirado wrote:

    > There are times I have 8 copies of iexplore on the list. When this happens
    > (or even fewer copies sometimes) iexplorer begains to malfunction. I know
    > immediately what the problem is and have to delete most of the copies till
    > the iexplore on the screen begins to function again. I've have used two
    > programs to clean the registry and spyware and anti-phising and anti-virus
    > programs. I cannot find any hooks that in the registry


    More likely you have installed an old add-on that isn't compatible with
    IE8's change in scheme where it slices off new instances of iexplore.exe to
    accomodate an increasing number of sessions.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/11/ie8-and-loosely-coupled-ie-lcie.aspx
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/07/28/ie8-and-reliability.aspx
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/09/10/introducing-the-ie8-new-tab-page.aspx
    https://blogs.msdn.com/askie/archiv...a-new-process-with-internet-explorer-8-0.aspx
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Tirado" <tct@usa.com> wrote in message
    news:B9D1F0C5-A794-4C2C-8C98-C28C4D0C3397@microsoft.com...
    > There are times I have 8 copies of iexplore on the list. When this
    > happens
    > (or even fewer copies sometimes) iexplorer begains to malfunction. I know
    > immediately what the problem is and have to delete most of the copies till
    > the iexplore on the screen begins to function again. I've have used two
    > programs to clean the registry and spyware and anti-phising and anti-virus
    > programs. I cannot find any hooks that in the registry


    Multiple iexplore processes is normal - if you have only a single IE window
    open with multiple tabs then 8 processes would probably be 7 tabs; 1 process
    for the container, 1 for each tab.

    Before you start killing processes without understanding LCIE
    (http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/03/11/ie8-and-loosely-coupled-ie-lcie.aspx),
    you would do well to try to diagnose the source of your problem.

    First up, run IE in no-add ons mode (one way to do this is Start > Run and
    type iexplore -extoff ). Does it still happen? If not, then you have an
    incompatible add-on being loaded and run by IE.

    Have you tried resetting IE from the Advanced tab in Tools > Options? This
    will reset IE to it's default installation settings and will remove any
    add-ons or other objects that it loads. Does it still happen?

    If you still have problems even with a reset, then I would suspect that your
    use of a registry cleaner may have broken the IE install. Never, ever, use a
    registry cleaner tool - more often than not they remove essential registry
    entries, especially if you use an older cleaner application that doesn't
    know about the changes to the registry in a newer version of an application
    (such as IE in this case). Even MS removed their RegCleaner application
    years ago, it caused way too many problems.

    --
    Dan
     

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