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Two instances of iexplore.exe in Task Manager processes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Smirnoff, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    XP Pro, SP3, IE8

    I noticed that I had two instances of iexplore.exe running in Task Manager
    processes.

    Discovering this was part of my attempt to find out why I suddenly couldn't
    sign in to WLM.

    Having done some searching on different forums, I discovered that some
    people were blaming the BT Yahoo Toolbar for this behaviour. I have run the
    BT Toolbar without problems before, although I recently upgraded to version
    8, so the new version may be the problem.

    I decided to open IE8 in "No Add Ons" mode but Task Manager still showed two
    iexplore.exe processes (one using about 54,000k the other about 15,000k). So
    then I uninstalled BT Yahoo toolbar along with any other BT or Yahoo
    applications I could find in Add/Remove Programs and rebooted.

    On reopening IE8 the two processes were still shown even after toolbar etc.
    uninstall.

    I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV and have recently run
    Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (both fully updated) so I don't think it's
    a malware or virus problem.
     
  2. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    "Smirnoff" <someone@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:09SdnSH3v5qMiMXRnZ2dnUVZ7r-dnZ2d@bt.com...
    > XP Pro, SP3, IE8
    >
    > I noticed that I had two instances of iexplore.exe running in Task Manager
    > processes.
    >
    > Discovering this was part of my attempt to find out why I suddenly
    > couldn't sign in to WLM.
    >
    > Having done some searching on different forums, I discovered that some
    > people were blaming the BT Yahoo Toolbar for this behaviour. I have run
    > the BT Toolbar without problems before, although I recently upgraded to
    > version 8, so the new version may be the problem.
    >
    > I decided to open IE8 in "No Add Ons" mode but Task Manager still showed
    > two iexplore.exe processes (one using about 54,000k the other about
    > 15,000k). So then I uninstalled BT Yahoo toolbar along with any other BT
    > or Yahoo applications I could find in Add/Remove Programs and rebooted.
    >
    > On reopening IE8 the two processes were still shown even after toolbar
    > etc. uninstall.
    >
    > I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV and have recently run
    > Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (both fully updated) so I don't think
    > it's a malware or virus problem.
    >
    >
    >


    May have answered my own question. Just looked in Process Explorer and it
    seems the second instance of iexplore.exe is for Tabs (coloured brown).
    Funny, never noticed the two processes in Task Manager before
     
  3. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Smirnoff" <someone@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:A9ydnSxZnZpnisXRnZ2dnUVZ8kmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >
    > "Smirnoff" <someone@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:09SdnSH3v5qMiMXRnZ2dnUVZ7r-dnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> XP Pro, SP3, IE8
    >>
    >> I noticed that I had two instances of iexplore.exe running in Task
    >> Manager processes.
    >>
    >> Discovering this was part of my attempt to find out why I suddenly
    >> couldn't sign in to WLM.
    >>
    >> Having done some searching on different forums, I discovered that some
    >> people were blaming the BT Yahoo Toolbar for this behaviour. I have run
    >> the BT Toolbar without problems before, although I recently upgraded to
    >> version 8, so the new version may be the problem.
    >>
    >> I decided to open IE8 in "No Add Ons" mode but Task Manager still showed
    >> two iexplore.exe processes (one using about 54,000k the other about
    >> 15,000k). So then I uninstalled BT Yahoo toolbar along with any other BT
    >> or Yahoo applications I could find in Add/Remove Programs and rebooted.
    >>
    >> On reopening IE8 the two processes were still shown even after toolbar
    >> etc. uninstall.
    >>
    >> I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV and have recently run
    >> Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (both fully updated) so I don't think
    >> it's a malware or virus problem.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > May have answered my own question. Just looked in Process Explorer and it
    > seems the second instance of iexplore.exe is for Tabs (coloured brown).
    > Funny, never noticed the two processes in Task Manager before


    More Reliable:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.ie8.aspx

    IE8 and Loosely-Coupled IE (LCIE)
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2008/03/11/ie8-and-loosely-coupled-ie-lcie.aspx

    Internet Explorer questions:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote in message
    news:eJevqDxMLHA.5700@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Smirnoff" <someone@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:A9ydnSxZnZpnisXRnZ2dnUVZ8kmdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>
    >> "Smirnoff" <someone@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:09SdnSH3v5qMiMXRnZ2dnUVZ7r-dnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> XP Pro, SP3, IE8
    >>>
    >>> I noticed that I had two instances of iexplore.exe running in Task
    >>> Manager processes.
    >>>
    >>> Discovering this was part of my attempt to find out why I suddenly
    >>> couldn't sign in to WLM.
    >>>
    >>> Having done some searching on different forums, I discovered that some
    >>> people were blaming the BT Yahoo Toolbar for this behaviour. I have run
    >>> the BT Toolbar without problems before, although I recently upgraded to
    >>> version 8, so the new version may be the problem.
    >>>
    >>> I decided to open IE8 in "No Add Ons" mode but Task Manager still showed
    >>> two iexplore.exe processes (one using about 54,000k the other about
    >>> 15,000k). So then I uninstalled BT Yahoo toolbar along with any other BT
    >>> or Yahoo applications I could find in Add/Remove Programs and rebooted.
    >>>
    >>> On reopening IE8 the two processes were still shown even after toolbar
    >>> etc. uninstall.
    >>>
    >>> I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV and have recently run
    >>> Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (both fully updated) so I don't think
    >>> it's a malware or virus problem.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> May have answered my own question. Just looked in Process Explorer and it
    >> seems the second instance of iexplore.exe is for Tabs (coloured brown).
    >> Funny, never noticed the two processes in Task Manager before

    >
    > More Reliable:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.ie8.aspx
    >
    > IE8 and Loosely-Coupled IE (LCIE)
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2008/03/11/ie8-and-loosely-coupled-ie-lcie.aspx
    >
    > Internet Explorer questions:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell
    >
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>


    Thanks for the links
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What Donald said &
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/07/28/ie8-and-reliability.aspx

    Smirnoff wrote:
    > XP Pro, SP3, IE8
    >
    > I noticed that I had two instances of iexplore.exe running in Task Manager
    > processes.
    >
    > Discovering this was part of my attempt to find out why I suddenly
    > couldn't
    > sign in to WLM.
    >
    > Having done some searching on different forums, I discovered that some
    > people were blaming the BT Yahoo Toolbar for this behaviour. I have run
    > the
    > BT Toolbar without problems before, although I recently upgraded to
    > version
    > 8, so the new version may be the problem.
    >
    > I decided to open IE8 in "No Add Ons" mode but Task Manager still showed
    > two
    > iexplore.exe processes (one using about 54,000k the other about 15,000k).
    > So
    > then I uninstalled BT Yahoo toolbar along with any other BT or Yahoo
    > applications I could find in Add/Remove Programs and rebooted.
    >
    > On reopening IE8 the two processes were still shown even after toolbar
    > etc.
    > uninstall.
    >
    > I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV and have recently run
    > Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (both fully updated) so I don't think
    > it's
    > a malware or virus problem.
     
  6. blackhead

    blackhead Flightless Bird

    On 3 Aug, 14:09, "Smirnoff" <some...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    > XP Pro, SP3, IE8
    >
    > I noticed that I had two instances ofiexplore.exerunning in Task Manager
    > processes.
    >
    > Discovering this was part of my attempt to find out why I suddenly couldn't
    > sign in to WLM.
    >
    > Having done some searching on different forums, I discovered that some
    > people were blaming the BT Yahoo Toolbar for this behaviour. I have run the
    > BT Toolbar without problems before, although I recently upgraded to version
    > 8, so the new version may be the problem.
    >
    > I decided to open IE8 in "No Add Ons" mode but Task Manager still showed twoiexplore.exeprocesses (one using about 54,000k the other about 15,000k). So
    > then I uninstalled BT Yahoo toolbar along with any other BT or Yahoo
    > applications I could find in Add/Remove Programs and rebooted.
    >
    > On reopening IE8 the two processes were still shown even after toolbar etc.
    > uninstall.
    >
    > I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV and have recently run
    > Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (both fully updated) so I don't think it's
    > a malware orvirusproblem.


    It may be the iexplorer.exe virus which wasn't detected by my anti-
    virus software.

    Has there been a lot of hard disk drive activity?
     
  7. PaulM

    PaulM Flightless Bird

    There are always 2 iexplore.exe in the task manager when you open ie8. Open
    a 3rd tab and there will 3, open a 4th tab and there will be 4.
    That's the way IE8 works.

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    "blackhead" <larryharson@softhome.net> wrote in message
    news:a0bf939a-a6d9-4238-a5d4-b776d81cbb35@f42g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
    > On 3 Aug, 14:09, "Smirnoff" <some...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    >> XP Pro, SP3, IE8
    >>
    >> I noticed that I had two instances ofiexplore.exerunning in Task Manager
    >> processes.
    >>
    >> Discovering this was part of my attempt to find out why I suddenly
    >> couldn't
    >> sign in to WLM.
    >>
    >> Having done some searching on different forums, I discovered that some
    >> people were blaming the BT Yahoo Toolbar for this behaviour. I have run
    >> the
    >> BT Toolbar without problems before, although I recently upgraded to
    >> version
    >> 8, so the new version may be the problem.
    >>
    >> I decided to open IE8 in "No Add Ons" mode but Task Manager still showed
    >> twoiexplore.exeprocesses (one using about 54,000k the other about
    >> 15,000k). So
    >> then I uninstalled BT Yahoo toolbar along with any other BT or Yahoo
    >> applications I could find in Add/Remove Programs and rebooted.
    >>
    >> On reopening IE8 the two processes were still shown even after toolbar
    >> etc.
    >> uninstall.
    >>
    >> I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV and have recently run
    >> Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (both fully updated) so I don't think
    >> it's
    >> a malware orvirusproblem.

    >
    > It may be the iexplorer.exe virus which wasn't detected by my anti-
    > virus software.
    >
    > Has there been a lot of hard disk drive activity?
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Did you even bother to read the other replies to this thread?

    e.g.,
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/49ba858f39475b7f

    e.g.,
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/7b3809dae6c38382


    blackhead wrote:
    > On 3 Aug, 14:09, "Smirnoff" <some...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    >> XP Pro, SP3, IE8
    >>
    >> I noticed that I had two instances ofiexplore.exerunning in Task Manager
    >> processes.
    >>
    >> Discovering this was part of my attempt to find out why I suddenly
    >> couldn't
    >> sign in to WLM.
    >>
    >> Having done some searching on different forums, I discovered that some
    >> people were blaming the BT Yahoo Toolbar for this behaviour. I have run
    >> the
    >> BT Toolbar without problems before, although I recently upgraded to
    >> version
    >> 8, so the new version may be the problem.
    >>
    >> I decided to open IE8 in "No Add Ons" mode but Task Manager still showed
    >> twoiexplore.exeprocesses (one using about 54,000k the other about
    >> 15,000k). So then I uninstalled BT Yahoo toolbar along with any other BT
    >> or Yahoo
    >> applications I could find in Add/Remove Programs and rebooted.
    >>
    >> On reopening IE8 the two processes were still shown even after toolbar
    >> etc.
    >> uninstall.
    >>
    >> I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV and have recently run
    >> Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (both fully updated) so I don't think
    >> it's
    >> a malware orvirusproblem.

    >
    > It may be the iexplorer.exe virus which wasn't detected by my anti-
    > virus software.
    >
    > Has there been a lot of hard disk drive activity?
     

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