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25+ Google Chrome Processes x Task manager on start up!

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by cuttlefish, May 24, 2019.

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  1. cuttlefish

    cuttlefish Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2007
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    When I open my first webpage - being Google Chrome - if I switch to Task manager x Processes, I can see Google happily opening as many as 15-25 background pages!

    90% of them use little or no CPU/Memory but it kind of annoys me just what Google is doing in the background!

    This only seems to have occurred in the last 6-12 months and as an ardent checked of Task manager, I have never seen it before!

    I trust Google as far as I could throw them so is this "checking" on my comings and going on the web or relatively harmless?

    I can kill them off one by one with End Task but they are soon back again!

    Any advice appreciated!

    I regularly run Malware Bytes and Defender.....all good!
  2. TOGG


    Apr 2, 2002
    Although I use browsers based on the Chromium open source software, I don't use the version 'tweaked' by Google so cannot claim any first hand experience of using it.

    However, I have read that Google Chrome achieves its apparently impressive speed rating by simply beginning the process of opening every URL it encounters on every page it lands on so that, when the user decides to click on a link, it will open quickly because the process is already under way before the user chooses that link.

    I have no idea if that is the real reason for Google Chrome's 'hyperactivity' and it might just be propaganda, circulated by rivals but, given what is known about Google's business model, I have no intention of trying to find out for myself!
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    This is normal. Part of the processes could also be opened for any extensions that you may have on start up.
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