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Many iexplore processes but Internet Explorer not open

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by namo, Jan 2, 2011.

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  1. namo

    namo Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2009
    I have windows 7 ultimate with Internet explorer 8. I notice in windows task manager Processes that there are serveral iexplore.exe processes running even though Internet explorer is not open. when I end those processor nothing happen and there is no errors. When I open internet explorer browser, I have one page but 2 or 3 iexplore processes and some processor are left after closing the page.

    what is the solution?
  2. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor

    Apr 11, 2009
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    Restart the computer to remove any leftovers from running IE.
    Go to task manager by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ESC.
    If there are any Iexplore processes running, right click on them and click "open file location".
    If they are legitimate all Iexplore processes should come from C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
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