Two explorer.exe processes running
Posted on 2004-04-10
I have Win XP Pro on a network. In the last few days i have noticed two explorer.exe processes running. There is the normal one and another one that loads when i first open a folder such as My Computer and closes when all folders have closed. The second instance of explorer looks like it is running from the same file (C:\Windows\Explorer.exe). It looks like its run using this command line: "C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE" /IDLIST,:1184:1568,/S
I'm sure there is usually only supposed to be one explorer.exe running at a time, so was wondering what this could be and how i remove it if it's bad.
I have just set my firewall to prompt me whenever explorer.exe talks to the net and so far i only get a SSDP broadcast at startup, which seems normal.
Thanks for any help!