I am experiencing a problem with multiple computers at my business. All are running Windows XP Pro SP3, IE8.
I first check task manager to verify no instances of iexplore.exe are running.
I launch IE8. Task Manager shows two entries for iexplore.exe.
I close IE8. The 2 instances of iexplore.exe remain in Task Manager.
Users have been complaining that their computers have been "freezing" when this happens. When I "end process" on both instances of iexplore.exe, the computer behaves normally again.
I just started receiving complaints about this problem this morning, 11/24/2010.