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iexplore.exe processes left behind

jcwiatr asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi there,

I am running windows 7 with IE8 and have noticed almost every day I have manu iexplore.exe processes sitting in task manager. So I did some digging and found:
1. Open Internet Explorer - 2 iexplore.exe processes are in task manager - one for IE and one for the tab
2. Open a second instance of Internet explorer - that is a new iexplore.exe - there will now be 3 iexplore.exe in task manager
3. Close the second instance of Internet Explorer and in task manager the 3rd instance of iexplore.exe created in step 2 still remains.

This is creating havoc with memory and IE apps as many are opened and closed each day, however when closing the iexplore.exe is not shutting down in Task Manager.  Why are they not shutting down ?
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