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Kudos1 Stats

Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

both are located in program files-internet explorer. one is ausing about 81,576 k and that one is 624 kb in size. The other one uses around 9,100 k of memory and is 624 kb in size. Is there a problem here?

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Kudos0

Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

I only see 2 when IE8 is open. doesnt mateer how many pages
Kudos2 Stats

Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

Yep, same here. Since I've installed IE8, there are two instances of iexplore.exe running. Seems to be normal.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

thanks for replying, do you notice that ie8 is sometimes unstable and sometimes locks up? I know I do. If so, Do you know any fixes.
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Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

I updated my IE from v7 to v8. IE 8 launches fast and opens web pages faster than the previous version, but It's probably not stable enough as you say. For example, when I close it and later when I launch it again, I often receive an error that IE was not closed properly - well, It was.

What are the issues that you have with IE8? Try to disable/remove some unneeded add-ons or toolbars, often helps.

Kudos0

Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

sometimes it will just freeze out of nowhere. It oince crashed my whole system becuse I tried to manually close it during a freeze, instead of using task manager.
Kudos0

Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

another thing- if you open ie8 and look in norton logs youll see 2 instances of iexplore.exe accessing the net.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

GreatNate,

I had posted this question on 5/1/2009 and Phil_D replied with a website that explains about the multiple iexplore.exe processes running.

I don't know how to post the link but if you go to my post entitled"NIS 2009 History and iexplore.exe in IE8" on 5/1/2009 there you will find the link to your question

I also show multiple iexplore.exe processes running in my NIS 2009 History and I have also seen up to 4 iexplore.exe processes running in my task manager ( when on the internet, and with multiple tabs open) since downloading IE8

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?


TooStrong wrote:

GreatNate,

I had posted this question on 5/1/2009 and Phil_D replied with a website that explains about the multiple iexplore.exe processes running.

I don't know how to post the link but if you go to my post entitled"NIS 2009 History and iexplore.exe in IE8" on 5/1/2009 there you will find the link to your question

[ ... ] 


Here is the active link to your message:  NIS 2009 History and iexplore.exe in IE 8  

How did I find it?

Right mouse click on Advanced Search up top of the page (it's a bit faint in color) and select Open in New TAB (that way you don't lose your place here in the thread)

Type the name of the thread NIS 2009 History and iexplore.exe in IE 8   in the top Search box and click on Search

And there it is, together with your message here saying you did not know how to find it <g>

Then just copy paste the brown colored title into your message.

And check that it works .....

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Is it normal to have 2 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager running?

Regarding this thread, I would be interested in knowing if anyone else has experienced the following:

Once I launch Internet Explorer (version 7 in my case), it stays resident in memory even after I close it.  If I don't launch it, then there are no instances of it at all.

Also, as an addendum to earlier posts, track down the report on IE8 versus Firefox versus the Google browser.  If I remember correctly, each has a different strategy for multiple tabs; and I believe IE8 handles them by multiple instances of itself.  What I don't remember is whether there is an instance for each tab or simply a flip-flop way of handling them for faster access.  The article gives all the information.

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware

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