iexplore.exe process stays running



When I close IE the process iexplore.exe stays running
and starts a new one if I open IE again and that process
will stay running. Ultimately, my system dies from lack
of resources and I have to manually end the 8 or so
iexplorer.exe processes I have running. I'm on Windows
XP Pro with all critical updates.





H Leboeuf

Rule out parasites.

Try this: Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Browsing
Uncheck the Enable 3rd party browser extensions

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p.s Reset the 3rd party browser setting.

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