I’ve been noticing that after browsing the Web for a while, I have many copies of IEXPLORE.EXE running.
This is on Windows 2000, with Internet Explorer 6.0, with all the latest automatic updates from the Microsoft site.
I close all my windows, there’s nothing in my system tray at the bottom of the screen, I bring up Task Manager, and look at the Processes tab. There will be several copies of IEXPLORE.EXE running. I manually select them and “End Process”, until they are all gone. I re-run IE and browse some more pages, close all those windows, and again, several copies of IEXPLORE.EXE! I use several computers with Win2k/IE6, and none of the others do this.
I searched the Microsoft site and Google for mention of this problem, but nothing turned up. (Maybe I just didn’t use the right search criteria.)
Has anyone else seen this on their Win2000/IE6 systems? Anyone know how to fix it?
I could try uninstalling IE6 and re-installing it of course, but I’d prefer to try to fix the problem with a smaller hammer.
Thanks in advance!