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Why multiple copies of iexplore.exe?

Why multiple copies of iexplore.exe?

Why multiple copies of iexplore.exe?

(OP)
I had Task Manager (XP) up when I started Internet Explorer 8.  I noticed two copies of the exe file appeared; one of them with stable memory usage of 14K-odd and the other with a varying usage of 100+K.  When I opened an new window to come to Tek-Tips I got a third copy with a usage of around 70K.

Can someone tell me what is going on?

Thanks

"Have you ever noticed that anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone driving faster is a maniac?."
George Carlin

RE: Why multiple copies of iexplore.exe?

Many web sits will open a new instance of IE when you click on a link.  You can also open a new copy any time you double-click on the shortcut.

RE: Why multiple copies of iexplore.exe?

(OP)
Thanks folks.  I was just wondering if something strange was going on because I seemed to have an extra copy of IE running.

"Have you ever noticed that anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone driving faster is a maniac?."
George Carlin

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