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IExplore.exe remains in process list even after browser is closed

Postby Harry Matsumoto » Wed, 07 Jan 2004 08:56:43 GMT

I have a problem with Internet Explorer.  Even after I 
close Internet Explorer, IEXPLORE will remain in the 
process list.  I have to do an end process to remove 
IEXPLORE from the process list.  I would appreciate any 
help or suggestions.

Thanks, Harry

Re: IExplore.exe remains in process list even after browser is closed

Postby Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE » Wed, 07 Jan 2004 10:16:22 GMT

First eliminate any scumware.
Dealing with Unwanted Spyware, Parasites, Toolbars and Search Engines

Note that AdAware and SpyBot S & D will each catch some things the other
won't.  Also, each need to be updated before every use, even when just

If trying everything at that site does not fix the problem please post back
in the same thread.

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE
Reply to Newsgroup.  I won't answer email
Protect Your PC

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