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I don't know where they are from, but there are around 100 Internet Explorer processes running at all times (background processes). I do NOT use Internet explorer.

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Any reason for it? It annoys me a little

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Do they come back if you kill them? –  Windos Nov 5 '12 at 19:55
    
Not as far as I've tried –  Bojan Kogoj Nov 5 '12 at 20:00
    
There are lots of applications that use the IE engine. What other applications do you have open? –  Ramhound Nov 5 '12 at 20:57
    
Google talk, Firefox, Skype, Eclipse, uTorrent, Dropbox... But a few of those IE processes reopened after a while –  Bojan Kogoj Nov 5 '12 at 22:08

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