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If I open an Internet Explorer window, there are two entries created in the list of Processes under Windows Task Manager:

  • iexplorer-10832
  • iexplorer-5076

Why does the Windows Task Manager show two entries even when I've only opened a single Internet Explorer window?

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  • I am not talking about tabs, I am referring to new IE windows May 25 '11 at 12:29
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Starting with IE 8, tabs are run in a different, lower-privileged process.

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  • No. I am not talking about tabs, I am referring to new IE windows. May 25 '11 at 12:29
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    @Muhammed, tabs and windows are the same thing. Windows are just free-floating tabs, and tabs are just windows strung together. The point is that all tabs and windows (ie, all individual pages/sites) are run as separate processes.
    – Synetech
    May 25 '11 at 13:34

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