I have ~50 processes running but the total processes in Task Manager shows 100+ always. What is causing this? And how can it be fixed?

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    How do you know that tasmgr is wrong? Run ProcessExplorer.exe as admin and compare both outputs: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653 – magicandre1981 Sep 1 '14 at 4:11
  • I have 16 instances of chrome.exe in my Task Manager. So it would be reasonable to have over 100 processes if you have a lot of application running. – LDC3 Sep 1 '14 at 4:20
  • What were the results of using ProcessExplorer? Please update your post with screenshots and more info so we can better help. – Gabriel Fair Sep 13 '15 at 22:24
  • Also how did you determine that first number, "~50" ? If you were just using Task Manager to check. – Gabriel Fair Sep 13 '15 at 22:25

Unless there are processes you know should not be there, 100+ processes is not abnormal. I have just outlook and chrome running currently with 103 processes active.

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