I am running Windows 8.1 N Pro x64 and there are 2 Internet Explorer processes that must be for 32 bit. It stays there even if Internet Explorer is closed. I tried ending the processes but they just come back. I run a x64 Internet Explorer. How can I stop those processes?


With your more complete description of the "issue", it's easy to answer: that's normal operation of IE: one instance for the frame window, and additional instances for each tab.

See How to determine which IE tabs goes to which IEXPLORE.EXE process... for a more complete description, but basically, when you look at the Command Line used to start each instance, you'll see:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE": frame window

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" SCODEF:m CREDAT:x /prefetch:2 : tab 1

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" SCODEF:n CREDAT:y /prefetch:2 : tab 2

where m & n is the process id (PID) of the parent process and x and y are random integers.


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