Internet Explorer Always Running in Background  

  1. Posts : 67
    Windows 10

    Internet Explorer Always Running in Background

    I think I remember going through this on a previous machine a while back and just noticed it on my current machine. It may have been occurring for a while but I noticed it this time doing some services/performance checks after installing 1809 Update. Every time I start my machine, there are two instances of iexplorer.exe running in the background...each using about 6 MB of RAM. Neither impacts performance, but it bothers me that Internet Explorer is always running...even when I rarely use it. I can't remember what I did before to stop this normal and is there a way to stop it? I've confirmed that the application link is valid, and neither Defender or Malwarebytes has picked up anything abnormal.
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  2. Posts : 1,484
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Hi mccnavy, The below tutorial by Brink shows you how to turn off IE11.

    Install or Uninstall Internet Explorer in Windows 10 | Windows 10 ..
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10

    Yes, IE is one of the features on Windows OS so it isn't a matter that it is running in the background but if you don't like it then you can disable it from the Windows Features showed on the above link
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