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    After running "Immunization" on SpyBot, the results window says:
    "Open Browsers Detected. You should close "Internet Explorer (Administrator)" to make sure immunization is successful"
    I clicked on IE to close it and saw that it was already closed, and that I was not running IE.

    I ran "Immunization" a 2nd time, and it again said that IE was open and I should close it.
    Why is this happening?
    Is it possible that another copy of IE is running on my computer that I don't know about?

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    Hi, that is possible. You can see those hidden browsers in Taskmanager. (Press CTRL + Shift + Esc)
    (m/f)

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    Thumbs up ilanger

    You are correct. I checked and found 6 separate "processes" called iexplore.exe running at the same time.

    Can you tell me where to look for an explanation of what is really happening here, since I only have one Internet Explorer Window open yet TaskManager shows 6 "processes" for that one window?

    Thanks in advance for your guidance.

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    iI am having the same issue.can you tell me where i find taskmanager?not tech. savvy at all!

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    Hello michys01,

    Quote Originally Posted by (m/f) View Post
    You can see those hidden browsers in Taskmanager. (Press CTRL + Shift + Esc)


    Or right click on the taskbar, menu pops up, click "Start Task Manager"

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