I recently bought a brand new computer, and I'm having no end to my Internet Explorer difficulties. It came equipped with Interet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista (though I'm not sure what the version is).
The problem is this: I've been noticing that every so often when I use Internet Explorer, the computer will get really really slow...so I open up the Task Manager to see what's using up all my memory, and I discover that Internet Explorer has started to spawn countless copies of the IExplorer.exe process (in addition to the one instance of the IEUser process). As long as an IE window is open, it continues to spawn them at a rate of about one for every two or three seconds...without any input from me whatsoever.
Even after closing the IE window and ending each and every process by hand, I find that as soon as I start IE again it begins with one IEuser process and one Iexplorer process...then starts spawning more Iexplorer.exe processes as before. Even rebooting the computer doesn't seem to faze it. Every now and then it'll finally stop doing it, but I have no idea what I did to get it to quit and eventually it'll start doing it again at some random time.
Please help, I'm at my wit's end. Just shelled out money I really couldn't afford to spend for this computer and I really need the crazy thing so I can work...which isn't very possible when my computer slows to a crawl any time I use Internet Explorer. Thanks in advance.