I've seen many threads regarding an issue with multiple iexplore.exe processes, that also might cause a browser getting stuck. I've been experiencing the same issue ever since I installed IE8 (yes, yes, I know it's a bad browser - but please humor me with this question). Google chrome seems to work without such an issue. I don't have firefox installed. at least 2 iexplore processes start every time I open a browser, and opening tabs and surfing the web seem to open more, which don't seem to close. The explorer itself seem to get stuck every once in a while, which forces me to stop the processes via task manager. I don't see the processes unless I open a browser, and I didn't have this issue on IE7. I haven't found any thread about such a known issue in IE8, and certainly no fix. The threads I've sen vary in the reason, and some of them discuss multiple iexplore.exe processes which occur even without opening browser. Is anyone aware of such an issue in IE8? If it is an issue with IE8 - are micorsoft aware of this and already created a fix which I do not know about? I don't want to get into the whole hijack thing. I just wanted to ask if anyone is aware of such an issue.