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  • I am running WIN 7 Pro 64 bit SP1. I have 4 GIGs of RAM.  I also have a VMXP which I use rarely. I also use IE11. I have "Enabled enhanced protective mode" turned on, as well as "Enable 64*bit protection mode" both on the advanced tab of Internet options.  On the security tab I have "Enable protected mode" checked on. 

    I think I understand why two iexplore.exe appears in the Task Manager and every time I open another tab, another entry appears in the Task Manager.  I believe that the Task Manager entry iexplore.exe is the 64-bit version.  But why do I get iexplore.exe*32 popping up when I have any tabs open.  When I open a tab the used memory goes up, but is released very slowly, if at all, when the extra tab is closed. My anti-virus checkers (Norton, Glary, and MalwareBytes) show no virus present.  I tried to temporarily rename the 32 bit version of iexplorer.exe but the system told me that Norton was using it. I tried this before I turned on IE.  I don't know where in Norton to repoint it to the 64-bit version. Maybe I don't need to get into that?

    Can anyone explain what is happening and how to correct the issue, if I indeed have one?

    Thanks

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:24 PM

Answers

  • Hi AccessShell,

    I have received the message regarding to your issue. As you mentioned, you check "Enable enhance protected mode". Based on my research, the "Enhance protected mode" adds additional security including 64 bit tab.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn265025(v=vs.85).aspx

    When it exits any add-ons which it not compatible with 64 bit, it will display in Internet Explorer 32 bit mode. I suppose that is reason why you see Internet Explorer 32 bit in Task Manager.

    For the question about Norton using it, maybe the Norton process affects the Internet Explorer, you could contact Norton for more information about how Norton affects it.

    Hope that will be helpful to you.

    Best Regards

    Simon


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    Friday, December 11, 2015 6:26 AM
  • Hi AccessShell,

    The "Enhanced Protection Mode" is a optional checkbox, so maybe each person may have different choice depend on their requirement. Microsoft will not force adding personal preference to everyone.

    Wish you have a nice day.

    Best Regards

    Simon


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    • Marked as answer by AccessShell Tuesday, December 22, 2015 2:33 AM
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:22 AM

All replies

  • Hi AccessShell,

    I have received the message regarding to your issue. As you mentioned, you check "Enable enhance protected mode". Based on my research, the "Enhance protected mode" adds additional security including 64 bit tab.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn265025(v=vs.85).aspx

    When it exits any add-ons which it not compatible with 64 bit, it will display in Internet Explorer 32 bit mode. I suppose that is reason why you see Internet Explorer 32 bit in Task Manager.

    For the question about Norton using it, maybe the Norton process affects the Internet Explorer, you could contact Norton for more information about how Norton affects it.

    Hope that will be helpful to you.

    Best Regards

    Simon


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, December 11, 2015 6:26 AM
  • Hi,

    We wonder if there is any luck your issue has been resolved, if you've found solution by yourself. We would appreciate it if you could share with us and we will mark it as answer.

    Best Regards

    Simon


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    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:30 AM
  • I have read in detail about "Enhanced protected mode" It is a two edged sword.  Either you have more protection or you use less resources.  Which is better?  I guess that's really up to you.  It is unfortunate such a choice has to made at all!
    Monday, December 21, 2015 2:09 PM
  • Hi AccessShell,

    The "Enhanced Protection Mode" is a optional checkbox, so maybe each person may have different choice depend on their requirement. Microsoft will not force adding personal preference to everyone.

    Wish you have a nice day.

    Best Regards

    Simon


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by AccessShell Tuesday, December 22, 2015 2:33 AM
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:22 AM