So... this has been going on for about a month or so now on and off. I use Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP and I run McAfee Total Protection. Here is the problem I am encountering...
When I log on to Internet Explorer, my CPU instantly goes into slow mode. All of my programs become unresponsive, my Java will not load, my pictures and icons disappear and reappear randomly, and everything just runs SLOW! More concerning to me though, aside from the delayed performance time, is the fact that if I open up my task manager while I am running Internet Explorer, I see that although I only have 1 window opened, I have duplicate and sometimes 3 or more listings of iexplore.exe running in my task manager, with memory usage ranging from a normal 5,000 K to 10,000 K all the way up as high as 300,000 K or 400,000 K at times. I know this is not normal, as I am only running 1 single window of Internet Explorer and these other programs are running in the background. Can someone please PLEASE help me out and tell me how to get rid of this?
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