Recently, when I bring up the Windows Task Manager dialogue box, under the 'Processes' tab, I see several instances of iexplore.exe running even if there is only one internet window open. They appear to be utilizing the appropriate memory consumption and don't affect system performance at all, with the exception of course, of using available system memory. Even if I close the open IE window, several instance will still remain, and I am able to end each process one at a time. Any suggestions of what may be causing this? WinXP, CA AV and Anti Spyware, Win Firewall, and I am behind a Linksys Wired Router. Never any porno. TIA for your help.