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I have noticed that despite closing programs such as Windows Media Player or Internet Explorer, quite a few times even though it won't be in the 'Taskbar', going into processes in the 'Task Manager' shows that the program is still running and using memory. It's annoying because often despite having only a couple of windows open, I can't open any more windows due to memory and then have to go to task manager and manually close the processes (which should already be closed) to free up some space.
Has anybody else experienced this problem where a program is still running/open despite being closed and disappearing off the taskbar?
Cor, I hope not, I've only had it a week or so. What usually takes up the system resources is Internet Explorer but this is not constant e.g. I have just closed the internet explorer windows and they disappeared from the task manager. Strange that this is not always the case.
I'll run my norton scan in a sec and let you know if it finds anything.
The MS Updates have been up to date for a good few days now and have just done a windows memory check but everything seems to be in order. Seeing as it usually just tends to affect internet explorer could it be a memory leak with the program or are there other things i should consider?
This can definitely happen. My experience of it is when I open, and run instances of Office components from other Office components via VBA; e.g. in Word, I open up Excel. Normally, I open the instance up, use it, and close it down. Sometimes, if I make a mistake in the code, the instance will be left “running” even though there is no evidence of it.
In your case, you just seem to be trying to use IE; thus, I wonder if you have any add-ins, or other programs that somehow are using IE (and are buggy!) without you realising it?