in my previous post i was troubleshooting internet explorer and why i had two processes everytime i open the browser. what i had forgotten is that i upgraded to internet explorer 8 and that we now use two iexplore.exe processes that runs at different integrity levels and then open pages and/or tabs in other iexplore.exe processes. to confirm this behavior i downloaded process explorer.
there are two iexplore.exe processes and by adding the integrity column from view – select columns i was able to confirm this.
if you haven’t used process explorer by mark russinovich, i would suggest you take a look at it now. you can even replace task manager with this free utility