How to Permanently Stop IExplorer.EXE Processes

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How to Permanently Stop IExplorer.EXE Processes
Internet Explorer is a Web browser created by Microsoft. (Internet image by Soja Andrzej from

Iexplorer.exe is a process created by Microsoft and used by Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Iexplorer.exe process is located in the C:\Windows folder. The Windows Command Prompt allows you to stop processes permanently from running on your computer. In effect, this means that the program to which the process belongs will no longer run on your computer. Thus, if you stop Iexplorer.exe, you will no longer be able to open and use the Internet Explorer Web browser.

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  1. 1

    Click on the Windows Start Menu or Start button.

  2. 2

    Type "cmd" into the "Search Programs and Files" box and press "Enter" if you are using Windows 7 or Vista. Click on "Run" and type "cmd" into the dialogue box and click "OK" if you are using Windows XP. The Command Prompt opens.

  3. 3

    Type "taskkill /f iexplorer.exe" without the quotes into the Command Prompt and press "Enter."

  4. 4

    Click "Yes" when asked if you are sure that you would like to stop the process.

  5. 5

    Close the Command Prompt and restart your computer.

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