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Chrome on my home computer activates 11 processes at one time. Is that normal?

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Doesnt sound like it would be....

I uninstalled and reinstalled chrome but I still get the same thing. Thinking I may have to wipe the hard drive. Something fishy is going on.

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Chrome on my home computer activates 11 processes at one time. Is that normal?

It does the same thing on others computers that I've seen. One of my computers has 9 processes running from chrome while another has 7 running. I am not sure why it does that. 

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It does the same thing on others computers that I've seen. One of my computers has 9 processes running from chrome while another has 7 running. I am not sure why it does that. 

Darn. It sucks up a fair bit of memory. Chrome used to be relatively light. I wonder what happened. I think I will try to get rid of the extensions and see what happens.

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I think each tab runs as a different process, so if one crashes they don't all crash. 

I wish that was the case but I don't believe so. I have 1 tab open but 6 processor running

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Apps and extensions also have their own processes. Same for the notification in the system tray.

 

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it's completely normal for chrome to have that many processes.

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Chrome on my home computer activates 11 processes at one time. Is that normal?

That's normal.

 

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I dunno, but i have had a Fake java update stuck in my system (now thinking chrome) that i cant get rid of....

 

my antivirus catches the process but doesnt stop it to begin with

 

malware sometimes says its gone...

 

ummmm  this hitman pro has found it and removed it

 

there was this other one that was suppose to grab it and remove it (googled the fake java thing, and it was a main one)

 

so i switched to firefox and no more pop up and dl things....

 

which leads me to believe its in googles processes....

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Wiping hard drives is a stupid thing to do. The waste of time in reinstalling all of your software and drivers is not worth it. Maybe it's an easy way out, but it's a stupid way out. The learning experience of learning how an operating system actually works inside is more than worth the time to manually troubleshoot and clean a computer the first few times.  After the first few times, it's so easy that you can sleep through it.

I do this as a professional service and have never seen even any set of three automated programs that can do it better than I can just working off the top of my head. I'm not trying to brag, since anyone can learn all of these things. I just really can't stand people who are always erasing their computers instead of actually taking a bit to learn how they actually work.

Anyone can wire in a light fixture to the point that it lights up and then (falsely) consider himself an electrician. Not just anyone can actually understand the forward and backward of wiring and electricity, and how to utilize/implement it properly and safely.

As for the Chrome problem, unless you delete the Chrome directories under Program Files and the User and App data locations after uninstallation, extensions may remain. Chrome doesn't use a process per tab, but a thread per tab, and that's only foe the basic rendering engine. Beyond that, each extension runs in a process, which will also have a thread per tab using that extension, the Chrome control process and task manager have a thread each, a debugging process will appear silently upon detection of scripting or markup errors, an extension control and updating process (if any extensions are installed), and I may have missed one or two more. A totally clean Chrome install will have four processes.

Be very careful with Chrome extensions. There are frequently bullshit extensions that come from people making bad choices in what to install. Additionally, many (obviously unscrupulous or financially desperate) developers have been paid off by malware creators for the rights to their already published extensions. As soon as an update is published, the new and ad-laden extension will be installed onto all computers running a previously published version, all without the user's knowledge or consent.

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Wiping hard drives is a stupid thing to do. The waste of time in reinstalling all of your software and drivers is not worth it. Maybe it's an easy way out, but it's a stupid way out. The learning experience of learning how an operating system actually works inside is more than worth the time to manually troubleshoot and clean a computer the first few times.  After the first few times, it's so easy that you can sleep through it.

 

I do this as a professional service and have never seen even any set of three automated programs that can do it better than I can just working off the top of my head. I'm not trying to brag, since anyone can learn all of these things. I just really can't stand people who are always erasing their computers instead of actually taking a bit to learn how they actually work.

 

Anyone can wire in a light fixture to the point that it lights up and then (falsely) consider himself an electrician. Not just anyone can actually understand the forward and backward of wiring and electricity, and how to utilize/implement it properly and safely.

 

As for the Chrome problem, unless you delete the Chrome directories under Program Files and the User and App data locations after uninstallation, extensions may remain. Chrome doesn't use a process per tab, but a thread per tab, and that's only foe the basic rendering engine. Beyond that, each extension runs in a process, which will also have a thread per tab using that extension, the Chrome control process and task manager have a thread each, a debugging process will appear silently upon detection of scripting or markup errors, an extension control and updating process (if any extensions are installed), and I may have missed one or two more. A totally clean Chrome install will have four processes.

 

Be very careful with Chrome extensions. There are frequently bullshit extensions that come from people making bad choices in what to install. Additionally, many (obviously unscrupulous or financially desperate) developers have been paid off by malware creators for the rights to their already published extensions. As soon as an update is published, the new and ad-laden extension will be installed onto all computers running a previously published version, all without the user's knowledge or consent.

Thanks for the info. My concern was a virus or a unrecoverable issue with windows. Thats why I considered wiping the hard drive. I re-installed Chrome and the entire computer is running much better now but I will still go back and delete most of my extensions. There are only two that I use frequently.

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Plugin bloat is a huge problem in modern browsers.  It is very common that things are installed surreptitiously behind the user's back, people are tricked into installing things which are misrepresented, install things and then forget to remove them, install too many things and not notice the slowdown because it happens over time, or any combination of the above.

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I have 14 with 11 tabs.  10-15 is a normal number for a Chrome installation that is actually used.  +1 if Flash is working on any tab, +1 for every other plugin.  Chrome's own internal task manager can be quite enlightening as well.

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