Question Double programs are loading. Any ideas?

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Just remember tht those aren't necessarily programs but are executables, and one program can have multiple executables. You may want to look at the image path and location of the executable and it may give you more detail.

For example the Steam Web Helpers, each executable might actually be a different part of the overall Steam Web Helper program. Each one can have several processes.


This is intentional. Programs (like the steamwebhelper) use multiple processes for security and stability purposes. If one process crashes, it doesn't take down the entire client; that process just restarts. Likewise, if someone finds a security hole, that exploit might be able to take control of one process - but only one process, and it wouldn't have access to data stored in other processes.

Also note that the total RAM used by these processes is not as high as it appears at first, because the processes share memory with each other. The total RAM is not the same as the sum of all the individual processes.

Other system processes like rundll32.exe have two instances because two different programs are using it. If you add a 'command' column to task manager, or by using Sysinternal's Process Explorer you can see the actual programs which run procesesse like rundll32. For exaple, you'll see the first rundll32.exe has a command parameter: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth\btmshell.dll",TrayApp and the second one - C:\Windows\system32\AmbRunE.dll,RunDLLEntry. Which are both legit.

TL;DR: multiple processes are OK and by design.

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