exiting arcmap and catalog leaves orphaned processes

Discussion created by clthompson on Sep 26, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2019 by HeatherW
I frequently find that arcmap and catalog leave orphaned processes running after closing arcmap or shutting down catalog.  I can end these with the task manager of course but its a giant PITA.  I am running Windows XP pro with sp 3, ArcGIS Advanced  (aka ArcInfo). I've seen one reference to a bug that relates to use of the MOLE extension but I do not have that installed.  Has anyone else run into this issue or have a solution?