As you might be aware, Chrome was designed with SOA in mind. The threading architecture is designed to better handle connections to multiple services than other browsers. Chrome is a superior browser on the performance front, but it has one major flaw: zombie processes. Daily, up to 10 chrome.exe's appear on my task lisk despite all Chrome windows being closed. Sometimes the browser stops working correctly until the zombies are cleaned up. I have reproduced this on several computers -- hopefully this will be fixed by the upcoming patch.