I opened the Windows Task Manager on my Windows 8.1 system to poke around and see what processes were running and noticed that there were 4 Google Chrome processes running. But I had not opened or started Google Chrome since the last reboot.
I rarely use Google Chrome, so I uninstalled it, and the processes closed.
Wondering if there was some malware, I ran the Windows Defender anti-virus scan, and all was good.
I’m still puzzled as to why and what those 4 processes were doing. I’ll let you know if I figure it out. Just don’t hold your breath waiting, because I’m not going to waste any more time on it.