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Iexplore.exe constantly running,slowing down com, help! :(

Q: Iexplore.exe constantly running,slowing down com, help! :(

in my task manager ther is a program called IEXPLORE.EXE and its using alot of mem usage and sometimes Cpu usage (jumps about 0- 10 usage). i Obviously considered this to be the internet explorer but ther isnt ne web pages open. and hte process will not stop, when i click end process an it just comes back, an most of the time theres 2 of them. if anyone knos what this is plz tell me how 2 stop it or delete it, thanx

A: Iexplore.exe constantly running,slowing down com, help! :(

Take a look at the following thread by RBS it will help you.

How to remove begin2search / coolwebsearch

Regards Howard :grinthumb

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Hi,When starting Explorer to access my Yahoo Email, I have iexplore.exe running from the Program folder. Watching Task Manager, I can tell the iexplore.exe is causing my system to absorb resources from the CPU time. So, I get 15 second delays due to this when changing websites. My ISP is thru a cable service and has very fast times on Speak Easy Speed Test: http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/Download: 5456 kbpsUpload: 547 kbpsI think there is some sort of inquiry by iexplore.exe program happening each time I change website.Any ideas how to turn it off? I use Windows Live OneCare to protect my system and Ad-Aware also.Thanks.

A:Iexplore.exe Running And Slowing Pc While On Internet Only.

Hi All,With the help of IE7 customer support, I have found the following fixes:Use Start - Run - (type each of the following) - click OK, then delete everything in the folders.temp%temp%prefetchNext reboot pc and repeat pressing F8, select Start with Networking.Open Internet Explorer to this website:http://www.ewido.net/en/and "Scan Now"Also use this webpage to verify a file you suspect as a virus or bug:http://virusscan.jotti.org/Also I downloaded the MS updates on Dec 11, 2007.My speed is back!

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please help.
for some reason my computer has slowed way down.
When I do a control alt delete. it show that I have 40+ iexplore.exe running. what could be causing this and how do I get rid of it?
 

A:40 iexplore.exe running slowing computer way down

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I am using Windows xp Home Edition, which recently started running VERY slowly. Task Manager tells me that iexplore is running even though I never use IE. On a couple of occasions, IE has spontaneously opened to unfamiliar webpages. I downloaded HijackThis and have begun the process, but I need help deciphering logs and such. I don't want to make a false move. Thanks in advance.

A:iexplore running constantly

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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Hello, I have spent ages looking on google for a way to rectify this issue with no luck. I use Firefox as my browser, yet Iexplore.exe constantly runs in the background. When I go to the task manager, there are always two iexplore.exe processes running. If I kill them then they restart again after about five minutes. I have tried quite a few things and am out of options! Below is my Hijack This log. Any help would be very much appreciated. If you need anything else please let me know. Thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:54:59 PM, on 11/5/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exeC:\Program Files\Kontiki\KHost.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exeC:\Users\Luke\AppData\Local\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.e... Read more

A:Iexplore.exe constantly running in the background

Hello KingcoveyWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.===========Download This file. Note its name and save it to your root folder, such as C:\.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with this file.Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.Double-click on the downloaded file to start the program. (If running Vista, right click on it and select "Run as an Administrator")Allow the driver to load if asked.You may be prompted to scan immediately if it detects rootkit activity.If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be checked by... Read more

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Hello, I'm having some problems with internet explorer running in the background on my computer, even when I end the process through task manager it pops back up. I would really appreciate some advice on this situation. Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:16:38 AM, on 4/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Pando Networks\Pando\pando.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com/R1 - HKCU\Softw... Read more

A:iexplore.exe constantly running in background

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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It seems my machine has picked something up. 4 iexplorer.exe's that can't be shut down for good, and ads popping up every 10-15min. Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:20:26, on 06/10/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\EPU-4 Engine\FourEngine.exe
C:\Users\Filip\AppData\Roaming\cacaoweb\cacaoweb.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Turbo Key\TurboKey.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AASP\1.01.02\aaCenter.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Aurora\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Aurora\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Intern... Read more

A:YourProfitClub popups + constantly running iexplore.exe

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Good morning,
Fo the last few days, Internet explorer stops working all of the time. When this happens, no desktop icons work. Sometimes, I can use task manager to shut down instances of iexplore.exe*32 and it works again for a while. Sometimes, I am not allowed to close the instances with task manager as it says operation denied.

Malwarebytes returns 0 issues. I tried MS safety scanner and that also found nothing.

I assume there is a virus or trojan at work here but I really don't know what else to do.

Thanks!
Paul

A:IE freezes constantly, multiple iexplore.exe*32 running

Try doing a System Restore to a date prior to this problem.

Look in the Event viewer, under Summary and Administrative Events look to see if there are any Critical Events. If there are please post the Event Code in your next post.

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Here is my Deckard scan, thanks for any help!

Deckard's System Scanner v20070729.57
Run by James Lewis on 2007-08-03 at 03:38:32
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
97: 2007-08-03 10:38:39 UTC - RP491 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
96: 2007-08-03 08:43:40 UTC - RP490 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
95: 2007-08-03 08:11:02 UTC - RP489 - Removed Command & Conquer The First Decade
94: 2007-08-03 08:04:59 UTC - RP488 - Installed Windows Internet Explorer 7.
93: 2007-08-03 08:04:01 UTC - RP487 - Installed Windows IDNMitigationAPIs.


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-05-15 20:44:06 UTC - RP395 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.


-- HijackThis (run as James Lewis.exe) -----------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:42:02 AM, on 8/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\... Read more

A:iexplore.exe constantly running, restarts independantly, occasional pop-ups

Not bumping, I neglected to include my activescan report, sorry! Here it is.


Incident Status Location

Adware:Adware/Lop Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\frag obj time real\Play plan.exe
Adware:Adware/Lop Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\James Lewis\Application Data\interdale\nosbhcfr.exe
Adware:Adware/Lop Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\James Lewis\Application Data\interdale\utjzpshs.exe ... Read more

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Here are my logs thanks

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - FAT32x86
Run by David at 22:51:40.56 on 08/07/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.226 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

============== Running Processes ===============

svchost.exe 4
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe 4
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
SVCHOST.EXE
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\IFXSPMGT.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\IFXTCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.7.0.12\ccSvcHst.exe
c:\Program Files\Infineon\Security Platform Software\PSDsrvc.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.7.0.12\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Infineon\Security Platform Software\PSDrt.exe
c:\Program Files\Infineon\Security Platform Software\SpTna.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\ICWCONN1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Wireless Console 2\wcourier.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:iexplore.exe Slowing my Computer

Hi again is there anything else i should do?

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Hi, I posted the other day about a problem and got no responses, however the problem has still been occuring, just not to the extent now that I have been catching it. (http://forums.techguy.org/virus-oth...ble-desktop-icons-system-fan.html#post8372425)
It seems though that for some reason while I am on the internet, it will suddenly slow and images, etc will start to not show and even some web pages. I hear my fan going at high speed as well. I open my processes and only at this slowing and high fan speed time, there will be two iexplore.exe *32 going at once. I will close out of one of the them (always the one using more) and the problem will stop.

I wondering if someone could possibly help me figure out why this second iexplore is opening on occasion and how I can fix it because if you looked in my last post, if I don't close out of it, it starts to go further into messing up my computer.
Thanks in advance!

I have enclosed the HIjackThis log, the DDS file, and the ATTACH file. My system is a 64 bit, so I could not run GMER.
I also have malawarebytes and Superantispyware that I run weekly and only superanti finds some tracking cookies.
HIJACKTHIS LOG:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:10:26 AM, on 6/11/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\... Read more

A:2 iexplore.exe, slowing and messing up computer. Help!

I am re pasting the HIJACKTHIS log because iexplore.exe was running a second one and was interfering with my viewing the internet. I closed out of the internet, an iexplore.exe was still running.
The log shows the two of them running!
HIJACKTHIS LOG 2:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:39:50 PM, on 6/11/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR\WN111v2\WN111v2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\BingBar\BingBar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\BingBar\BingApp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPDSK/1
R1 - HK... Read more

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Hey guys, Im new and I did what I read was smart, and made a HJT log for you guys. My computer, running XP home on a 512mb AMD Atlhon 1.67ghz with 256 mb ATI Radeon 9800 XT etc. has run great for months, and suddenly when I get home from work, theres a new "10-20" seconds between responses in iexlore and other things, but mainly noticeable in iexplore. I've done ad-ware, avg, trend-micro, defrag, tune-up utilities, cleaned up alot y'know, but there still some little gnome holding everything up... heres the log... please help! thanks alot...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:25:25 AM, on 12/5/2004Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Elliott Osborne\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exeR1 - H... Read more

A:iexplore slowing down - taking memory

Hello skitzovoice and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

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I believe there is got to be some sort of virus/trojan/spyware/malware on this computer as it got really slow from one day to the next and no new programs were installed. Perhaps some sort of add on to ie was added on. I can also see that iexplore.exe is running from 20k to about 108k in memory usage under Windows task manager and this is while iddle on this page. I have attached here the attached.txt file. Thanks let me know how you can help me and thanks in advance.

A:iexplore.exe using too much memory slowing system?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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When looking in Task Manager, I have several iexplore.exe (IE6) and svchost.exe sessions running and this seems to slow down my computer. I have Norton 360 installed and there seem to be no signs of malware being on my system. Can anybody help me to solve this issue?
Thanks

A:Multiple iexplore.exe sessions slowing my computer down

Well search svchost.exe in the seach on your computer and i think it should be in system32 only, but if its in internet explorer folder its not ment to be there.

is there lots of iexplore.exe everytime you turn on or just now?

if theres lodes now just end task them

Keep asking for more help and ill see what i can do

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It seems I've been inflicted by a problem I've been faced with before. I

see numerous instances of multiple iexplore.exe in my windows task manager. Even the pc seems to be acting up slowly, windows hang - some games do not start. Even firefox does not start even after being clicked - yet when i go to the task manager I see the process "firefox.exe" running but there is no correspondent window on the classbar. Besides, I see over 10 iexplore.exe processes, yet no windows.

Also, this may be completely unrelated to the problem, but I just thought i would mention this. Wikipedia just does not open on my computer. I've been having this problem for a long time, however two days back, suddenly I could start accessing wikipedia and i thought my problems were over. But yet again, I just can't seem to access wikipedia.

Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:45:14 PM, on 12/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Aviji... Read more

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Problems: firefox is very slow and crashing a lot often telling me that it "lost the connection" and i have to reboot the computer to make it work again. applications are slow, itunes crashes right when i open it and i have to restart my computer, multiple "iexplore.exe" under running processes, and when i first start up the computer "internet explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" even though I haven't used IE for awhile now. All of these problems have arrived at the same time a few days ago. I haven't installed or uninstalled anything, so I'm not sure what happened.

i have been using limewire/frostwire program so i uninstalled it. i ran ATFcleaner but it didn't help. i ran malwarebytes anti-malware scan and it found 62 infected files, but couldn't remove them all. needless to say i still have the problem. my antivirus is out of date and i am aware that not having an up to date antivirus might be the problem, as well as using a program such as frostwire... i am open to recommendations for free antivirus and spyware scaning programs that i could download to help protect my computer! :) Thank you for your help!



DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Laurie at 12:04:15.25 on Tue 03/02/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.99 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {B5510F6F-87E1-47F7-A41... Read more

A:iexplore.exe slowing down firefox, itunes wont work

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Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

Please re-enable your antivirus before posting the ComboFix.txt log.

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Hi, i'm new the the forum. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

I've been trying to research this and fix it myself but I can't figure it out. I'm not as tech savvy as I would like. Here's the problems I've recently been discovering: firefox crashing/freezing up/slow, itunes freezes up instantly when i open it, "internet explorer" message pops up saying there's a problem and needs to close when I first restart my computer and randomly (I don't even use internet explorer, I use firefox), and multiple "iexplore.exe" under my running processes.

All of these problems have arrived at the same time a few days ago. I haven't installed or uninstalled anything, so I'm not sure what happened. I've been researching online to try and fix it myself but I have no idea where to begin. Please help!

A:iexplore.exe slowing down firefox, itunes wont work

Well, I'm not sure where to start, but I guess I'll use some start-points :

- Have you run any malware / spyware scans recently to see if your computer has been infected by malware or a virus recently?
- Have you used a program like CCleaner or cleared the firefox history/cache?

Hopefully some of this information can help us narrow this down a little more.

My first hypothesis since you brought up the multiple "iexplorer.exe" issue is that you could possibly have some form of malware bringing up hidden background popups that you can't see or get rid of, this is why I ask about the Malware / Spyware / Virus scan.

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original post:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...ms-354909.html

This initially happened a few days ago. While using firefox, IEXPLORE.EXE will appear in the task manager, accompanied by random pop-ups. More and more it's becoming continual pop-ups, and by the time I kill IEXPLORE.EXE in the task manager there's around 15-20 IE windows and still more starting up. I've tried Spybot and Ad-Aware but neither worked. I've spent the last few days googling trying to fix the problem myself, but it's just completely over my head. The pop-ups only happen when I'm currently using the internet, but the computer has just been slow all the time since it started. I'm using windows XP with SP2.

My DDS.txt log:


DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Rachelle at 10:46:08.20 on Wed 03/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.598 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Share... Read more

A:IEXPLORE.EXE starting randomly, causing pop-ups and slowing computer

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper at this forum.

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Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running combofix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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For the last week I have observed the iexplore.exe process appearing and disappearing in Task Manager on a non stop basis.

When Windows (XP) first opens the process iexplore.exe is visible in task manager, however there is no IE window visible on-screen. The process does not cause a problem until I try to close it or it randomly receives an error “Microsoft Internet Explorer has encountered a problem…” After this point the iexplore.exe process will flash in for 2 secs then disappear, only to reappear again in 10 secs, continuing this loop relentlessly. This causes any window I am currently working in to loose focus for those 2 secs, as you can imagine this is rather frustrating while typing.

I have found that opening an IE window will stop this problem of loosing focus however the process still opens and closes in the background. IE then inevitably crashes with the “Microsoft Internet Explorer has encountered a problem…” again after a random amount of time.

I have performed full system scans with Norton AV and Ad-Aware however the problem persists.
Downloader.Trojan pops up every now and again in Norton, however is removed successfully each time. I have no idea how it keeps coming in, however I believe my little IE issue may have something to do with it.

I have also performed a scan with HJT:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:37 PM, on 13/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running ... Read more

A:iexplore.exe constantly opening and closing

Move hijack this from the E:\ to the C:\ drive so that it makes back ups!
go back into msconfig and recheck all the boxes which are unchecked so I can see what is in there!
* Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite here
http://www.ewido.net/en/

* Install ewido.
* During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
* Launch ewido
* It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen
* On the left side of the main screen click update
* Click on Start and let it update.
* DO NOT run a scan yet. You will do that later in safe mode.
*Download Cleanup from Here

http://www.stevengould.org/software/cleanup/download.html

* A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
* On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
* Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
* Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
* A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
* Click OK
* DO NOT RUN IT YET

* Click here for info on how to boot to safe mode if you don't already know
how.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...2001052409420406?OpenDocument&src=sec_doc_nam

* Now copy these instructions to notepad and save them to your desktop. You
will need them to refer to in safe mode.
* Restart your computer into saf... Read more

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Tech Team -

My computer started running incredibly slow on some webpages where ads are loading on the sides of the screen - concerning as these same sites did not have this issue in past months. I've noticed that the processes services.exe are constantly at a high cpu % and also iexplore.exe as well even if not doing anything on the computer (IExplorer is open though).

I've followed some of the threads and had no success. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated. I'm using Windows XP, Version 2002, Service Pack 3.

I ran CC Cleaner and attached the startup information below as this helped a prior user. This is such a frustrating thing as this computer used to fly...
No HKCU:Run ctfmon C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
Yes HKCU:Run ctfmon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
Yes HKCU:Run MSCRMStartup "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\Client\res\Web\bin\Microsoft.Crm.Application.Hoster.exe"
No HKCU:Run netsession_win C:\Documents and Settings\djakubow\Local Settings\Application Data\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
No HKCU:Run Polycom Telepresence m100 c:\program files\polycom\polycom telepresence m100\Polycom Telepresence m100.exe
Yes HKLM:Run AClntUsr C:\Altiris\AClient\AClntUsr.EXE
No HKLM:Run Adobe ARM "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Apoint C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
No HKLM:Run APSDaemon "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run DLCQC... Read more

A:services.exe high cpu constantly, slow iexplore.exe

If you follow the advice in the sticky at the top of the forum, you get better help, without us having to repeat the instructions after you have been waiting & slow it down even more

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make
 

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I was infected with System Fix and managed to remove it following the tutorial on this site, however the machine still seems to have something left over that I can't find a way to get rid of.Symptoms:iexplore.exe *32 process running in the background, will slowly increase memory consumption, I only ever use Firefox and I am certain this was not running before System Fix was installed.Search engine results usually redirecting to random advertisements within both Firefox and IE.I've ran scans with Avast, Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes and MSE and nothing malicious is found.Machine is running Windows 7 Professional SP1, should be up to date.Original post here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic429096.htmlHere are my logs as requested:.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29Run by ChairmanMeow at 22:43:09 on 2011-11-24Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.8173.5846 [GMT 0:00].AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Program File... Read more

A:iexplore.exe constantly trying to run, search engine redirecting

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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I started here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic423505.html/page__pid__2443152#entry2443152

I've backed up everything and read the getting started info. Tried to download and run DDS, but that cause a blue screen crash. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:iexplore.exe runs constantly, Google searches are redirected

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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Im constantly having to manually close iexplore.exe tasks in task manager, sometimes it will get up to 8 or 9 of these with NO windows open. It is not due to a virus or malware, as it has done this right out of the box on a clean install. Im using Win 7 Pro 64 bit. It happens with both the 32 and 64 bit of internet explorer. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

A:Constantly closing multiple iexplore.exe in task manage

Are you sure that is not a virus? what anti virus are u using?

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Hi there, thanks for viewing this.

Recently, my internet explorer 7 and firefox has been running quite slowly. After googling a bit, I found out that this problem could be caused by the iexplore.exe virus.

Many iexplore.exe was running in the processes tab of the Windows task manager when my internet browsers were not in use. This may have caused the slowness.

I have a logfile of TrendMicro's Hijackthis v2.0.2:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:11:52 PM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\s... Read more

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Hi guys!
by looking at previous problems with 2 iexplore.exe's and seeing how they are solved (which doesn't work for me) i decided to ask you guys so u can please help with this monstrosity that hijacked my computer while i was playing a stem game.

here is as much information i can give about this problem:

-it started with an internet explorer advertisement popping up randomly, then a component not working.
-Then every time i told the computer to shut down/open the internet, it would just pixelate on the screen and not respond, requiring a force shutdown(i have a memory leak problem im getting to fixing that is known for causing this problem if the computer's memory is too high)
-when it turns on, i get the blue screen of death, and it restarts into startup repair
-startup repair identifies the problem as:"Unspecified changes to the system configuration may of caused this problem" and then i can boot
-every logon there is 2 iexeplore.exe(lowercase) chewing up memory, a svchost.exe process that its description says: "svchost.exe 4" which has never been there before, an "sqlbrowser"(its location includes allot of variations, like sql????.exe where ???? could be random words)
-I checked both autorunexec.bat and config.sys and they were both blank/had a few random characters in it.(i think this causes the bad start)
-i have NO access to vista install disks, but i do to XP boot cd's which return the blue screen of death when trying to bo... Read more

A:[SOLVED] 2 iexplore.exe, lots of memory used, Startup repair constantly needed for bo

*Bump*

didn't want this to become inactive when its still a major problem :)

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Every evening I get home, hard drive light is pegged on and system is slow to
non-responsive. Did the Ctrl-Alt-Del and looked at the tasks and process pages,
have no idea what I am seeing. What should I look for, I have to re-start just
to be able to use the system.

A:What is Running and Slowing Me Down?

Download and install CCleaner from the following link:
CCleaner - Standard

During installation, uncheck the option to install the Yahoo toolbar or Chrome.

Click on Tools (ICON) and Select the following BUTTONS to create two (2) text files:

* Uninstall > Save to text file (install) ? bottom right corner of app window
* Startup > Save to text file (startup)

Locate and open each saved file in the ?Documents? FOLDER:

* Copy and paste the contents of each file into your next post (2 files).

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Hi guys,
I got a brand new Toshiba Satellite p50t-B01E 2 days ago, runnings windows 8.1. You can see the specs of it here: PSPNVA-01E00N - Toshiba Satellite P50 Computer - Australia :: Toshiba :: Computers, Laptops/Notebooks, Tablets, Televisions, DVD and Blu-Ray Players, Camcorders, Storage, Accessories, and more
I have only installed about 3-5 programs, and you can see at that link it is a very powerful machine so I don't know what the issue is. Right now it is fine as I'm only running chrome. But when I open photoshop or another program everything becomes VERY slow, glitchy and has recently started to freeze and I can't click anything or even get into my task manager (task manager screen doesn't even load, it just turns black and gives me an error then returns to my desktop).
I closed a few things, restarted and then finally got task manager to open only to discover my disk is at 99%?? With only one program open! Here is a quick video of what my task manager looks like... disk problem - YouTube

In this video, at around 1:56 in, you can see a Norton popup in the right bottom corner. This said "High usage by Host Process for Windows" or something like that. I can see this in task manager but I'm not sure what it is and if I should terminate it or not? It seems to just run on it's own, so I imagine it's important? But is there a safe way to disable it without harming my machine?
It's getting quite annoying. I bought this thing for it's power and that is some... Read more

A:Disk at 99% even when nothing is running, slowing down PC?

Looks like I'm having the same symptoms as you. I've tried every fix out there, and still no luck. I've tried stopping the services, disabling windows defender, disabling my disk drive, updating all drivers, the trick where you increase the memory settings, everything, and I am not able to figure this out.

Have you tried updating windows?

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I recently ran a log. Here it is....
If anyone can help me I would be so appreciative.
Thank You
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:02:57 PM, on 12/6/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\AudioHQ\AHQTB.EXE
C:\Pro... Read more

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Frequently, my computer, a Shuttle X, about 6/7 years old, gets busy doing something (I can hear and see that it is busy on something) which slows the computer down so much that I have to wait for the letters to appear when I type, and wait a long time for internet activities. I don't know how to see what is running. Probably a simple task for someone who knows how these things work! Running on Windows XP and Office 2007.
 

A:Something running and slowing my computer

okflowerchild said:


Frequently, my computer, a Shuttle X, about 6/7 years old, gets busy doing something (I can hear and see that it is busy on something) which slows the computer down so much that I have to wait for the letters to appear when I type, and wait a long time for internet activities. I don't know how to see what is running. Probably a simple task for someone who knows how these things work! Running on Windows XP and Office 2007.Click to expand...
How much memory does your Shuttle have? It shows up on the General tab in Control Panel>System. Do you regularly de-clutter the system and defragment the file on the hard disk?
 

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One thing, is Trojan Hunter a legit program.. ive heard that it would fix this problem... but i'm leery about using it... so if anyone could tell me that would be great.
Sorry if i posted in wrong section =( please dont flame...
Ok, hello everbydoy. im new to the forum, and i need help. i just
recently got rid of spyhunter, because i was stupid enough to think
it worked. but besides that this machine should be clean, untill i
tried ending iexplore and it just kept popping up. i read some
things about it and i concluded it was spyware or malware. so i was
wondering if you could help me. my internet secruity is "Kasper Sky
Internet Security 2009" and i use MBAM. So ive scanned and i just
cant find anything. and maybe you can see if theres anything else
the scanners missed. Also, a DDOS screen pops up and disapeers when
i reboot my computer... any idea?

thanks in advance. and i know my name is weird =/

i upload, MBAM (MalwareBytes anti malware) superanti spyware and a hijack this log. PLEASE HELP ME!
 

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I was directed here by another user. Here is that thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405687.html/page__pid__2306625#entry2306625

Attached is my DDS log, as advised.

Thank you for your help.

-Tom

A:IEXPLORE.exe running by itself

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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Hello, I'm trying to speed up a computer for a friend of mine. I've noticed that in the task manager there are two iexplore.exe processes, one of which is running at 99%Cpu and 121,000K memory usage. Looking at various other posts I know I've got a trojan of some sort but not 100% sure on how to go about removing it. I'm ashamed to say there is only very basic anti-virus software on the PC! Here is a copy of the HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:01:37, on 05/02/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\EzButton\CPLDBL10.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes... Read more

A:iexplore.exe running at 99% CPU

After getting some serious Anti-Virus software on the PC I managed to find a couple of viruses but not the one that was causing the problem
After studding the HJT file further I located a strange .exe file which i then deleted. The problem has know stopped and I no longer need any help.
 

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I have several "iexplore.exe" running at once and it is slowly down my computer. I also think that it is preventing me from opening and navigating my Facebook.com page. It runs and runs and then says my Internet Explorere is no responding.
I have to shut everything down completely and start all over!!
Time and Time again this has happened.
I am using AVG Free edition and it has not detected anything.
What do I do?
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello Techguy,

I've been having a problem recently with IEXPLORE.EXE as it keeps running in the task manager even though I don't even use internet explorer. Whenever I end the task, it keeps coming back up. I included a Hijack log of my computer. I also included a log of SuperAntispywyare complete scan. . However after rebooting my laptop from Superantispyware, I got another problem, and that is explorer.exe keeps having a CPU usage of 100%. I end the task and re-run it, it comes back to 100%. Right now i'm typing this without explorer.exe running. I also noticed now, when I end explorer.exe, IEXPLORE.EXE also disappears, when i re-run it, IEXPLORE.EXE comes back on.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:09 PM, on 4/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jq... Read more

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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 04/18/2009 at 00:44 AM

Application Version : 4.26.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 3851
Trace Rules Database Version: 1805

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:00:05

Memory items scanned : 724
Memory threats detected : 8
Registry items scanned : 6644
Registry threats detected : 21
File items scanned : 74243
File threats detected : 357

Adware.Vundo/Variant
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\KAMEYOFI.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\KAMEYOFI.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TINAGERI.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TINAGERI.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\YAVANOVU.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\YAVANOVU.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\YODOHASI.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\YODOHASI.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\JAZEJUMI.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\JAZEJUMI.DLL
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{29B8BBF2-C990-4D6F-85D1-6BE490F83FCF}
HKU\S-1-5-21-507921405-764733703-842925246-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{29B8BBF2-C990-4D6F-85D1-6BE490F83FCF}
HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{29B8BBF2-C990-4D6F-85D1-6BE490F83FCF}

Adware.Vundo/Variant-EC
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\YOMOPINA.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\YOMOPINA.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SEREVUDO.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SEREVUDO.DLL

Trojan.QBot
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\_QBOTHOME\_QBOTINJ.EXE
C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\_QBOTHOME\_QBOTINJ.EXE
[Athan] C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\_QBOTHOME\_QBOTINJ.EXE

Adware.Vundo Variant
HK... Read more

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I'm currently running on Vista 64-Bit. Whenever I open the task manager, iexplore.exe is always running, despite the fact that I am not running Internet Explorer. In fact, I rarely ever use IE as my web browser, I prefer to use Firefox. Whenever I try to end the process, it starts back up within 10 seconds or so. I've googled the problem and gathered that this is probably some sort of trojan or something. Here are my logs (I was not able to run RootRepeal, because it does not support 64-Bit operating systems):
DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Travis at 14:16:54.54 on Thu 11/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4093.2426 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Symantec Endpoint Protection *enabled* (Updated) {6C85A515-B91D-4D2B-AF18-40984A4A8493}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *disabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32&... Read more

A:Iexplore.exe always running

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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iexplore.exe has been using between 90 and 100 percent of the CPU with kernal running in the 70 - 90 range. This occurs both with IE running and with it not. I have tried updating java and reinstalling IE but the problem keeps returning. It will last enywhere from 30 minutes to several hours and makes using the system almost impossible.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Iexplore.exe Running 100% Of Cpu

Hi sls009, and welcome to BleepingComputer.You could try downloading and running Firefox, it is a stand alone browser which gives you another modicum of protection, many of us use it here. If you download this and still have a problem you may still have an infection.

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looking for some help...IEXPLORE.EXE keeps running in the task manager..it keeps staying in there everytime internet exploere is closed so constintly running on my computer...any ideas how to get this fixed???

A:IEXPLORE.EXE keeps running HELP

If you still require assistance, then please carry out the following instructions:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.
What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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Please include the following in your next reply:

C:\Deckard\System Scanner\main.txt
C:\Deckar... Read more

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ive been getting a few IEXPLORE.EXE processes when internet explorer is not even running. Idk where the process is from but its using up about 90 megabytes and when i start ie it just makes a new process. ive been also getting lots of pop ups and ive tried running a few anti adware and spyware programs but they havent helped too much.


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:51:54 PM, on 7/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_t... Read more

A:More Then one IEXPLORE.EXE running while the ie is not up.

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Please read this post completely before begining. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.


* * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


You do not appear to have an antivirus program installed. Please download AVG Antivirus and update it's virus definitions. Also ensure that it's real time scanning engine is enabled

Download & install CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)

Download Ewido Anti-MalwareInstall Ewido Anti-Malware
Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the top of the main screen click Shield
Click the word active to change it to inactive
On the top of the main screen click Update.
Then click on Start Update.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update EwidoOnce the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select &... Read more

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The other day I noticed that ad-aware 2008 (free) was (and is) continually having problems either loading up, finishing a scan, etc. Now Firefox keeps crashing on me.

Ok, I use Spywareblaster, McAfee anti-virus, ad-aware (obviously) and am currently running superantispyware. I also use ZoneAlarm as a firewall so I'm assuming I'm fairly well protected.

Anyway I noticed today when checking on the running processes that the CPU usage was running higher than normal. I usually see it around 11% but it's been hitting around 30% today and I see several listings for iexplore.exe, 8 to be exact plus one more for explorer.exe. I've never seen that many iexplorer.exe's running before, especially when internet explorer isn't even open, I mean I've got firefox open right now not IE so what's the deal here?

A:Why do I have so many iexplore.exe's running at once?

Are you running IE8? If so. IE8 is in BETA stage, and has, on some computers, caused the machine to become unbootable. I recommend downgrading back to IE7 until the official release of IE 8.If it is not a problem with that, it could be the poison ivy rootkit, which I was infected with a few months ago. Restart your computer, and before opening anything, open task manager and see if either iexplore.exe or firefox.exe is running.

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I noticed, 2 days ago that my laptop was running pretty slow on apps that it normally does not run slow on. I went into task manager and saw that there was 2 instances of iexplore.exe running and i do not use IE. I am a firefox user and do not use IE so there should have been no reason for iexplore being in my taskmanager. Googled "iexplore.exe running in task manager" and found lots of things saying this was some kind of malware. I have now run SpybotSDAd-AwareWindowsDefenderAvast (virus scan)and finally HijackthisWith the things before HJT, things like cookies and simple little thing were found but nothing got rid of this iexplore thing.on yahoo answers someone else was having the same problems and they was told to run HJT and post the log on here... so...here it is.ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:25:17 AM, on 7/10/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:2 iexplore.exe running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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hi, iexplore.exe running twice in task manager (once i caught it running about 4 times)have avg 8.5 free and spybot (teetimer turned off - it takes 90,000k in task manager maybe you can help me with that too!!)ran f-secure online scan and panda online scan didnt come up with anythingEDIT: Removed log - not the correct forum

A:iexplore.exe running twice

It's probably nothing. If you open up Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) once it's already open, it can start a new process.

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There is a few (like 2 to 4) iexplore.exe's running all the time on my computer and they won't go away. I've read a bunch on the issue and have tried what others have tried but it doesn't seem to have fixed mine. Here is my HiJack log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:18:38 AM, on 3/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizardMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Update... Read more

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Hello everyone.
The problem I am having is that iexplore.exe keeps coming up multiple times in task manager and taking up massive amounts of memory. It sometimes opens a bunch of IE pages that fill the screen. I disable it in program access, and ended it in task manager but it always comes back. I did have limewire before I uninstalled it to work on the malware issue. I could not get gmar.exe to run. Thanks for your help!

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Compaq_Owner at 19:24:48.40 on Mon 09/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.447.65 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus 2005 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *enabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\L... Read more

A:iexplore.exe keeps running

Hello Afflicted Joe,

Delete your existing gmer.exe and download it again from here.

Try again to run the scan as outlined in our pre-posting topic:
In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ... Sections
IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "ark.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop

**Caution**
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries


Please attach the ark.txt in your next reply

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My computer is running SLOW, bogging down and locking up when I try to video edit. I have a HP Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 @2Ghz, 3GB RAM, 32 bit running Vista HP I currently have (2) 500 GB Hard drives. (second one used for rendering/scratch disk and backup only) Anyway, this thing is not the performer I hoped it would be when I bought it, and i do a good bit of video editing. I have 85 processes running and it looks like the majority of the CPU usage (65%) is in use all the time with no apps open. This is killing performance. I have already run AVG, S&D and Ad-Aware, I have also used disk cleanup and defrag. still not helping. I have also uninstalled everything I no longer use. Here is the Hijack report, PLEASE HELPLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:59:18 AM, on 10/20/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\... Read more

A:Computer slowing down 85 processes running

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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Hey everyone. You guys helped me before so I'm hoping you can do this again. I downloaded a file from LimeWire and double clicked it (bad mistake) and started receiving a ton of popups when running IE7. I have run SpyBot (Latest version and definitions) and Ad-Aware SE (Latest Version and definitions) and I can't seem to get rid of them.

I also deleted a couple of things myself such as x.dat, z.dat, and about 27,000 .ZIP files from the C:\windows\fonts\' directory. Still, I am getting the popups. This is nasty.

I have posted my HijackThis Log here and also attached it so PLEEEEEEEEEASE help me! Thanks.
Darren

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:29:46 PM, on 3/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
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A:Random IE Popups when running IE - Slowing down PC as well

Hi taudelt39,

Sorry for the delay in looking into your log, as we are extremely busy in this section of the forums. If you still require assistance and are not seeking help elsewhere, then please carry out my instructions.

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Before beginning the proposed fix, read this post completely. Any questions should be kindly asked before proceeding. Ensure that there are no open browsers when carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
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I started a thread here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1044433-pc-running-slowww.html

and found out it could be malware holding me back. Can someone help me run some diagnostics to confirm this so my PC will run at the speeds it is capable of?
 

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My computer seems to slow down dramatically after it has been on for awhile......Could someone please review the attached log and check for any thing that may be causing this problem.....Thank YouLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:49:30 PM, on 8/16/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug ... Read more

A:Computer Slowing Down After Running For Awhile

Hi caper45ca,Our apologies for the delay. If you still require help, please post a new fresh log so I can see if anything has changed.If you have not done so already, please do the initial cleanup steps in the following instructions before posting your new log: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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Hello:

I was trying to figure out why my laptop was constantly slowing down and noticed that whenever I am on the internet, at least two iexplore.exe processes pop up in the task manager. When I close the one that takes up the most memory, nothing happens except that the just closed iexplore.exe process restarts itself. When I close the smaller of the two iexplore.exe process, Internet Explorer closes down. I am currently running windows defender and Avast. I should mention that I have no idea how to run logs such as Hijack This. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:at least 2 iexplore.exe processes always running

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Hi all,

I have been going through this forum for quite a while now looking to end the multiple instances of iexplore.exe which are constantly running in the background. I saw many users asking for the HijackThis log, hence I downloaded and here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:26:03 PM, on 7/31/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\executables\mrHealthy\MrHealthy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless-N PCI Adapter\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless-N PCI Adapter\WMP300N.exe
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A:iexplore.exe always running in the background

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My crappy defense programs aren't doing there job it seems, can anyone help? Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:24:56 PM, on 4/9/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exeC:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\iWin Games\iWinGamesInstaller.exeC:\WINDOWS\runservice.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointSe... Read more

A:Had 2 Iexplore.exe running... (Hijackthis log)

Hello Henson,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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I have two iexplorer.exe processes running under task manager. One has 7k and the other can run up to 215k and uses all my cpu resources. Both processes are there regardless of how many Internet Explorer tabs are being used. I have tried ad-aware and microsoft windows defender but both have found no malware. I just tried SuperAdBlocker which removed some cookies but nothing else. Here is my Hijackthis log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:51:59 PM, on 6/28/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\SuperAdBlocker.com\Super Ad Blocker\SABSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcqcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\W... Read more

A:Two iexplore.exe processes running

I noticed in the Hijackthis log that I have 2 C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe files listed. How do I go about deleting one?
 

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Hello, I mainly use Firefox as my main browser, and for some reason the iexplore.exe process is open in task manager, and I can hear it making a "click" noise, and a bunch of ads, like "Congratulations! You Won!" Also, it automatically re-opens once i end the process. and I think I have adware or something. I recently downloaded an exe and opened it (big mistake) and ever since then this has been happening. I've Scanned for problems in spybot search &destroy after updating, but I can't immunize because I can't close the iexplore.exe task! I've also seen one pop-up from iexplore.exe. Can someone please help me with this.
I mainly only use AVG, and Spybot S&D.
 

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Hi,Just as the title says there are multiple iexplore.exe running when I am only using one window. I was previously using firefox until it began to lock up for about a minute after loading before resuming. Firefox would also have two firefox.exe processes running. I thought that it was a firefox problem but it still persists. Here is the DDS log followed by HijackThis log.DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Artem at 19:03:57.54 on Tue 04/14/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1100 [GMT -4:00]AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)FW: Norton 360 *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.135\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\... Read more

A:Multiple iexplore.exe running

I guess this could be considered bumping but the primary purpose is for an update. Since posting the initial post I have download Avira (scanner that I've never heard of but used on advice) and scanned in safe mode. It found 2 trojans which I verified were actual trojans by searching the names on the internet. Avira also found a couple, what I think may have been false positives, spywares in a program that I didn't use much so I removed the program anyway. After rebooting in regular mode firefox did not lock up at all that time and the next two or three consecutive ones following that. Just prior to me commencing giggling like a school girl the problem re-appered. At this point I am out of options so if anyone has any suggestions of any sort it would be most appreciated. I would also like to mention again that I did not post this just to "bump" the post but to state what I have done since the last post and to show that I am still having this problem and checking this board for any suggestions. Thanks

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I'm new to this forum and saw that this is a place where I can possible get help. I have a laptop, and recently thought I got rid of some malware. However I noticed upon startup that I have multiple instances of IExplorer running in the background, this is even without an internet connection. When I do connect to the internet it runs very slow. My Hijkack log is below. Thanks for any help with this problem.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:18 AM, on 11/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\rapimgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
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A:IExplore is running upon startup

Any takers on solving my PC issue? It's been over a week since I posted. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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i have no internet explorer windows open.
i use firefox.
in task manager i have 5 IEXPLORE.EXE processes running.
Can anyone explain, help, suggest, what the hell this is?

A:5 IEXPLORE.EXE processes running

Hello ,I split you here to your own topic. We should get a cople logs and see how we are after.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan,... Read more

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So recently I've found that I have 2-3 iexplorer.exe running all the time in my task manager. Memory Usage between 12,000 - 41,000 K. They are running under User Name SYSTEM. When I End Process on them, they'll just start up again. Sometimes pop-ups will appear. Sometimes when the iexplorer.exe start back up it'll make Wave in my volume control pretty much mute my bringing the volume all the way down. Sometimes I'll hear a pop-up out of my screen so I can't see it, but I can hear it. I'll end process the iexplorer.exe and the pop-up sounds will close. But the iexplorer.exe will start up again.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:36:02 PM, on 7/23/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
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A:iexplore.exe running all the time

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In case you notice iexplore.exe running in the background at startup in the Task Manager listThis seems new since most of the software is missing it ... Dr Web caught it:iexplore.exe runs in the background on startup. depending on your config you might (or might not) notice it visiting a website such as p4FD96C53.dip.t-dialin.net. you can (probably) kill the process.if the syste has folder & file c:\windows\system32\win32ini\svchost.exe (or similar in the windows dir), you may have thisyou may also see extra copies of iexplore.exe where they're not supposed to be (search the c drive).The newly created Registry Values are:[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{803458AF-6312-B648-9593-7E7F006F550D}]stubpath = "%System%\win32ini\svchost.exe s" so that svchost.exe runs every time Windows startsLots more info at http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md...9597c97dbfada6c

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I have a virus which is causing iexplore.exe to run without showing a screen, and without my knowledge. Malwarebyte's anti-malware found about 25 trojan downloaders, which I removed, but they seem to be back. this iexplore.exe is taking up tremendous amounts of memory. I have run the scans asked and here are the results:

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Glenn at 13:10:35.76 on Sun 03/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.3583.3003 [GMT -6:00]

AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated)
AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *disabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
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A:iexplore.exe running without being clicked

I have looked into task manager more and have found "rundll33.exe" which is reported to be associted with a lot of trojan horses. hxxp://www.threatexpert.com/files/rundll33.exe.html gives more information. I have ended the process and seem to be ok now, as it has been about a minute longer with no popup than usual. Knock on wood
I also had sopidkc.exe running, which according to bleepingcomputer.com is "Identified by Avast Anti-virus as a variant of the Win32:Refpron-M worm."

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i am using vista 64bit. i am running IE8.

the amount of iexplore.exe is usually 3-6. they all take up about 20-40k memory and no CPU. HOWEVER they seem to be slowing down IE8 a lot, everything feels laggy. it seems the more tabs i have opened, the more iexplore.exe pop up.

ive ran malwarebytes, super antispyware and AVG. all found nothing.

i read somewhere that maybe add-ons are causing this problem somehow.

thanks in advance for any help.

A:Multiple iexplore.exe running

bumping for any ideas.

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Yesterday I noticed voice ads running in the background... about the same time I would be redirected to random websites and have notifications pop up saying my system hard disk was failing and memory was low. I used malwarebytes and spybot and no longer hear the voice ads or pop up messages, but I still get directed to random websites and the iexplore.exe tasks are still running in the task manager.

I have ran numerous antivirus apps and cleaned almost everything I possibly can using malwarebytes, spybot, trendmicro scan, hijackthis, and adaware. It's incredibly resilient and I really don't want to have to do something like write 0's to the drive just to get rid of this thing.

Can anyone help me? Thanks so much!

A:iexplore.exe running ads in background

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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I am having similar problems as you. For one, I also have iexplore.exe running under system, whereas if I launch Internet Explorer by command, it runs under my computers name. I also find whatever this is to be messing with my sound as well. I will often hear clicking like I am navigating through pages in Internet Explorer but there will be nothing launched at the time. My sound will also often shut off and will have to go into my device manager and disable and enable my sound card to make it come back on. I've tryed 3 different virus scanners (VIPRE, AVG, Norton) in attempts to try to pick up the virus but it's found nothing. I downloaded Malawarebytes and Ad-Aware but they found nothing as well.So I'm thinking we're hit with the same thing, just figured I'd post my problems as well to give someone a little more info to work off of.Split from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/330970/internet-explorer-randomly-opening-websitesads/ ~ OB

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Hey,

After searching for a few hours and trying multiple solutions, I still haven't found a way to get rid of this malware. While browsing on Firefox, I started hearing some Lysol ad and couldn't see where it could possibly come from. I instinctively checked my task manager and realized Internet Explorer was running in the background. I killed the process and the audio stopped, but a few seconds later yet another iexplore.exe opened up. I've been having the google redirect problem for a few days and now this out of nowhere.My problem closely resembles this one: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/894607-ie-audio-ads-run-background.html

After trying a bunch of different malware removal programs (MBAM, Ad-aware, Spybot S&D to name a few, I also tried NOD32 but it BSODs on install), I stumbled upon that page and tried combofix. While it seemed to work okay, a window kept popping up saying pev.exe had stopped working (which I assume is the virus' doing, considering I had to rename most malware removal executables for them to run properly). I believe it actually fixed the google redirect problem, however IE is still running in the background (I had 2 at once when I started Windows) and Windows Defender crashes on boot. AVG can't connect to the internet and neither can World of Warcraft.

By the way, the command line in task manager says internet explorer is on one of those three sites usually:

topminor.com
stonetool.org
advanc... Read more

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Hi, theres this thing that keeps on buggin me,Im runnin windows XP and i got these 2 iexplore.exe running in my processes even though i have nun opened, but wen i try to end them, they come back again, and everytime i reboot my computer, my internet explorer home page gets hijacked to some other site. could someone please help me out. thanks
 

A:iexplore.exe running in processes

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 1:27:59 AM, on 2/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Abeer\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.bxdpdouifklfotddizvfglip...UDVvs9KjJsm/qanYRgNRqjlOlmqqbpzpHwf1rM2tS.php
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com... Read more

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hi. I've this problem where the iexplore.exe runs at start up in hidden mode.

saw it among the processes and try to end task but after a few seconds a ntdll application appears and iexplore.exe runs again

i ran anti virus and anti malware. all cleared so i doubt it is a virus infection

the iexplore.exe had a microsoft corporation as its info

can anyone tell me how do i off this iexplore.exe as i'm need to do stress test on my computer

A:1 iexplore.exe running in background without using IE

Then you are either infected,,, or have a start up app of some kind that is using it.
This is not normal behavior for any legit startup program.

I tend to sway to the side of infected.

What Anti Virus / Malware programs are you using?

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When I only have one tab open it shows extra iexplore.exe running and my computer has been acting a little peculiar such as sometimes when I'm on a news site and I open a story up in a new tab it will also open in the first tab. I am running Windows Vista. Thanks.

A:Seems like too many copies of iexplore.exe running

When you open a Window/tab...there should be two iexplore processes reflected. With two windos/tabs open, there should be three processes...and so on.

Right now, I have 3 tabs open in IE8 and 4 instances of iexplore reflected in Task Manager.

Louis

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Hello everybody. I'm new here and I need some help with Internet Explorer. When I run it a two Iexplore errors show up, the first one is always different (but it's always about a .dll file error, i.e. APPZA32.DLL), the second one is always about KERNEL32.dll file. These errors say that Iexplore has caused an error in these files, that it will be closed and that if the problem persists you can try to reboot but it doesn't go away. When I click OK on the second error, the browser opens but when I go online these errors appear again closing all windows. How do I get rid of them? I've already scanned with Ad Aware and Spybot, reinstalled Windows Me and fixed some BHO files with Hijack This. By the way, here is my HT latest log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 23.16.33, on 03/01/2005Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\NETFE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAXX.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\MIXER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ADDIP32.EXEC:\PROG... Read more

A:Iexplore errors running IE

HiPlease print or copy these instructions because you are not able to access the Internet in SafeMode.Download Ad-aware SE 1.05: hereInstall it. When you get the last screen, with the "Finish" button and 3 options, uncheck those three items.Open AdAware and click the "Check for updates now" link. Close AdAware. Don't use it yet.Download System Security Suite here:System Security Suite Download & Tutorial. Unzip it to your desktop.Install the program. Don't use it yet.Please download About:Buster from here: About:Buster Download. Once it is downloaded extract it to c:\aboutbuster. We will use that program later in this process. Don't use it yet.Make sure you are set to show hidden files and folders: A. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.B. Click the View tab.C. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.D. Uncheck Hide extensions for known filetypes and Hide protected operating system files.How to see hidden files in WindowsREBOOT into SafeMode by tapping F8 key repeatedly at bootup: Starting your computer in Safe modeRun HijackThis!, press Scan, and put a check mark next to all these:R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO2 - BHO: Class - {4263150C-85E5-7432-04D3-FC91D0E2083A} - C:\WINDOWS\APPZA32.DLLO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ADDIP32.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ADDIP32.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [NETFE.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\NETFE.EXEO9 - Extra button: Related... Read more

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Hi all, glad I found this site.
Ive been doing some reading around this forum, let me first state that Im really impressed by the level of expertise (spelling) on this site and the level of commitment and effort shown around here.

Now to my problem (I hope its easy)

In my task manager I always find iexplore.exe running (using lots of mem as well - right now its around 22000K)
This I find quite peculiar as I don't have any IE windows up and running. It is always there, regardless if Im using IE or not, sucking memory, and I cant end the process. And if I ever was to use IE I get pop up galore.

Because of this I have converted to Firefox and I'm very fond of it btw.

This problem occurred not so long ago, and I might relate it to the installation of a piece of software which was supposed to help me download from the web. I don't remember the software exactly but I think it was from warez. I don't trust warez, but my virus scan didn't find anything wrong.

I have scanned my computer over and over again but nothing seems to be wrong according to Norton, Housecall, kaspersky, spybot etc. I think I have tried 10 different tools. so now Im trying to ask you guys for help.
Im afraid Ive got some sort of malware or Trojan, can anyone please help me out?

Thanks so much in advance.
 

A:Iexplore.exe always running (and Pop-ups galore)

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Hello -

I've spent some time googling and trying to utilize fixes other people have suggested, but it will simply not go away.

I rarely use IE unless required to. Yet, every day there is history in my browser, and at any given time, iexplore.exe *32 is running in my processes. Every once in a while, the audio from something that sounds like an ad will run, and I cannot stop it as it doesn't seem to be associated with anything I can stop.

I've run MalwareBytes, and it cleans things, but this is persistent. Generally use Symantec, but have also scanned with Microsoft Essentials, and installed SpyBot...I've lost track of things I've tried.

I recently also removed the Department of Justice virus, which I'm guessing is separate from this situation. Somewhere along the way, I've noticed that my System Restore was disabled, and when I tried to re-enable it, it throws a syntax error which I cannot copy/paste, but reads:

The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

It now SAYS that restore is running, but I'm not sure. I did manage to create a manual restore point yesterday however.

The computer is only a few months old. Windows 7, 64 bit. Lenovo ThinkPad.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Attaching text files:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:20:51 PM, on 12/31/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal... Read more

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My daughters portable PC from school has a trojan on it called iexplore.exe that runs the CPU to 99-100% all the time. Spybot Search & Destroy did not cure this and I think it may be the same problem as found here:
http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/660593-iexplore-exe-99-100-cpu-3.html

I am in the process of downloading SDFix & ComboFix, so will post these reports along with a HijackThis report in this thread too in the hopes that someone can help me out on this.

It should be noted that iexplore.exe is a process that is running from Start-Up and is running in the background. The process doesn't seem to be able to be stopped using the CTRL+ALT+DELETE method, as it seems to re-appear instantly somewhere else in the process list as the same process.

It should also be noted that this minature PC is a Samsung Q1 which is supplied from the school and is supposed to be protected, but it obviously isn't. Luckily, no banking has been done on this PC, but I want to fix this nontheless.

Thanks in advance,

Gaz
 

A:iexplore.exe process running CPU at 99-100%

SDFix Report

Code:


[B]SDFix: Version 1.240 [/B]
Run by user on 16/12/2008 at 17:51
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Running From: C:\SDFix
[B]Checking Services [/B]:

Restoring Default Security Values
Restoring Default Hosts File
Rebooting

[B]Checking Files [/B]:
No Trojan Files Found



Removing Temp Files
[B]ADS Check [/B]:


[B]Final Check [/B]:
catchme 0.3.1361.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, [URL]http://www.gmer.net[/URL]
Rootkit scan 2008-12-16 18:28:58
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS
scanning hidden processes ...
scanning hidden services & system hive ...
scanning hidden registry entries ...
scanning hidden files ...
scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0

[B]Remaining Services [/B]:


Authorized Application Key Export:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dpvsetup.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dpvsetup.exe:*:Enabled:Microsoft DirectPlay Voice Test"
"C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Messenger"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domai... Read more

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Hi everyone, brand new here, so I hope I'm doing everyting correctly!

Ok, Since last week, I appear to have multiple IEXPLORE.exe processes running (sometimes upto 13 going at once, without me even using IE) and I just cannot get rid of them.

They are draining my system, preventing me from opening internet explorer,links within sites, stalling websites/programs, and now when I try and shut the comp down it comes up with as Sysfader popup which says end now, and it just doesn't!?!

I have totally re-installed windows xp, along with all my aol internet software but the problem doesn't seem to have gone away!?! if anything, it's gotten worse! :( How can that be?

I've scanned using Adaware, Spybot, trojan hunter, a-squared etc etc with no joy atall, (in safe mode aswell) but this problem persists, and I need to beat the bugger somehow!!

Anyway, I'll enclose an HJT log in the hope someone out there can help me out.

Please help! as I'm going out of my mind with this!

Many thanks,

HJT Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:52:25, on 26/09/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisof... Read more

A:Mukliple IEXPLORE.exe's running

Hi and welcome,

If you still need help please post the following:

Download Deckard's System Scanner to your Desktop.:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/sect...eckard/dss.exe
http://deckard.geekstogo.com/dss.exe

Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, a text file will open - Main.txt
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of Main.txt here.
A folder, C:\Deckard\System Scanner, will also open. In it will be another text file, Extra.txt.
Please attach Extra.txt to your post.

Note: some firewalls may warn that sigcheck.exe is trying to access the internet - please ensure that you allow sigcheck.exe permission to do so.

To attach a file to a new post, simply
Click the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:

C:\Deckard\System Scanner\Extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do:
--create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
--clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
--check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
--System Scanner automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not al... Read more

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I do not use IE at all.

If I open task manager and try to end the process it will come back. I've looked in msconfig and it's not in the startup properties. I've also looked in services.msc and couldn't find anything. I ran malwares antimalware bytes, spybotS&D, CCleaner & windows defender and none of them could find any infections. Although I do suspect malicious activity on my computer. My computer has been doing a few weird things these past couple days. E.g: BSOD, C: drive space fluctuating (no files downloaded recently), computer being slow in general, steam randomly validating game files, cookies clearing on their own, google no longer has a drop-down suggestions menu when typing in words & searches take a lot longer than usual. I also noticed that sometimes I will get re-directed to different websites when searching for anything virus/malware related.

I'd really like to find the source of this infection. I am not computer illiterate and I'm easy to work with. Any help is greatly appreciated.

PC specs:
Windows vista SP2
Mozilla Firefox
AMD athlon dual core process. 4050e
3GB DDR3
Nvidia 8400GS
 

A:iexplore.exe running in the background

Well, I've done some searching in the forums and it seems as if the techguys have no idea what's going on with this problem.

I think it's safe to say that anyone who is experiencing this problem has been hacked and turned into a slave. What that means is -- Somebody is running a RAT program and has complete control over your PC. They can literally see every move you make.

I found a rootkit installed in physicaldrive0
You can download TDSSKiller to remove it.

I recommend a system restore to be completely safe. If you continue to use your PC without a system restore be aware that the attacker could be watching you and has access to all your personal information.
 

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Hi all

Great site this, and is what makes the internet so great.....what makes it so bad is why I'm here though as it seems it's caused by malware....

As per the title really - I've noticed that iexplore is always running in Task Manager and closing it results in it starting up again straight away....

I never use Internet Explorer, prefering Firefox myself (as do all other users of this PC)

Searching through previous posts, I can see others have had this too, but I thought I'd better post my own HJT log as all machines/software setups are so different, I don't want to delete entries that might have sorted a problem for someone else - but could screw up my machine.

Anyway here goes...here's the log just generated by HJT - hope someone can make out the problem...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:37:41, on 26/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\aDefragService.exe
C:\Program Files\cFosSpeed\spd.exe
C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 2\bin\defragActivityMonitor.exe
C... Read more

A:Solved: iexplore.exe always running

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I got the problem fixed, so no need for you to waste your time with this post.

A:Iexplore.exe Running In Background Without Ie Being Used

Well I fixed it and removed the problem so no need to look at this thread

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Hi!

I just realized that I have this IEXPLORE.EXE process running even if I don't have any Internet Explorer window running.
When I check the Applications tab in Task Manager, there is this Chinese site in Internet Explorer but I can't switch to it, so basically, the site is running invisibly at ~700,000K of memory usage which will lag my pc.
I will have to End Process every few minutes as the process keeps coming back.

Here is my HijackThis log;
Please help me if you find any other viruses as well thank you!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 1:32:45 PM, on 9/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM_STI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

A:IEXPLORE.EXE running invisibly!?

Someone help?
 

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Hi, I have an old desktop HP that has win xp (using it to write this). It belongs to my sister who does not
have much money to buy a new machine. I was able to get it running and ran Super Anti Virus on it and it removed about 500 Spyware files. I did a disk cleanup that ran for almost an hour and removed a bunch of files.

It is still running fairly sluggish when opening FF and just in general. Is there anything else I can do to get this to run any better? any help is greatly appreciated..

Here are the specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 894 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON Xpress 200 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 182569 MB, Free - 130568 MB; D: Total - 8194 MB, Free - 1267 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, ALBACORE
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Regards,
 

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Hi,I've been having a problem where I'm getting multiple programs like COM Surrogate, DVD Upgrader, etc., etc., all running at the same time and bogging down my system terribly.. I know some of them are legitimate functions, but I don't think I need 6 of each running at once haha, and no sooner than I End Process they just come right back.I've run MaleWarebytes scans in regular and Safe Mode, have the free AVG as my real time protection and have also run the AVG scan in regular and Safe, but nothing has been found.Just this morning I've done a System Restore in Safe Mode, and it seems to have solved the problem (for now) but something tells me the gremlins are just hiding. Is there a way to really take a good look at things and get rid of whatever's causing this before it acts up again, because, once it does, it makes navigating the net almost impossible. Thanks!Eddie

A:Multiple redundant programs running and slowing PC down bad

You will need elevated assistance, as COM Surrogate consuming resources is a hallmark of Poweliks infection.Please wait for a Moderator to transfer your thread to Am I Infected. Refrain from running any tools - or doing anything at all - while you wait.Do not worry - a helper will walk you through what you need to do.I wish you luck.

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Running relatively new computer with Win7, all updates installed.  Windows Defender/Firewall running, and Malware Bytes installed and run frequently.
 
Checked Task Manager, CPU usage is about 98%.  Computer almost unusable.
 
Can't seem to find the program/trojan/bot that's causing the issue.
 
Populating the user/appsdata/local/temp/cache folder with 1000's of folders overnight.
 
Each "numerically named" folder contains 100's of .txt files.  Opened some of the text files.  Don't really make any sense, but many contain a .com address (all different) mixed in with other random text (doesn't look like a conventional spam e-mail that would be sent), so assume the bot is sending these out as SPAM e-mails to others and the other characters are some type of "code"???
 
Anyway, in 2 nights the CACHE folder was populated by over 4000 folders generated by this bot.  Took most of the night to delete them from the computer.  Had to go into SAFE MODE to even have enough processing power to delete these.  Soon as you boot normally, the bot starts running again, populates CACHE directory, and slows computer down and hogs bandwidth so nothing else works well.
 
Have run Malware Bytes - Full Scan - nothing found
 
Ran Windows Defender - Full Scan - nothing found
 
Ran Microsoft Safety Safety Scanner - nothing found
 
Ran AVG Free - Full Scan - nothing found
 
Tried installing Avast Free - installation erro... Read more

A:Bot Running on Win7 PC slowing computer to a crawl

Can anyone help, or tell me where to start, so I can try to identify the virus, bot, etc and then remove it?  Can't use computer until this is fixed.  Thank you.

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I've been getting redirected to sites other than the ones I'm clicking on, the computer seems to slow down at points and programs freeze easily. I think there is at least a virus or malware on it, but if there are other problems that someone can advise me on how to clean things up, I would be greatly appreciative!

Here's my logs that I've created from my other post, here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic455218.html

DDs Log:
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by cschiff at 10:23:47 on 2012-07-14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3071.1753 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {5D467B10-818C-4CAB-9FF7-6893B5B8F3CF}
FW: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Firewall *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin ... Read more

A:I'm getting redirected, the cpu is running slowing, and programs are crashing

Here's my ark.txt file as well.

Also note if this is a new person, I'm not around this computer all the time, so I'll try and follow the instructions as soon as I'm able. Thanks!

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Hey Guys,

Recently my PC has been very slow to reconnect to the internet after sitting idle. I notice that my PCU usage is steady at about 28% when the system sits idle. I will then connect to IE and the program bogs while trying to establish a connection. After about 45 seconds, the CPU usage drops and the connection is fine... The system works fine while being used, but then after sitting idle, the symptom repeats.

If I open task manager, one of the MANY svchost.exe applications is eating up the CPU. When I end the task, I can immediately connect to IE with no issues.

Any suggestions?

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Bryan at 19:55:12.93 on Thu 02/24/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.5880.4427 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Hi, I've got IEXPLORE.EXE running at startup.I'm not sure exactly what's going on. I'verun scans with all the programs and the onlyone that finds anything is Spybot Search andDestroy. It's finding Smitfraud-c LuckyToolbar 888. Although, the actual toolbar 888doesn't appear in windows explorer when I use itand IEXPLORE.EXE was running at startup a whilebefore spybot started finding Smitfraud-c soI'm not sure if the two are directly related. I'd let Spybot clean out the Smitfraud-cinfection but it has some extra instructionsfor removal about running process explorer andkilling two randomly named DLL's. I tried to dowhat it said but, I have no idea which DLL's tokill so I'm not sure how to get rid of it.Anyway, any help you can give me will beappreciated.Thanks,- PhillipLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:03:26 PM, on 1/19/2007Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

A:Iexplore.exe Running At Startup & Smitfraud-c

Hello PhilD and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.Just to be sure, let's run a different scanner and see what it shows us.Download WinPFind3U.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named WinPFind3u on your desktop.Open the WinPFind3u folder and double-click on WinPFind3U.exe to start the program.Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.Use the Add Reply button and Copy/Paste the information back here. I will review it when it comes in. If, after posting, the last line is not < End of Report > then the log is too big to fit into a single post and you will need to split it into multiple posts.Cheers.OT

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Would anyone have a clue why iexplore.exe runs in task manager, when I haven't opened IE?

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hi
i had the winpc antivirus 2009 on my computer i got rid of it with an antivirus checker. my computer is windows xp

i noticed that when i got this virus i noticed that iexplore.exe was running in the background have since removed and blocked internet explore and i am now using firefox web browser , but iexplore.exe keeps on opening in the task manager when i close it it reopens roughly every 10 mins.
my computer is running slow i use pctools firewall and used the threatfire virus checker but it shows clean please help me i don't know what else to try the super antivirus scan won't open on my computer even when removed and downloaded again.

thanks
moley

A:iexplore.exe running in task manager

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I think I may have figured out why games are randomly minimizing to the desktop.

When it happened today, I did a CTRL+ALT+DEL and looked for unusual processes. iexplore.exe (IE6) was a background task, even though the Internet wasn't visibly on, I didn't leave the Internet on, and I was playing an offline CD-ROM based game.

So I let it run while I restarted the game, and by the time I started playing flawlessly again, iexplore.exe terminated itself on its own.

Why is it running when it's not supposed to be and how can I stop it from doing this?
 

A:iexplore.exe starting by itself or still running (even though the Internet's not on)

That may well be due to something known as a dialer trying to call out.
I suggest you post hyjack log in the security forum.
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:09:56 PM, on 7/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\CCENTER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RavTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RavMonD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\StormII\stormliv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\ScanFrm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\conime.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:[HijackThis log] iexplore.exe, running in the processes

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Hi,
For the past two days i've been experiencing my laptop to be reallyy really slow "at times". I ran taskmanager and found i had 2 iexplore.exe running where as i was running only one. And one of the iexplore.exe seems to be eating up most of my cpu(like 400,000K + mostly).

I'm running WinXp home-edition (geniune) and its upto date with the latest software upgrades from microsoft.Also i'm running NIS 2008(upto date upgrades).

I'm attaching my hijackthis log along with the post.

Thanx in advance.

A:Two 'iexplore.exe' tasks on taskmanager , Where as i'm running just one.

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Each time I reboot my PC the task "iexplore.exe" is running in the background (without Internet Explorer being open) utilizing over 50% of CPU and forcing me to terminate it from Task Manager.I fully scanned my PC with Norton Internet Security 2005, ESET NOD32, Spyware Doctor, Webroot Spysweeper, SuperAntispyware, Adaware, Spybot and Xoftspy and none of them report any malware. Once ended from Task Manager the task "iexplore.exe" won't reappear and everything goes to normal (no CPU load) unless of course I use Internet Explorer. Also, if I start my PC in safe mode "iexplore.exe" won't show in task manager, so it seems this happens only after rebooting in normal mode.How can I fix this? Thanks.
MY PC: Win XP SP2 with latest patches, running on a P4 3.06Ghz, 2Gb RDRAM, 320Gb EIDE WD
 

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Hey guys,
Thought you might be able to help me with this one. I use firefox and regardless of that fact, iexplore.exe continues to run as a process. It looks like a possible registry issue. I msconfig all unneeded processes and startup programs so I don't see why iexplore.exe continues to run, even on startup. Here is my HijackThis log. Any suggestions on keeping the iexplore.exe process from running in the background? Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:59:23 PM, on 1/4/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Base Programs\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cnn.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;<local>
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Merriam-Webster Online BHO - {5ADA9CAC-04F9-4DD2-ABFD-74D673BE8624} - C:\WINDOWS\_MWOLTB.DLL
O2 - BHO: MSEvents Object - {FC148228-87E1-4D00-A... Read more

A:iexplore.exe process running extraneously

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hi,
I am running in a bit of a trouble with my computer lately:

Multiple iexplore.exe processes while not using IE. Found this problem because i was using a radio toolbar on IE, i closed IE, and i still could hear the radio. Uninstalled the toolbar but still the same problem.
Because of this error my DNS is obviously running crazy.
yesterday i got 12 error messages of DNS closing down IE in one hour, while i was busy so i just tried to ignore them, and after a complete system scan of Norton, a full clean with CC-cleaner and re-installation of both internet explorer and java (because some guy on the internet said it could be because of java) I still have the problem. Only now it gives like 1 error message an hour lol.
Hope u guys can help. Many thanks anyway if you read this!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:12:24, on 21-10-2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common F... Read more

A:Multiple iexplore.exe while IE isnt running

please, anyone getting pretty desperate at this moment. The only good thing about it is that i cant play games atm, which i should cause i need to concentrate on school. But nevertherless, the error messages are a real pain in the ***.
 

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I installed windows 1 day ago after reformatting my hard drive. I have kis2010 installed i wonder how did that happen, i downloaded DDS as the helping topic said and i attached both of the generated files.

note: i have an external hdd always connected, i scanned the internal and the external hdd with kis and nothing is infected.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

thanks

A:Two IEXPLORE.exe running while internet explorer isn't

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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