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Q: iexplore running constantly

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.

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Preferred Solution: iexplore running constantly

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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 log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt=============================================================================Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.IMPORTANT! If for some reason GMER refuses to run, try again.If it still fails, try to UN-check "Devices" in right pane.If still no joy, try to run it from Safe Mode.

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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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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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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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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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- 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
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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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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)

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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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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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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 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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Warning: Found hidden Internet Explorer instance running (iexplore.exe, PID 2804, command line "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -Embedding)

A:Warning: Found hidden Internet Explorer instance running (iexplore.exe, PID 2804, command line "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -Embedding)

Start>Run>mscofig
look for the command in the Startup tab or in Programs>Startup
-embedding switch is no longer used... must be from an old program developed for XP.Rob^_^

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

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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".
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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
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A:IEXPLORE.EXE keeps running though I don't use IE

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
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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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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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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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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
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i recently re-formated my computer 2 weeks ago and Ive already got a problem. i could be doing anything on the computer and ended process "iexplore.exe" from task manager and in about 2 minutes i get about 5 pop-ups about screen savers and Internet security. this problem started today and i cant fix it ... after i end all 5 "iexplore.exe" processes in less than 2 min the same 5 pop-ups come back ... I'm going insane PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!! ... i do not want to reformat again .... i don't feel like re-installing everything again ....
thanks BIG TIME in advanced
Jeff
 

A:POP UP's WHEN iexplore.exe NOT RUNNING!!!!

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please do this. Click here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html to download Hijack This. It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed.
 

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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 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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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
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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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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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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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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
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A:IEXPLORE.EXE running invisibly!?

Someone help?
 

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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 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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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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