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Internet explorer opening multiple processes in task mgr. crashing internet.

Q: Internet explorer opening multiple processes in task mgr. crashing internet.

The internet started slowing down and completely freezing about a week ago. When I look at the task mgr it shows one or two Iexplore.exe processes but when I click show from all users it pops up between 10 and 20 iexplore.exe processes. I have run Malware bytes and superanti spyware as well as avast. it still shows up. I have tried only using chrome. When I restart the computer and use only chrome there still seems to pop up one or two iexplore.exe processes even though i have not opened ie explorer. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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A: Internet explorer opening multiple processes in task mgr. crashing internet.

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. 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 Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List 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.txtDownload Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from HERE to your Desktop.Unzip downloaded file.Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exeFollow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.DO NOT click on the Cleanup button. Simply exit the program.When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log-xxxxx.txt and system-log.txt Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.Do not reboot until instructed.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.When the scan is done Notepad will open with rKill log.Post it in your next reply.NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.NOTE Do NOT wrap your logs in "quote" or "code" brackets.

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I have been working on this in the AM I Infected area. Under this post. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/505348/internet-explorer-opening-multiple-processes-in-task-mgr-crashing-internet/
 
Broni asked that I transfer the topic to here. The internet is working now without crashing, But this could be because I have switched to using Chrome exclusively. When I restart the computer I can go directly to the task manager and it shows no Iexplore.exe but if I click on " show processes from all users " Then at least one or more instances of Iexplore.exe  shows up. This happens before I ever open anykind of internet browser. 
 
Here is the DDS log:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Stacey at 13:37:43 on 2013-09-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2766.1316 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:Internet explorer opening multiple processes in task mgr. When not using IE

Thanks Again for any help that may be given.

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Hi Folks!

I have a few niggley concerns regarding the running of my PC, this website looked like it has offered some sound advice to others so I thought I'd see if you kind people could do the same for me...

A few weeks ago my PC went crazy, stopped responding, task bar disappeared, couldn't get on internet... I thought I'd had a virus, but somehow I wasn't 100% convinced of this. I basically managed to get it working again by sticking in the XP disk and repairing the installation of XP. This took many goes though... and I had my suspicions about Internet Explorer 8(?), Virus scans did not pick anything up either, anyway...

Since then, internet has seemed hit and miss in terms of speed, would not go at all this morn prior to a reboot, and there are many duplicate processes in the task manager, which is something I've never noticed before.

Is there anything I can do to check my system out?

Cheers for any help and advice!

GA

A:Multiple processes running in task manager - internet acting strangely

The freeware programs Process Explorer and Autoruns go even deeper in showing you what processes are running. Pay attention to non-Microsoft processes, although not all non-Microsoft processes are malware. Research the processes online.
What anti-virus cleaner did you run a full scan with? Is it current?

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Hello,I've had IE 8 - 32bit slow down and crash moreso recently, and problems with java webpages. I noticed I have multiple iexplore *32 processes running. After the first run and exit of IE, and can never kill the last 2 processes in Task Manager.Since I'm running Win 7 - 64 bit OS, I could not run RootRepeal.Here's the DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSX64 Run by Bum at 1:53:43.74 on Tue 02/02/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4095.3322 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour ... Read more

A:Multiple Internet Explorer unknown processes

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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Hello.
 
I recently noticed my computer was slow and decided to pop up task manager to take a look. What I noticed was that there would be multiple internet explorer processes running (minimum three). These are even visible in the applications tab, usually consisting of two separate hidden windows that are not visible on my task bar.
 
These internet explorer applications appear to be accessing several different websites, including youtube, some tarot card forum and some ip addresses that I do not wish to pursue. I am suspecting my computer is part of a botnet and is being used to send spam.
I remember after viewing a Chinese movie a few days ago, I did receive a dialog box a few days ago asking to permit changes to flash. I clicked "No". 
 
An odd thing is that if I open up Chrome, additional chrome processes would be added (more than one).
 
I have run a scan by Malwarebytes. It did remove a few things in my temporary internet files and a registry key, but the behavior still continues.
 
So summary:
- multiple internet explorer processes running in background
- did previously receive a dialog box asking for flash player changes, clicked NO
- have run Malwarebytes, deleted a few things, behavior still continues
- opening one chrome window adds multiple chrome processes to background
 
What should I do?
 
Thank you.

A:Multiple internet explorer processes running in background

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.NOTE:  aswMBR will create M... Read more

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I have recently noticed that my computer and internet speed would suddenly be slow. I also noticed that my router would be blinking when I was not using the internet, and nothing was updating that I could tell. A couple of weeks ago, I had the Google redirect problem. I was finally able to discover TDSSKiller to fix that problem. On July 1, I began watching a video online, when I noticed there was no sound coming from the computer. I checked everything out. As it turned out, something had turned the Wave volume under the Advanced Volume settings all the way down. I turned the volume back up and was watching the video again, when I heard an online ad that says "Congrats, You Won." But that particular ad was not on the page that I was on. I also began to hear clicking sounds coming from the speakers. About five minutes later, the Wave volume was turned down again. I guess it does this so you can't hear the ads and clicking. I figured something was wrong with my computer, so I used System Restore. After doing that, I had problems with my McAfee. Real-time scanning was turned off. I turned it on. It turned off. As it turned out, a program called AV Security Suite had been installed on my computer. I ended up using Malwarebytes to remove some of the problems on my computer. I also had the Google redirect problem again. So I used TDSSKiller to remove it again. I knew something was not right, so I looked in the Task Manager. That is when I saw thr... Read more

A:Multiple Internet Explorer processes running in background

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hi there! I kinda new here so I want to say sorry if I'll be committing some mistakes on my post. 
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/506468/internet-explorer-opening-multiple-processes-in-task-mgr-when-not-using-ie/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/505348/internet-explorer-opening-multiple-processes-in-task-mgr-crashing-internet/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/484738/multiple-internet-explorer-processes-running-in-background/
 
I may have the same problems as these people but I'm way over my head on understanding the troubleshooting. Every time I turn on the computer and starts the taskmanager, I constantly see 4 "iexplorer.exe" on the process tab even though IE is not running. I tried ending the process but it keeps coming back no matter what I do. I have run ESET NOD32 AV to check if there are any viruses causing this problem but I have no luck. And these processes tend to slow down the computer all the time.
I do appreciate it if someone can help me out on this. And again, I apologize if I miss or broke rules while posting this topic. I thank you in advance and more power to bleeping computer.  
 

A:Multiple Internet Explorer processes found on Taskmanager

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your re... Read more

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Hello,
 
about a week ago i was informed by my step father that the internet kept closing on him. I decided to investigate and saw what he meant. After opening ie and a seemingly random amount of time, ie will just close. After doing a bit of poking around on my step fathers account and making sure everything is updated, the problem persisted. i tried running ie without add-ons (in case of a buggy one), i tried resetting ie to default settings, and i tried re-installing ie updates. Nothing helped the problem.
 
Finally i noticed Multiple internet explorer processes in the task manager. I found this unusual since ie was not running. i restarted the computer and found Multiple internet explorer processes running without ever touching ie upon fresh boot. Now since i was on my step fathers account, i decided to see if this problem was on my account. (There are two accounts on this Win7 desktop machine. Mine(admin) and my step fathers(basic user). Mine is password protected and his is not. He is not allowed update programs or install programs without admin password. I had this arrangement to hopefully prevent a situation like this.) Anyways i inspected my account and i don't find Multiple internet explorer processes upon boot or closure of ie. Also ie does not just close like on his account ( i use chrome most of the time anyways). 
 
Since i thought something was not right and i thought the computer might be infected, i ran full scans with:
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A:Multiple internet explorer processes found even when ie is closed

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. 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 Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List 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 Up... Read more

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My IE is running extremely slow concerned if there is malware, etc.. In task manager processes there are five iexplorer.exe running only have two tabs opened. Went through the steps,

FRST.txt,

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:04-07-2015
Ran by Jeff (administrator) on JEFF-PC1 on 04-07-2015 10:35:43
Running from C:\Users\Jeff\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Jeff (Available Profiles: Jeff & Noah Dean & Hannah Dean)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Seiko Epson Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\escsvc64.exe
(SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION) C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S60RPB.EXE
(Freemake) C:\ProgramData\Freemake\FreemakeUtilsService\FreemakeUtilsService.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\mcsacore.exe
(McAfee, Inc.... Read more

A:Internet Explorer slow as molassas, multiple iexplorer.exe in processes

==================== One Month Created files and folders ========


(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file/folder will be moved.)


2015-07-04 10:30 - 2015-07-04 10:30 - 00001269 _____ C:\Users\Jeff\Desktop\TweakBit Speedtest Optimizer.lnk
2015-07-04 10:30 - 2015-07-04 10:30 - 00000000 ____D C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\TweakBit
2015-07-04 10:30 - 2015-07-04 10:30 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\TweakBit
2015-07-04 10:30 - 2015-07-04 10:30 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\TweakBit
2015-07-04 10:30 - 2015-07-04 10:30 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files (x86)\TweakBit
2015-07-04 10:29 - 2015-07-04 10:29 - 00125640 _____ (TweakBit) C:\Users\Jeff\Downloads\speedtest-optimizer.exe
2015-07-04 09:53 - 2015-07-04 09:54 - 00048579 _____ C:\Users\Jeff\Desktop\Addition.txt
2015-07-04 09:52 - 2015-07-04 10:35 - 00022832 _____ C:\Users\Jeff\Desktop\FRST.txt
2015-07-04 09:52 - 2015-07-04 10:35 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST
2015-07-04 09:50 - 2015-07-04 09:50 - 02112512 _____ (Farbar) C:\Users\Jeff\Desktop\FRST64.exe
2015-07-04 08:42 - 2015-07-04 08:42 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\McAfee
2015-06-27 09:51 - 2015-04-27 08:02 - 00198448 _____ (McAfee, Inc.) C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\HipShieldK.sys
2015-06-27 09:48 - 2015-06-27 09:48 - 00003064 _____ C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\McAfeeLogon
2015-06-27 08:57 - 2015-06-27 08:57 - 16969459 _____ C:\Users\Jeff\Downloads\evasi0n7-win-1.0.7-633a643e10531c58e7ce18018986b... Read more

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Sometimes I will have 4-5 browsers open at once. I will then close all except one of them.

When I go into task manager, Processes, there will still be 4-6 "iexplorer.exe" processes open.

I don't want this. Why do they remain open after closing the browsers?

Is there a fix for this?

A:IE8: Multiple internet explorer processes active with one browser open

It?s perfectly normal to see two or more iexplore.exe processes in the Task Manager when an Internet Explorer 8 window is open. This is due to a change made in Internet Explorer 8 where the frame and tabs are split, each having their own processes. Each tab has its own process so that the rest of the tabs and the browser frame/window are not affected if a single tab process crashes. A Guy

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Hey guys, I think I got a virus. If I keep my task manager open for some time i can see a lot of internet explorer applications opening up but i cant acces them, like they are hidden. They start bulking up and up. Can you help me?

A:Internet explorer opening in Task Manager

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. 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 Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkma... Read more

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Hey.

Recently, my computer has begun acting up. every minute or so, it attempts to open Internet Explorer and then tells me it needs to close, citing the addon "googletoolbar2.dll" as the source of the problem.

(error message reads:

Internet Explorer has encountered a problem with an add-on and needs to close.

The following add-on was running when this problem occured:

File: googletoolbar2.dll
Company Name: Google Inc
Description: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

After clicking continue on this message, it gives the general IE message about it having to close, and that I may loose any unsaved data etc.)

Its actually done this every time anyone opened IE since it failed half way through installing the google version of IE7, however, as I don't use IE, this hasn't bothered me much until now.

However, the constant opening of IE automatically can't be a good thing, so if you can kill two birds with one stone that'd be really great.

I'm running A genuine copy of Windows XP Home edition with SP2 installed

Here's my HijackThis Log (its rather long. I'm guessing that's not a good thing)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 15:09:27, on 08/07/2007
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
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A:Solved: Internet Explorer Repeatedly Opening and crashing.

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Recently I have encountered an issue of one or more extra iexplore.exe *32 in my task manager window, that use high physical memory, when I open Internet Explorer. If I close the instance of IE I originally opened, they all will close as well. However if I browse on IE for a while, eventually the extra iexplore.exe *32 (single or multiples) get so high, that pages stop loading proper.

Things I have tried to fix the issue:

- Manually close the extra iexplore.exe *32 in the Task Manager. They immediately open again, and begin rising, unless I close the original IE I opened. Then they will all close.

-I have ran various virus scans including Malwarebytes, AVG, SUPERAntiSpyware, Spybot A&D, and Kaspersky. And even ran CCleaner after a scan with both Spybot and SUPERAntiSpyware.

-The problem, although primarily effecting IE, seems to go beyond. I attempted to browse through Google Chrome, and began getting multiple instances of it opening in the Task Manager window.

- At one point during my poking around the internet for a solution, someone had a similar issue, and it was recommended that they try temporarily disabling IE Add-ons, to see if it was the source of the problem. I tried this, and it did not correct the issue. In fact, I am pretty sure it reactivated the add-ons, without me having to go back in, and turn them back on.

As stated before, the main issue with this multiple iexplore.exe *32, is that it increases the Physical Memory to a point where pages will ... Read more

A:Multiple iexplore.exe *32 when opening Internet Explorer

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If you have a ie11 icon pinned to your taskbar close all open windows.. and right click it and click on Start In-private browsing
See if the issue returns.

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Good evening,

I recently restored my computer to factory condition after not being able to reboot in safe mode or any other boot mode. I noticed after being away from computer for 2 days that I had approximately 10 Internet Explorer browser windows with "bing" loaded on screen. Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Tee at 16:03:47 on 2012-04-26
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2942.1999 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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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\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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 GPSvcGroup
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A:Multiple Internet Explorer Windows Opening

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause infiltration of an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad... Read more

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Running Windows XP, recently upgraded to IE8, have Trend Micro Security and SpyBot (ran both)

When opening IE, without clicking on anything, it will open up two or more windows - not pop-ups of ads or anything, just new IE windows of the home page. And if I click on a link, it will open the link, then open more windows of either the home page, or the link page.

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I'm working on a friend's laptop. They had the Control-Center malware. I thought I had successfully removed it.When you go to a web page (Yahoo, Road Runner, etc.) often another window (or two or three) will pop up for sites telling you how to make money at home, etc. Of course, it won't do it now that I want it to.Thanks in advance for your help!DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Cassy at 16:14:31.82 on Wed 02/17/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18882Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1465 [GMT -5:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (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:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svc... Read more

A:Multiple Tabs Opening in Internet Explorer 8

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.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEnetsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32%systemroot%�... Read more

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I haven't used IE in ages, but still it opens in Task Manager without opening any windows and just freezes everything. The only way I can type this is by keeping the Task Manager open and frequently closing iexplore.exe. PLEASE HELP ME!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:41:22 AM, on 10/1/2006Platform: 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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\dcfssvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\M-Audio Ozone\Install\Ozinst.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DeltTray.exeC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hldrrr.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging&... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Randomly Opening In Task Manager And Freezing Everything

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.Finally, please post the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt, along with a new HijackThis log into this topic.

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I have a Dell with windows xp and it is running very slowly after startup i looked in task manager and found numerous explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe process using alot of memory. I have been looking on the internet and found there is a virus that causes this........ please help in making my computer fast again. thank you in advance
 
I keep getting a message saying windows explorer need to shutdown.

A:multiple explorer.exe processes in task manager

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I would greatly appreciate any help you could provide. I am running Windows XP - SP3. The system has slowed a lot and Internet Explorer keeps opening multiple windows on it's own. I receive a message at startup on a black screen " Invalid boot.ini" It continues to say it is booting from and it flashes off the screen before I can read it. I ran DDS and have included the two files it produced. When I attempt to run Gmer my system, or the program itself, locks up. After clicking on the GMER.exe file, it loads and then automatically begins a scan of /system then becomes "unresponsive". Once I got the blue screen after running GMER, and it read "STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down. A couple of other times GMER was "Not Responding". Once again thanks in advance for your assistance. I have enabled the email notification and set it to notify me immediately.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Charlie and Erinn at 13:09:20.78 on Wed 06/30/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2359 [GMT -4:00]AV: System Shield *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {2565CEEE-6BDB-4A6D-AD6D-F682F2695014}FW: iolo Personal Firewall *enabled* {38254411-9AEC-4967-913E-F892C2A4DF89}============== Running Processes ... Read more

A:Windows XP SP3 - Internet Explorer Opening by itself - computer running slow and crashing

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.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread We 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.I order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is ... Read more

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Sometimes I will have 4-5 browsers open at once. I will then close all except one of them.

When I go into task manager, Processes, there will still be 4-6 "iexplorer.exe" processes open.

I don't want this. Why do they remain open after closing the browsers?

Is there a fix for this?

A:IE8: Multiple internet explorer processes open with one browser open

Do they stay there until you restart the computer or do they go away after you close all of the browsers? Also when you open more browsers again does more processes come up as well as the other already there?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 79.2

Google has been redirecting, google images will only load a certain number of images and internet explorer opens randomly, when I do not even have it installed or use it. Also, phantom music/ads/speaking play when no programs or windows are open. I have run rkill, MalwareBytes and TDSS killer with no infected files being found. And that's where the extent of my knowledge runs out! You guys have helped me fix everything else, but now I finally need to post as I cannot finx this one based on other advice.
Much appreciated,
Cheers.

A:Google redirect and randomly opening Internet Explorer (I dont even HAVE internet explorer!)

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post 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 reply 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.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Hi, i am new at this, so bear with me lol

We have just moved our XP computer into the living room, and connected it to a 58kb dial-up connection. We installed AVG 8 and everything was running fine

Now we've installed Windows Live OneCare Family safety on the machine so we can monitor my borther and sisters internet usage.

Now, the computer runs extremely slowely, Windows Explorer continually crashes, meaning we have great difficulty opening My Documents, and My Computer or anything that requires Explorer to open

As well as this, now the internet is majorly slow... even for bloomin dial-up, we used to get at least 9kbps, but now its shot down to between 2.5 and 1.5 kbps

AVG is now continuously scanning... even outside of scheduled scans, and constantly wants to update :S

And finally, i have now noticed that small files i dont use very frequently have begun to dissapear from the system!!! music files, images, word docs etc.

We have tried defragging it, scandisk, using AdAware SE Personal 2005, AVG Scans, and they all come up with negligeable results.

As well as this, now the pc wont install files for Trend Micro Online scans to run... so we cant even work it out that way :S

I have a suspicion this could be something to do with OneCare, or Multiple Viruses in the system that have somehow hidden themselves from AVG

PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER CRASHING (not internet explorer) INTERNET SLOW, FILES VANISHING

This sounds like a virus, have you tried running a hijackthis log?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:34:26 PM, on 1/24/2008
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\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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
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A:Help. 80+ Processes on task manager. Can't open internet browser.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

my internet explorer is crashing frequently for some reason its no that my connections bad that is something I know fur sure help???
 

A:internet crashing frequently? help internet explorer

Hello, if you could provide more specific details as to what is happening exactly I am sure it would help. What error exactly do you get during these crashes? Has it always been like this or is this a recent issue? Do these crashes occur at the same websites? If not, can you think of any commonalities between the sites where the crashes occur? Any additional detailed information that you can provide would help.
 

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Hello Forum,

I have the following issues -

1. First received the message on the computer from MS informing that we had an error - went to view details it said that we had a Error 1033. I went and pushed the button to get MS to fix this issue - but continually receive the message that I have the same problem.

2. The time that I rebooted - I noticed in place of the CPU gadgets that i have on my desktop that all MS gadgets had crashed. Again a fix did not work.

3. Internet Explorer is not working and the tabs keep crashing.

I did go onto the MS webpage and ran SFC and posting the pics from the results. I am unsure as to what other information or where to go to try and fix this issue.

I have tried everything prior to posting. I am not sure if any snips from Event Viewer may assist.

Thank you

A:BSOD Error 1033 - Internet Explorer crashing - Gadgets crashing

Run this in cmd: findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt
And attach the sfcdetails.txt here

For BSOD, we have an entire section for it.

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Hi, 
 
First of all, apologies in advance for my lack of basic computer knowledge. I'll do my best to provide as much information as needed. 
 
I'm currently running Windows 7 64-bit and my computer's been slowing to a crawl over the last few days. I'm strongly suspicious of some persistent malware or viruses, but as of yet AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials have had no luck picking anything up. There are currently 4 unexplained instances of Internet Explorer 10 running in my processes tab that vary in memory use from 0 to several MB, and I think this is the issue. Upon ending these processes they renew themselves. There's also a self-renewing Adobe ® Flash ® Player Installer/Uninstaller which also strikes me as a potential culprit.
 
I've just run Roguekiller and it's found a bunch of suspicious items but, as my computer knowledge is sorely lacking, I'm not quite sure what to do about these. I I've attached poorly cobbled together screenshots of the positive results. If you need me to post an official log of the results I'd be happy to, but you might have to tell me how. 
 
Regards
Ollie

A:Self-renewing internet explorer processes

Oh! Here is the Roguekiller report. Any advice on corrective action would be much appreciated.
 
RogueKiller V10.1.1.0 [Dec 23 2014] by Adlice Software
mail : http://www.adlice.com/contact/
Feedback : http://forum.adlice.com
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://www.adlice.com
 
Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Oliver [Administrator]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 01/03/2015  15:13:42
 
¤¤¤ Processes : 2 ¤¤¤
[Suspicious.Path] GoogleCrashHandler.exe -- C:\Users\Oliver\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.25.11\GoogleCrashHandler.exe[7] -> Killed [TermProc]
[PUP] (SVC) vToolbarUpdater18.2.0 -- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\18.2.0\ToolbarUpdater.exe[7] -> Stopped
 
¤¤¤ Registry : 30 ¤¤¤
[Suspicious.Path] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers\1SecureIconsProvider | (default) : {FC9D8189-520A-4417-AED7-9EAC810C6FBA}  -> Found
[PUP] (X86) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233} -> Found
[PUP] (X86) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | vProt : "C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Web TuneUp\vprot.exe"  -> Found
[Suspicious.Path] (X64) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-720729979-98947072-2... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

I have windows 7 ultimate with Internet explorer 8. I notice in windows task manager Processes that there are serveral iexplore.exe processes running even though Internet explorer is not open. when I end those processor nothing happen and there is no errors. When I open internet explorer browser, I have one page but 2 or 3 iexplore processes and some processor are left after closing the page.

what is the solution?
 

A:Many iexplore processes but Internet Explorer not open

Restart the computer to remove any leftovers from running IE.
Go to task manager by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ESC.
If there are any Iexplore processes running, right click on them and click "open file location".
If they are legitimate all Iexplore processes should come from C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
 

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This has been a problem for a long time. I have been looking for a solution. It's a pain in the rear so I rarely use IE. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and IE11 with most recent updates.
When I close and reopen internet explorer it doesn't re-open my tabs although the settings are correct. In Task Manager I find there are two IE processes still running after closing IE, iexplore.exe and iexplore.exe*32. If I close IE and end the processes left behind before reopening IE the tabs reopen correctly. If I just re-open IE without ending the processes, only one homepage tab opens. I can open a new tab and reopen last session to get my tabs back.
Anyone know if there is a fix for this yet?

A:Internet Explorer processes left open

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How many homepages do you have exactly ?
As a test Close ie,
Use Start and type in the search box
internet options
General section and Check the box to Delete browser history on exit,
Click on the Delete button,
Uncheck everything then click on Delete,
Note nothing is actually deleted except for the top section at this point or on exit.
Test that and give us an update,
Cheers.

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My computer was recently (within a weeks time) infected with Malware Defense and after referring to this topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/280041/infected-with-malware-defence-virus/i seem to have gotten rid of it however Mozilla, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome will not open.This is my first post so please bear with my long winded explanation. While i had Malware Defense i was having problems with Mozilla (my main internet browser) crashing and i figured it was due to the virus however i would be able to restore the session so other then an inconvenience it wasn't much of a problem. However after removing the virus (i think, there hasn't been any more popups or anything) Mozilla was fine for maybe an hour or two and then it closed without an error message and when i went to restart it noting came up. So i restarted my computer and tried to start Mozilla and again it would not open so i moved to internet explorer.This stayed open long enough for me to get to google before it as well closed and it is having the same problems as Mozilla. I am currently using Safari without problems but i don' t want to leave the problem be and have it come and take safari as well. All three of these browsers were installed before my computer got infected but after the problem with mozilla and internet explorer i decided to download google chrome as a back up incase safari stopped working however once i click on a link it closes as well making it all but useless. So here ... Read more

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Just got my first laptop and can't figure out how to open multiple windows to access the internet. If I have one open, clicking on the "e" icon will close it instead of opening a second window. Any Ideas? Thanks.

A:Opening multiple internet windows

Helo BJ,

When you click on the Internet Explorer "E" taskbar icon, it actually doesn't close the IE window, but minimizes instead.

To open a new window, right click on the "E" icon to see the jump list, and click on Internet Explorer to open a new window.

You could also open a new tab, then drag the tab from the toolbar to have it in a new window as well.http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...drop-tabs.html
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I sort of brought this up in another semi-related thread, but I wanted to try to et a solid answer to why this happens and if it is normal.

When I open Task Manager, if I look at the CPU usage for the various processes listed, for a split second, it can range between 20-50% for any of the following:

svchost.exe (one of them, there are like five or six listed)
lsass.exe
csrss.exe
explorer.exe
System
taskmgr.exe (this one, I assume, is because Task Manager is opening at that instant)

But it's not all of them at the same time, it varies, and it's not every time, and the % varies as well. Then they go back down to 0 after half a second.

For example, sometimes csrss.exe is at 50% for an instant, other times lsass.exe is at 33% for an instant, sometimes it's more than one doing it at the same time, etc. I think that's all the ones that seem to do this.

Is this normal and is just a result of opening Task Manager (and the processes the do this are running for a split second because you're opening Task Manager)?

Or is this indicative of another potential issue?

Also, can someone actually test this on their XP SP2 Home system and see if the same thing happens? Start with TM closed, then open it and look. If it happens too quick, try using "Print Screen" immediately after you open TM and paste the image into Photoshop or something and see which ones are doing this, if any. It happens really fast.

Thanks!

A:Why Certain Processes Shown Using Cpu When Opening Task Manager?

I have XP Pro and the same thing happens - some tasks show a high CPU usage for a couple of seconds when Task Manager is first opened. No idea why...

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Hi there
 
I am having trouble with many pieces of malware at once I think.
A few days ago I noticed I was being redirected around to different websites (something like www.ads-find-all-you-want.com) about 20% of the time when I clicked on any link. I have tried to get rid of it with malwarebytes, but it didn't go away. Today I noticed the computer slowing donw significantly and I have multiple instances of 300k+ memory usage "explorer.exe" being open and multiple "iexplore.exe" despite me having never used internet explorer.
 
I have tried using the dds tool to make a dds.txt, but it will only generate me the attach.txt  and no dds.txt file no matter the options I select. I visited this forum (or a similar one) many years ago now and was told to make HijackThis logs. Not sure if this is still a thing at all but I made some anyway and i'll attach those.
 
I also took a screengrab of all the explorer.exe's running
http://imgur.com/b945RG0
 
Hope you can help me, and I can provide any other things you need
 
Thanks!
 

A:Multiple viruses - Internet website redirects, multiple "explorer.exe's"

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy a... Read more

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Hi Thanks for taking a look at my problem.

First of Im not sure what the problem is whether malware etc. But internet explorer is not connecting comes up with a internet explorer has stopped working window with the problem details, and then a you either have the choice to close program or check for solution and close the program. (The browser I am using is Flock with several addons.)

Some of the other processes/applications that have stopped working are as follows: [I also have the problem details if needed]

JAVA(TM) PLATFORM SE BINARY HAS STOPPED WORKING
WINDOWS HOST PROCESS (Rundll32) has stopped working
JAVA (TM) Update Checker has stopped working
NETWORK CONNECTIONS HAS STOPPED WORKING
WLAN AutoConfig HAS STOPPED WORKING

and I couldn't install Norton Internet security and the following came up:

SETUP STUB HAS STOPPED WORKING

I went through the 5 steps with the following results:
Step 1 none of the malware was present on add/remove
Step 2 ran the panda scan but the disenfect button was not enabled but I did export the log. [says in step 5 only to attatch the extra.txt log please let me know if I should attatch this one also??]
Step 3 went through the SpyBlaster setup and when checking for updates came up with the following error:

Error: Access violation at 0x758494CA (tried to read from 0xEC958D14), program terminated.

Then comes up with:

SpywareBlaster has stopped working [and the problem details]

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A:Several processes including internet explorer, java, not working

Bump

Also the following has stopped working:

HP QuickPlay has stopped working [and has problem details]

Thanks

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Hi there,
 
I was reading this post here:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/532568/multiple-internet-explorer-processes-found-on-taskmanager/
 
And saw that there was a generous helper who helped someone with the same problem as I am having at the moment, so I was thinking that I can create an account and try to request help for my problem too. 
 
I am trying to make this procedure as explained there (on the thread from the link provided above), but as all the programs I am starting to turn on, this one (Farbar Recovery Scan Tool) is after a while 'Not responding' too.
 
Any other solution?

A:Internet Explorer processes (trojans?) found in Taskmanager

Somehow the program was managed to finish the scanning task.
Here is the result from the FRST file:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 17-11-2014
Ran by Ile (administrator) on ILE-PC on 19-11-2014 02:25:33
Running from C:\Users\Ile\Downloads
Loaded Profile: Ile (Available profiles: Ile)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Lavasoft Limited) C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
(ArcSoft, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcSoft\esinter\Bin\eservutil.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
(Foxit Software Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit... Read more

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Hi,
 
I'd like help with what I'm pretty sure is malware on my computer. There are several instances of Internet Explorer that are running in the background on my computer. I've seen my RAM become pretty hogged up by this, at times. If I end these processes, they come back.
 
Some further details, I believe the same issue is happening on Chrome as well. With no Chrome windows open, I am getting several Chrome processes running in the task manager.
 
I am running my computer on Windows 7. I did have Norton Anti-Virus installed and used it for a full system scan where it did not find any issues. I uninstalled it, and installed a trial version of Kaspersky. I ran the Kaspersky full scan, and it found a couple of viruses which I deleted. The suspicious and memory-hogging Chrome and Internet Explorer processes are still appearing, though. I also ran a full system scan using Malwarebytes and it did not find any issues.
 
Thanks,
-Mike

A:Several Malware Internet Explorer Processes Running In Background

Download Zemana Cloud AntiMalware from one of the links below.CLICK HERE to determine whether you're running 32-bit or 64-bit for Windows.http://dl9.zemana.com/download/Products/AntiMalware/Build192/ZemanaAntiMalware.exe          32 bithttp://dl9.zemana.com/download/Products/AntiMalware/Build192/ZemanaAntiMalware_x64.exe  64 bitNote: If you have used Hitman Pro in the past you will not be able to activate a free license for this product.Save the file to your desktop.Right Click and run as administrator.Click Next to scan for malicious software.Tick the box that reads. " No I only want to perform a one time scan to check this computer"Hit Next.Upon scan completion. Now click on on save log and save to your desktop. Hit next to activate.After you activate, remove malware and post the log created in your next reply. 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-52, x86 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 101676 MB, Free - 74495 MB; D: Total - 11735 MB, Free - 1055 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30B7, 65.2B, None
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

When on the internet, multiple browser windows keep popping up. The only way to stop them is to turn the computer off and back on. It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm using Firefox or IE.

Below are the logs requested for your information:

HiJackThis Log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:50:59 PM, on 2/4/2011
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\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe... Read more

A:Internet browser keeps opening multiple windows

Just bumping my thread back to the top of the list.
 

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Checked through tech help, have run Ad ware se, spy search n destry , Hijackthis cwshredder. All clean.
Net keps dropping out. Multiple windows keep opening always has start menu in them.


StartDreck (build 2.1.5 public BETA) - 2004-11-25 @ 20:41:52
Platform: Windows XP (Win NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1)

?Registry
?Run Keys
?Current User
?Run
*Pop-Up-Blocker=
*BlockAds=
*TransparentIcons=
*Tweak-XP=
*MsnMsgr="C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
*Yahoo! Pager=C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ypager.exe -quiet
*MoneyAgent="C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
*IncrediMail=C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~2\bin\IncMail.exe /c
*EPSON Stylus C20 Series (Copy 1)=C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S1 0IC2.EXE /A "C:\WINDOWS\System32\E_SBD.tmp"
*Microsoft Works Update Detection=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
?RunOnce
?Default User
?Run
*CTFMON.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE
*AVG7_Run=C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE
?RunOnce
?Local Machine
?Run
*SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics="C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
*TkBellExe="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
*NeroCheck=C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
*WorksFUD=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
*Microsoft Works Portfolio=C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
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A:Multiple windows keep opening, internet crashes

Yours does not look like a HJT log, Which I'd recommend using. Be sure to download the latest version, links available in the Security-hijack this forum. Please follow the given instructionsand post the resulting log in that forum to receive assistance in the most timely manner.

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Hi, I hope you can help me

I share a computer with my friend and we 'switch user' quite often. When he logs in his session runs very, very slowly with the hour glass on screen at all times. His process list in task mgr has 50+ iexplore.exe and ctfmon_fn.exe programs running. When I log in I have approx 4-5 instances of the same programs. Kaspersky tells me I have a 'worm.win32.generic' detected in a _restore(xxx...) folder in various files like A0014567.exe.

Can it be eliminated??

Thanks

A:Multiple iexplore.exe in task mgr processes

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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.

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Alright, so when I open a task (Ex. Firefox) multiple processes shows with firefox.exe name in the 'Task Manager'.
firefox.exe


svchost.exe
 

A:Solved: Multiple processes for the same task

You can ignore svchosts as this is normal. It is a windows file that runs the exe several times using different switches which invokes different things.

lots of programs run multiple times, there is nothing to worry about. Do you have several browsers of firefox open? Or is it an old version?
 

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Hi, I hope you can help me

I share a computer with my friend and we 'switch user' quite often. When he logs in his session runs very, very slowly with the hour glass on screen at all times. His process list in task mgr has 50+ iexplore.exe and ctfmon_fn.exe programs running. When I log in I have approx 4-5 instances of the same programs. Kaspersky tells me I have a 'worm.win32.generic' detected in a _restore(xxx...) folder in various files like A0014567.exe.

Can it be eliminated??

Thanks

Sorry forgot the attachments
Here is the dds.txt

I attached the attach.txt as an rar file (I DONT USE WINZIP)
also GMER.EXE quit (tried it twice) without the option to save the log file HELP!


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by edsdev at 22:47:47.70 on Sat 12/19/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1110 [GMT -8:00]


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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmm.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\VIAudioi\HDADeck\HDeck.exe
C:\Program Files\Quebecor World\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\DU Meter\DUMeterSvc.exe
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A:Multiple iexplore.exe in task Mgr Processes #2

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I need to see a gmer log in order to help you.

Delete your existing copy of gmer. Please run this special version of gmer:

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here and Save it to your Desktop. Double-click gmer.exe to run it. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.



Click the image to enlarge it


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 "Gmer.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, and attach it to your next reply.

**Caution**
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Laptop: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bitCan't open certain websites (mostly https: & malware/anti-virus). Also, noticed many svchost.exe running bogging down cpu. When I would try to end the processes more svchost.exe would open. Ran full scans of (in this order) AVG, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender (all telling me my computer had zero problems). Ran Combofix.exe (left it running over night because after 1+ hours, I was only on stage 5 (of 50). Ran tdsskiller. Ran defogger. Ran security check. Ran dds.scr. Here are two of the logs I can find... Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.41 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled) Internet Explorer 9 ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` Windows Firewall Disabled! AVG Internet Security 2012 Antivirus up to date! `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.61.0.1400 AVG PC Tuneup Java™ 6 Update 29 Java version out of date! Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent```````` Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe AVG avgwdsvc.exe AVG avgtray.exe `````````````````System Health check````````````````` Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 2% ````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` .DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421Run by Jer n Mel at 12:24:34 on 2012-06-05M... Read more

A:Internet explorer hijacked & infested processes slowing computer down

As you can see if post. After running security check. I realized that the the firewall was disabled (WTF!) Unfortunately I am not the only one using this computer, but I don't know how the firewall was disabled.

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Hi all,

Lately, IE has been crashing at random. I also noticed instances of multiple iexplore.exe processes, despite no browser windows being open. Each time I end the processes, they just keep coming back. It's not unlike what I've seen happen a couple of years ago to some users.

As soon as I boot up in normal mode, there is at least one iexplore.exe already running when I check Task Manager and when I try to browse through folders (eg. My Documents), my computer starts to lag as the number of iexplore.exe processes start to multiply.

At this point, I'm a bit stumped as to what to do. Repair methods that worked for people with similar cases in the past don't seem to be doing the trick. I've run Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, a-squared, found and got rid of other stuff while scanning in safe mode. Unfortunately, the fix for this one problem escapes me, so your help would be much appreciated!

Here's my HiJackThis log.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:02:15 PM, on 4/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.... Read more

A:IE crashing, multiple iexplore.exe processes

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Hello all wonderful people... I have some unexpected trouble with my computer. I run a Dell Inspiron 510m on Windows XP professional. Recently I noticed in task manager that there are several iexeplore.exe processes running, and when I tried to kill the 'spare' ones, they would not budge, or kill the main browser window but the spares remain. I have Panda Cloud Antivirus. I installed A-Squared anti malware and ran the full scan, it found some things and I remowed all the threats it found. However, the multiple iexplore processes continued... I ran a full scan with Malwarebytes Antimalware and it also found a few threats, which I also removed as the software instructed. However, stilll the multiple processes remain... I just did a DDS log, and I will attach the attach txt file. GMER froze on me... DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by STSTAdmin at 14:32:58.25 on 09/06/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.510.128 [GMT 3:00]AV: Panda Cloud Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {5AD27692-540A-464E-B625-78275FA38393}AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {0F8591BB-342B-4493-91C3-4E948ED21255}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wi... Read more

A:Multiple iexplore.exe processes in task manager

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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It started with this, and has progressed to me posting here. I don't mean to be lazy, but I thought that maybe it would be easier if you could see the link where I talked about what's been going on.DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Joann Boyle at 20:51:39.67 on Mon 09/21/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.767.436 [GMT -4:00]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1351 [VPS 090921-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\... Read more

A:Possible infection, though I'm not sure of what - multiple IE processes in Task Manager

I know I'm not supposed to bump, I apologize - I know you're all working very hard right now.

I was just wondering if whatever this is poses a personal threat - we use this computer to access bank accounts, and I was unsure as to whether or not it was safe to continue doing so. I have not accessed my bank account on this computer since the day this actually happened, but I'm holding my breath for when my mom wants to access the cradit union site.

Thanks guys, and I apologize again. *is a bad poster*

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I recently downloaded and installed a PDF to JPG converter and this seems to be when my problems began. Some of the pop-ups are video/audio, others are trying to get me to click to remove viruses, etc.

Can anyone help with this? Help!

MMyers
 

A:Multiple processes with *32 in task manager and getting pop-ups adware

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on WINDOWS-D9P51W1 on 18-03-2015 19:50:49
Running from C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Administrator (Available profiles: Administrator)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore64.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Fitbit, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Fitbit Connect\FitbitConnectService.exe
(IBM) C:\IBM\Lotus\Notes\nsd.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\x64\engineserver.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkServ... Read more

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Hi guys I was searching for info on this process and found these forums so here's my problem:
After using IE and getting some error that called up windows help and services center I noticed later that i have a bunch of mshta.exe running in my task manager so I downloaded that HJT program and got this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:42:12 PM, on 11/7/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
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Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully​
Download ComboFix from Here or Hereto your Desktop.
As you download it rename it to username123.exe
**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
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1. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
Click on THIS LINK to see instructions on how to temporarily disable many security programs while running combofix. The list does not cover every program. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re enable the protection again after combofix has finished
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2. Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running
Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.​If you are using windows XP It might display a pop up saying that "Recovery console is not inst... Read more

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