Multiple iexplore.exe running in background

By xbaitx
Feb 23, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I am getting multiple iexplorer.exe programs running in my background as I boot up my computer, anywhere between 1 and roughly 20 will pop into my task manager, it also seems I have more then the usual amount of the svchost.exe's then I usually do as well. Aside from this, my computer is still running normally, and I'm not getting any lagg when I open a regular web browser either, but I'm fairly certain extra i.e.'s in the background are never a good sign. I've ran several different spyware/virus scan type programs, and none seem to help. I've also ran "HijackThis" and it showed up this:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 6:33:02 PM, on 2/23/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {5C6698D9-7BE4-4122-8EC5-291D84DBD4A0} (Facebook Photo Uploader 4 Control) -
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {7C5D062A-7A1E-4A46-A02B-A928084CBD66} (MLauncherNew Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) -
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: WLCtrl32 - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WLCtrl32.dll
    O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

    End of file - 3219 bytes

    Any assistance on what I should do will be greatly appreciated.
  2. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Is that the complete log?

    I would run HijackThis again and add the log as an attatchment( see how here) rather than just cut and paste it into the thread.

    Also what antivirus, and firewall do you use?

    Its also a good idea to follow all these steps and post back the three requested logs if you think that you may have a malware problem.

    Good luck
  3. xbaitx

    xbaitx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, that was the complete log. Anyways, I think I'll do all those steps you pointed out to me since I didn't do most of them yet, and if I still have problems I guess I'll repost. Thanks for the info.
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