Problem with Iexplorer

By saleem1305
Jun 1, 2009
  1. Hi All,

    Iam using windowsXp and facing a problem with Internet explorer..

    When I open Task manager, In process tab there are two internet explorers services running whereas I cant see any Iexplorer in task bar.....I removed Iexplorer using Add or remove windows components still it appears in tak manager... :(:(

    Is my sytem in trouble...???

    I scanned my pc with latest definations Antivirus Still cant find any threats.......tried to kill the process using pstools but din't succeded....

    can any one sujjest me how can I resolve this???? I have attachced the logs of Hijackthis....

    Thanks in advance......

    Attached Files:

  2. saleem1305

    saleem1305 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz some one help me on the above issue.....

    Thanks in advance.....
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    Seriously - if you're being precise and you have a process called Iexplorer.exe in your process list then it's not Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer's process is called iexplore.exe. That is likely something very unwanted if you're being accurate in your description. I'm not good at reading hijackthis logs, but I'm sure when some of our other members get some time they'll take a peak and let you know.
  4. saleem1305

    saleem1305 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Its Iexplorer.exe bro..... Hope some one take time for me in resolving this issue...
  5. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 54

    it is in my experience that this is commonly spyware or trojan downloader. If it were me, I would run not just antivirus but, tools such as superantispyware, adaware se, spybot search and destroy and pctools- registry mechanic. hope this helps
  6. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 54

    iexplorer.exe is a process belonging to the AdClicker advertising program. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.
  7. saleem1305

    saleem1305 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Thanks spehling....

    I tried by running spybot search and destroy many times..but no luck...

    And yeah I use to get pop-up windows of some adds and now no pop-ups appears....
    and my pop-up settings always displays them.... coz i wanted them to display....

    And now I can see only one Iexplorer.exe running in my task manager with no pop-ups.....

    Daily bases I run registry cleaner and antivirus scans....

  8. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 54

    a temporary, immediate fix would be to go to msconfig and go to selective startup, uncheck the process that is giving you trouble.
  9. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 54

    i think if you are seeing iexplore(r), you have a problem.
  10. saleem1305

    saleem1305 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I disabled Internet explorer.exe using add or remove windows component... still it show up in task manager and i cant see service internet explorer running in msconfig aswell....
  11. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 54

    have you tried superantispyware? great tool!!!
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