Many Iexplore.exe open in task manager

By Dswanson ยท 4 replies
Oct 23, 2014
  1. I am currently experiencing a problem with my computer where anywhere from 5-15 iexplore.exe will be running and using up all cpu usage. Tried many things to combat this problem but am having no success. so as of right now I'm constantly ending the process of them so my computer does get so bogged down. I have followed the pre instructions and I will post the logs of Malwarebyte and DDS in the next post. if I have missed any instruction please let me know.
  2. Dswanson

    Dswanson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Scan Date: 10/23/2014
    Scan Time: 12:06:47 PM
    Logfile: mwb info log.txt
    Administrator: Yes

    Malware Database: v2014.10.23.07
    Rootkit Database: v2014.10.22.01
    License: Free
    Malware Protection: Disabled
    Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
    Self-protection: Disabled

    OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    CPU: x64
    File System: NTFS
    User: Bob

    Scan Type: Threat Scan
    Result: Completed
    Objects Scanned: 309738
    Time Elapsed: 12 min, 10 sec

    Memory: Enabled
    Startup: Enabled
    Filesystem: Enabled
    Archives: Enabled
    Rootkits: Enabled
    Heuristics: Enabled
    PUP: Warn
    PUM: Enabled

    Processes: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Modules: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Physical Sectors: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

  3. Dswanson

    Dswanson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Install Date: 5/28/2012 4:29:36 AM
    System Uptime: 10/23/2014 11:42:57 AM (1 hours ago)
    Motherboard: LENOVO | | To be filled by O.E.M.
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz | CPU 1 | 3300/100mhz
    ==== Disk Partitions =========================
    C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 441 GiB total, 384.271 GiB free.
    D: is CDROM ()
    ==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
    ==== System Restore Points ===================
    ==== Image File Execution Options =============
    ==== Installed Programs ======================
    ==== End Of File ===========================
  4. Dswanson

    Dswanson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well actually it looks like I may have fixed the problem by reading some other threads that Broni has helped with. downloaded a program called TDSKiller and that seemed to do the trick. I am no longer getting any iexplore.exe to pop up in task Manager. Thank you Broni haha!!
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,257   +383

    You're very welcome but since you seemed to be infected with a rootkit I strongly suggest we run some more scans.
    Rookits usually don't come alone.

    If you decide to go ahead post DDS logs.

    Please, observe following rules:
    • Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
    • If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
    • Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
    • Never run more than one scan at a time.
    • Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
    • The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
    • If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
    • I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.
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