Please help, multiple iexplore.exe

By paul_1999
Jun 29, 2008
  1. I have been having a problem with multiple iexplore.exe tasks running, showing up in my task manager, when interet explorer is not even open. I think this is the cause of having ads pop up randomly when I do use internet explorer. I have tried A squared and spybot, but it does not find it or fix it. Attached is my HJT log. Please help, thanks.
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  3. tragicallyhip

    tragicallyhip TS Booster Posts: 91   +13

    explore.exe will always be running in Task Manager and cannot be disabled or tinkered with or your computer will crash Thx Bill Gates! However your process is iexplore.exe and is without a doubt malware. To fix ctrl>alt>del.> highlight process in your Task Manager and right click on iexplore.exe and choose to end process tree; you will get a warning popup ,choose to continue anyway. Voila' I would recommend you also tweak your start up manager run> msconfig>enter, and turn off stuff.
    Oops by the way do you use IE as your default browser? if so be warned it allows web sites to install active x controls on your machine without your knowledge and take control of certain aspects of your machine,hence the iexplore.exe problem.Try using firefox3 and be safe.
    Good Luck
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    You have a lop infection and MBAM should remove it

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 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 full 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. please attach this log with your reply
      • If you accidently close it, the log file is saved here and will be named like this:
      • C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt
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