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#1 xXbernisXx

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:55 PM

today i was trying to uninstall a software but i wasnt able to because it
asked me to close all iexplorer.exe aplications when i had them close
i when to task manager and i notice 2 iexplorer.exe applications running
i tried to end both of them but they would just popback on the list..
i cannot proceed my unistallation without having those two iexplorer applications out of there.
help is it a virus??

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:08 PM

Hello xXbernisXx,
If it is iexplorer.exe (with an 'r'), then it's malware.
Commonly this malware will hide in the location, C:\Windows\system32.
The legitimate iexplore.exe is located in the C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer folder.


To remove the malware scan with Antivirus from Safe Mode
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Next Download, install and update SUPERAntiSpyware ,using the Free Home version. Exit the program and reboot to Safe Mode.
Perform a complete scan and quarantine all items found.
Reboot

Let us know
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:22 PM

my bad i meant to say iexplore.exe

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:27 PM

so what can i do to finalize them.

also everytime i shut down my computer
windows wont shut down untill iexplore.exe is finalize..
andi have to put end now.

Edited by xXbernisXx, 11 December 2007 - 11:32 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:27 PM

Let us know

I think Boopme wants to know the results of your scans from your anti-virus program and from SuperAntiSpyware that was suggested.
If your computer is malware free than other options can be given, if not than malware is the problem.
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:06 AM

here is my SUPERAntiSpyware log
i will post my antvirus log someother time.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 12/12/2007 at 08:51 PM

Application Version : 3.9.1008

Core Rules Database Version : 3359
Trace Rules Database Version: 1358

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:08:17

Memory items scanned : 203
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 7733
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 44268
File threats detected : 16

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 03:21 AM

Your SuperAntiSpyware log looks clean.

What is the software you are trying to uninstall?

Have you tried to uninstall it in Safe Mode (How to start Windows in Safe Mode)?

Do a search on your hard drive and report any instances of files named iexplore.exe.
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:15 PM

Your SuperAntiSpyware log looks clean.

What is the software you are trying to uninstall?

Have you tried to uninstall it in Safe Mode (How to start Windows in Safe Mode)?

Do a search on your hard drive and report any instances of files named iexplore.exe.


i am trying to uninstall adobe photoshop cs3
heres a topic i started on the software errors CS3 ERROR

yeah i have tried on safe mode and it gives me error..

i did a virus scan on the file iexplore.exe and it says its clean.

the thing is that i cannont proceed the photoshop cs3 uinstalation because
IE is open, i find 2 iexplore.exe applications on the taskmanager processes.
and i cannont end them that why i started another topic about that problem.

i also get pop ups from IE.. when i dont even use it.
i use firefox.

i did a virus scan with avast! antivirus but i dont know where to find the
log, so i could post is..
it didnt not find any virus. so im clean..

here i took a screen shot of my processes.
with procexp
processes

Edited by xXbernisXx, 15 December 2007 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:40 PM

The folder C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\DATA\MOVED is the default folder for moved infected files. If you find some viruses in that folder, it means that these files were found infected previously, and you selected to MOVE them - and avast! moved them to the mentioned folder (and changed their extensions to *.vir, so that you couldn't activate them by mistake).
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:50 PM

i just checked that folder and its empty..

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 02:10 AM

HELP..

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 05:00 AM

In Process Explorer, right click on each iexplore.exe and select Properties. Then go to the Image tab and copy what is in the Path box and paste it back here.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:46 PM

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

same path for both.


i think is a virus or something
cause it also gives me IE pop ups..
without even using IE..

Edited by xXbernisXx, 17 December 2007 - 04:12 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:15 PM

Try the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility See if that helps
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 04:48 PM

i tried to kill the processes and now i have 3 iexplore.exe and something called ANTIGP~1.EXE




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