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Explorer.exe And Firefox.exe


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#1 R3P3L_D@RKN355

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 04:29 AM

I have no idea why it is doing this, but I constantly reboot my computer and nothing works.

When I start up my computer, the explorer.exe file goes up to about 15,000 mem usage,
I would be happy if my firefox did that, because my firefox.exe exceeds over 100,000 if
I don't close it in minutes.

Any idea why firefox and explorer.exe would be doing this?

I currently have 18 GB left in my system out of a total of 37.2 GB

Help PLEASE!

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 04:50 AM

Explorer.exe is the Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer, is that the difference?

On my system currently, explorer.exe is utilising 22,000K, Firefox 2 displaying this single website is 35,000, Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) showing the same site is 21,500K.

How may tabs or windows open? Have you checked to be sure your system is free of malware?
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#3 R3P3L_D@RKN355

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 05:02 AM

I've ran Adaware and AVG, and nothing shows up.

I just did a system restore to the point before it started slowing down and it is still doing it.


I haven't installed anything new,I've just been playing computer games so that reason is canceled out.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 06:48 AM



The quality is crappy because my computer kept freezing with the desktop video tool, here is what happens when I open firefox.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:07 AM

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

10 Reasons Why Your Computer Runs Slow - - http://www.bestsecuritytips.com/xfsection+...rticleid+43.htm

Slow Computer - http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22278

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:13 AM

Firefox at 71% CPU utilisation? I'd be looking further for malware.

I suggest following the instructions here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

including an on-line scan (mostly using IE myself I prefer the Bit Defender, or eset (NOD32), but that's because I had some problems getting the Trend scan to run). Then post a HijackThis log in the HijackThis forum for analysis.
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