I was recently infected with Virtumonde, and posted this thread on Tech Support Guy for help. After following that user's instructions and apparently purging my system of the malware, Internet Explorer has started behaving strangely: sometimes when I click its icon no window appears. I can click it a number of times before I finally get a window, but then there are two or more iexplorer.exe processes running in Task Manager. Also, the invisible processes have half or less the memory usage of their normally-running windowed brothers (for example, 14,000k instead of 25,000k) - ostensibly because it isn't showing a window.
These dead processes are also playing havoc when I shutdown Windows - they do not respond to the shutdown and instead pop up a 'Program Not Responding' window. This often leads to puzzlement and frustration after I've turned off my monitor and expected my computer to follow suit, as the 'Program Not Responding' window is waiting for my 'End Now' before it can.
I have posted the above in the Tech Support Guy thread, but I thought it might speed things up if I had a second opinion from Bleeping Computer. Thanks in advance.
Edited by Adam_Black, 04 January 2008 - 06:41 PM.