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Extra Iexplore.exe Process


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#1 bspinnaker

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:15 AM

For a few days now, when I first double-click my Internet Explorer icon, it does not launch the program, but launches only the process IEXPLORE.EXE. I have to double-click the icon a second time to actually launch the program. This makes me very suspicious that something is using the first "hidden" process to do something harmful. Recently ran SpyBot and it didnt pick up anything. However, it did install Tea Timer (not sure if that needs a behind the scenes IE). Thanks for any help.

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#2 bspinnaker

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:52 AM

No one has a clue, huh? It keeps happening. The first time I start Internet Explorer, it launches the IE process but not the application. Only when I launch it a second time does the application start, with the first process still running. As I said, it makes me suspicious.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:54 PM

Hi BSpinnaker,

iexplore.exe is found in the following filepath:

%programfiles%\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe

If they are both there then they are legitimate and the first process is being used somewhere else.

Don't know if Spybot Teatimer uses it but if you disable Tea Timer and then check the processes that will tell you.

Your other options depend on your operating system.
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