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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:39 PM

Hi !!

Not quite sure if this is the right place for this question...

Can iexplore.exe become hijacked by a trojan of other malware??

I'm asking this because my firewall Comodo Pro does not recognise iexplore.exe as a legitimate application. Bit odd... But as iexplore.exe is trying to modify settings of other applications, I'm a bit worried that this may be signs of trojan activity.

Greetz and thanks upfront ;)

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 06:45 PM

Do a search on your hard drive for files named iexplore.exe and report back what you find.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:08 PM

nothing much, I think ?

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 07:12 PM

You might try uploading the files at Jotti for analysis.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:03 PM

That's an awesome link... thanks !!

Found nothing though, so I guess all is ok ;)

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:32 PM

Can you give us the exactly messages that Comodo is reporting.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 02:06 AM

I'll try....

But as Comodo is on a learning curve, ie to set new rulez, these were 'questions' rather than warnings.

I 'accepted' for this once, next time it asks, I'll write down the exact query.

(It was something like "iexplore.exe is trying to do this or that but can't be verified as a legitimate program. If you trust iexplore.exe the it is ok etc.")

I just don't understand why such a common tool as IE can't be verified.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 02:20 AM

Comodo should recognise iexplore.exe as legitimate, however it depends on how it was accessed. I would suggest you download the manual for Comodo and start by reading the "Understanding Alerts" section.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:38 AM

Thank you for the advice, and sorry for the long delay in replying. I have had many other non-computer related issues. All seems to be working fine now, but having and reading the Comodo manual is not a bad thing.

Thanks again!!!




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