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#1 BarrettM107

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:56 PM

Not always but often it takes up to three tries to start IE. It freezes on start up with only a tab that says "connecting".
X button presses but doesnt work. the only way to end it is the Three Finger Salute and try again. It usually works on the third try. Other symptoms when it does work are general sluggishness (not just in connection speed but doing simple things like scrolling navigating back etc) and 100% CPU usage when clicking on any links.
Interestingly the Task Manager shows *two* IE's running (when It locks up not when running normally). Here are some screen shots.

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Here is the error report it sends.

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Here is the HJT scan

[OOPS didn't see the 'No HJT files' sign]



I have SB SnD with TeaTimer running and a scan turns up nothing spectacular.
It doesn't really *act* hijacked doing things like going places I didn't ask it to. Its more what it doesn't do.

Oh and, Win XP Home, IE 7.0

Thanks for your help. :thumbsup:

Edited by BarrettM107, 29 March 2009 - 06:35 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:13 PM

I do not believe that you are infected
The error report contents is telling you it created a dump file. I do not have a clue how to read one
When you close IE what shows in Task Manager, anything?



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#3 BarrettM107

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:30 PM

No. Both instances of IE go away when I get it to close.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:50 PM

This happens to me all the time when I'm using Firefox and IE. It's just that the computer is running so slow that it freezes. You're not infected. You probably just have a lot of applications on your computer, causing it to run slow.
If you'd like, go ahead and do a scan.
Just like Garmanma said, the error report tells you that it created a dump file.
When it shows two IE applications, it's just due to the fact that it's running slow, and it duplicates.

Edited by KonamiYoto, 01 April 2009 - 09:34 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:19 PM

... So taking a quick look at it, would not imply that you are infected... But that doesn't mean you aren't either... I would suggest doing scans with; AVG or Avast, and Ad-aware... I would also suggest doing a registry scan... Internet Explorer should not have to run two instances of the program to work, I have found that this typically can mean that there are spyware or virus's, or on some occasions, it can also mean registry problems... A general rule of thumb I have come to express a lot, if any web browser is hanging up, or creating more then one instance without you telling it too; check for infections, and check registry...

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

I would not recommend getting automated tools to tinker with your registry (registry cleaners). More times than you may realize, they can corrupt your registry and cause issues. I have been around this site long enough to see a few people who have caused an issue by using an automated registry cleaner.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

Ok AGV turns up nothing. SB found a cookie. Will AdAware find anything SB cant? Can you recomend a registry scanner?

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:25 AM

Read my above post......




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