For my question- I'm not sure if anyone else has this problem or not. It showed up about a week ago. I've noticed that if I open windows task manager, I have an extra iexplore.exe running; both iexplore.exe's will have different memory usage. For instance if I try it now, one has 20k the other has about 44k. If I end the process tree for one, my browser window will shut off.
I am not sure why I have an extra internet explorer running on the task manager if I have just the one window up. I noticed this problem after I downloaded internet explorer 8 a week ago.
I use avast! and have run scans and keep on top of updates. I've gone through windows registry and while they don't recommend playing with that, I know what programs I don't use anymore or at all and remove them. I leave anything else alone if I don't know what it is.
I also just noticed that there is a separate forum for hijackthis logs, so I will be posting mine there.
I appreciate any feedback =)
Edited by jenarie, 14 April 2009 - 10:48 AM.