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iexplore.exe keeps popping up in task manager

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#1 Cloud91690


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:45 AM

It goes like this...I opened up a program and nothing happened. A few hours later Internet Explorer crashes without it being open. I look at my processes and...there it is. It's still not open on my desktop, mind you. I start scanning my computer when my computer begins to restart and a message pops-up, "Stop wanking, you'll go blind." It restarts and I boot into Windows XP again. My DVD-Drive starts opening by itself going in, and out, in and out. I was barely able to do anything before it restarted itself again, this time without a message. I boot into safe-mode, and run spy-bot. It doesn't pick-up on iexplore.exe just a few adware programs. Mcafee became fried after the virus set in, and so I doubt it would be able to find anything.

Alright, I nailed down a few adware programs and I walk back into Windows. Before I do anything, I block Internet Explorer's internet capability. I was unable to find a way to block its process, but this will do for now. Now, for the scans:

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Phillip at 11:11:10.26 on Tue 09/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2230 [GMT -4:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=%s
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: McAfee Phishing Filter: {27b4851a-3207-45a2-b947-be8afe6163ab} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\msk\mskapbho.dll
BHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No File
BHO: scriptproxy: {7db2d5a0-7241-4e79-b68d-6309f01c5231} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\scriptsn.dll
BHO: McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO: {b164e929-a1b6-4a06-b104-2cd0e90a88ff} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcieplg.dll
BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {b4f3a835-0e21-4959-ba22-42b3008e02ff} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office14\URLREDIR.DLL
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar: {0ebbbe48-bad4-4b4c-8e5a-516abecae064} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcieplg.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [Cerberus] c:\windows\system32\windows update\Windows Update.exe
mRun: [IMJPMIG8.1] "c:\windows\ime\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
mRun: [PHIME2002ASync] c:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002A] c:\windows\system32\ime\tintlgnt\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
mRun: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
mRun: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE
mRun: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
mRun: [JMB36X IDE Setup] c:\windows\raidtool\xInsIDE.exe
mRun: [P17Helper] Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper
mRun: [{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}] c:\program files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe
mRun: [mcagent_exe] "c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey
mRun: [McENUI] c:\progra~1\mcafee\mhn\McENUI.exe /hide
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [AppleSyncNotifier] c:\program files\common files\apple\mobile device support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [nwiz] c:\program files\nvidia corporation\nview\nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [Cerberus] c:\windows\system32\windows update\Windows Update.exe
uExplorerRun: [Iexplorer] c:\windows\system32\windows update\Windows Update.exe
mExplorerRun: [Iexplorer] c:\windows\system32\windows update\Windows Update.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1243556114328
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_15-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_15-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_15-windows-i586.cab
Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\office14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
Handler: sacore - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\McIEPlg.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 mfehidk;McAfee Inc. mfehidk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys [2009-3-25 214024]
R2 McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;McAfee SiteAdvisor Service;c:\program files\mcafee\siteadvisor\McSACore.exe [2009-5-28 210216]
R2 McProxy;McAfee Proxy Service;c:\progra~1\common~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe [2007-12-23 359952]
R2 McShield;McAfee Real-time Scanner;c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\mcshield.exe [2009-5-28 144704]
R2 osppsvc;Office Software Protection Platform;c:\windows\system32\OSPPSVC.EXE [2009-4-8 4319136]
R3 McSysmon;McAfee SystemGuards;c:\progra~1\mcafee\viruss~1\mcsysmon.exe [2009-5-28 606736]
R3 mfeavfk;McAfee Inc. mfeavfk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfeavfk.sys [2009-5-28 79816]
R3 mfebopk;McAfee Inc. mfebopk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfebopk.sys [2009-5-28 35272]
R3 mfesmfk;McAfee Inc. mfesmfk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mfesmfk.sys [2009-5-28 40552]
S3 cpuz130;cpuz130;\??\c:\docume~1\phillip\locals~1\temp\cpuz130\cpuz_x32.sys --> c:\docume~1\phillip\locals~1\temp\cpuz130\cpuz_x32.sys [?]
S3 mferkdk;McAfee Inc. mferkdk;c:\windows\system32\drivers\mferkdk.sys [2009-5-28 34248]
S3 pnicml;pnicml;\??\c:\docume~1\phillip\locals~1\temp\pnicml.sys --> c:\docume~1\phillip\locals~1\temp\pnicml.sys [?]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-09-08 10:58 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Trend Micro
2009-09-08 00:42 <DIR> --dshr-- c:\windows\system32\Windows Update
2009-09-07 23:13 85,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\ff_vfw.dll
2009-09-07 23:13 547 a------- c:\windows\system32\ff_vfw.dll.manifest
2009-09-07 23:13 60,273 a------- c:\windows\system32\pthreadGC2.dll
2009-09-05 19:51 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\phillip\applic~1\Xbins
2009-09-05 04:15 348,160 a------- c:\windows\system32\MSVCR71.dll
2009-08-22 13:36 0 a------- c:\windows\SS_LOG_Server.INI
2009-08-20 12:37 686,808 a------- C:\fafsaws90bw.pdf
2009-08-18 01:20 279,712 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\atksgt.sys
2009-08-18 01:20 25,888 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\lirsgt.sys
2009-08-16 15:53 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\File Scanner Library (Spybot - Search & Destroy)
2009-08-12 03:01 221,184 a------- c:\windows\system32\wmpns.dll
2009-08-11 22:00 128,512 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\dhtmled.ocx
2009-08-11 22:00 1,315,328 -c------ c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msoe.dll
2009-08-11 00:42 319 a------- c:\windows\game.ini

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-08-05 05:01 204,800 a------- c:\windows\system32\mswebdvd.dll
2009-07-30 03:05 24,944 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\GVTDrv.sys
2009-07-30 03:05 16,608 a------- c:\windows\gdrv.sys
2009-07-25 05:23 411,368 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-07-20 09:34 70,936 a------- c:\windows\system32\PhysXLoader.dll
2009-07-17 15:01 58,880 a------- c:\windows\system32\atl.dll
2009-07-14 17:17 15,308,440 a------- c:\windows\system32\xlive.dll
2009-07-14 17:17 13,642,888 a------- c:\windows\system32\xlivefnt.dll
2009-07-14 14:54 10,457,088 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvoglnt.dll
2009-07-14 14:54 7,741,664 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys
2009-07-14 14:54 5,842,816 a------- c:\windows\system32\nv4_disp.dll
2009-07-14 14:54 2,189,856 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcuvid.dll
2009-07-14 14:54 2,002,944 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcuda.dll
2009-07-14 14:54 1,706,528 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcuvenc.dll
2009-07-14 14:54 1,597,690 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvdata.bin
2009-07-14 14:54 868,352 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvapi.dll
2009-07-14 14:54 485,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvudisp.exe
2009-07-14 14:54 151,552 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcodins.dll
2009-07-14 14:54 151,552 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcod.dll
2009-07-14 13:35 2,173,472 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcplui.exe
2009-07-14 13:35 81,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvwddi.dll
2009-07-14 13:35 4,026,368 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvvitvs.dll
2009-07-14 13:35 3,170,304 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvwss.dll
2009-07-14 13:34 13,877,248 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcpl.dll
2009-07-14 13:34 4,923,392 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvdisps.dll
2009-07-14 13:34 3,547,136 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvgames.dll
2009-07-14 13:34 1,286,144 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvmobls.dll
2009-07-14 13:34 188,416 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvmccss.dll
2009-07-14 13:34 168,004 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
2009-07-14 13:34 143,360 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvcolor.exe
2009-07-14 13:34 86,016 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvmctray.dll
2009-07-14 13:34 229,376 a------- c:\windows\system32\nvmccs.dll
2009-07-13 23:43 286,208 a------- c:\windows\system32\wmpdxm.dll
2009-07-03 13:09 915,456 a------- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2009-06-29 17:34 43,520 a------- c:\windows\system32\CmdLineExt03.dll
2009-06-29 13:20 98,304 a------- c:\windows\system32\CmdLineExt.dll
2009-06-21 08:46 485,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\NVUNINST.EXE
2009-06-16 10:36 119,808 a------- c:\windows\system32\t2embed.dll
2009-06-16 10:36 81,920 a------- c:\windows\system32\fontsub.dll
2009-06-14 16:45 103,535 a------- c:\windows\hpoins04.dat
2009-06-12 08:31 80,896 a------- c:\windows\system32\tlntsess.exe
2009-06-12 08:31 76,288 a------- c:\windows\system32\telnet.exe
2006-05-24 06:58 581,632 a--shr-- c:\windows\system32\windows update\plugin.dat
2006-04-01 13:09 610,349 a--shr-- c:\windows\system32\windows update\Windows Update.exe

============= FINISH: 11:11:51.39 ===============

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#2 Elise


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:52 AM

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#3 Cloud91690

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:03 AM

I have just recently moved over to Windows 7 and I no longer see iexplore.exe showing up under processes. I'm sorry for all the trouble, and thank you for responding.

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