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#1 bzigrossi

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 01:32 PM

Hi all,

I'm hoping that someone can help me. I run Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6.0. I have cable high speed internet.

After I boot up, if I launch the task manager it shows me 2 instances of Internet Explorer running (IEXPLORE.EXE) and taking up a lot of space. I have not launched the browser at all, and if I try to end the processes, within seconds they pop back up.

Has anyone experienced this as well? I've run virus software and spyware stuff galore, and nothing is helping.

Thanks in advance for your help : )

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 02:05 PM

If the process is in capitals, then there is very good chance you have a virus. See the BC database for all the variations on the name. Update your resident AV and then run a full scan of your hard drive in safe mode. Let us know if this solves the problem.

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#3 bzigrossi

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for the help and good advice, John. : )

I updated my virus scan, ran a thorough scan - and it was still there. After that i cleaned out my temp files - including my son's user name temp files - and I believe whatever it was, it was hiding in there. The problem seems to be gone.

Thanks again!




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