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iexplore.exe and heckfile.exe

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#1 thenoose


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Posted 09 September 2005 - 04:46 PM

iexplore.exe keeps turning up in my task manager and ive read somewhere that it could be a virus, and when i try to close it, it comes up with "heckfile.exe" for a second or two and iexplore.exe reappears.
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Posted 09 September 2005 - 06:46 PM

I'm having a similar problem, only I think much worse. I'm hearing a "boop" sound and my PC freezes for a couple of seconds everytime it happens. This happens every 20-30 seconds so it's extremely annoying. I checked my processes in task manager and everytime I hear the "boop", IExplore.exe pops up on the list and then quickly disappears. I can't get rid of it. None of my anti-virus stuff is working, I tried to quarantine it with Ad-Aware and that didn't help. I was told to search for it and delete it but it keeps coming back. It's in C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch. Any ideas on what to do next?

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 07:22 AM

mine hasnt been doing that. its just slowing my pc down by quite a bit
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 01:06 PM

Run these online virus scanners:

Also this online Trojan scanner:

If that doesn't help, then:

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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