iexplorer - iexplorer.exe - Process Information
Process File: iexplorer or iexplorer.exe
Process Name: RapidBlaster parasite
iexplorer.exe is the executable for a virus that is a variant of the RapidBlaster parasite that downloads and displays advertising from an Internet location. This process should be removed to ensure your personal privacy.
iexplorer.exe RapidBlaster is a task run on Windows startup.
When an internet connection is present it periodically connects to its servers to fetch advertising.
Typically pop-ups for porn sites.
Can download and execute arbitrary unsigned code pointed to by its controlling servers.
RapidBlaster/Rnd is an update which uses pseudo-random filenames.
If it fails to contact its server it will just use 'RapidBlaster\rb32.exe' as with older variants.
If you remove it, it will reinstall itself using a new name.
Installed with ActiveX drive-by download on affiliate pages, including misleading download links (eg. 'megamovieblaster') and pop-ups.
Also can installed by the ISTBar parasite.
Open the Task Manager and end the RapidBlaster process (rb32.exe, or, in the Rnd variant)
Find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
and delete the 'Something lptt01' entry.
'Something' will be the same as the filename of the RapidBlaster program - you can now delete the folder containing this.
Or remove it from startup by RegRun Startup Optimizer.