Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:49 AM
Hello, i have been unfortunatly blessed with this iexplorer.exe virus. I am using Windows 7 64 bit and Mozilla Firefox right now. This virus has done minimal but annoying things such as, continiously making my McAfee virus scan send me messages that iexplorer.exe was deleted, it has done this several times by now. I also get a message asking me if i want to make Internet Explorer as my default browser. When i go into the task manager, i see two iexplorer.exe processes running, one doing about 9K (in memory assuming) and another doing 18K which is an unusually large amount, and when i try to end the process, it returns a few seconds later. At one time it ran an invisable ad, to where i closed everything and i could still here an ad for a movie i assume, it did not close untill my McAfee message telling me that the iexplorer.exe was deleted. I just now found out that when this ad occurs a thirs process comes up on task manager and it went up to 70K, i tried closing it mnay times but it just returned, untill randomly, it disappeared. I believe this problem first occured when i was torrenting a movie, for users reviews it didnt look like anyone got any viruses so the problem first occuring here is a mere possibility. I haven`t taken any further steps at all. I hope this problem can be avoided fast and nothing more has come with it, thank you.