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XP showing iexplore.exe twice in task manager


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#1 steve hebert

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:46 PM

My system is really slow and when I look in the task manager, I have iexplore.exe showing twice. When I did some digging around I came across some advice which said to try Ad-Aware and AVG which I already had. I also ran a scan with Kaspersky and I still have multiple iexplore.exe's in the task manager. The next advice i received was to scan with HijackThis and post a copy of the log to this site with the hope that someone might be able to point me in the right direction. Here is the log:

Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks

EDIT: HJT log removed, inappropriate in this forum and, as stated, it is normal for IE to reflect two instances of iexplore.exe when a user is online. Each new window open in IE adds another instance ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 02:26 PM

I have iexplore.exe showing twice

It's normal in case of IE8, unless iexplore.exe shows up there, even, if Internet Explorer is not actually open.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 02:48 PM

Thanks Broni. I didn't know that. My speed problem is still here though and when I checked my mail at the address I use for anything that might generate spam, I see that I sent myself a message for viagra from my own account. When the computer is slow, it almost seems like something is working in the background. Could this be related?

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 02:53 PM

Could be. I suggest, you start new topic in "Am I Infected?" forum to make sure, your computer is clean.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 02:55 PM

Thanks Broni. I'm obviously new here and I appraciate your help.

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