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how to remove iexplorer.exe virus


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#1 thefletch1950

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 05:17 PM

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I was hit by this virus about a week ago. I've run the Microsoft scan and Maladwarebytes without success. A google search said that Rkill was effective for this virus. I downloaded it but the file won't open, perhaps a result of the virus? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:20 PM

Hi thefletch1950,

:welcome: to BleepingComputer. Sorry for the delay. My name is Jason and I'll be helping you. You can call me by my screename jntkwx or Jason is fine.

:step1: Let's try rebooting into Safe Mode.
This can be done tapping the F8 key as soon as you start your computer
You will be brought to a menu with several options. Press the down arrow key on your keyboard until Safe Mode with Networking is selected. Press Enter. Please see here for additional details.

:step2: Once in Safe Mode with Networking, download Rkill

Run Rkill (renamed iExplore.exe).

Please be patient while the Rkill looks for various malware programs and ends them. When it has finished, the black window will automatically close and you can continue with the next step. If it appears like Rkill did not stop the malware from running, please try running RKill again until the malware is no longer running. If you continue having problems running RKill, you can download the other renamed versions of RKill from the rkill download page. All of the files are renamed copies of RKill, which you can try instead. Please note that the download page will open in a new browser window or tab.

Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware programs will start again!



:step3: Still in Safe Mode with Networking, open Malwarebytes. Select the Update tab, and click on Check for Updates.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.
  • Exit Malwarebytes' when done.
Note: If Malwarebytes' encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes' from removing all the malware.


In your next reply, please include:
  • The Malwarebytes' log file
  • How's the computer running now? Please include a detailed description of anything out of the ordinary.

Regards,
Jason

 

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