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iexplorer.exe opening itself, google searches redirected, and missing files

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#1 neonknight27


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Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:41 PM

greetings, i have been browsing the forums, and several topics seem to describe similar problems im having, ive followed the instructions from these, but the problems persist. mbam for example detects no infections, superantispyware found a few things, which it deleted, but the problems persist.

so every minute or so iexplorer will open itself and use a big chunk of ram, but with no actual window.

anytime i search for something on google, it redirects me to other websites.

and folders seem to disappear, or their contents do, but if the folder is empty, windows will still indicate how many items are in the folder, and how much HD space these items are using, so my guess is that they are still there, but showing hidden items does nothing.

i just cant seem to figure this out on my own, if anyone knows anything that might help me, please let me know, this is pretty dang frustrating.


Edited by hamluis, 04 July 2011 - 04:08 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:52 PM

I've asked a mod to move this to the appropriate forum - please wait for a malware specialist to respond.

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