Woohoo so I removed those and looked a few up and found that some of them actually ìnject themselves or attach themselves or have some sort of naughty relationship with iexplore.exe that is literally so hot it overheats my laptop!! So I thought I got rid of the pest and I looked in task manager and the instances were gone and I was feeling quite swell about it for about 3 seconds until I saw a bunch respawning again! It might be worth noting (or not, I really don't know if this effects anything or has any value to identifying it) that depending on which iexplore.exe is closed, either only one will close and immediately respawn like it's a damn Call Of Duty match or it'll take out both and take a few seconds only to have it re-lubricate itself before respawning and continuing to *AHEM* my CPU.
INSET: The mighty iexplore.exe in it's natural habitat lying dormant before striking it's prey.
Other than this I haven't noticed any unusual behavior. No browser hi-jacks, no weird pop ups, no error messages, no blue screens, no turquoise or magenta screens, nothing. Just iexplore.exe randomly using up a lot of CPU, creating many instances of itself and then disappearing for a while before coming back with it's troops. That can only mean one thing... it's sitting there.. waiting... waiting for the right moment to strike!
Edited by Benzel Flossington, 12 January 2013 - 09:38 PM.