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Possible Infection, 10 IE instances open that can never be closed.


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#1 wjvandyke

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:54 PM

I'm not sure why but for some reason there are 10 instances of Internet Explorer open on my machine (see attached screen shot).  These instances comeback immediately after startup without me ever doing anything.  I've tried to kill these instances using Task Manager but they don't ever clear.

 

Also Malware Bytes on occasion pops up a message indicating that a suspicious website has been blocked (88.214.193.54).

 

Any idea what might be going on?

 

I'm happy to provide any information.

 

I have:

 Windows 7 Pro SP 1.

 MalwareBytes - Ver 1.75.0.130   -  with the latest definitions

 Microsoft Security Essentials  - Ver 4.5.216.0   - with the latest definitions

 

 

 



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#2 satchfan

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 06:51 AM

Hello wjvandyke and welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum.

My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.

Please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:

  • please follow all instructions in the order posted
  • please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear
  • all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked
  • if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding
  • the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
  • please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!

IMPORTANT:

Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requested

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Note: Please run these in the order given in the instructions.

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Download and run AdwCleaner

Download AdwCleaner from here and save it to your desktop.


  • run AdwCleaner
  • when it has finished, select Clean
  • if it asks to reboot, allow the reboot
  • on reboot a log will be produced; please attach the content of the log to your next reply.

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Run RogueKiller

IMPORTANT: Please remove any usb or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!

Close all running programs.


Download RogueKiller to your desktop

  • close all running programs
  • for Windows Vista/Seven, right click -> run as administrator, for XP simply double-click on RogueKiller.exe
  • when the pre-scan is finished, click on Scan
  • click on Report and copy/paste the content in your next post
  • NOTE: DO NOT attempt to remove anything that the scan detects –everything that is reported is not necessarily bad

If the program is blocked, continue to try it several times. If it still doesn’t work, (it could happen), rename it to winlogon.exe.

Please post the contents of the RKreport.txt in your next reply.

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Run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
 

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • press Scan button
  • it will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from
  • please copy and paste log back here.
  • the first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply.

Logs to include with next post:

AdwCleaner log
RKreport.txt
FRST.txt
Addition.txt


Thanks

Satchfan
 

 


My help is always free of charge. If you are happy with the help provided, if you wish you can make a donation to buy me a beer.


#3 satchfan

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 09:06 AM

Hi wjvandyke

 

It has been a couple of days since I replied to your request for help with your computer problems.

 

Please let me know if you are having problems and still need help.

 

Thanks

 

Satchfan


My help is always free of charge. If you are happy with the help provided, if you wish you can make a donation to buy me a beer.


#4 satchfan

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 09:14 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days.

Please include a link to your topic in the Private Message. Thank you.

My help is always free of charge. If you are happy with the help provided, if you wish you can make a donation to buy me a beer.





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