Avast! Free Antivirus reports every so often that is blocks a malicious web address from executing and the process is from C:\Windows\System32\Explorer.exe
Upon checking the Task Manager to view Processes, I can see that there are two instances of explorer.exe and one of them steady climbs in both Memory and CPU usage until the computer ultimately grinds to a halt. Upon killing the offending explorer.exe, I can continue scanning/using the computer, but within a few minutes, it comes right back. As of this writing, it hasn't happened in a long time now, so I may have fixed the issue already. I'd just feel more comfortable if someone more experienced than I looked at some of my logs.
I have ran and removed any infections found (if applicable) with the following programs:
- Junkware Removal Tool