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Multiple Copies Of Internet Explorer Being Launched


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#1 nbrennan

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 06:01 AM

I get multiple copies of internet explorer launched automatically when connected to the internet. Does anyone know what is the cause of this? I have run virus checking software and spybot to clean up the computer but the problem still persists. There have been up to 50 copies running at one stage and it is slowing the computer down drastically. SHould I reinstall XP or is there a fix for this?

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#2 Buckeye_Sam

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 04:38 PM

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. :thumbsup:
In order to help you we need to see what's running on your computer.

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe
  • Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
  • Doubleclick on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
  • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
  • Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
  • Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
  • Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
  • At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
  • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
  • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
  • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
  • DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 04:48 PM

As there has been no response, and this thread will now be closed.

If you need this topic reopened, please contact a member of the HJT Team and we will reopen it for you. Include the address of this thread in your request.
Posted Image If I have helped you in any way, please consider a donation to help me continue the fight against malware.


Failing to respond back to the person that is giving up their own time to help you not only is insensitive and disrespectful, but it guarantees that you will never receive help from me again. Please thank your helpers and there will always be help here when you need it!


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