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Bunch of iexplore.exe processes suspended


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#1 JohnBlood

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:47 PM

I noticed that there are over 200 instances of iexplore.exe on my system. According to Process Explorer (16.21), they are all suspended. I installed CurrPort and it doesn't show any iexplore.exe processes dialing out. Both Malwarebytes and Avast say there are no viruses. Any ideas what could be causing so many suspended iexplore.exe proceses?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:58 PM

I once serviced a machine that had similar behavior. Turned out to be a janky power-button assembly. Changed it for a new one and all crinkled-out. Did the virus thing, the driver thing and most other things....

Edit: Not power-button: It was the internet web-connect button assembly... sorry; been a long time.


Edited by bludgard, 13 February 2018 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:32 PM

Please explain. Also, I use Opera as my browser, not IE.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

I was throwing out the possibility of it being a hardware issue... some laptops have physical buttons that (when pushed) it will have the desired effect(s). Some keyboards have keys (or buttons) that offer some shortcuts that do the same: Internet browser, volume, brightness, power on'off, microphone and/or sound mute, wifi, the list goes on....

Sometimes theses buttons/keys can have problems and not be very user friendly.

However: You say you use Opera. Is it set as default browser? If you click a link say... in an email: What browser opens the webpage when link is clicked?


Edited by bludgard, 14 February 2018 - 07:42 PM.





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