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#1 yum yum

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 06:55 AM

This verision is all upper case IEXPLORE.EXE

This keeps running every now and again and i dont think its a genuine one (that appears to be iexplore.exe all in lower case)

How do i find out what it is and how to get rid of it

A newby here so any help always appreciate

Thanks very much .. yum yum

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:28 AM

Hello yum yum

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans?

iexplore.exe is the main executable for Microsoft Internet Explorer but it can also be registered as a trojan. The location it is running from is the key to help determine if its legit. The normal path for the valid file in Windows is C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer. A copy can also be found in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386.

If the file is running as a startup then you need to be concerned. See here.

You can download and use Process Explorer by Sysinternals to investigate all processes and gather additional information to identify and resolve problems. This tool will show the process CPU useage, a description and its path.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:31 PM

i am using xp i run scans weekly along with clean ups. I use AVG and windows defence and they havnt picked up anything at all. Not even sure if i need to be concerned about it, but thougth i would ask the guys who know!!! thanks for your reply

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:34 PM

Your welcome. Does hurt to be more cautious than less when it comes to protecting your system.
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