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Iexplore.exe Trojan Or Not Help Needed.


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 11:46 AM

I have Avast anti-virus, Adaware, Spybot, AVG anti spyware,Spyware blaster,Start up Inspector installed and up to date on my PC using Windows Home Edition with the SP2 update. After researching the pros and cons of the onboard Windows Firewall and the various freeware replacements I decided to download and install the free Comodo Firewall this morning.

It works fine, however it has given me the following warning message twice now when I have connected to the internet.


"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe has tried to use the parent application, explorer.exe through OLE Automation which can be used to hijack other applications. iexplore.exe may be using explorer.exe to conceal its behaviour in an attempt to connect to the internet with msnmsgr.exe."

I googled iexplore.exe and it says that on the one hand it is a neccessary part of windows but on the other hand it can be a Trojan. It has something to do with which folder it is kept in.

This has confused me and not being very pc literate I am unsure whether to allow or disallow it. Could one of you experts tell me what this means and what i should do?

Thanks in advance.
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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 05:00 PM

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is the correct address for iexplore.exe

This is, in fact, Internet Explorer.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:15 PM

Thank you Albert.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:39 PM

You are welcome!
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 08:37 PM

Now I am getting a warning about Windows Media Player trying to connect to the Internet. Should i allow this?.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:19 PM

Lots of programs need access to the internet for lots of reasons.

I would suggest that you use a different firewall, if you are not familiar enough with these programs to know what they are doing, or why they need to access the internet. You are going to see lots and lots of these messages from that firewall in the future.
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