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Removing Windows Components

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#1 xeddiejoex


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Posted 22 November 2006 - 04:38 PM

apparently IE is the root of all my problems...

from what i can figure...trying to remove it/deny access to it for every program i have...

it starts by itself at random intervals...

i have been over and over my startup items multiple times any virus/adware scan i run comes up with nothing...but somethin is drivin the snot out of IE...and running my explorer task up to 99 quite often...

i don't have problems when i don't touch IE...but inevitably my wife or babysitter will run it instead of using firefox and all the problems come back...then i have 2-3 hours in front of the computer fixing/deleting/repairing files...

it's gettin on my nerves to say the least...help please...oh yeah...xp home sp2


Edited by xeddiejoex, 22 November 2006 - 04:45 PM.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:19 AM

These are signs of a possible infection. Using IE, go to this site and perform a free, online scan: http://safety.live.com/ Choose the "Full Service Scan"

FWIW - I watched a friend use IEEradicator yesterday - and now the system is hosed (needs a repair install). IE is an integral part of the Windows operating system and can't safely be removed (although there are ways to "hide" it so casual users can't use it).

Edited by usasma, 23 November 2006 - 07:20 AM.

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#3 xeddiejoex

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:25 PM

the fact that IE is an integral part of windows blows...

i think i got it...went on a "hunt" to find how to hide it and i've disabled almost (i say almost because i'm sure i missed one) every programs access to it...the only way i can see to run it right now is start > run > iexplore > >ok

hopefully that helps...we've been explorer.exe @ 99 cpu free for 3 days...that's amazing...first time in over 6 months...

never thought about hiding it before...thanks usasma...

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:52 PM

Your problem is not IE but malware that is residing in your computer that attacks using IE.

Hiding the problem is not resolving it, and resolving it is what you need to do.

Start with the scan usasma suggested and then post back giving us a description of exactly what happens so we can determine what should be done to fix the problem, not just hide it.

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