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Need A Process Blocker

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#1 Whits


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Posted 04 March 2007 - 10:45 AM

These are pissing me off so much!

I have had a task in my task manager "processes" tab named iexplore.exe - When it is open, I can't run anything related to windows media player. Until I kill the task, everything media-player-related is frozen.

Now I have two more tasks named IEXPLORE.EXE they both max out at about 70,000 k memory usage and come back as soon as I kill them.

Is there a program that can block these so they don't come back?

I'm sure it's a virus or some sort of thing that can be cleaned, is that a better solution?

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 04 March 2007 - 03:49 PM.

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#2 stevealmighty


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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:17 PM

Sounds like your computer is infected. I recommend posting in the HiJack This (HJT) area to have your machine cleaned of malware and other baddies. This will fix your problem. CLICK HERE to begin the process.

Any time that a process starts itself after you've stopped it is a bad thing....usually a sign that it's infected. :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:18 PM

The genuine IEXPLORE.EXE is the executable for Internet Explorer. You should only have one instance of it running as a process for each IE window that is running. If IE isn't running at all, iexplore.exe should not appear in the processes list.

It appears you may have a virus or other malware infection. Virus files often masquerade as genuine files with a genuine name in order to escape detection. They deposit themselves in a folder different from the genuine file. The genuine IEXPLORE.EXE is located at
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
and if running IE7, it will also be in

If you run a search for this file and several come up in other locations, (apart from prefetch) almost certainly you've got the bad versions.

Go to the following forum, read the "pinned" posts and post a HijackThis log for them to inspect. Forum is here:

Edited by pip22, 04 March 2007 - 12:20 PM.

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