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 #6820 - 08/10/05 11:21 PM Iexplorer.exe Geek142 Junior Member Registered: 05/07/05 Posts: 15 Loc: Geraldton, western australia Hey GuysLately when i have been playing counterstrike i have been Opening the task manager and checking for porgrams i could close to stop little bits of lag and free up some of my ram. I see 2 process's called "iexplorer.exe" know i know that its internet explorer but the thing is i dont have it running. It is normally taking up 20,000 k As soon as i boot up its there. I have tried a adware scan aswell as a virus scan but still there. So i thought i would ask you guys before i go and get it reformatted. One thing to add is that i have tried to end the process but it just reappears.CheersGeek _________________________ "Even the wisest of men still have something to learn" Top
 #6821 - 08/11/05 12:02 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe Gremelin Community Owner Registered: 02/28/02 Posts: 7193 Loc: Portland, OR; USA You ALWAYS have internet explorer running, it's integrated into windows now; it IS your file browser and it supposidly makes shit run easier... Close it, you'll crash and at times will blue screen... If you reformat it'll still run as it does now as it's integrated...Want to do away with it? supposidly you can buy a special version of window$without it due to the UK causing M$ to rethink practices; that's about all you'll be able to do unless you revert to Windows 98. _________________________ Donate to UGN Security here.UGN Security, Back of the Web, Elite Web Gamers & VNC Web Design Owner Top
 #6822 - 08/11/05 02:51 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe §intå× Registered: 12/03/02 Posts: 3255 Loc: Maryland I have killed the iexplorer process before, but you allways have explorer. Same thing really. 20,000 is a bit high I average 15,000 to 10,000 for iexplorer. Here is an idea however.Go to http://www.linuxiso.org/ download mandrake, redhat, slackware, what ever really and then go get wine http://www.winehq.com/, now you can kill tons of shit and have a much better faster system.To fix the bugs in windows you have to get a real operating system. Windows has this virus, it takes up all of your RAM, it fills the hard drive with un needed stuff, it even updates its self, and once on your hard drive it takes over everything to a point where it can not work without it. Ummm hold up, never mind, that is windows its self. _________________________ My New site OpenEyes Top
 #6823 - 08/11/05 03:30 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe Digital Geek UGN Super Poster Registered: 09/18/02 Posts: 553 Loc: Cluj-Napoca, Romania On my box (running Windows XP Professional), I never had a process called "iexplorer.exe" running all the time.As far as I know when you start the browser, for each session a process called "IEXPLORE.EXE" starts (not "iexplorer.exe").And the process that usually runs all the time is "explorer.exe" which is the default shell for Windows XP. Also you can kill it if you want too, without crashing the system (the desktop will dissapear but all the processes will keep on running), and you can start it again if you want to (from the task manager -> new task -> explorer.exe). It can also be replaced all together with a different shell. I use BlackBox for Windows (http://bb4win.org).As far as the process "iexplorer.exe" goes, in my opinion your computer is infected with a virus. There are many viruses/trojans that start this process. For a list visit this link and after you find out with what you're infected head over to Symantec and download the removal tool for the virus in case. _________________________ Evil Hosting - Free hosting with attitude ! Top
 #6824 - 08/11/05 04:28 PM Re: Iexplorer.exe sinetific nobody Registered: 03/02/02 Posts: 815 Loc: Ann Arbor Damn DG, you took the words right out of my mouth. Top
 #6825 - 08/12/05 01:17 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe AMD/GeForce Junior Member Registered: 06/20/05 Posts: 24 Loc: Florida No its not a virus its there the very second you boot windows for the first time. As far as i know gizmo is correct. Top
 #6826 - 08/12/05 11:38 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe Digital Geek UGN Super Poster Registered: 09/18/02 Posts: 553 Loc: Cluj-Napoca, Romania There is no Windows legit process called "iexplorer.exe" that runs at startup. Search for "iexplorer.exe process" on Google and you'll see for yourself.If you have it you're computer is probably infected with something (spyware/virus/trojan). _________________________ Evil Hosting - Free hosting with attitude ! Top
 #6827 - 08/13/05 06:41 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe Geek142 Junior Member Registered: 05/07/05 Posts: 15 Loc: Geraldton, western australia Would it clear things up if i took a screen shot so you could see exactly what is happening. And gizmo. I have never seen this process running before except for when i actually had Internet explorer open. _________________________ "Even the wisest of men still have something to learn" Top
 #6828 - 08/13/05 06:44 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe Geek142 Junior Member Registered: 05/07/05 Posts: 15 Loc: Geraldton, western australia Process File: iexplorer or iexplorer.exeProcess Name: RapidBlaster parasite Description:iexplorer.exe is the executable for a virus that is a variant of the RapidBlaster parasite that downloads and displays advertising from an Internet location. This process should be removed to ensure your personal privacy. _________________________ "Even the wisest of men still have something to learn" Top
 #6830 - 08/15/05 11:15 PM Re: Iexplorer.exe Geek142 Junior Member Registered: 05/07/05 Posts: 15 Loc: Geraldton, western australia Well I just ran a scan of adaware before i came to the site. Didnt pick it up. I have also kept adaware updated. I stay away from spybot. It caused my computer to need a reformatt because it deleted.... Um i forgot, something about it deleted the .exe extenion file type in folder options. Couldnt open any thing. But ill have another go. _________________________ "Even the wisest of men still have something to learn" Top
 #6832 - 08/16/05 12:11 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe EndGame UGN Custodian Registered: 01/23/05 Posts: 589 Loc: brisbane (or any local pub) to quote j:'stop double posting'(unless u have that wierd problem i have occasionally where the server locks me out of my post)just click on the edit/delete icon (third one from you left) and post on ur original post about a minute before. _________________________ Harry Potter Thread if ur bored on the boards, get posting THERE! Top
 #6833 - 08/16/05 07:45 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe Geek142 Junior Member Registered: 05/07/05 Posts: 15 Loc: Geraldton, western australia Who is double posting? _________________________ "Even the wisest of men still have something to learn" Top
 #6834 - 08/16/05 07:52 AM Re: Iexplorer.exe EndGame UGN Custodian Registered: 01/23/05 Posts: 589 Loc: brisbane (or any local pub) Geek142:your first post: posted 15-08-2005 03:15 PMyour double post: posted 15-08-2005 03:16 PMu can edit ur post within 30mins of it being posted. (usually) _________________________ Harry Potter Thread if ur bored on the boards, get posting THERE! Top
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