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Is iexplore.exe bad?


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When my computer is on, it runs two instances of iexplore.exe. One uses less than 10 mb of ram (usually around 9) and the other uses over 80 mb, sometimes reaching 100 mb. This is when I'm not even using Internet Explorer. When I do open IE, it opens another iexpore.exe, but that's expected. I'm not worried about that one -- it's the first two that I mentioned that I'm worried about. I also can't End Task them either. I've tried, but they instantly come right back.

I've read some stuff online from other people who had similar experiences. Some say it's trojan, others say it's nothing to worry about. I don't know if they're bad, but it bothers me that one of them uses up so much memory.

I'm using Windows XP Pro with SP2, and I have IE7, if that matters (though I hardly use it).
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Please follow the procedures outlined here: Malware Removal Guide

You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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Thank you for the quick response. I'll repost this post in the Malware section and report my Hijack This log.
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Hope it goes well
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