iexplore.exe Opens at Startup

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August 5, 2009 at 12:00:31
Specs: Windows XP
iexplore.exe is open when windows starts.

Not only that, a "Send Error Report" message
appears every once in a while, from Internet
Explorer.

If I end the process (iexplore.exe), then I get
no "Send Error Report" messages.

Why does it start when Windows starts?
How can I avoid this?

Than you so much for helping me out guys!!


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#1
August 6, 2009 at 01:19:07
nuugy, take a look at your startup menu in the control panel (start>settings>control panel>startup) and if it's there - delete.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
August 6, 2009 at 14:41:52
Checked, an no, iexplore.exe is not in the startup. Not in "All
Users", nor in my user.

I appreciate the response though.

Anyone else have any suggestions?

Thanks guys


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#3
August 6, 2009 at 15:41:20
nuugy, Check your Start>Programs>Startup folder.

Tufenuf


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#4
August 6, 2009 at 23:46:22
nuugy, SWAG, 'nuther thought. Could it be a worm/trojan? Scan to make sure. Won't hurt if not.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#5
August 7, 2009 at 06:10:30
Ok,

I've checked the Startup Folder,
I've checked msconfig Startup Programs,
I ran a Spybot Search and Destroy, and Fixed all problems it
found.

Restarted my computer, and, tragedy, iexplore.exe was still
there, it still ran after I restarted my computer.

Does anyone know what this iexplore.exe is?? Is it possibly a
trojan?

Thanks for the help guys. I hope we can solve this problem.
nuugy


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#6
August 7, 2009 at 06:21:19
iexplore.exe is internet explorer look for any web based app starting at boot

"Don't hit at all if you can help it; don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep."
Theodore Roosevelt New York City, February 17, 1899


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#7
August 7, 2009 at 08:33:30
nuugy, Do a file serach for iexplore.exe and post back the location of any iexplore.exe files the search shows.

Start>Search>All files and folders.

There are some trojans that also can be iexplore.exe.

Tufenuf


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#8
August 7, 2009 at 11:58:44
PROBLEM SOLVED, WOOO!!!

I installed AVG Anti Virus, free edition. It runs great on a
netbook guys!

So, it erased a file, which I suspected to be the evil one:
It was called flashplayer.exe. I had seen this
instance running, but I thought it was Adobe Flash or
something. Turns out, it was a Trojan! flashplayer.exe = trojan

The b---tard was hiding on the Windows -> System32 folder.

AVG Antivirus found it, imprisoned it, tortured it for
information, and then killed it. It was a fun, slow death.

I restarted my computer after the scan, and bata-bim, no
iexplore.exe running, and of coarse, no flashplayer.exe either.

So remember folks, flashplayer.exe = Evil.

Thanks to all that helped. This case has been SOLVED!

nuugy


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#9
August 7, 2009 at 12:45:56
avast is a great trojan finder, you may want it to do a bootscan just to be sure you found all the probs
http://www.techiecorner.com/166/ava...

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