slow start up is iexplore.exe to blame?

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
July 15, 2010 at 10:25:05
Specs: Windows XP
when I start my computer and run it , it is extreemely slow. I was told to check task manager and found there are 66 processes running and 5 iexplore.exe that take up a lot of space. How do I know what to remove , and should I? does this sound like the problem? I have enough memory and run Mcaffe security and have never been told there is a problem I am a computer neophyte and need simple answers. what do you know?

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#1
July 15, 2010 at 17:05:34
First, what version of Internet Explorer are you using? This can be found by clicking the help tab toward the top left corner of the screen, or the blue question mark on the right side of the screen. Next, on either menu, click "About Internet Explorer" This should give you the version number. Also, you could try using alternate web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera Explorer, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari. Good luck with your machine.

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#2
July 16, 2010 at 08:03:33
it is Internet Explorer version 8.0.600.18702

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#3
July 16, 2010 at 13:08:18
First of all, iexplore is the indicator in task manager for internet explorer, but it is not uncommon for virus' and other malware to mask themselves as iexplorer. If internet explorer is not open, then close ALL of these other iexplorers and wait for a few minutes to be sure that none of them reappear. If they reappear, then you DEFINITELY have an infection (you still might though). If they do not reappear, try things again (you might just not have them closed properly). Either way, update your antivirus program and run it. Then when it is finished, install Malwarebytes and run that also to get what the other may have missed. After that update windows and you should be OK.
[[Except I personally would advise you to get rid of McAfee and get a GOOD antivirus/antispyware program (NOT Norton either). You will find many references here to good ones, many of them are FREE!!]]

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#4
July 16, 2010 at 13:09:52
Another note, if you are running IE8 on XP, you would be advised to have 1GB RAM or more to run well.

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