Solved What is iexplore.exe.mui?

July 16, 2009 at 20:39:46
Specs: Windows XP home edition SP2, intel celeron 567MHz/320MB
I have iexplore.exe running more than once in processes when only 1 window is open and it is using 100% CPU. This is taking up alot of resources so I was wondering what I can do to stop this.
In looking for iexplore on my PC I found a few other questions like...
What is iexplore.exe.mui ? and why is it located on my C:\ drive and also under program files/Internet Explorer. Is this OK?

Also there is the following file (IEXPLORE.EXE-27122324.pf) in my prefetch folder is this file valid? & what is the prefetch folder used for?

thanks for your help


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#1
July 16, 2009 at 21:05:02
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MUI file extensions contains resources used by Windows 2000/XP MultiLanguage Version; allows the Windows interface to be changed to different languages; additional language packs can be installed using the Muisetup.exe application.

Most MUI files are stored in the "%SystemRoot%\Mui\Fallback\LangID\*.mui " directory, but some may also be linked to specific programs, i.e. "Notepad.exe.mui." or in your case "iexplore.exe.mui

Files in prefetch are stored to help speed up loading of specific web pages or explorer pages. These files can be deleted safely. The prefetch folder should remain in-tack though

When something is causing the cpu to run at 100% then the file itself is corrupted or it is contaminated by spyware/malware/virus...or the cache files could be overloaded as well. clean your computer.

Search for ATFcleaner ... a simple to use file cleaner that will clear the cache and temps and prefetch files all in one swoop!


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#2
July 17, 2009 at 07:48:23
More than one iexplore.exe means you have a backdoor virus as indicated here ---
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...
Task List Programs

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.


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