iexplore.exe virus! Please help!

Compaq / M2000
May 14, 2010 at 22:40:10
Specs: Windows XP
I have a serious problem with my Compaq Presario laptop. A process keeps opening up called iexplore.exe. I monitored this process in the task manager, and I noticed it continually uses more and more ram and virtual memory until I run out of memory, and the 'system's virtual memory too low' message box appears.

I try to end the process, and also tried ending the process tree, but it pops right back up 5 seconds later. I also noticed two other processes are appearing with the iexplore.exe: one is NnWL3t2n.exe (sometimes two of these), and the other is regsvr32.exe. I have already run malwarebytes and spybot search and destroy on full scans twice each and deleted what it found, but this darn iexplore.exe isn't going away, and it's wrecking my computer; I can only play games or surf the web for 5 minutes before my virtual memory runs out. I don't want to sit there and continually exit out the processes just to use my computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

p.s.= I thought about reformatting my whole laptop, but I don't have the CD to do so! Is there a way to do system reformatting without a CD? (or without having to make one?)

p.s.s= I don't know if it's anything important, but I keep hearing a voice on the computer say 'congratulations, you've won'. This happens frequently ,and even when I have no browser open!


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#1
May 15, 2010 at 07:33:03
Try Trojan remover and Hitman Pro and remove all they find. See if that rectifies your problem.

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#2
May 15, 2010 at 11:28:41
Did you run your malwarebytes and spybot search in safe mode? Did you use antivirus software?

I would recommend to use Security Task Manager. It may even detects unknown malware and rootkits hidden from your antivirus software.

You could reformat your system making bootable usb but you need to have a Windows Installation some where.


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#3
May 15, 2010 at 13:40:45
or you can try superantispyware if those don't work it sometimes finds stuff others don't

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#4
May 15, 2010 at 16:32:15
I think Hitman Pro did the trick! I used it and it found all kinds of trojans from Quicktime or something. After running hitman pro and trojan remover, my computer seems to be back to normal! I'm going to keep a close eye on my task manager for the next few days and see if iexplore.exe pops up again though...Thank you guys so much for helping me!(and for the fast response time)

If anyone out there is getting headaches from the iexplore.exe virus, download and run hitman pro!


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#5
May 15, 2010 at 16:33:51
Glad it worked for you, thanks for posting back, it will help others with the same problem

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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