i.explorer.exe problem

June 26, 2011 at 22:04:00
Specs: Windows 7, 4 gb
i.explorer.exe appears during try to brouse every time. i am not able to brouse through i.explorer. always shows e.explorer.exe dialog box.

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#1
June 27, 2011 at 07:16:50
Your internet explorer will show up in Task Manager as iexplorer.exe BUT there have been many infections that have been able to masquerade as the same thing or similar through task manager to prevent us from shutting them down through Task Manager in fear of loosing the pages we have up onscreen. Close Internet Explorer, use TAsk Manager to close all remaining iexplorer or similar (NOT: explorer.exe, that is Windows Explorer) and run Malwarebytes to identify and remove the infection. If you are unable to download the software, try downloading another browser like Firefox (if you do not already have an alternative browser) and use that to download Malwarebytes (free) or use another computer to download and transfer with a flash drive or CD.
After you successfully remove the nasty, update your antivirus program, or if it is Norton or McAfee, try removing and replacing with Avast (free version - remains free if you register it) or Microsoft Security Essentials (both are free and much better). [I use Webroot's Antivirus with Spysweeper on 5 machines at home (multiple license discount) and use Avast on 6 machines at work.]

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
June 27, 2011 at 16:44:09
Are you absolutely certain of the spellings (particularly those initial dots)?:
i.explorer.exe and e.explorer.exe

iexplore.exe is Internet Explorer (Internet browser).
explorer.exe is Windows Explorer (the file system)

Anything else that is similar is usually a virus, so the exact spelling matters.

Please do not post then vanish - let us know the outcome


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#3
June 27, 2011 at 18:28:41
I have actually experienced back in my XP days an infection that did show up as iexplorer.exe and I needed to close them all in order to be sure. It actually even reopened themselves repeatedly until I closed everything that was not the absolute minimum, and then I was able to finally remove it. Back then I was still using Norton and I had to download a separate remover for the infection since it could identify the infection but not remove it, basically I had to do their work for them. This was one of the points I began realizing that the program was not as good as its reputation.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
June 27, 2011 at 19:07:12
Yes, I remember that iexplorer.exe infection. It fits with the last line of my #2 because iexplorer.exe has never been a valid Windows file name. It was obviously intended to fool people into thinking it was either Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer.

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