Why does iexplore EXPLODE so busy & slow all

February 14, 2010 at 13:54:29
Specs: Windows XP
I have to go into Windows Task Manager (Cntrl-Alt-Del) many times a day and END PROCESS of iexplore.exe so my computer will go back to regular speed?
What causes the huge numbers of Mem Usage in iexplore.exe?

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#1
February 14, 2010 at 14:22:14
This is not a CPU/overclocking related question...try asking in the XP forum.

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#2
February 14, 2010 at 17:55:58
This is XP forum!

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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#3
February 14, 2010 at 18:03:10
Are you sure it's iexplore.exe (small i) rather than lexplore (small L) ?

If (L) lexplore.exe you have picked up a computer worm (Sodabot worm). See the link below.

google "lexplore.exe" for further details/help.

http://www.auditmypc.com/process/le...

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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#4
February 14, 2010 at 18:39:45
There are nasties that you can get that will imitate being 'iexplore' in Xp in task manager --- Back a couple of years ago I had to get rid of one that wasn't too easy to shed.
Update your antiVirus/AntiEverything and do the deepest scan it can. If it does not help, try some of the really good free ones out there and see if they can help you. Also do a windows update, they have that update that removes undesirables and get the latest security updates in the process. After you are clean, turn off your System Restore, restart and turn it on again to be sure it is not hiding in your restore and to reset a clean restore point.

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#5
February 15, 2010 at 07:39:34
Have done every one of those????

Thanks for reply


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#6
February 15, 2010 at 07:44:27
IS small i for sure

iexplore.exe in Windows Task Manager.

I just checked and it is now at 356,000 mem usage and computer SLOOOWW.

I go back and highlight iexplore.exe and "end process" and all goes back to desktop and will be much faster ... but have to do 6 - 7 times a day!


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#7
February 15, 2010 at 15:04:29
"This is XP forum!"

The question was originally posted in the CPU/overclocking forum but was moved by the moderator.


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#8
February 15, 2010 at 23:01:43
I still say that it is a nasty masquerading as iexplore in task manager. If needed, go to add-remove programs and uninstall EVERYTHING that is not yours or truely windows. AND try running antiVirus in safe mode it is supposed to work much better (if only I had known that then).
It was a few years ago, but I had to uninstall anything I was not absolutely positive about, Shut down everything in task manager that I did not absolutely need, manually search the hard drive and ruthlessly delete apparent remnants of old programs, empty folders (hidden set to view) and unused stuff. I was using Norton back then, I found Spysweeper online and it found something, so I purchased it, cleaned it out, and I ran it along side virus software until later they came out with a version that included an antivirus...Dumped Norton. Computer ran better, I never again had a problem that Webroot's software couldn't clean out. (I don't care what you run, I understand there are some very good free stuff out there)

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