iexplore.exe runaway processes

  • Thread starter Mahdad Zarafshan
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Mahdad Zarafshan

Hi,

Launching and then even closing "Internet Explorer"
browser leaves runaway iexplore.exe processes in the task
manager that have to be killed manually. Otherwise, these
runaway processes make my system halt after a while as
their number gets higher and higher.

Any idea why this is happening? Any idea why these
processes exist in memory even after IE is shut down?

System info:
Windows 2000 5.00.2195 SP3
RAM: 261600 KB
IE version: 6.0.2800.1106IS, with update versions of SP1,
Q328970, Q324929, Q810847

I appreciate any help in this regard. Thanks.

Mahdad
 
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Mahdad Zarafshan

Thanks for your reply. I did a reboot, and there is no
iexplore.exe when Windows starts. Meanwhile, I also
installed fix 818529 from microsoft.com website, and did
another reboot for the fix.
Still, as of now, this problem persists. Please help.
Thanks.

Mahdad
-----Original Message-----
What I would do is shutdown and restart. Then when the
computer settles down and the desktop appears bring up the
task manager. Any iexplore.exe running? If so it is
being called somewhere. If not let us know.
 
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George Hester

Well then I do not understand your problem. You have shutdown and rebooted. Before you did anything else you checked the Task Manager and there was no running instance of iexplore.exe. Therefore something you are starting after the system boots, is what is causing the iexplorer.exe to be continually running. We need to find what that is. Go ahead do nothing else after a reboot. But do run IE once at your Home page and shut it down. Then open Task Manager. Is iexplore.exe still running?

I can not walk you through trying to find the application that may be causing iexplore.exe to continue to run. You will need to grab the cow by the horns and see if you cannot identify the application that is firing that is leaving ie running in this state. It is not happening at boot. That is good. Where does it begin? That you will need to figure out.
 
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George Hester

OK then the application which has attached itself is attched to iexplore.exe. Have you tried the various nasty catchers? like Ad-Aware; SpyBot; HijackThis; BHO-Cop? Trojan-Remover? I suspect you have a Trojan.
 
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Mahdad Zarafshan

Yes, you were right. I installed webroot's spy sweeper and
scanned my machine. Tens of spies were found and removed.
Now everything is back to normal. Thanks for your time to
help me with this.

Mahdad
-----Original Message-----
OK then the application which has attached itself is
attched to iexplore.exe. Have you tried the various nasty
catchers? like Ad-Aware; SpyBot; HijackThis; BHO-Cop?
Trojan-Remover? I suspect you have a Trojan.
 

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