Many IE7s in Task Manager

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Dig, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Dig

    Dig Guest

    For some reason lately I when I have opened Windows Task Manger I find a
    dozen IEs in the processes. If I delete them all a few days later another
    dozen appear.

    I have run my McAfee, Adawre, Malwarebytes, & Spybot and they come up clean.

    Any ideas why this is happening??
    Thanks
     
    Dig, Apr 5, 2009
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  2. Dig

    Leonard Grey Guest

    It's normal.
     
    Leonard Grey, Apr 5, 2009
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  3. Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
    posting to this newsgroup.

    Does the number instances of IE seen in Task Manager Processes tab
    correspond to the number of IE windows you've opened manually?

    If you close all IE windows, do you still see instances of IEXPLORE.EXE in
    Task Manager after a minute or two?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 5, 2009
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  4. Dig

    Dig Guest

    WinXP SP2 (I have tried several times to install 3 but it will not install)

    I don't even use IE7 that much and no it IE is not even open when the task
    manager shows the IEs.

    When I do use IE7 I never have that many windows open at any given time
    anyway. Sometimes I may use 2 IE7 panes and after I close it I can go to task
    manager and find a dozen IE processes running.

    Thanks
     
    Dig, Apr 6, 2009
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  5. There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
    hijackware infection.

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

    NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan!

    2. WinXP ONLY!! => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
    (only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
    logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    **Seek expert assistance in
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup, http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
    or other appropriate forums.**

    If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
    isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
    =====================
    After the machine's cleaned-up...

    WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldro...requisites-for-a-successful-installation.aspx

    Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
    Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3) and *only through 14 April
    2009*! Go to http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 |
    select "Windows XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 6, 2009
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