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19-Feb-2011, 06:08 AM #1
Solved: Multiple explorer.exe processes
Hey there, obviously you can see that I'm new here and here for a specific reason and this being my reason.

So I just noticed that I had 5 explorer.exe processes running before with no windows/browsers open.

I could tell my main one apart because it used more memory and the others all had *32 at the end (I'm using an x64 version of Win 7 Home)
I ended them and nothing happened, but then I also checked msconfig under the start-up tab and saw....

803explorer.exe
883explorer.exe
867explorer.exe
719explorer.exe

They are all located under C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming
and in the registry "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"

Now should I be worried about this? Is it a potential virus?
I'm skeptic as to whether it is because I just reformatted my Hard Drives yesterday

I'll run a Malwarebytes scan over night for now and disable the processes from start-up too.

Any help/advice is appreciated a lot
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19-Feb-2011, 06:19 AM #2
as you reformatted very unlikely a bug but if concerned then cliick the report button to move to spyware forum

as only just reinstalled you will find that all (most) services are running on auto

http://www.blackviper.com/2010/12/17...onfigurations/
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19-Feb-2011, 04:13 PM #3
Malwarebytes picked all 4 up as trojans so they have been successfully removed.


Can someone close this thread please
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20-Feb-2011, 12:07 AM #5
shame this one closed so quick as where do the virus's come from on a new format drive?? assume your back up programme installers??
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20-Feb-2011, 02:44 AM #6
Umm well I do install a lot of programs which aren't exactly legit, but I never had this problem with any of them before
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