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Iexplore.exe

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by gromit77, Sep 4, 2004.

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  1. gromit77

    gromit77 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    This has bugged me for months and I've posted it here I think once before. When I my PC boots up I have the following in my running processes Iexplore.exe now people tell me this is Internet Explorer which given the name sounds probable. And I have searched it on my PC and it indeed looks like IE but what I wanna know is why is it in my running processes even before I open IE?

    Why does my pal who has virtually the same PC as me not have this? If I close it comes back. I can't find it in the RUN AT STARTUP part of my registry or anything?

    Also if I close it and then open IE it's not there? so why is that? if it's IE then surely when I run IE it would be running? I've long since thought it was a trojan of somekind but I can't find any answers?

    Anyone?

    Neil
     
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    BTW in my running processes it is always written as Iexplore.exe, if I search my PC for that the only match is IEXPLORE.EXE which is in my C:/PROGRAM FILES/ INTERNET EXPLORER folder, so is this the same file, or is the lower case hiding as something else? can it do that?

    Neil
     
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