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Multiple Instances of iexplore running in Background

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Liebz15, Jul 6, 2010.

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  1. Liebz15

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    My computer automatically runs multiple (dozens) instances of iexplore (iexplore.exe) in the background. I try to end these process in the task menu but this doesn't seem to work. I was first alerted to this issue because some of the iexplore instances seem to be running advertisement audio.

    I am running Windows 7, Kapersky Anti Virus, and my log file is as follows. Any informatoin would be greatly appreciated:


    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
    Scan saved at 9:32:32 PM, on 7/6/2010
    Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
    Boot mode: Normal
    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\ANT Agent\ANT Agent.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtcmd.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\avp.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqToaster.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10h_ActiveX.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_US&c=94&bd=Pavilion&pf=cnnb
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_US&c=94&bd=Pavilion&pf=cnnb
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_US&c=94&bd=Pavilion&pf=cnnb
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: MHURLSearchHook Class - {1C4AB6A5-595F-4e86-B15F-F93CCE2BBD48} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Celebrity Toolbar\tbhelper.dll
    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
    O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
    O2 - BHO: MHTBPos00 - {0C37B053-FD68-456a-82E1-D788EE342E6F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Celebrity Toolbar\tbcore3.dll
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: IEVkbdBHO - {59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\ievkbd.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: HelloWorldBHO - {ABD3B5E1-B268-407B-A150-2641DAB8D898} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Homepage Protection\HomepageProtection.dll
    O2 - BHO: Microsoft Live Search Toolbar Helper - {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - c:\Program Files (x86)\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.0560.0\msneshellx.dll
    O2 - BHO: MyHeritage New Tab - {D62EC836-BF1E-4CAC-81BE-FB9179835D8E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Celebrity Toolbar\mhxpcomi.dll
    O2 - BHO: D - {D8B19D46-C22C-3BDC-BE1E-A2FD92C170E3} - C:\Windows\SysWow64\xp36895.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: link filter bho - {E33CF602-D945-461A-83F0-819F76A199F8} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\klwtbbho.dll
    O2 - BHO: HP Smart BHO Class - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Microsoft Live Search Toolbar - {1E61ED7C-7CB8-49d6-B9E9-AB4C880C8414} - c:\Program Files (x86)\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.0560.0\msneshellx.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Celebrity Toolbar - {FD2FD708-1F6F-4B68-B141-C5778F0C19BB} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Celebrity Toolbar\tbcore3.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QPService] "C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UCam_Menu] "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\YouCam\2.0"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl.exe] C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdatePRCShortCut] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\PowerRecover"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BlackBerryAutoUpdate] C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe /background
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ddoctorv2] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P ddoctorv2
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\avp.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [HPADVISOR] C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe view=DOCKVIEW
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LightScribe Control Panel] C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SmartAudio] C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /c
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ANT Agent] C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\ANT Agent\ANT Agent.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
    O9 - Extra button: &Virtual keyboard - {4248FE82-7FCB-46AC-B270-339F08212110} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\klwtbbho.dll
    O9 - Extra button: URLs c&heck - {CCF151D8-D089-449F-A5A4-D9909053F20F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\klwtbbho.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Show or hide HP Smart Web Printing - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O16 - DPF: Garmin Communicator Plug-In - https://static.garmincdn.com/gcp/ie/2.9.1.0/GarminAxControl.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
    O18 - Protocol: mhtb - {669A2A3A-F19C-452D-800D-1240299756C1} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Celebrity Toolbar\mhxpcomi.dll
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~2\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\mzvkbd3.dll
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: Kaspersky Anti-Virus (AVP) - Kaspersky Lab - C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\avp.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: Com4QLBEx - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\Com4QLBEx.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: GameConsoleService - WildTangent, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP Games\HP Game Console\GameConsoleService.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
    O23 - Service: HP Health Check Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\hphc_service.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
    O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: SupportSoft Sprocket Service (ddoctorv2) (sprtsvc_ddoctorv2) - SupportSoft, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)
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