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Internet explorer keeps launching in the background

Discussion in 'Malware Removal' started by tristanvr, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. tristanvr

    tristanvr Private E-2

    My son used my laptop and installed something.

    • Taskmanager became unavailable (I turned is back on from registry)
    • Periodically, iexplore.exe would launch in the background (non-visible) and play various weird sounds and try to connect to various websites.
    • While all this was happening, the computer would be mostly unusable as iexplore used up all the CPU.
    I know whatever was installed was done on 2/26. I searched for strange files with that date and removed them.
    Installed Sunbelt Kerio Firewall so I could see what was happening and control things.
    Ran HijackThis, Spybot, ccleaner, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal, F-secure.
    Things got much better.
    However, I've been monitoring and I see that iexplore still starts up in the background occassionally. I doesn't use up the cpu like before but I can see that it is still hitting various web sites like cookingluck.com, network.upl.cz and others.
    I suspect that something is still there.
    I ran through the basic steps posted here:
    • ccleaner
    • SuperSpyware
    • Combofix
    • MGtools
    I have the logs.
  2. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Then you need to attach the logs so that we can look and see what may be causing the problems. :)

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