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What is iexplorer.exe?
iexplorer.exe is the Internet Explorer browser’s executable file. Double-clicking on it opens Internet Explorer. Shortcuts available on your desktop and quick launch bar points to this file. When Internet Explorer is running, you can open the Taskmanger (By clicking Ctrl + Alt + del) and see the iexplorer.exe in the process list. The virus with the same name of this legitimate file exists on the taskmanager even when the Internet Explorer is not running. If there is this virus on your computer, you will see multiple instances of iexplorer.exe on the taskmanager.
What is iexplorer.exe virus?
iexplorer.exe virus is a backdoor. Backdoor is a program that gets an unauthorized remote access by itself by connecting to your compromised system instead of getting authenticated by the normal way a legitimate remote access program does. Backdoor runs in the background silently hiding from the user. Backdoor lets the malicious person who controls it, manage files on your computer, add/delete files, take a screenshot, shutdown the system and more… everything that is possible with a remote access! The backdoor that infects iexplorer.exe is located in C:\Windows\iexplore.exe.
Symptoms of iexplorer.exe backdoor infection.
These symptoms are from the stage the backdoor tries to infect your computer to compromise it, to the stage where it gets installed completely into your system, and finally to the stage where it remotely connects with the malicious person who controls it to control your system.
1. Your Internet explorer or any browser doesn’t start.
2. Browser homepage or a page which you are redirected to has too many pop ups that tries to install a malicious program to compromise your computer. This is browser hijack. Or when you are just browsing, occasionally it pops up to install some “bogus” anti-virus or anti-spyware tool.
3. Your homepage is changed to some other malicious webpage.
4. You get blue screen errors.
5. If your anti-virus detects it, it will prompt the threat detected message.
6. You have multiple instances of iexplorer.exe or iexplorer.exe running in the taskmanager even when Internet explorer is not running.
7. It has a different location than the legitimate iexplorer.exe, like C:\Windows\iexplore.exe
These are some of the symptoms to let you know that your computer is infected with iexplorer.exe virus.
Steps to remove this infection.
1. Run an Anti-Malware scan. I use Malware Bytes. Install that, and make sure its real time protection is turned on. Do not off it. Update it periodically and schedule to run the full system scan atleast once in a week.
2. Download Hijack This. Hijack this, run a in-depth scan of your computer for changed registry and file settings and it reports all the settings to see if anything has been changed by the malware. It also displays a list of settings that might have infected. Don’t do anything if you aren’t sure what you are doing. If you are unsure, save the log file. Contact us to analyze it, or post it in the popular forums, just search for, “post hijack this logfile”. You can get help from people from those forums you have just discovered.
3. Make sure the firewall is turned on. If your firewall prompts that some program is trying to access the internet, and you are not sure what that is, or looks fishy, do not allow it.
4. Click Start > Run, type Services.msn. This opens the Windows Service tool, from there Disable services that you don’t use on your computer such as FTP server, Web server, and Telnet because they open up your system to malicious attacks.
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