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iexplore.exe


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What is it?
Internet Explorer - iexplore.exe

What does iexplore.exe do?
This is the main executable to the browser brought to you by Microsoft. If you're using this then please look into Firefox. This browser is a security hazard

Microsoft's information page.

Virus Precautions:
You'll want to keep an eye on this google search for any known viruses. The normal location of iexplore.exe is C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe There's a LOT of bugs you need to worry about if the exe is running in any location other than that one.


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iexplore.exe is a Windows System File and should be in a system directory. If it is then this application is safe.

Startup DB Entries:
[$WindowsRegKey%update]"Added by the RBOT-EZ WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Explorer Updater]"Added by the SDBOT-WO WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Iexplore]"Added by the BOXER TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Iexplore Services]"Added by the LITHIUM BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!" b
[Internet Explorer Configuration]"Added by the SDBOT-UL WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Internet Explorer6.0]"Added by the RBOT.ENZ WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Intespention]"Added by the FORBOT-FL WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Java Runtimes]"Added by the KILLAV.B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This file is located in a %Windir%\Java\Java folder" b
[Microsoft IE]"Added by the FORBOT-AG WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Microsoft Internet Explorer]"Added by the POEBOT-J WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Microsoft Windows (D)]Identified as a variant of the TrojanSpy.Agent malware b
[Microsoftİ]"Added by the IRCBOT-ACO TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%\dllcache" b
[msmsgs.exe]"Added by the VB.FQX TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[nternet Explorer]"Added by the FORBOT-CT WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[OPTIMIZER]"Added by the EVEVINC BACKDOORNote - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Program in Windows]"Added by the LOVGATE.AB WORM!" b
[ShellRun32]"Added by the IRCBOT-AY BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[slide]"Added by the GASLIDE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!" b
[System Configuration]"Added by the RANDEX.AD WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b
[Telephony Provider]"Added by the FORBOT-DF BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%" b

Service DB Entries:
SerDgeonServer (SerDry_igeon_Server) Added by the Troj/Feutel-AC TROJAN! Note: This is not the legitimate Windows process IExplore.exe (W
Intespention (Win32) Added by the W32/Forbot-FL WORM!
Windows Firewall Services Added by a variant of the Sdbot-ABA worm! NOTE: this file is located in the Windows folder while the
Windows Internet Service Added by an unidentified TROJAN! of the Sdbot family. Note: This worm rojan is located in C:Windows
winlogo (winlogo) Added by the Troj/Singu-X TROJAN! Note: This worm rojan file is found in the System32 (NT/2000/XP) f

Disclaimer

Every attempt has been made to ensure the information about iexplore.exe is accurate but alot of malware applications try to pose as valid applications. If it is something other than what was posted above please leave some feedback in the forum.
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User Comments
idaI get iexplore exe 0x62303924 cannot read the instructions from Ox02a3305c what does this mean.
Abused_RugzGuide to remove iexplore.exe: goto C://Program Files/Internet Explorer/ replace iexplore.exe with firefox.exe rename firefox.exe to iexplore.exe IEXPLORE.EXE shouldn't be in a system folder. If it is, then the application is unsafe and should be removed.
BrandonI keep getting the following message every time i try and open Internet Explorer: "IEXPLORE.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You need to restart the program. An error log has been created. What do I do to prevent from getting that message again?
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