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How to remove an IExplorer error


IExplorer.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if IExplorer.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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IExplorer.exe file information

The process known as MSIEXPLR or Hello or Microsoft Internet Explorer or yasldlyl.exe or Smart Card Resource Management Server or Microsoft Internet Explorer Add-Ins or Windows Live or Steam Hack.exe

belongs to software Microsoft Internet Explorer or n 81y7gnma or World Wide Web or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Microsoft® Windows (version 1998 Operating System) or Stub or wZWXLXCeB or Windows Live

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Mi or vbnxcvdfcvb or MSN (www.msn.com) or Inter net or microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Private or LeadMX.

Description: The file IExplorer.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows or sometimes in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 24,576 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 41,984 bytes and 21 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/iexplorer.exe.html 
The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Load). The IExplorer.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. IExplorer.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify IExplorer.exe related errors .

If IExplorer.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 63% dangerous. The file size is 20,480 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 417,792 bytes and 17 more variants. IExplorer.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. There is no information about the author of the file. IExplorer.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Load). IExplorer.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs, hide itself and record inputs.

If IExplorer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 64,000 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 87,040 bytes and 10 more variants. It is not a Windows core file. The process has no file description. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Load). The program is not visible. IExplorer.exe is able to record inputs and manipulate other programs.

If IExplorer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 532,992 bytes and 4 more variants.

If IExplorer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 195,072 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 204,140 bytes, 540,672 bytes or 470,528 bytes.

If IExplorer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 1,630,208 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes, 49,152 bytes or 696,832 bytes.

If IExplorer.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 55% dangerous. The file size is 40,448 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 152,576 bytes or 2,112 bytes.

If IExplorer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 502,272 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 31,232 bytes.

If IExplorer.exe is located in the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 790,528 bytes.

If IExplorer.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 323,048 bytes.

If IExplorer.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 99,787 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "iexplorer lptt01" definitely not required. Variant of the RapidBlaster parasite (in an "iexplorer" folder in Program Files). It is not recommended you manually uninstall RapidBlaster but use RapidBlaster Killer - see here
  • "Internet Explorer" definitely not required. Added by the LORSIS WORM! Note - the legitimate IE (iexplore.exe) does not figure in Msconfig/Startup unless added manually and this loads from the "RunServices" key
  • "Internet Explorer Updater" definitely not required. Added by the REUR.B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)
  • "irwftp" definitely not required. Added by the BANKER-AN TROJAN!
  • "Microsoft Associates, Inc." definitely not required. Added by a variant of the LOVGATE WORM!
  • "syscheck" definitely not required. Added by the AGENT.DM TROJAN!
  • "sysconfig" definitely not required. Added by the CULT.C WORM!
  • "sysconfig" definitely not required. Added by the CULT.H WORM!
  • "Windows Backup Configuration" definitely not required. Added by the GAOBOT.AZ WORM!
  • "WinVNC" definitely not required. Added by the EVIVINC VIRUS!

Important: Some malware also uses the file name IExplorer.exe, for example TROJ_SMALL.AZH or TROJ_GEN.R47C3A4 (detected by TrendMicro), and Win32:VB-BLW (detected by Avast). Therefore, you should check the IExplorer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

Malware
   
hogging all virtual memory on three of my family's computers. It seems to want to share internet providing duties between explorer.exe and itself, iexplorer.exe. I'm not sure why. All I know is that it slows the internet to a crawl. Dial up seems faster than DSL with iexplorer.exe. I ended the process in my virtual memory and it seemed to stop and my connection was back to normal.
  bman9089  
This one took me awhile to figure out. First of all, the iexplorer I got was a memory hog that slowed down the internet. It immitates the good file, iexplore.exe. I found it and deleted it in the internet explorer folder. After deleting it, windows "healed" that "wound" by replacing it by itself with iexplore.exe. And since then, I haven't had any problems with it. Remember, don't delete iexplore.exe, this is a good file. Delete the malware copy/immitation iexplorer.exe, and, if it works like mine did, windows will replace the missing hole you've created with the real file.
  bman9089  
Spyware created in C:\windows\iexplorer.exe
  Rob  
I had one and ended up to reformat .
  user1  
I know that I have been trying to get rid of it for 2 weeks. I've been through just about every commercial malware/ad/spy scanner available. I know that it is in C:\windows and that it relies on another root file to respawn after deleting it. I know that it now has the power to Autoclose Task manager while it is running. I know that if you completely remove the good Iexplorer in program files, it cannot execute it's actions. It will complain to you that it cannot access internet explorer (lol in your face). I know that I have removed over 20 viruses from my computer using pscan.exe by Ikarus.
  Kasiban  
It also exists in folder "Programme Files/Internet Explorer" in my computer. It has been downloaded automatically and windows security system asked me whether to run it or not with a warning of is being suspecious.
  Ritesh Jain  
it keeps poping up with an error and freezing up win98 and i need help what to do
  Andy  
I deleted the Program (CiD Help) and the only instance of iexplorer i get now is when i open internet explorer
  Tyson L Harris  
I use the public library time is valuable. When it comes on, the screen turns off, and causes waste of time to start all over again. I am not authorized to do anything to correct the problem.
  samwinirise  
If Nortons says its a Virus Its a Virus!
  Liam T   (further information)
Stopped the process and deleted it. Took a couple tries before iexplorer.exe stopped reappearing as a process. It's not internet explorer because internet explorer shouldn't be running all the time in the background.
  lil2564  
malware caused by project neptune keylogger.. have it in my pc since i experiment this software, be careful guys.... you should know how to identify... check the signature and verification to be able to trust an application.
  mhon  
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Summary: Average user rating of IExplorer.exe: based on 19 votes with 14 reviews.
6 users think IExplorer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger. 10 users think IExplorer.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade IExplorer.exe ("not sure about it").


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