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IEXPLORE.EXE uses excessive CPU

by PaulPi / June 21, 2007 12:08 AM PDT

I'm running XP pro w/sv pk 2, Dell Dimension 3000, 2.8 Gh, 512 MB Ram. Computer works fast and well using IE after startup but then slows as surfing and printing progresses. Can hear hard drive working harder and Task Mgr shows IEXPLORE.EXE using 100% of CPU usage in cycles, especially when opening aol webmail, and when printing from browser using HP Laserjet 1100. PF usage which is generally around 300 mb until cycling starts spikes to 430-468. Help!

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Tell us about your antispyware toots and...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2007 12:10 AM PDT
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IEXPLORE.EXE CPU usage
by PaulPi / June 21, 2007 12:33 AM PDT

I'm running latest AVG Spyware 7.5 version I believe. I've periodically run ccCleaner and Adaware also, emptying temp internet files, history and index.dat files. I have not run disk cleanup recently but will. The system error log shows a repeated instance of "The WinDriver service failed to start due to the following error: The system canno find the file specified." ??? And the log also shows these recent errors: "Hanging application IEXPLORE.EXE, version 6.0.2900.2180, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang addess 0x00000000." ???

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IEXPLORE.EXE uses excessive CPU
by PaulPi / June 21, 2007 12:47 AM PDT
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Ran disk cleanup and freed up only 9500 kb. No real difference in performanc and almost any action in IE spikes CPU usage to 1005 with PF usage to 409+.

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IEXPLORE.EXE uses excessive CPU
by PaulPi / June 21, 2007 12:53 AM PDT
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Bob, I've tried to go to the url you recommended three times now, http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/, and each time as soon as the page opens it shuts down IE and I get an error message that is forwar4ded on to microsoft.

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That's a sign. (not a good one)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2007 1:03 AM PDT

What I would do is to go get HIJACKTHIS and use that to delete all BHO entries. Then I'd try the online scan again.

Bob

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IEXPLORE.EXE uses excessive CPU
by PaulPi / June 21, 2007 1:15 AM PDT

After the last IE shutdown at this url I followed the error message link which gave the following info:

AppName: IEXPLORE.EXE App Ver: 6.0.2900.2180
ModName: googledesktopie.dll ModVer: 4.2006.1008.2039
Offset: 0000932b

Whatever that means? What are BHO entries?

Paul

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You'll know once you get going.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2007 1:16 AM PDT

BTW, I tend to never answer a question that you could google.

Bob

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RE: You'll know once you get going.

Bob,

It is frustrating to search on Google for information, then, by following a link from Google, to discover comments in forums like this that say "why don't you just Google it?".

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Many wonder why. I'll explain it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2007 10:28 AM PDT

These forums are all volunteer. The mods contribute as much as they can but part of the lesson is to become more self sufficient. I did try WHAT IS A BHO on google.com and found great explanations in the first page.

If you feel this wasn't good enough or the explanation was unclear come back with the web link and ask something like "John W. work that a BHO is multitasking." "What did he mean?"

There are many frequently asked questions that I will not answer except to point you back to your favorite search engines.

On the other hand there are PAID support lines that are very happy to answer any questions. If that is important to have "all" questions answered that's where you want to be.

Bob

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Bad Explanation
by cormorant_21 / July 1, 2013 8:05 AM PDT

Bob,

You do know that it is very rare for two people to get the same search results since they are often ip/location specific and many search engines include results catered to your viewing habits (like Facebook does). Saying that you can google and find what you need is like saying you don't ever need to worry about buying apples again because you can just go out and pick them off of the tree you have in your backyard.

Cormorant

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6 years later
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2013 8:18 AM PDT
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You would have bagged 6 seasons of apples. I'm unsure why you wrote what you did rather than answer or contribute to their question.

As this is 6 years old, if you want to discuss more, make a new post.

Bob

PS.This thread is more than 2202 days old

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