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iexplore.exe is starting up by itself and system slows down

Hi we're using a Dell 4550 with XP Pro.
Not sure what the exact issue is but the system at this time boots up and two instances of iexplore.exe is seen in the task manager. If you kill the processes it will start a new iexplore.exe process within a minute or so. Eventually it will slow down the system to a crawl or complete stop. Every now and then it will speed up and be usable... Couldn't figure this out for the longest and have at this time gave up and will try a complete ground up install but wish someon would give some insight if they know anything about this or experienced it before...

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try system restore to some date prior to

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when the problem first evidenced itself.

david williams

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Also

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Check for any spyware on your machine. Some spyware programs may open iexplore.exe to display ads on your PC, like a particularly nasty piece of spyware the previous owner of my computer managed to get on it. Check there are no folders in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data that you don't recognise.

Hope this helps,
Adi

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And if nothing else helps

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go, via control panel to Internet Options/Internet properties/Connections and choose "never dial a connection". You will have to reconnect manually each time, but this is better than the endless upcropping of the IE. Good Luck. Amos.

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AIMFIX?

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According to the guy wo wrote AIMFIX, ieexplore.exe is a good file and should appear in program files\internet explorer. If the file also appears in system32, then it was put there by AIM update and AIMFIX removes the bad file from system32. I did it and it removed the bad file and my computer works just fine.

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MULTIPLE IEXPLORE .exe tasks starting

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I am also using a DELL 4550 with Windows XP SP1 and have the same issue. I tried removing IE from my system since I use Firefox for browsing. Did you get your problem fixed? The ''never dial'' is set in my Internet options already.

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