There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan!
2. WinXP ONLY!! => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
**Seek expert assistance in
or other appropriate forums.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
After the machine's cleaned-up...
WinXP SP3 - Read all prerequisites for a successful installation
Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3) and *only through 14 April
2009*! Go to http://support.microsoft.com/oas/def...spx?gprid=1173
select "Windows XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> WinXP SP2 (I have tried several times to install 3 but it will not
> I don't even use IE7 that much and no it IE is not even open when the task
> manager shows the IEs.
> When I do use IE7 I never have that many windows open at any given time
> anyway. Sometimes I may use 2 IE7 panes and after I close it I can go to
> task manager and find a dozen IE processes running.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
>> posting to this newsgroup.
>> Does the number instances of IE seen in Task Manager Processes tab
>> correspond to the number of IE windows you've opened manually?
>> If you close all IE windows, do you still see instances of IEXPLORE.EXE
>> Task Manager after a minute or two?
>> Dig wrote:
>>> For some reason lately I when I have opened Windows Task Manger I find a
>>> dozen IEs in the processes. If I delete them all a few days later
>>> dozen appear.
>>> I have run my McAfee, Adawre, Malwarebytes, & Spybot and they come up
>>> Any ideas why this is happening??