High PID - IE Crashes

Posted on 2004-11-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Here's my current problem:
Internet Explorer opens fine. I can navigate to, but after clicking on a link, IE maxes out my CPU and freezes itself. After I alt+ctrl+del it, my PID goes way up for all aplications ran after that. Right now, my PID for taskmgr.exe is 477984 and my PID for firefox.exe is 456812. Which brings me to my next point, Firefox seems to be working fine for me. AOL's browser crashes though.
At first I thought it was spyware, so I ran AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy, both of which had the most current updates. I emptied out the spyware, restarted my computer and was still having the same problem. So the next thing I did was run AVG, which had just been downloaded and updated. It found 4 trojans. One dialer and three downloaders. So I deleted these files and restarted the computer once again. I still am having the same issue, could somebody please help me get my IE working? Thank you for your time.
Question by:Gamma286
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    What OS are you using Gamma ?? :)
    can you use msconfig to disable all the Startup applications except Antivirus and Firewall entries to check for the issue now ??
    Aslo i must ask that if you have already tried deleting the temp internet files in IE ??

    Can you plzz Download HijackThis v1.98.2 from here, run it and Save the LOG file:

    Then Post that log at this site >>
    hit analyse, then scroll down and hit Save Analyse, a new page will open, post here the address of that new page :)

    Author Comment


    I'm going to clean out my temp internet files now, I can't believe I forgot to do that >.<

    Author Comment

    Oh, and yes I did use msconfig, and I also changed the startup through regedit as well.
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    hmmmm so ahve your deleted the temp files ?? :)
    your log shows that you didn't get the v1.98.2...... that's bad ;-)
    anyways.... here are the lins which you should fix!

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {31FF080D-12A3-439A-A2EF-4BA95A3148E8} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CBEFB350-ED5B-4115-B846-C1041676B388} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\MyIE.dll

    else is fine.... hmmmm so still the same issue :-?

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