Many instance of Internet Explorer open...

Posted on 2007-07-31
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hello friends !

When I open internet explorer, I find that there are many instances opening in a very short duration of time and when I close them other instance open for the same application. I want to know...

Is this a problem of virus, spyware or adware ?

How can I solve this problem ?


Question by:JatinHemant
    LVL 6

    Assisted Solution

    sounds like either a virus or malware.
    I'd suggest a registry cleaner along with 'hijack This'

    Use at your own risk
    LVL 32

    Assisted Solution

    Please post the HJT log as suggested. You can download the program from

    LVL 47

    Accepted Solution

    Letting us look at a hijackthis log is a good place to start.

    Or just run this tool.(not Vista compatible yet)
    Download ComboFix to your Desktop, from either of these locations:

    Double click "combofix.exe" and follow the prompts.
    When finished, it shall produce a log for you.
    Post that log and a HiJackthis log in your next reply

    Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall

    Author Comment

    Thanks for your assistance...


    LVL 32

    Expert Comment

    Thanks. Hope you were able to get it fixed.
    LVL 47

    Expert Comment

    Thanks! is problem solved?
    I was expecting to see the logs. Combofix provides a logfile of what was deleted and what's not.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Do you come here a lot? Are you lazy like me and don't want to go through the "trouble" of having to click your Dock's Safari icon and then having to click your Experts Exchange Favorites bookmark to get here? Well then this article is for you.
    Several part series to implement Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode
    This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how nuggets on the Web are formatted by using Chrome Developer Tools. These tools would not only view the site's CSS but it can also modify it and save the CSS to use on your own site.
    How to create a custom search shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Firefox browser. This eliminates the need to type out whenever you want to search the site. Launch your Bookmark Menu: Press 'Ctrl +…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    17 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now