I have a few systems that are at a constant 100% CPU usage. When I look at the processes I find that either one, two, or four IEXPLORE.EXE processes are causing it. If there is just one, then it is taking up 100%, if two then each is taking up 50%, if four then each is taking up 25%, etc. The IEXPLORE.EXE processes do not represent open browsers - there can be no Internet browsers open at all and I will still have the IEXPLORE.EXE processes running. I have tried scanning with Nod32 Antivirus and Spybot. Only a few systems are affected and several are running fine, and the few that are affected are in different locations and run differing types of software so there is no obvious common piece of 3rd party software causing it. I have searched other threads on Experts Exchange about this and tried their suggestions with no results as of yet.
On another thread, I saw a suggestion by one of your experts to post the contents of the IEXPLORE thread using Process Explorer. The contents of the thread are below if it will help:
Any ideas would be appreciated.