What is the Iexplore .Exe Virus and How Can I Protect My Computer From It?
The Iexplore.exe file is the exe file (executable file) for Internet Explorer, the well known web browser from Microsoft Corporation.
When you open the Task Manager on your Windows System (using the keyboard combination Ctrl+Alt+Del) when Internet Explorer is running, then you can see “iexplore.exe” as a running task on the Processes tab.
If you locate this process running in the Task Manager even when IE is not running, or if you observe two IEXPLORE.EXE
running processes when your internet browser is open, and one of these tasks consuming around 90-95% of your processor then it is sure that your computer is infected by a virus/trojan.
As a result, you will receive frequent Iexplore.exe errors on your PC and your system’s performance will decrease considerably.
In the next paragraphs we will discuss about what can cause iexplore exe virus in your Windows and how to prevent these problems.
How Iexplore.exe virus can infect my computer.
One of the most common threats that can put the iexplore.exe virus file on your system is a backdoor trojan, such as Backdoor.GrayBird (named after a Chinese remote access tool that can be programmed to run in the background on the computer being hacked).
These are the most dangerous, and most widespread, type of Trojan viruses. Backdoor Trojans provide the creator or “master” of the Trojan with remote “administration” of victim systems. Unlike legitimate remote administration programs, they install, launch and run invisibly, without the consent or knowledge of the user. Once installed, backdoor Trojans can be set to send, receive, execute and delete files, collect confidential data from the computer, log activity on that computer and more.
Backdoor application runs in the background on the system and cannot be detected by normal system check up processes.
Some of the actions that the Iexplore.exe can perform on a infected computer are:
* Reboot the system
* Access, modify or delete any file and folder
* Capture and send screenshots
* Turn on the Webcam or microphone
* Retain username and passwords
* Take full control of the virused system
The trojan Backdoor.Graybird is sent to the victim computer by a hacker. On that system, by default, the backdoor runs silently as “iexplore.exe”.
The backdoor keeps trying to connect to its control server to let the remote server know that it is online on the user computer and can now be controlled.
After the hacker receive the message, he can now run the server-side software of the backdoor and see all computers on the user network that can be controlled with the help of the backdoor.
To protect your PC from backdoor trojan infections and prevent errors, such as iexplorer.exe error, you must follow the preventive measures listed below:
* Do not click links or open attachme
nts that come with unsolicited emails, because email is the most used method to install backdoors on computers.
* Do not visit or download from untrusted or suspicious websites.
* Turn on the firewall and install intrusion protection tools to prevent any authenticated access to your computer or computer network.
* Keep your computer updated with the latest security patches from the OS manufacturer.
* Rewrite your passwords to minimize the damage that can be caused by virus and backdoor infection – you must be careful with computer passwords on a network.
* Disable services that you don’t use on your computer such as FTP server, Web server, and Telnet because they open up your system to malicious attacks.
* Setup your email filters and email server to block file attachments with specific extensions, such as .scr, vbs, .pif, and .bat that are frequently used to plant viruses.
* Regularly scan your computer’s registry, to keep the system registry free from malicious entries that can be related to the iexplore.exe virus file and other legitimate looking malicious entries planted by trojan backdoors.
I hope you will find these tips helpful in obtaining useful information about protecting and improving your computer’s performance. Be sure to take a look at this article, plus a whole lot more advices and tips at RegistryEasyTool.com/iexplore-exe.html.
Paul Baican Vist is the founder of registryeasytool.com, a helpful site for every computer owner. For fresh and useful information on protecting, improving and maintaining your computing experience, you are welcome to visit [http://registryeasytool.com].
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