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I'm having a few problems with memory usage and I'm having doubts about the legitmacy of some of the processes found in Task Manager. I'll list them below;

- 11 instances of 'svchost.exe' using memory ranging from 22,000k to 3,000k.
- 1 instance of 'System' using 65,000k. This process is not joined by a suffix.
- 2 instance of 'IEXPLORER.EXE'. This one grabbed my attention as the name is all in capitals (contrary to standard MS practice). It's using 45,000k, and interestingly, up to 50% CPU. Very strange for a FireFox user.

If anyone can shed some light on these, I'd be grateful. I'm capable of formatting my PC, as it's a home computer, but I'd rather not. I'm running a Virus Scan at the moment.

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this is info from the link I provided

"iexplorer.exe is a process belonging to the AdClicker advertising program.\r This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis.\r This also prompts advertising popups.\r This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.\r"
 

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The security team can help you with this. You are probably infected. We cannot assist you with this issue here in the Microsoft Support Forum.


Look over these http://www.techsupportforum.com/sec...read-before-posting-malware-removal-help.html
If you cannot complete any of the steps for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed, and post your logs in Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help; where an Analyst will assist you. However, it is very important to make mention of any of the steps that you were not able to complete.

After you’ve posted your logs, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are very busy.
 
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