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9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 2.38%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 6.87%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.08%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.31%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 2.62%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.05%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.63%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.51%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 1.29%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.03%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.57%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.44%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.35%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.43%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.03%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.12%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.04%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.05%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.68%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 3.03%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
9.00.8112.16421 (WIN7_IE9_RTM.110308-0330) 0.01%
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Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove iexplore.exe
Version:   8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   c613e69c3b191bb02c7a191741a1d024
SHA1:   1962888198ae972cbb999d0dc9c9ee5cbabf5e0d
SHA256:   e285feeca968b3ca22017a64363eea5e69ccd519696671df523291b089597875
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is iexplore.exe?

IExplore.exe is at the top level, and is the Internet Explorer executable. It is a small application that relies on the other main components of Internet Explorer to do the work of rendering, navigation, protocol implementation, and so on.

About iexplore.exe (from Microsoft Corporation)

Internet Explorer harnesses the untapped power of your PC, delivering pages full of vivid graphics, smoother video, and interactive content. Experience the web the way you want to with a cleaner look


File name:iexplore.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows® Internet Explorer
Description:Internet Explorer
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
Original name:IEXPLORE.EXE.MUI
File version:8.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:8.00.7600.16385
Size:657.27 KB (673,040 bytes)
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Monday, July 19, 2010
Expiration date:Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


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Identified as a version of the CMI/ConvertAd family of malware ad-injectors, this adware which is typically bundled with third-party applications in unwanted software bundles will hijack the user's browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and display unwanted ads. When running, the process will monitor and capture internet traffic and insert advertisements over existing ads or by placing new ads in white space. In either case, th...


Shell open commands
  • InternetShortcut
  • gopher
  • xmlfile
  • https
  • http
  • ftp
  • mhtmlfile
  • htmlfile
  • giffile
Scheduled tasks
  • The task '{28A27677-1781-49A8-B133-EB46963B3733}' runs on registration in the path '\{28A27677-1781-49A8-B133-EB46963B3733}'
  • The job '{6A41DE04-F86E-4812-8E56-D7C304AFA991}' runs on registration in the path '\{6A41DE04-F86E-4812-8E56-D7C304AFA991}'
  • The task '{C48C9DC5-E815-40AF-B6EE-0E171DE3D38C}' runs on registration in the path '\{C48C9DC5-E815-40AF-B6EE-0E171DE3D38C}'
  • The task '{FE6FFAEC-6178-4BB5-B843-5F732950078D}' runs on registration in the path '\{FE6FFAEC-6178-4BB5-B843-5F732950078D}'
  • The task '{16F5D73B-1343-4432-A594-D7826D3FEF09}' runs on registration in the path '\{16F5D73B-1343-4432-A594-D7826D3FEF09}'
  • The task '{EE54F59E-E85E-43EC-AE55-959F40FD02E5}' runs on registration in the path '\{EE54F59E-E85E-43EC-AE55-959F40FD02E5}'
  • The job '{DB5B152C-A89D-4C18-83DB-9C930BE954DE}' runs on registration in the path '\{DB5B152C-A89D-4C18-83DB-9C930BE954DE}'
  • The job '{BD7348E0-7711-4DBB-BDD7-8515854EA1BD}' runs on registration in the path '\{BD7348E0-7711-4DBB-BDD7-8515854EA1BD}'
  • The task '{9C1F91B7-4B2F-44BC-A0C5-C3A3414126A2}' runs on registration in the path '\{9C1F91B7-4B2F-44BC-A0C5-C3A3414126A2}'
  • The task '{982CB9F0-92FC-44BF-B041-4263CC9171E8}' runs on registration in the path '\{982CB9F0-92FC-44BF-B041-4263CC9171E8}'
  • The job '{6601423E-9F04-4B05-A02A-22A7D5A8EA35}' runs on registration in the path '\{6601423E-9F04-4B05-A02A-22A7D5A8EA35}'
  • The task '{098EC717-A53A-49E9-9370-690CE169048A}' runs on registration in the path '\{098EC717-A53A-49E9-9370-690CE169048A}'
  • The task '{FF83A9C5-07BD-4AEB-B214-2016EB76E77E}' runs on registration in the path '\{FF83A9C5-07BD-4AEB-B214-2016EB76E77E}'
  • The job '{D29708AF-17A8-405B-9C8D-5ABE0B01EBE7}' runs on registration in the path '\{D29708AF-17A8-405B-9C8D-5ABE0B01EBE7}'
  • The job '{5F70B5BD-3E5F-48B3-9B48-989F1E28D0C6}' runs on registration in the path '\{5F70B5BD-3E5F-48B3-9B48-989F1E28D0C6}'
  • The job '{BA44AC86-B7CB-4065-B78E-4D080AD2166B}' runs on registration in the path '\{BA44AC86-B7CB-4065-B78E-4D080AD2166B}'
  • The task '{07FA7E58-4DD1-4A40-A77D-A9FE91ACA8EC}' runs on registration in the path '\{07FA7E58-4DD1-4A40-A77D-A9FE91ACA8EC}'
  • The job '{FDF80C9A-2116-4EAE-9E9C-C743606B60F0}' runs on registration in the path '\{FDF80C9A-2116-4EAE-9E9C-C743606B60F0}'
  • The task '{B9524566-4DAF-4E69-97F5-3CC1807F84E6}' runs on registration in the path '\{B9524566-4DAF-4E69-97F5-3CC1807F84E6}'
  • The task '{FDDB66ED-3880-47D1-B567-ECAB9EE621F6}' runs on registration in the path '\{FDDB66ED-3880-47D1-B567-ECAB9EE621F6}'
  • The job '{A7D7A5C7-B134-48E8-B39B-239493C43AD8}' runs on registration in the path '\{A7D7A5C7-B134-48E8-B39B-239493C43AD8}'
  • The task '{3D313F7A-B0C7-4AE8-94B6-73C969AB8F8C}' runs on registration in the path '\{3D313F7A-B0C7-4AE8-94B6-73C969AB8F8C}'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Total CPU:0.35744978%
Kernel CPU:0.19640113%
User CPU:0.16104866%
Kernel CPU time:16,615,626 ms/min
CPU cycles:1,368,055/sec
Context switches:245/sec
Private memory:89.1 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):75.44 MB
Private (minimum):62.5 MB
Non-paged memory:89.1 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:299.35 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):318.2 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:65.06 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):103.17 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:384,922/min
I/O read transfer:13.19 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:11/sec
I/O write transfer:71.43 KB/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:32/sec
I/O other transfer:4.82 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:253/sec
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:448
GUI GDI peak:511
GUI USER count:267
GUI USER peak:345

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Low
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe"
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:7180 credaC:71937
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" -embedding
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:2752 credaC:71937
  • "C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe" scodeC:1080 credaC:71937
  • (139 more)
Parent processes:


Total CPU:1.50246350%
Kernel CPU:0.46019682%
User CPU:1.04226668%
CPU cycles:65,408,920/sec
Context switches:108/sec
Memory:1.98 MB
1.16 MB
Total CPU:0.83923435%
Kernel CPU:0.31211957%
User CPU:0.52711478%
CPU cycles:39,884,924/sec
Context switches:57/sec
Memory:252 KB
ieframe.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.15576538%
Kernel CPU:0.11751821%
User CPU:0.03824717%
CPU cycles:6,290,747/sec
Context switches:7/sec
Memory:10.5 MB
iexplore.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.11354157%
Kernel CPU:0.08045858%
User CPU:0.03308299%
CPU cycles:3,392,888/sec
Context switches:69/sec
Memory:664 KB
Total CPU:0.10947354%
Kernel CPU:0.04802033%
User CPU:0.06145321%
CPU cycles:2,110,049/sec
Memory:1.5 MB
Total CPU:0.10101130%
Kernel CPU:0.05772074%
User CPU:0.04329056%
CPU cycles:3,279,034/sec
Context switches:8/sec
Memory:652 KB
mshtml.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.05327795%
Kernel CPU:0.03412804%
User CPU:0.01914992%
CPU cycles:1,287,664/sec
Context switches:8/sec
Memory:5.71 MB
Total CPU:0.02174511%
Kernel CPU:0.01084262%
User CPU:0.01090249%
CPU cycles:490,070/sec
Memory:5.67 MB
dxtrans.dll (Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.01066042%
Kernel CPU:0.00083535%
User CPU:0.00982507%
CPU cycles:246,664/sec
Memory:228 KB
Total CPU:0.00940389%
Kernel CPU:0.00799616%
User CPU:0.00140773%
CPU cycles:199,518/sec
Context switches:4/sec
Memory:200 KB
Total CPU:0.00758604%
Kernel CPU:0.00547518%
User CPU:0.00211086%
CPU cycles:367,659/sec
Context switches:6/sec
Memory:980 KB
bingext.dll (Bing Bar by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.00721856%
Kernel CPU:0.00326433%
User CPU:0.00395423%
CPU cycles:88,840/sec
Memory:1.26 MB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.50%
Windows 8.1 11.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.00%
Windows 8.1 N 2.00%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 58.00% of Windows® Internet Explorer.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 25.96%
ASUS 24.68%
Dell 13.62%
Acer 12.77%
Toshiba 10.21%
Samsung 5.96%
Lenovo 5.11%
Alienware 1.70%
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