How to remove the iedriver virus

Most antivirus programs identify iedriver.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Adware.IEDriver, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Iedriver.a.

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Iedriver.exe file information

The process known as Redirect MFC Application belongs to software Redirect Application or IEDRIVER by unknown.

Description: Iedriver.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Iedriver.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 69,632 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Iedriver.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

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If iedriver.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 102,400 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Iedriver.exe is not a Windows system file. Iedriver.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: You should check the iedriver.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Redirect MFC Application has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving iedriver issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active iedriver process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the iedriver.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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