How to remove the iexplore virus
Most antivirus programs identify iexplore.dll as malware, for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.YQY or Adware_BHO_Sep, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanClicker:Win32/BestTopSearch.
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Iexplore.dll file information
Description: iexplore.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 13,824 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 89731480-D47D-4DC4-8A36-BAAE55E094C5. Program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Iexplore.dll is able to monitor Internet browser. The file is not a Windows core file. iexplore.dll seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.
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If iexplore.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 97% dangerous. The file size is 15,360 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 81,920 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. iexplore.dll is able to record inputs.
If iexplore.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 13,312 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. File iexplore.dll is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. File iexplore.dll is not a Windows system file. iexplore.dll seems to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as iexplore.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the iexplore.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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