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Windows 7: Multiple explorer.exe's one with insane ammount of physical memory use

22 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
Multiple explorer.exe's one with insane ammount of physical memory use

Hi I've been having a problem recently where my explorer.exe is makeing a duplicate (I think) and the duplicate is useing up to 4,000,000k memory! can some please help me. I have norton installed and malwarebytes. Also heres a picture. I also cant seem to see its file location or properties or end the program...
I have used malwarebytes and adwcleaner and tddskiller. I also have procces hacker.
When I click go to file directory ti takes me to the default windows explorer.exe in my system32

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28 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 7 x64

I have this problem too.
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28 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Same problem here bud
if anyone finds the solution lemme know please
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30 Nov 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

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01 Dec 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

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01 Dec 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

The explorer.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows. In other cases, explorer.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!

see this thread

Two explorer.exe, One taking all of my RAM's Memory
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03 Dec 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

freefixer will find ieexplorer modules and their ultimate source, and, might just identify the source of this memory hog!

(If the infection root source shows up , can also slate it for high priority deletion upon next bootup)

Here is the manual, it does nothing automatically, the user must choose which things will be deleted, so is quite safe.

User's Manual
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03 Dec 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I'd also recommend Comodo's CCE package, or at least the Autoruns.exe portion....

Comodo's autoruns will very clearly show if there is more than one explorer.exe starting/running, the only valid one slated for startup within the Win7 registry should clearly show under C:\Windows\explorer.exe for it's path...

As long as this infection has not had it's status evevated to NT Authority, it should be able to have it's process terminated, and, be scheduled for deletion...
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03 Dec 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I'd also nominate this (and similar threads) be moved to the Security section, as this is likely a new infection/virus/malware of some sort, as of yet unnamed/unidentified beyond "extra explorer.exe mem hog" (Patent pending!) :)
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 Multiple explorer.exe's one with insane ammount of physical memory use

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