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By p.campbell ·
What could be triggering this process (iexplore.exe) to be running in the background resulting in my CPU usage to be running at 100% although it hadnt been activated! We operate on an ISDN line where i have been led to believe that there would always be some kind of connection throughout the network - what actually causes this?

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by degnan In reply to CPU usage

I would try scanning for viruses to rule that out first. If that comes up clean, I would try reinstalling internet explorer.

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by peter In reply to CPU usage

Well, you probably have a program installed which service starts iexplorer at startup.
You can download any of these startup managers from a download site like www.download.com (eg. System Mechanic) and look what program starts this and eventually deactivate it.

cheers
peter

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by Alpha-Male In reply to CPU usage

In addition, as happens all to often just now, you could have accidentally installed one of the piggy back programs that have been forced upon us..er...sneakily hidden and inserted on our systems...er...included as a bonus feature (yeah right) with a lot of other applications these days - especially file sharing software and the like. These programs will have pop up ads and such delivered to your system and are one of my personal pet peeves. Those things could be legitimately offering me an allexpenses paid evening of wild passion with Gwyneth Paltrow and I wouldn't take them up on it for advertising in that manner (get the impression this makes me angry?).

Anyhow...there are a few things you can look at to see if this is the problem. Carefully go through your add and remove programs and see if there is something unexpectedly installed there. If so, determine what it is and delete it.

You may not be able to find it in startup programs as they tend to hide these things....even though they act all shocked and indignant when you say it is malicious code and should be considered little better than a virus.
Worse still....many of them are sloppily coded and cause all kinds of system issues (much like what you are experiencing).

Good luck in finding the trouble. Hope this helps (or at least gives you a laugh).

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