Problem with the EXPLORER Process, and internet browsing

By chronohawk ·
I recently received a notice that I had the Vundo trojan. I took the necessary steps to take care of it. While I had this in my system, I noticed that when loading pages on Internet Explorer, or Firefox, the websites wouldn't load, or would take an extremely long time to load. I've tried restarting my computer, resetting my connection, etc. Anyway, I think I've dealt with the trojan but the problem still exists. The strange thing about it is I was fiddling with Task manager, and I discovered that if I end explorer.exe, then the problem disapears. Of course once I restart the explorer process, the problem returns. I've done system restore a bunch of times, and I'd like to see if there are any alternatives to reformatting before I do that. Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Or have any ideas on what to do to fix the problem?

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The easy answer to your question is

Format. I hope you have a backup of your files on a external hdd. If not why not?. Make sure you have the backup in place next time if you have not. You need to completely Wipe your drive. Go here:

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Vundo can be tricky to remove....

by robo_dev In reply to Problem with the EXPLORER ...

You have to make sure you really killed it, and it DOES hook to the explorer process....

The way I could identify Vundo is with ProcessExplorer. Once you know the DLL that is Vundo, with process explorer you can see that it's hooked to explorer.

You may have crippled vundo but not killed it. Restarting explorer probably knocks it down temporarily...

It's also possible that Vundo brought along a friend. My bout with Vundo had a related virus (Crypt32, I think).

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