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Help! two running Explorer.EXE in my log

Unread postby miketekim » February 27th, 2009, 11:13 am

When i am checking use HijackThis i found there is 2 Explorer.EXE. Is that a problem?
Here is my logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:59:58 PM, on 2/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE <----------1
E:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE <----------2
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - E:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] E:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - E:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - E:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{20336017-C394-43C5-A963-55728CD1A08F}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{20336017-C394-43C5-A963-55728CD1A08F}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{20336017-C394-43C5-A963-55728CD1A08F}: NameServer =,
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: TuneUp Drive Defrag Service (TuneUp.Defrag) - TuneUp Software - C:\WINDOWS\System32\TuneUpDefragService.exe
O23 - Service: TuneUp Program Statistics Service (TuneUp.ProgramStatisticsSvc) - TuneUp Software - C:\WINDOWS\System32\TUProgSt.exe

End of file - 3429 bytes
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Re: Help! two running Explorer.EXE in my log

Unread postby NonSuch » March 15th, 2009, 3:05 am

We are sorry that you have waited so long for assistance. As you can see, we are very busy as are all the help sites.

No, it is not a problem that you have two entries for Explorer.EXE running. It simply means you have two instances of Windows Explorer open.

If you require further help, you will need to remove all P2P software from your system as it is the policy of this site that we do not assist with computers on which peer-to-peer software is installed. If you do require further assistance, please remove the peer-to-peer software from your computer, open a new topic, and post a fresh HijackThis log in that topic.

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