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I looks like i got infected with a virus somehow but all the tools I tried scanning with show no infection. However to me it's obvious that something is wrong because I constantly have multiple instances of iexplore.exe running in the background with one of the processes usually taking an insane amount of physical memory. This particular process sometimes crashes and brings a windows dialog window that it iexplore.exe has stopped working, which actually pointed out for me that I got infected. For the last two days I've been constantly killing the processes as they slow my machine by eating all the available memory.


It will be greatly appreciated if anybody can assist me with the removal of this malware. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and I wanted to note that I never use Internet Explorer or applications that somehow integrate it.



Thanks in advance!

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They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.
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Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.
Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

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  • Press Scan button.
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2014-11-30 18:51 - 2014-11-01 22:23 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Boyan\Downloads\Breaking.Bad.S01-S05.Complete.480p.BluRay.x264-Sticky83

2014-12-02 23:24 - 2014-10-06 22:23 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\Boyan\Downloads\Bobs.Burgers.S05E01.720p.HDTV.X264-DIMENSION[rarbg]

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