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petergreat Jan14-12 03:42 PM

ieuser.exe missing in C:Program Files\Internet Explorer - is my IE compromised?
 
I'm using Windows Vista SP2 and IE 9. An anti-spyware program alerted me that ieuser.exe, a crucial IE component, is missing. I checked C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer, and indeed there were several .exe files but no ieuser.exe.
First question, is this file present in version 9 of IE?
Second question, does this suggest malware has tampered with my IE installation?

Greg Bernhardt Jan14-12 03:48 PM

Re: ieuser.exe missing in C:Program Files\Internet Explorer - is my IE compromised?
 
Quote:

Quote by petergreat (Post 3710432)
I'm using Windows Vista SP2 and IE 9. An anti-spyware program alerted me that ieuser.exe, a crucial IE component, is missing. I checked C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer, and indeed there were several .exe files but no ieuser.exe.
First question, is this file present in version9 of IE?
Second question, does this suggest malware has tampered with my IE installation?

http://www.processlibrary.com/direct.../ieuser/75309/

Can you load IE9?

KrisOhn Jan14-12 03:48 PM

Re: ieuser.exe missing in C:Program Files\Internet Explorer - is my IE compromised?
 
If you download and reinstall IE you should be fine, but I suggest you don't. I suggest you move to Mozilla Firefox.

petergreat Jan14-12 03:52 PM

Re: ieuser.exe missing in C:Program Files\Internet Explorer - is my IE compromised?
 
Quote:

Quote by Greg Bernhardt (Post 3710439)

I can open and run IE 9 just fine, but again in Windows Task Manager I don't see the process ieuser.exe. Unless this file is no longer present in the latest version of IE 9, I smell something suspicious.

Greg Bernhardt Jan14-12 03:53 PM

Re: ieuser.exe missing in C:Program Files\Internet Explorer - is my IE compromised?
 
Quote:

Quote by petergreat (Post 3710443)
I can open and run IE 9 just fine, but again in Windows Task Manager I don't see the process ieuser.exe. Unless this file is no longer present in the latest version of IE 9, I smell something suspicious.

Get a second opinion and load a different spyware program.

petergreat Jan14-12 04:45 PM

Re: ieuser.exe missing in C:Program Files\Internet Explorer - is my IE compromised?
 
Can anyone who have IE9 installed check whether the file ieuser.exe is one of the installed files? This would be really helpful!

rcgldr Jan15-12 08:30 AM

Re: ieuser.exe missing in C:Program Files\Internet Explorer - is my IE compromised?
 
If you do a web search for ieuser.exe, it's a process run before running IE (IE9?) that "sets security settings for medium level". I'm thinking it's more generic than that, since why would only medium security require a pre-process when the other security level in IE don't?

ieuser.exe is only going to be running for a very short period of time, so you're not going to see it in your list of processes with task manager unless you get real lucky while launching IE9.

I don't see any instance of ieuser.exe on my system, but I'm using IE8, not IE9. I have a triple boot system, XP 32 bit, XP 64 bit, and Win7 64 bit, so it must be related to IE9, not the OS.


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