I did perform a virus search with both bitDdefender and McAfee and also noticed that the memory thing isn't really an issue. The numbers fluctuate they are supposed to.
The click I here is different from the popup blocker clicks though. I know what those sound like.
I'll just turn off the speakers when not in use.
Thanks for sending me over to that other thread. There are some real experts here.
Fri 29 Dec, 2006 02:03 pm
iexplore is Windows' own browser; it is an operating system-critical component integral to Windows; in over-simple terms, effectively, it IS Windows - without it, you more or less can't see or do much of anything under Windows.
bdmcon.exe is BitDefender's executable; if BitDefender is running, it will be present.
Now, onto addressing whatever is going on with your machine - have you rebooted, and if so does the problem persist?
Thu 4 Jan, 2007 08:31 pm
timber, i think you confused iexplore with explorer. iexplore is just that, internet explorer. *explorer* is the actual interface of windows...
anyway, you probably have some ad ware that keeps IE active so it can randomly pop up windows to show you ads.
Thu 4 Jan, 2007 08:48 pm
You're right, hokie - my bad; iexplore.exe is just A browser, not critical to Windows (though its damned tricky to get rid of without crippling Windows )- that's explore.exe. I wasn't payin' enough attention there, thanks for catching that.