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TEX-ENG-IE-8-ENT-R1 is a program developed by Microsoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is iexplore.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 107.31 MB of memory. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 5.42 MB (5,680,867 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/ie
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\internet explorer
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Estimated size: 5.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TEX-ENG-IE-8-ENT-R1

Program executable:iexplore.exe
Name:Windows® Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
IExplore.exe is at the top level, and is the Internet Explorer executable. It is a small application that relies on the other main components of Internet Explorer to do the work of rendering, navigation, protocol implementation, and so on.
Additional files:
  • pdm.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Process Debug Manager)
  • ExtExport.exe - Windows® Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer ImpExp FF exporter)
  • hmmapi.dll - Microsoft HTTP Mail Simple MAPI
  • iecompat.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Data
  • iedvtool.dll - Internet Explorer Developer Tools
  • iedw.exe - IE Crash Detection
  • ieproxy.dll - IE ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library
  • jsdbgui.dll - Script Debugger
  • jsdebuggeride.dll - JScript Debugger IDE
  • JSProfilerCore.dll - IE Dev Toolbar JScript Profiler
  • jsprofilerui.dll - Script Profiler
  • xpshims.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims for XP
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • custsat.dll - custsat

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • iexplore.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PIXACO' with the ProgID of 'PIXACO.Browse.Upload' and the action verb 'open.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • iexplore.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {8c5a024c-7a50-45d5-89ca-bbd0fb4cabfd}.
Scheduled Task
  • iexplore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Opera scheduled Uninstall survey 1401778396' (Next runs on 01.01.0001 at 0:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • iexplore.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Internet Explorer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe.
  • hmmapi.dll is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Hotmail' and executes as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\hmmapi.dll.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'download_eSync27' which loads as iexplore.exe httC://core.ident.com/eSyncDownload.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IE' which loads as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iexplore.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe'.
  • ExtExport.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ExtExport.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:107.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1024412280%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.06779402%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03464721%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:769.29 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:269.37 KB
105.02 KB average

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TEX-ENG-IE-8-ENT-R1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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