What is IEUser.exe? Is IEUser.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: Microsoft Internet Explorer

Product: Windows Vista

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Microsoft

File: IEUser.exe

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The file is located in the folder C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\. When you start Internet Explorer, it will first launch IEUser.exe, which sets the security settings of Internet Explorer to the medium level. When Internet Explorer requires administrative privileges (such as to install an ActiveX control), the Admin Broker IEInstall.exe is used (which runs at high security). http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/ieuser.exe.html 

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Average user rating of IEUser.exe: based on 22 votes. Read also the 14 reviews.

38 users ask for this file. 10 users rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as not so dangerous. 3 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 6 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about IEUser.exe:
This porcess eats my full 1,8 GHz CPU in Vista nearly everytime i do anyting in Internet Explorer 7. Do I have to change back to Firefox?   Dr. Westphal
keeps on wanting access 2 the internet (zone alarm security alert), i always deny it and my internet opens fine. it is located in the correct folder 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer', so y does it need access 2 the internet if internet explorer functions correctly? (p.s i think i have a virus on my computer but cant track it down so didnt know if this was it? looks like it only me havin this problem then?lol   paul
probably a malware!   delldevil
if you use IE it takes alot of memory and slows down your connection go to program files, internet explorer and delete this file and you pc will speed up and your internet connection will be faster   Jimz2003
vundo, also known as virtumonde and virtumundo is a nasty little trojan that starts ieuser whenever it wants to eat memory, the process itself is harmless(well, as harmless as internet explorer can be), but the reason it's started can be much more serious, vundo inserts itself into the windows core system32 files and is impossible to remove easily, none of the major retail anti-malware and anti-spyware i've used has gotten rid of it. if ieuser is starting without you opening IE then you probably have at least one trojan dicking around in your system, good luck with the little fuckers.   Alaska
Netflix insant wasn't responding, I turned it off, It works now, but I can't resize the window.  
Dr. Westphal, just set your security settings to low, and IEUser.exe wont be executed.  
It had a trojan genric in it bitdefender detected it the trojan just make IE unsafe and easy to exploit.   John
this thing is always running in my taskm. Even when EI isent running does this mean im infected? its located in C\program files\internet explorer   mikkel
It's dangerous. It blocks internet explorer browsing completely, and locks up Windows Update in Vista so nothing can be downloaded. All IE settings are overwritten so you can't bring it down to anything below Medium security.   red2
Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe  
ieuser is used as a spyware, ieuser can see at your pc from another pc. It's used to watch peoples action from another pc, you can't remove it. so it's dangerous because the guy who put it on from another pc can track your paswords from email, bank, etc.   Tom Ockers
Ieuser is a strong spyware attack and cannot be resolved, you cannot delete it, it's also not possible to first rename it and then delete it, what i suggested is to do a virus scan after a cold boot, a cold boot is boot from cd rom and then try to delete it, you can reboot with windows boot cd and then ask a path and then delete it. Or. You start your pc from the hard disk that windows is started, you go to google, then type in rescue disk kaspersky, that's a virusscanner. You set it on cd or usb. Then you shut down your pc and you put first the disc in the cd rom or usb in the ubsdrive. Then you start your pc again and run kaspersky rescue disk, you just follow the steps, it's easy and logical. When you are in kaspersky you scan everything. Normally it should find it. Goodluck   Tom Ockers
is a dangerous spyware attack   Tom Ockers

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