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ie3sh.exe on start up... Fix please...

I have been putting up with this for ages. Thought it was about time I got it fixed.

At start up a pop up comes up with "ie3sh.exe". Then "IE3SH APPLICATION HAS STOPPED WORKING"

I close them down. They don't seem to be doing any damage, from what little knowledge I have, Just annoying at every start up.

I am running Windows vista and McAfee Internet Security Suite.

Any ideas? Oh and make it plain and simple for me please.

Thanks... Gary...

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Re: ie3sh.exe on start up... Fix please...

IE3SH is a search bar or Browser Helper Object (BHO) that probably came from Facebook. They make money by controlling what sites show up in your searches. General feedback is negative, and removal may/may not be straightforward. One good place to start is with Microsoft's FixIt Center - there should be something available for Internet Explorer (in Vista) which goes through the browser add-ons and disables or removes third-party toolbars. There is for XP. See what's available at

The other (and probably) best place to start is with Microsoft Answers, where someone else had this same problem.

Background info :

Ie3sh.exe file information

The process known as IE3SH Application belongs to software IE3SH Application by Make The Web Better(

Description: File ie3sh.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 7/XP is 765,824 bytes.
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). :

Make The Web Better develops fun and easy-to-use products that can be used on social networks and other web sites. Our products are FREE to the online user. The Company generates revenues through its search products. It is through revenues generated by search that our Company is able to offer and continually enhance our world-class products free-of-charge.  (extract) :

Well this crap is from....Make The Web Better, LLC.… ....and would you believe it....

None of the 41 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the file 8 days ago.

This all usually comes from the MyWebTatoo application on Facebook and

they then download a load more crap which the user is unaware of.………

I think that explains enough about it.

Run Malwarebytes and CCleaner after it's gone. There may be other things in there you need to get rid of.

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