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My explorer.exe does not want to cooperate with me. It "does" a combination of the feared "restarting" and "just shutting off and not coming back on."

R really don't know what to do as I have tried at least 20 or 30 of the things listed if you google "fix explorer.exe." Just tell me what you need to know.

By the way, give me links to anything you want me to download or something.
Thanks for prompt help!
I will reply within 24 hours to posts.
I will also post when this is resolved, because I know it annoys people, not knowing what the deal is...

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
1 GB Ram
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
(made in 2001)

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I found these using Microsoft Security Essentials:

With MBAM I also found "Malware.Trace" and "Broken.OpenCommand".

I haven't done full scans because they freeze and take a long time. Other things freeze also and sometimes it says windows explorer isn't responding and it restarts it. Even though I removed the above viruses my computer still behaves like this.


DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Name at 22:58:11.09 on 17/05/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.353.1033.18.3999.2715 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
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A:TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad,QT:wack, windows explorer freezing

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Hi. This is gonna sound odd but every time I move my mouse real fast it goes out of control. If I don't move the mouse the cursor stays but with one little twitch and it is half-way across the screen again. This also tends to happen in Linux but Win2k is the worst. If I don't move it for about 3 seconds it goes back to normal until I move it fast again. And I am not even moving it that fast!!! Please help. Thank you.

A:Mouse is wack

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I recently changed hardware on my pc. I did not uninstall or change anything about my hard drive, but when using it in the new pc, it kept telling me to activate windows. This was strange, never happened to me before so why now. So i go through so much
trouble trying to fix it and nothing worked. Even in settings under activation blah blah, it still wouldn't let me activate because "the servers were down". ok. So i call Microsoft support, and he keeps trying to get me to repurchase windows 10.
No. Bad customer service  rep. He did not help at all just made me do everything i already did and  when it said the servers were down, he told me its because i don't have a legit license. I downloaded windows 10 when it was free in 2016 or whenever.
So i never got a product key. So I used to windows 10 installer tool and it seemed to work, the watermark was gone. but later that day when i came home it was back. Then i tried the activation again and it worked. This was incredibly frustrating and annoying.
so i wanted to leave negative feedback to windows/microsoft. But i dont have the feedback hub, so i go to windows store and try to search bnut the search function doesnt work. I dont know why i thought any other windows app would be easy to use after everything
i just experienced. I have no question. This isnt about windows 8. This is the only place i found to try to tell microsoft anything. so tedious and annoying. yuck.

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hey guys,

so here's the deal, I was going to play some League Of Legends with my brother and forgot I hadn't installed ventrillo yet so I did that and then I hooked up my headphones and started talking to him. however he couldn't hear me so I went to control panel and the ventrillo settings and started changing some settings around until he could hear me...we never found a solution and now my sound on my computer is messed up and I can't hear anything. I was just wondering if there was any way I could set the settings back to default or something? because I really don't understand this whole audio thing
any help would be greatly appreciated,



A:Sound on xp is out of wack...

nevermind fixed it =p

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I don't know how to fix my screen on my laptop. There are buttons on my main computer screen where you can adjust the screen to fill the entire screen, but on my laptop I have no clue where the buttons are to adjust the width and everything to expand to fit the entire screen and not have an inch on each side. Does any of that make sense? Help please.

A:Laptop screen out of wack

I would think it would help if you provided the make and model of your computer. and if it is not too old how about going to their website for manuals or support.

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Hey up people,

I have a HP Pavilion 710.uk or something or other.

However, my processor at the moment is 1.3ghz which is poo, and runs my games at about 25fps which is poo.

I was wondering can I just buy any processor and near enough wack it in, or will i need other new hardware such as Mobo or something?

Sorry for my unknowning.



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About 2 weeks ago, my computer suddenly wouldn't connect to to STEAM (The Computer Game Software from Valve)

So I tried getting it to work when suddenly other programs on my computer stopped connecting to my computer as well, first it was firefox then it was google chrome, and I.E. worked for a while but then stopped the only thing I can connect to is AIM

also I can only access the internet while in safe mode.

It says I'm connected to my wireless network on the bottom right, but get nothing in the browsers

Also while trying the ipconfig /renew

this message would show

"No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected."

I'm not sure what It means, I've never encountered this message before

I'm not sure where to begin anymore, I'd appreciate any help

I'm running Vista Service Pack 2

A:Internet connection is wack

Check for updated NIC drivers for NIC - wifi & ethernet

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I got an old Inspiron 4000 Dell and installed WinXP on it. I hit the "34 Minute Hiccup" so I deleted a file named WDMA_es3.inf. I assumed this was my audio driver for my laptop. When I got XP set up there was of course no sound. When I tried to install the ESS Maestro 3i driver my computer wouldn't start up so I removed the drivers in safe mode. The sound card should be an ESS Maestro 3i or something like that. Are there any other drivers I could use? any response would really help. Thanks in advance!!!

A:Wack Sound Drivers!

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Hi guys! For a while now, the volume on certain websites has been messed up for me and I've tried everything and have come to a conclusion that maybe something's wrong, so I did a virus scan and then all of a sudden this message from McAffee started popping up:

The file C:/System Volume Information\_restore{129201FA-B0AC-49B3-96B2-DEB8B91E727B\RP249\A0048079.dll could not be cleaned. Please delete the infected file.

I couldn't find the file, but if it's infected I need to delete it, maybe that is what is causing problems. I honestly don't know. Here is my HJT log.


When I turn on the computer I get this in a dos window. The desktop will not finish opening if I close it before it's done. What is it!:

C:\Windows\system32>C:\Windows\pskill.exe /accepteula mgrs

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright <C> 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Unable to kill process mgrs:
Process does not exist.

C:\Windows\system32>C:\Windows\pskill.exe /acceptuela avp

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright <C> 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Unable to kill process mgrs:
Process does not exist.

C:\Windows\system32>C:\Windows\regsvr32.exe /u ddesupport.dll
'C:\Windows\regsvr32.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\system32>C:\Windows\pskill.exe /accepteula EXPLORER

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright <C> 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Process EXPLORER killed.
C:\Windows\systems32>C:\Windows\wait.exe 2
Waiting ..
C:\Windows\system32>del /F /Q C:\Windows\__adware1__.dll
Could Not Find C:\Windows\__adware1__.dll

C:\Windows\system32>del /F /Q C:\Windows\mgrs.exe
Could Not Find C:\Windows\mgrs.exe

C:\Windows\system32>del /F /Q C:\Windows\avp.exe
Could Not Find C:\Windows\avp.exe

C:\Windows\system32>del /F /Q C:\Windows\msole.dll
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pskill.exe is a NT/2000 process used to kill applications on remote computers....

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Okayy Ive been everywhere from avast help to hp basically everyone. Im hoping someone here can help me fix this problem. okay so about a week ago spyware was on my computer antivirus 2010 so i used malware bytes and it said it got it off. but my computer still resumed to reboot so I said wth and reformatted my computer using the hp disks they had sent me. So I did the first few times I wasnt able to find my network interface card and finally I called hp and they helped me install it correctly. Now my computer is still rebooting every hour or so. I used malwarebytes and it found nothing. I also used avast and hijackthis. Please someone help me out. I will greatly appreciate it. I will include my hijackthis report below. I hope to hear from someone soon.Btw since my reformat i have not downloaded any spyware that im aware of. sooo i dont know why it keeps doing this.I use windows xp pro service pac 2Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:35:20 PM, on 3/23/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)Boot mode: Normal{Mod Edit:removed HJY log improperly placed~~~boopme}

A:I need HELP. my computer is completely out of wack -hoping someone can help me.

Download BlueScreenView - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items. Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.The fact that your system reboots routinely...would seem to not indicate a malware situation, IMO. But we will examine that possibility later, depending on what we find out in your next post. For the time being, I will leave your HJT data intact, rather than removing such. HJT logs are handled in one of our malware forums...rather than move you to one of those, a quick exploration of possibly system issues seems expedient in your case.Louis

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Ok i will start with my brothers. He got a message saying that his computer was infected with a dangerous virus, it runs really slow, and something that his administrative tools folder was like deleted or something. My dads computer he was playing counter strike and he kept getting kicked out of his games and got stuff saying that cannot conect to server and stuff like that. Now today his computer is slower than my brothers, he cant scan because he cant connect to the internet cause his thing wants to download the lastest update, cant connect to the internet and just really cant do much of anything. My computers fine as of right now but that can change soon. I have some knowledge of using a computer and stuff but my dad is more of the computer person. We have McAfee and we all download the updates that are needed and i scan about twice a week and my dad scans frequently and so does my brother, we also have windows xp. If anyone can give any insight to this that would be great Thanks.

Ok i just got this... I dont know about my dads but for my brothers its an IE AntiVirus if that helps. Also its missing a shortcut Iw3MP. exe
I cant create one because the computers cannot connect to the internet so thats why i am posting to see if anyone can fix this.
Can anyone pls. help!?!?

A:Computers in netwrok and house going wack!?

create hijackthis log and paste it

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Hi Everyone,I'm new to this site and I was hoping that I could get some help with my computer. My apologies ahead of time but I'm not the most computer literate person so if my topic title/introduction have been done wrong please let me know. Here's some background on the situation: my Windows Update will download the update but fail to install (Update KB982158). The second problem that I seem to be having with my internet--When looking at the sending/receiving activity monitor the sending activity is extremely high and is increasing at an abnormally fast rate. My more computer literate friend said that it seems as if something is using my computer to attack another.I've run both the DDS tool as well as the GMER tool, however when running the latter my computer came up with the blue screen, dumped all of my memory and I wasn't able to generate a log. After posting I will try and run it again and update this post accordingly. Here's my DDS log and attach file.Thank You!.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Jordan at 20:04:15.75 on Sun 03/13/2011Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1966 [GMT -4:00].AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}.============== Running Proc... Read more

A:Computer won't update, internet out of wack

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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this is on a windows 2000 server machine.
2 Scsi drives.
The 2nd scsi drive is a 13 gig drive, and when i go into it and select all and properties to see the total amount of the files size, i get a total of 2.5 gigs. Now i have the option to show all hidden and even system files, so everything should be showing. When i look at teh free space left, it says theres only 1.5 gigs left. I'm losing 9 gigs somehow and i don't know where? The other drive is reading the free disk space fine, but this one has me worried.
I've ran scandisk, defrag, 2 anti-virus programs and still nothing.
Has anyone delt with any of this??



A:[Solved] Free Disk Space is out of wack.

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I got a left handed Razer Deathadder mouse I installed the drivers on Windows and it works great. Sadly there aren't any drivers for Linux and the mouse sensitivity is all messed up. In the settings I have 0 acceleration but it still moves to fast at the slightest movement. Any solutions?

A:Razer mouse sensitivity out of wack on Linux

This might help you : Lowering Mouse Sensitivity in Ubuntu and Fedora

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I have 25 photos in an album that I had to sort out and number, then renumber as I had to delete some.
Everything works fine until I get to number 16_sun city . Then for some reason I can't figure out, it skips from number 16 to number 20. After that things go completely nuts as the pix aren't viewable in proper order. 20 is followed by 18 for example.

I did a restart of pc knowing it wouldn't do anything. It didn't. I'm stumped.
Anyone else have this problem?

Anyone know a solution? Hope so.

Thank You


A:Solved: Photos properly numbered in album but out of wack anyway

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i have some job related projects to do on my computer and this happens....i'm using xp sp3, basically my clock, sidebar, all that gone. I have to ctrl alt delete and click switch to just get back to firefox. i can't copy paste in firefox but i can in Chrome. i can't run malwarebytes i tried 4 different links with alias names, i get that 372 error. I've done a search and see many people have had the same problems.This person seems to have the same problemhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/324978/taskbar-gone-372-malwarebytes-error-etcneed-help-asap/i tried to follow the instructions given in this post....but when i tried to run SetupSP6.exe it says something about unable to complete, it wont let me. i ran hijackthis and got rid of asd.exe, i ran spybot it found 6 things and deleted, i ran atf and currently run SAS, its so much more slower than malwarebytes. Thanks for your help

A:Horrible! runtime error 372 vbalgrid, can't run mbytes, computer out of wack, asd.exe please help!

As you have a post in the Logs forum here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic326630.html I am closing this topic.

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Ok i will start with my brothers. He got a message saying that his computer was infected with a dangerous virus, it runs really slow, and something that his administrative tools folder was like deleted or something. My dads computer he was playing counter strike and he kept getting kicked out of his games and got stuff saying that cannot conect to server and stuff like that. Now today his computer is slower than my brothers, he cant scan because he cant connect to the internet cause his thing wants to download the lastest update, cant connect to the internet and just really cant do much of anything. My computers fine as of right now but that can change soon. I have some knowledge of using a computer and stuff but my dad is more of the computer person. We have McAfee from aol and it says we are protected and such but but then it gives you a message that your computer is not protected and such and then when you go back its all messed up. Also would spyware doctor and mcafee conflict with each other if you run them? We all download the updates that are needed and i scan about twice a week and my dad scans frequently and so does my brother, we also have windows xp. If anyone can give any insight to this that would be great Thanks.

Ok i just got this... I dont know about my dads but for my brothers its an IE AntiVirus if that helps. Also its missing a shortcut Iw3MP. exe
I cant give you a Hijack this log because the computers cant connect to the internet except mine.
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Hi to all, i have a laptop running Windows 7 Professional. The problem is strange and havent had it on any other Windows 7 machine.

If i click the folder icon on the bottom tool bar (windows explorer) then in the left hand pane expand the C drive then right click on any folder it instantly displays a dialog saying Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close, windows is
looking for a fix for this problem (cant remember exact wording) then Explorer.exe restarts. This happens on the local C drive and Network drives. 
I though it could be a permissions problem so have taken ownership of all files & folders on the C drive which made no difference, i have removed the laptop from our server / domain and it is still the same / no change.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem or offer any ideas on fixing it? the laptop is only a few months old and is i5 / 4GB RAM Dell machine running Windows 7 Pro SP1 office 2003 Pro, checked for virus & adware & all clean.

A:Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

The faulting module (Fault Module Name: SHELL32.dll) shell32.dll is a Windows system file however the file that is actually causing the crash may be a third party file which from the symptoms
may be a third party context menu handler.
The following link has some info and a download to ShellExView which you can use to selectively disable third party context menu handlers to find out a problematic one:
You could try disabling all non-Microsoft context menu handlers and then, if the problem resolves, re-enable them one at a time to see which one was the problem.
BTW, the error should be logged in the Event Viewer Application log as a Application Error involving explorer.exe

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Hi, I need help on this one: when I open the Windows Explorer (Windows 2000) and double-click on a document to open it, the program (e.g. MS Excel when I double-clicked on an Excel document) starts in the background, Windows Explorer stays automatically in front. Did anyone ever hear of this? How can I stop this and make the program with the selected file type start automatically in front?

Any suggestions welcomed! Thanks.

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Can Explorer in Vista be configured so that your selected menu preferences remain fixed?

In the right pane, I set 'Name', 'Size', 'Folder Path', 'Type', and 'Date Modified', using the 'Details' vew. I then clicked Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> selected my preferences (e.g., Show hidden files..., etc.) -> Apply to Folders -> Yes -> OK.

Despite these steps, after my system is awakened from sleep or rebooted, I get the default 'Artist', 'Genre', 'Rating', etc. in the right pane menu, even after searching for a non-media file, like a Word document. Microsoft seems bent on displaying multimedia file info. Surely there is some way to manage your preferences in Explorer. Has anybody been able to outwit Microsoft in this matter?

A:Selected menu items in Explorer won't stay + Explorer locking video files

Is there a way to stop Vista, especially Win Explorer, from locking video files. What a nuisance!

If I play a video file then decide to rename or delete it--even after exiting the software used to play the video--I often get the message that the file is still in use. Rubbish! The app is not in use as evidenced in Task Manager. Freeware Lock Hunter works most of the time in such instances, but I'm wondering if there is some registry key that could be changed to let me use my PC without having to contend with this kind of witless engineering.

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After reboot have black screen with live mouse pointer.  Can run task manager can open this browser.  Can minimize to where the task bar would be.  Search for explorer.exe produces a no registry key found.  Running regedit search for
explorer.exe comes up empty.  Was noticing earlier today that windows explorer was not found under accessories but I could run explorer.exe. 
I guess the questions is how do I restore explorer or add a registry key?   Thanks.

A:Black Screen - Mouse Cursor - Taks Manager - No explorer.exe, no explorer.exe app, registry key

After reboot have black screen with live mouse pointer.  Can run task manager can open this browser.  Can minimize to where the task bar would be.  Search for explorer.exe produces a no registry key found.  Running regedit search for
explorer.exe comes up empty.  Was noticing earlier today that windows explorer was not found under accessories but I could run explorer.exe. 
I guess the questions is how do I restore explorer or add a registry key?   Thanks.

When you see the black screen, open the Task Manager. Select File / New Task (Run...), type  explorer.exe  and click OK.
If the Desktop appears, perform the following.
1. Click Start and type regedit.exe in the search box. In the results, right click regedit.exe and select the Run As Administrator
option. This will open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to the following key.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
3. With the Winlogon key selected, look in the right side for the value named 
4. Double click the Shell value to open. In the Value Data box, you should see 
explorer.exe   and nothing else. If it shows anything else, change it to 
Explorer.exe  and click OK.
Exit the registry editor, reboot the computer.
Let us know the results.
Regards,Ronnie Vernon MVP – Windows Desktop Experience

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My pc is so slow that it takes ages to play a song in wmp11...etc etc.
Ive used tools like ad-aware and registry mechanic, tune up utilities, etc etc. But still no improvement. It used to be just fine, until I installed some pay-for-viewing add program. I have uninstalled it since then, but the slowness remains. And the processor is hogged, at the highest level, even though i killed many a startup processes.
Heres the hijacklog:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:43:49 PM, on 9/28/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\LClock\LClock.exe
C:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.0.720.3640\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\ADSL USB MODEM\dslmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
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A:Solved: PC too slow, internet explorer crashes randomly, explorer service quits

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so i was browsing google trying to see if anyone else shared my problem and I found a post from this site about 5 years old,

the only problem is it was never solved.

Like he says its very hard to explain but I'll try to elaborate. When I open 'My Computer', the address bar immediately starts flashing multiple times per second, flashing meaning it will drop down/close, drop down/close, over and over. Because of this I cannot access my C: drive or my cd drive or anything through Windows explorer.

does anybody have any idea why this is happening?

A:Windows explorer address bar flashing very quickly, cant access any files w/explorer

bump bumpity buuuump. anybody?

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hi there,

everytime i open internet explorer or netscape and click the FAVORITES on my other computer, it close automatically and popup a "sending report error"

i disabled error reporting services already but everytime i try to open the "windows explorer, internet explorer and netscape, it shows the sending error report. can't open the applications (IE, netscape and windows explorer)

i also try to run adaware and spybot but it hung at the middle of the process (frozen)

please help.


A:internet explorer, windows explorer and netscape sending report error

hi, welcome to TSG.

Download hijack this from the link below.Please do this. Click here:


to download HijackThis. Click scan and save a logfile, then post it here so
we can take a look at it for you. Don't click fix on anything in hijack this
as most of the files are legitimate.

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I was told to also post this iunder this category.

I'm about to tear out my hair. First Windows Explorer keeps stopping, searches for solution then restarts. About the time this problem, I noticed that Windows Explorer will change the original creation date on some of my files. It might be all files in folder or just certain types. I've yet to make a connection with when this is happening or what is causing it. Not necessarily when Windows Explorer stops. It's difficult when you can't tell which is the oldest/newest file in a folder.

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, which I keep updated, McAfee, AntiMalware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware, also all updated.

I'm begging! Can someone help me please?


A:Window Explorer keeps stopping/Windows Explorer Changed File Dates


Hi and welcome to TSF.

Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst.

Please read NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help and post/attach the three logs mentioned. These logs will give me a place to start and give you back a better working computer. If any problems completing, continue with next log and let me know what happened in your next post.

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Thanks. I can begin working on removing your malware when you submit those logs.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Been grappling for some time to customizing the right pane of either Win7 or Win10 (not sure if they respond the same) to allow permanent column and column title arrangements. Ideally I would like to apply such attributes to a specific folder and all it's sub-folders. An example is below:
I would also love to be able to set these columns as fixed widths, but this is not as important as the specific columns themselves.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:08:40 PM, on 14/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
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A:Windows Explorer, My Computer, System Restore and Internet Explorer don't work

Nevermind! My friend sent me a malware cleaner called "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" which cleared the problem right out. :D

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Hello everyone and thank you for participating in this wonderful site.

My computer is a Pentium 4, 2.80 GHz, Running Windows XP Proffessional Version 2002 Service Pack 2.
The problem I'm writing about has been there for about a year. All in all it's the same prolem ever since, but every once in a while some detail changes, like a new error message.
Every about 5-15 minutes the Start Menu Taskbar and the desktop icons disappear (Explorer crushes). Most of the times they reappear shortly after, but sometimes they don't, and then I use task manager to run explorer and then they reappear. Yet, sometimes the computer stucks altogether, and I have to restart. In addition to that, many popups open when I surfe the web using Internet Explorer. The popup changes every few days, but in between it's always the same one.
Another point is that while the crushing of explorer can occur anytime, it most often occurs while I open or close Internet Explorer windows.

Sometimes I get an error message, and as I said, they change from time to time. But still, here are 2:

rundll32.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x74725956" referenced memory at "0x00a10004". The memory could not be "read".

Click on ok to terminate program.
Click on cancel to debug the program.
Another error message:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Buffer overrun detected!

Program: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe

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A:Solved: Explorer crushes, Internet Explorer popups and error messages

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My problem is that my Explorer.exe browser freezes very very often and my Internet Browser closes automatically I know I had virtumode (trojan). I also had problem's with CiD popups becauses of a program called WinZix. My HiJack This Log Is below!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:41, on 8/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\VistaStartMenu.exe
C:\Program Files\Sam's US Downloader\USDownloader.exe
C:\Program Files\TechTracker\VersionTracker Pro\VersionTrackerPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\SpyEraser\SpyEraser.exe
C:\Program Files\Anti Trojan Elite\TJEnder.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\ToolProcessManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local P... Read more

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Every time I put my laptop to sleep and have a Windows Explorer window open, the CPU goes to 100% for several minutes after waking up the computer. If I wait for a long time, it will eventually go back to normal, but most often I close all the Windows explorer
windows, manually or using Task Manager, and reopen them again to get to a normal CPU working load. I have not been able to identify clearly with process explorer what is causing this, although SHCORE.DLL is one of the suspects. Searching on Internet I have
surprisingly not found many similar cases, so I do not know how to proceed.
Running sfc gives a few errors, which do not seem to be possible to repair, but I doubt it has anything to do with this problem.

2019-10-13 15:03:07, Info                  CSI    00000991 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"fdeploy.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-fdeploy, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL
(0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2019-10-13 15:03:07, Info                  CSI    00000993 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:14{7}]"fde.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-fde, Version = 6.3.9600.17415, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL
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The title says everything. 
See screenshot below for an example.
Its very annoying and i cant vind a solution
All my drivers are up to date and i tried different computers in the network and the same problem exists 

Jordy Lotgerink Bruinenberg

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We have started seeing this issue with our new deployments of Windows 8.1 - we have around 7 drive mappings pointing to a n EMC NAS (VNX7600) and although I can access all drive4s if I drop to the command prompt -windows explorer FAILS to display all mapped
drives. We see this issue over the VPN which would indicate this issue is somewhat related to network latency and Windows Explorer trying to enumerate and display all pertinent info such as free/used disk space.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Hello, I really hope one of you can help...

My desktop PC has suddenly developed a niggling little problem that means it is all but useless now. When opening most programs, IE, Windows Explorer and Opera the screen gets caught in a juddering motion that seems to act like the software is switching between Restore, Full Screen and Maximize functions, at the rate of about 6 switches a second. As you can probably imagine, this means the computer is more or less useless, and it's getting very frustrating. I've called the shop where we bought it, and got the usual "It's not our problem, try system restore, or restore factory settings". Tried system restore about 3 days ago, and no matter where I try to restore to it's having none of it, and then I got stop in a lovely "Packard Bell recovery program (which includes the system restore program)" loop, that stops actually being able to boot into Windows as it goes on a restarting loop, again, and again and again, until all of a sudden it'll boot. For this reason, System Restore is now switched off so I can continue getting into Windows. Programs not affected are Media Player, Photoshop, Outlook and RealPlayer plus others.

I assume this is a software issue, but I would really like to be able to sort this without having to wipe the whole computer.... Please can anybody help!

A:Solved: Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer jumping all over the place...

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Dear Tech guys,
I badly need your support. Day before yesterday (01-Aug-06) night I upgraded the yahoo toolbar and used their norton anti spy to scan. Then I shut down the system and started to work the next day. Every thing is perfectly ok except for one thing. In Windows Explorer, on any folder or drive if I double click or open I get a crash. If I do explore then there is no problem.

Below is the dialog that comes whenever we double click or open (for eg: on C:\ or any folder in the left side pane of the windows explorer. If I just keep expanding the + of the tree no problem, only on clicking the item to open the following error occurs.)

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

program: C:\Windows\Explorer.exe

This Application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

I am running on Windows XP SP 2. I dont have google toolbar. I have yahoo tool bar installed. I have tried uninstalling it and installing it again and other combinations as well.

I have also tried sfc /scannow as well. It did not work.

It doesnt look like any adware or spyware (yahoo's norton spyware had done a complete run and no problems in the system as reported by them).

What should I do now to get back to normal operation of windows explorer.

Thanks and Regards,
Naga Kumar S

A:Windows Explorer Runtime Error (not related to Internet Explorer)

I would un-install the Yahoo Toolbar and then put Google Toolbar in, Then I would try to download .NET framework 2.0


and install it. If it tells you that you already have it re-install it anyway.

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When I click computer and can see all the drives, if I right click the hard drive or either the dvd-rom drive or the dvd-rw writer drive,or anything else listed on computer it has the list open, explorer ,open with ulead photo explorer, search, etc., all of these only have the option stuck to only open with ulead photo explorer.

If I try to right click and open any of these it brings it up in Ulead photo explorer.
No options listed to open with another program.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Is this why my dvd burner will not work?

Thank you.

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SO for about a month now i have been having trouble with my computer. None of the Antirus or AD remover programs can find the problem.

While using the internet, a new window pops up displaying sometimes nothing, somethimes a search engine, sometimes something called reditty.com... And when it loads it causes Internet Explorer to crash.

Also, a strange dll. file shows up in MSCONFIG startup programs, if i click for it not to show up on next load up, then a new dll file replaces it... Also, Rundll shows up in task manager. Sometimes twice... with no programs or windows open....

My hijack this log is as follows.. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!!! im hurting here.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:58:10 PM, on 3/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
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A:Internet Explorer Pops up in new window and fails Explorer to work. Also....

I was able to fix the problem using HiJack this and AVG Spyware remover in safemode... Actually i had to do a long list of things i found in another thread. So my problem is solved... It is linked to the WinLogin malware... A browser pops up with reditty window... If anyone else is having this problem feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] I will give you the information i recieved, and any additional help you may need.

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Hey guys, thanks for viewing my post... This has been going on for about 2 weeks now and I can't figure out the cause...

Every time I open "My Computer" or anything with windows explorer, everything is fine for a few seconds... then starts to slow... then explorer completely locks up and crashes without an error message... screen shows only the wallpaper for a few minutes... then explorer starts back up, icons come back, etc and all is normal again.

This only seems to happen when utilizing Windows Explorer. I've tried to change the settings on the automatic thumbnail view thinking THAT was the problem, but it always crashes before I can go in there. (Plus I haven't changed settings in that area any time recently, and I do a lot of graphics so a thumbnail preview is a must)

I assume this is just a dumb XP problem, but searching for it with terms like "windows explorer crashes" etc comes up with only Internet Explorer results... I have 1.5g of ram and a decent processor in my HP Pavilion a535w... and only since a few weeks ago have I had any problems like this. NEED HELP!

Also, ever since about a month after getting a new graphics card... sometimes it takes 1-5 tries to get my computer to boot if just recently shut off or restarted. The computer appears to come on, but it doesn't make any loading clicks, and the monitor won't turn on.

I don't think they're related, but both are equally annoying.

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A:Every time I open windows explorer, explorer must exit, crashes.

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I have an odd bug cropping up on multiple machines lately with XP Pro SP2. I've yet to find any other instances on the net, but I'm not exactly sure of what to search for. I open Windows Explorer and leave it open. If anything happens on the Desktop (say a file is deleted, created, name changed, anything) the Windows Explorer will list Multiple "Desktops" at the top of the list on the left pane.

Now these "Desktops" are actual folders that exist on my Desktop and I can click on them and see the contents of each folder, and in the address bar the real folder name is shown, but for some reason Windows Explorer displays them as "Desktop" instead of the real folder name in the left pane.

Also when this happens I can no longer navigate the folder tree properly. Plus signs to expand a tree no longer work, when I double click on a subfolder to open it, it doesn't refresh the left pane. I can close out Windows Explorer and reopen and all is well again until the next change. This is a very very frustrating bug and even happens on clean installs. Has anyone else had experience with this bug or have any clues what might be causing it? Thanks

BTW, this clean install was using nLite to slipstream SP2 and automate the install. The only other options I used was disabling services that I always disable anyway such as the firewall, indexing, etc...

A:Solved: Explorer tree display curiosity, AKA Odd Windows Explorer Bug

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About a week ago, I turned on my laptop to find that Internet Explorer was freezing and crashing. When it crashed, I wouldn't get the normal Windows error reporting message, but instead Windows Explorer froze and I was forced to restart. When I restarted -- stupidly, more than 10 times in 2 hours -- the first few times, a few ad windows and anti-virus downloader screens popped up. I scanned with Housecall, and an infection with Mal-vundo came up that it couldn't repair. I downloaded SpyBot, AdAware, and AVG free, and not much popped up that I knew how to fix other than a dat file called __c001BA5E, and a few others. I tried to delete these on reboot, and it seemed to work for awhile. Soon enough, though, both explorers were crashing again. I've tried to avoid rebooting, but I can't help it. I'm not sure what else to do at this point. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:05:19 PM, on 07/11/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Pro... Read more

A:Unknown Windows Explorer/Internet Explorer instability -- Mal-Vundo?

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part... Read more

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Hey, I am having problems with my other computer suddenly closing both Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer applications, such as Control Panel, My Computer, etc...(Windows XP Home Edition)
When i click on either one, lets say the my computer icon, a pop up of the my computer folder thing flashes for a split second then disappears, the computer freezes for about a second, shows only the desktop, then a few seconds later the icons start appearing on my desktop and my start taskbar comes back. The screen is back to normal with no lag, but the my computer pop up is no longer there. The same thing happens with internet explorer, but it just happens alot quicker.
Does anyone know what could possibly be the problem of this, and maybe how to fix it? Thank You in advance.

A:Windows Explorer + Internet Explorer Closing Immediately...

Did you do an anti-virus scan on your PC seems like a virus problem.

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The windows explorer command (not explorer.exe) works from the quick launch tool bar but does not work from the MS Office tool bar; the error message is 'there was a problem sending the command to the program'. Previously, it worked from this tool bar, and then stopped working. All other commands from this tool bar including explorer.exe work. However, Explorer.exe starts with 'My documents and one has then to get to c:\ after expanding 'my computer'. Explorer.scf works when it is double clicked in the folder in which the buttons of the MSOffice tool bar are stored.

I would like to know why explorer.scf does not work from the MSOffice tool bar, and what can be done to fix this; what does the extension *.scf mean?

Is there a way that one can change the position of folders in the Windows explorer? e.g. to have 'My Computer' rather than my documents on the top?

Thank you,

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When I use explorer to copy or move files, Something it happen  explorer not work and need to close it.

System Windows 7 64 SP1
I upload wer

Log list?
Sig[0].Name=Application Name
Sig[1].Name=Application Version
Sig[2].Name=Application Timestamp
Sig[3].Name=Fault Module Name
Sig[4].Name=Fault Module Version
Sig[5].Name=Fault Module Timestamp
Sig[6].Name=Exception Code
Sig[7].Name=Exception Offset
UI[3]=Windows ???? ??????
UI[4]=Windows ?????????????????
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I have a problem IE 7 in vista is showing windows explorer history.

What i mean is whatever folders i access could be seen in internet explorer.
if i access c:\windows it is seen in Internet explorer under the address bar.
Its really irritating.

Any solutions.

P.S. I still want the IE to show the normal web history.
Thanks in advance

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