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Q: Help needed with Win Explorer eating CPU

My Vista HP SP1 is running consistently at 45-55% CPU all the time. Using Process Explorer, I see that it is explorer.exe that is running up this total. Under it, is displayed everything running under explorer (e.g., googleupdate, sidebar, firefox) and none of them appears to be using the CPU other than sporadically and in small quantities. I've used Process Explorer to suspend each one it turn and it makes no difference. Of course, when I suspend explorer itself, the CPU does go down to almost nothing.

I do not have this problem on my other Vista computer. I run AVG free (up to date and regular scans), AdAware, CCcleaner, and Spybot -- nada, nothing showing up. I've googled the issue and found nothing that has helped. I've looked in the Event Viewer and see perhaps 20 errors and warnings but not one dominating.

I'm competent in using basic tools but this one has set me back. Can you help?

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A: Help needed with Win Explorer eating CPU

More info: Using Process Explorer, I double clicked on explorer.exe and found that the thread SHLWAPl.dll!Ordinal197+0x57 was the one showing the high CPU use. When I double click on that thread, it shows me the following "stack":

ntdll.dll!KiUserCallbackDispatcher
USER32.dll!SendMessageW+0x49
Explorer.EXE+0x305ff
Explorer.EXE+0xcbc3
Explorer.EXE+0x28f61
Explorer.EXE+0x292f6
Explorer.EXE+0xe39d
Explorer.EXE+0xc69b
Explorer.EXE+0x8924
Explorer.EXE+0x1eef
USER32.dll!GetMessageW+0x93
USER32.dll!GetWindowLongW+0x115
USER32.dll!ReleaseDC+0x7a
USER32.dll!OpenInputDesktop+0x55
ntdll.dll!KiUserCallbackDispatcher+0x2e
USER32.dll!PeekMessageW+0x179
Explorer.EXE+0x1c8d
Explorer.EXE+0x2196c
SHLWAPI.dll!Ordinal197+0xfc
kernel32.dll!BaseThreadInitThunk+0x12
ntdll.dll!RtlInitializeExceptionChain+0x63
ntdll.dll!RtlInitializeExceptionChain+0x36

Don't know if this provides anyone with any clues. I tried killing that thread but that also disables explorer.exe. When I reboot, the problem is still there.

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Ive recently started having a problem with my pc, it isnt running slow, however my task manager always shows my CPU at 100%, the culprit; explorer.exe.

I work from a Powerspec 7710 PC, I run WinXP pro with a Pentium 4. 3.06GHz, .99GB of Ram.

Below I will list a hijackthis log file.

------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:01:39 AM, on 10/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Cognex\In-Sight\In-Sight Explorer 3.3.0\Utilities\cogissvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CRYPSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Siemens\Step7\S7BIN\s7asysvx.exe
C:\Program Files\SIEMENS\Common\S7IEPG\s7oiehsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

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Hi,

My explorer.exe is eating much of my cpu. It is taking forever to do anything.

Also I am having to reset my modem every half hr or less. Firefox and ie8 are constantly unable to connect to desired server. Even though my network monitor still indicates that i am connected at 100mpbs.

I ran vundofix and there were no errors reported.

Any ideas? Below is my hijack this file.
Thx

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:27:06 AM, on 1/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft In... Read more

A:Explorer.exe eating most of my cpu

I am running
turion 1.8; 2gigs ram, 8g HD
xp pro Sp3
Thx
 

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Heres my HJT file, my explorer.exe is constantly using 99 CPU, seems like i need to close and reopen explorer every so often just to calm it down.

Does anyone see anything in here that could be a problem?

Thanks




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:01:39 AM, on 10/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Cognex\In-Sight\In-Sight Explorer 3.3.0\Utilities\cogissvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CRYPSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Siemens\Step7\S7BIN\s7asysvx.exe
C:\Program Files\SIEMENS\Common\S7IEPG\s7oiehsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SIEMENS\Common\sws\almsrv\almsrvx... Read more

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Upon booting my laptop, explorer.exe eats up a huge amount of my resources on task manager, and it continues to do so even after startup is complete. I imagine I have malware on my PC. It only goes back to 0 after i end process/restart explorer.exe. I've run malwarebytes on quick scan and found nothing, but a complete scan will usually freeze well into the scan. I've included an HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:58:50, on 1/14/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPOSDSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPFNF6R.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Lenovo\NPDIRECT\TPFNF7SP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TpShocks.exe
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A:Explorer.exe eating resources..

Oh, and the Laptop is a Lenovo T61 Running Windows XP SP3
 

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Explorer is eating up about 70% of my processor usage, all the time.
If I disable it through the task manager's resource monitor, the desktop is unusable.
What can I do to free more of my CPU when I need it?
I run Windows 7 on a Dell Precision T3500 workstation that is a little sluggish.
Thanks for your help

A:explorer.exe eating up resources

Is this a new install? It may be indexing your drive(s) which can take a few hours if you have a lot of stuff, expeciall like videos and images, should go away on it's own after a bit...

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About six months ago I postet a thread in here regarding crashes, bluescreens, out of memory errors and so on that I was experiencing. I got all sorts of help, and although it did improve my computers speed, and delayed the errors, it didn't fix it completely, and it's now coming back fully..Now I finally found the problem.

By watching my task manager I can see that Explorer.exe reaches nearly 4gb, and is often taking over 90% of cpu(?) power.

I've tried to read around, finding solutions to this, although I can't really find anything. I've read something about de-activating all non microsoft shellextensions, but I thought I'd check in with you guys first.

So, has anybody else experienced and/or had any luck fixing this?
 

A:Explorer.exe eating up memory.

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Hey guys,

I have an issue with an old old computer that by all rights should be replaced, but can't be yet
So when the old girl is turned on explorer.exe spikes to 100% and stops anything being done for about 10 minutes, then it lets off and works fine...until i open something else. Opening internet explorer causes iexplore.exe to do exactly the same, and become unusable until 10 minutes later.
This, as you can imagine is pretty irritating and does not make for the most useable computer! I have ran the usual Mbam, Kapersky and Spybot and all have come up with nothing.
I'll drop my hjt log here and hopefully one of you awesome people can help me!

Thanks,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:00:19 PM, on 9/28/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThi... Read more

A:iexplore.exe and explorer.exe eating up 100%

Cheers for the move, didn't quite know where I was posting!

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When I leave my computer on for a while, soon enough, explorer.exe begins to eat more and more memory, along with one of my svchost.exe's. Am I infected with somthing [probably], or is explorer supposed to eat up 30mb of ram (svchost ~= 17mb)?...

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A:Explorer Eating Memory

Hi, from what you are showing that is about normal for Vista. Mine is using about 37 meg of ram for explore. One of the best upgrades for using Vista is more ram, 2 gig of ram is about the sweet spot for the average user.

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System Specs:HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv5-1010 with Windows Vista SP1The dll files that restrict you from using non Microsoft msstyles have been patched.Using Windows Aero.MBAM, Spybot S&D 1.6.2, McAfee '08, A^2 Antivirus installed.I've tried everything - stopping search indexing, using Windows Basic, killing my Windows Dock, using Windows Classic (!), and the list goes on, but it still won't fix itself. Windows Explorer boots up just fine, using 0-2 % of CPU, which should be normal. It jumps from time to time to 15%, but then goes straight back down. Four minutes or so after bootup completes, it suddenly spikes to around 46-49%, and stays there, going as high as 52 and not going below 30. At this point, I kill off Explorer and reboot it manually (typing in explorer into the Run function of Task Manager), and it stays at 0-2. After the reboot, it used to display two Explorer.exe processes, both leading to C:\Windows\Explorer.exe, except the command line of the first was the usual ("C:\Windows\explorer.exe") and the second one looked kind of like a cache, and said something (to my recollection) like "C:\Windows\explorer.exe /separate /idlist"* and then a random string of numbers. It doesn't do this now, though.This appears if I type C:\ into the Run function of Task Manager. Though I think it's so that the whole of Explorer doesn't boot, though, since I saw C:\ at the end of the string of digits. Always be... Read more

A:Windows Explorer sure does like eating my CPU.

On the multiple Explorer processes thing, sometimes it shows a string of digits and letters like a cache, and sometimes it displays the a shorter string of just numbers followed by C:\ or whatever.

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Hi everybody and thanks for your time in advance!

I am on a 'Ferrari 4000'-laptop with Windows XP, and I dont have any special kind of programs on it and I try to keep it pretty clean (some poker apps, winamp, itunes, bittorent, VLC etc)...

Recently, when using the internet with explorer it has really started to go slow, and often it uses 100k kb or more of my memory which I assume is waaay above normal when I don't run any other memory-demanding programs and my usage (or whatever it's called) is like 100%...

I have scanned with Adaware and Nod32 and they didnt find any viruses, so I am confused as to why this memory thing happends....

BTW, I am using the latest version of explorer (v7).

Thanks alot!
/Victor

Here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:24:39 AM, on 03/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\Program\Eset... Read more

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Hello im new here
I have a problem with IE.
Internet Explorer eating my memory, everytime im openning IE, the Mem Usage going up and sometimes the CPU too.
Lets say, after 5 min or something like that, the Mem Usage of IE is 200,000 +, and my computer getting slow and the IE too.
I think i have a viruses or something, I dont know.
Can you help me please?
Thanks, Michael
 

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Task manager shows explorer eating up tons of RAM (28,580 K). I've run a number of programs, and it seems that I have Virtumonde adware on the system. I've run VundoFix and VirtumundoBeGone with no success.I've also run ewido anti-spyware, Spybot and Ad-aware, and while all but Spybot specifically picked up on it and fixed the problem, the problem still persists. (I've also run all of the programs and repaired in safe mode with no luck). The problem seems to be related to two entries in Hijackthis with the filename 'mllmn.dll' (O2 and O20) - while I've checked those off and hit the fix button , they re-appear on the next scan.I've followed the directions from "How To Remove Winfixer / Virtumonde / Msevents / Trojan.vundo" to no avail. My Hijacthis log is below:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:49:01 PM, on 7/24/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\lexbces.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\LEXPPS.EXEc:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\P... Read more

A:Explorer Eating Up Ram / Mllmn.dll (vundo?)

Hello Paul22...welcome to bleepingcomputer!Yes, it seems you have Vundo by your HJT log...if you've tried VundoFix and VundoBegone without success, let's try this. I've seen a bunch of Vundo that is not being fixed with the 'standard' tools:1. Download this file :http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exehttp://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/combofix.exeMake sure you download it directly to your desktop...DO NOT place it in a folder!Next, click start>>run and type/paste the following line in the "Open" box exactly as it is, quotation marks included (note the space between " /..it is necessary:"%userprofile%\desktop\combofix.exe" /v mllmnPost back with a new HJT log and the log Combofix produces...

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Hi everybody and thanks for your time in advance!

I am on a 'Ferrari 4000'-laptop with Windows XP, and I dont have any special kind of programs on it and I try to keep it pretty clean (some poker apps, winamp, itunes, bittorent, VLC etc)...

Recently, when using the internet with explorer it has really started to go slow, and often it uses 100k kb or more of my memory which I assume is waaay above normal when I don't run any other memory-demanding programs and my usage (or whatever it's called) is like 100%...

I have scanned with Adaware and Nod32 and they didnt find any viruses, so I am confused as to why this memory thing happends....

BTW, I am using the latest version of explorer (v7).

Thanks alot!
/Victor

Here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:24:39 AM, on 03/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
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A:Explorer (iexplore.exe) is eating my memory

no one has as idea?
 

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In the thread I've been reading through, while helping another user with this exact same problem, Member "Broni" said to start a new topic if you had the same problem. Well, here's my new topic. Count me in as one of the many who have been infected by whatever is causing multiple and growing instances of Explorer and iExplorer in task manager as well as an endless barrage of blocked websites being offered up by MalwareBytes.
When one of the amazing helping members here has time for me, I've already begun downloading SecurityCheck.exe, Farbar Service Scanner, and MiniToolBox, and I'm ready to go from there.
 
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, and have AVG, MalwareBytes, and MS Security Essentials installed. None can fix this problem so far.
 
HELP!!! And THANK YOU! in advance.  :-) 

A:I have it too... Explorer eating up memory, multiple iExplorers, etc, etc.

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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I think im INFECTED but it appears to only affect on account.. other user accounts seem to be ok.. as far as i can tell..
i think i may be infected by a Trojan or some sorta virus.. the computer is acting very sluggish even though i have 3meg of mem and a 2 core AMD 3.2 GHZ running in vista OS.. i have done a number of virus scans, Panda, and Avast. and in the process of running a full scan in safe mode with Malwarebytes... so far no virus detected, i do notice that in safe mode i dont get near the hit on the resources as i would in regular logon..
i have HijackThis installed if you need that information... other then that im pretty well stuck, have Google all i can on the possible explorer.exe process and it says its legit, helps with display of icons and graphics in windows vista..

by Resources i mean CPU usage.
symptoms -- sluggish computer all web browsing or any application just slows to a crawl..
when i start the computer and log on i check my resource manager and its any where from 76% to 100% CPU usage..
no virus detected with any Anti Virus i have tried including MS Anti Virus Security,, the computer is just not preforming like it did a even a few days ago.. not sure what else to add but i suspect the process Explorer.exe is infected.. not looking forward to having to do a full reinstall
help,,, what is my next course of action..

really stuck on this one..

edit:
now i have ran Malwarebytes and it found Rougeinstaller and removed it..
i am no... Read more

A:Explorer.exe is eating up my resources.. Virus? Vista

i hate to do this, its bad form.. but Bump...
im still infected, im not sure why or what is going on but it all results in processing taking 100% of CPU..
i suspect my explorer.exe is infected but i it may be a number of other issues... i could really use some help on doing a proper virus detection..
malware bytes.. is just showing up as clean...
please help...

chris...

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Hey guys, so I posted this topic a few weeks ago and told myself I'd just live with the issue - now I'm fed up...
 
Back story - explorer.exe is eating up a lot of my PC's resources. Basically taking up anywhere between 1-4.5gbs of ram as well as 10-100% of usage. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium, i5, 64 bit, 6gb of ram. I've never had this issue in the past, but it appears to be an ongoing issue even after running numerous anti-malware/viral software. I've done a clean boot as well and that also did not fix the issue. I used Process Explorer to try and locate the issue, but had no success. And I also noticed that there are two explorer.exe process but both with different command lines.
 
Somewhat related: I play a lot of League of Legends and recently the ping has been well above 200 for me (usually like 80-100). So I opened up the resource monitor, and a lot of the latency is coming from the explorer.exe process. So when I kill the process, the lag goes away...or at least when I ping the server with Ping of Legends.exe. I'm not really sure what this means, but if it helps, then all the better.
 
Any suggestions would be extremely helpful. If you need more information, I will do my best to provide it. Thank you very much in advanced.

A:Explorer.exe eating all of my memory and causing latency to be through the roof.

Are both instances of explorer.exe located in C:\WINDOWS?
 
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Hi
I am pretty sure dis problem is due to some spyware/virus etc. I've tried searching the registry with only a stubpath(in MICROSOFT/Active Setup/Installed Components) and tried scanning my system with spybot and trend micro office scan but couldn't fix the problem.I ran HIJACKTHIS with changed name and am pasting the log here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:40:49 AM, on 9/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\UNS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CCM\CcmExec.exe
C:\TEMP\TYD6E6.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\pccntmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Communicator\communicator.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe
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A:Solved: Internet explorer always open and eating lots of memory

Do you not have an IT Department who can handle this?
 

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Interesting visual of Chrome expansion over the years. I'm pretty sure this includes mobile devices. Edit: It is Desktop market share.
 
http://thenextweb.com/google/2015/12/11/watch-this-hypnotic-visualization-of-chrome-eating-internet-explorer-alive/

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Not really sure what to do, searched google but no real answers, hopefully somebody can help on here.
When I use the back button on IE it goes back 2 times instead of just 1. Any ideas how I can correct this?
thanks,
Scott

A:IE explorer help needed

Try this experiment. Click the bar at the top of your browser that says "Windows Internet Explorer". Click it only once. If it resizes, something's wrong with your mouse. Change the settings in Control Panel>Mouse

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Hi there

xp pro

everytime i get online and go to every page that req java the debug screen pops up
error line 115 etc etc.

i have all xp critical updates.

plz help

whats missing or corrupt?

mdm.exe always loads i have renamed it .old still comes back

this is a fresh install
 

A:ie explorer help needed

Try reinstalling the Java application.
 

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Hello,

I think my PC has become infected with a virus or Trojan since this afternoon. Some symptoms:
- Starting any program takes forever, especially browsers (both IE and Firefox).
- Intermittent pop-ups.
- I noticed when I run IE, sometimes the original program is not running, I can tell from the graphics - this is also intermittent.
- Occasionally, sometimes repeatedly, my Norton anti-virus program complains about an "explorer.exe" requesting access to the internet.

I've browsed through a few other threads and noticed some similarities with my problem, but I think each issue is separate since I have to provide a HJT log. My apologies if this has already been dealt with in another post, and I'd appreciate it if you could point me to the appropriate thread in that case.

Below is the log from the HJT scan. Many thanks in advance for your help.

Joe

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:12:35 PM, on 2/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Share... Read more

A:Help Needed With Explorer.exe Issue

I've managed to take some screen shots of one of the recurring scenarios: Basically, I start my PC, run IE, go to any website, then I get a pop-up advertising some malware removal site, followed by some fake security alerts, in the succession seen in the attached screen shots (even if I close these pop-ups), if this helps. Starting the applications then takes forever, as stated earlier. Thanks again.
 

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I cant close any open windows on internet explorer, when i try the close window button just beeps. I opened task manager and it said the program was running, i press end task and that beeps but does eventually close the windows.

I'm using windows XP. All other programs are working normally. I have norton system works and zone alarm but could i still be under attack???

Recently if i try to enter a site i have book marked most of the time i cant get to it. My home page was recently changed because i downloaded a pop up killer, i have now uninstalled this. I dont know if the two problems are connected.

I would be really grateful of any help you can give me.

Thanks
 

A:Help needed internet explorer!

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I know that i installed Internet Explorer 8 and have all of it features such as inprivate but it is not listed in either my installed promgrams or updates.
As a result of this, i can't uninstall it even though it has caused me many problems.
I will like any advice on how to resolve this issue. Please explain as simple as i am not that good with computer.
Thank you to anyone who helps me
 

A:Help needed!!! Internet explorer 8

Step by step is at this link.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700/
 

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I read the sticky post about what to do first, so I've done all I can in that regard. I started up in safe mode and ran Ad-Aware, Search and Destroy, and Shredder. I've also got Kaspersky Antivirus and Windows Defender running on my PC (they constantly find the same thing but never seem to fix it). I also can't open up my control pannel (the taskbar disappears for a moment, then comes back). Also, every program I run pops up a "XXX has encounterd a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" window, but I can ignore the window and the program seems to run properly.

Here's my log, any help would be GREATLY appreciated :)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:24:11 PM, on 1/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
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A:Help needed, can't even open explorer.exe

Hello jmrusso, welcome to TSF and thanks for your patience. You may wish to Subscribe to this thread so that you are notified when you receive a reply. To do this click Thread Tools (above the first post), then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions. If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes. Please do these steps in order and do not skip any.

Unhide Files
Go to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View tab and select "Show hidden files and folders". Uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" option. Also make sure there is no checkmark beside "Hide file extensions for known file types". Click OK.

Download CleanUp!
Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (alternate link if main link isn't working: http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CleanUp.exe)

WARNING: CleanUp! deletes EVERYTHING out of temporary folders and does not make backups. If you have any documents or programs that are saved in any temporary folders, please make a backup of these before running CleanUp!

WARNING: Do not run cleanup under Windows XP x64 Edition. If you're not sure if you have the 64-bit version of Windows then you probably do not; however, you can check by using IE to download the whichcpu tool... Read more

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In win xp clicking on a folder on the left side opened its sub folders on the left and right. Is there a way to make windows explorer work like this in win 7? As it is set up now, I either have to hunt and click the little arrow next to the folder on the left, or double click the folder on the right to open its sub folders.

A:Windows Explorer help needed

Hello cr2, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help with that.

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all

Ok i need a little help here please...

Iv a project in the works using FTP.... i know i can log in via windows explorer by typing the FTP address in the address bar form any window like 'Documents' ect
I can successfully log into my FTP account and do what i need too do... im all clear on that part....
What im not clear about its how to make a shortcut/favorite so as i can click to log in rather than having to type the details into the address bar every tome
I had a quick scan of the tutorials section but didn't seem to find anything, unless i just over looked it?
i hope someone can help me out here...
thanx
Oh and if its any help im on a public network so Network discovery / printer and file sharing needs to be kept off if possible

A:FTP via Windows Explorer help needed

Did you try this?

Work with files on an FTP site

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the proses explorer feeps freesing. when i first got the computer it was realy fast but now its so slow i takes atleast 5 secondsto just open the start bar, can someone tell me how to fix this.

My System:

Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Eddition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Manerfatured and supported by: hp invent
howlett-packard Company
HP Pavilion
Intel(R)
Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
3.00GHz, 2.00GB of RAM
Physical Adredress Extensions

Here is the logfile from Hijack This:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:12:42 PM, on 10/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Traffic Shaper XP Server\bcserver.service
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil3\BTNtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
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A:explorer.exe freezes ALOT HELP NEEDED

Event Viewer- Application errors today:

Type Date Time Source Category Event User Computer
Error 10/14/2007 8:13:28 PM Application Error None 1000 N/A CHARLIE
Information 10/14/2007 8:12:30 PM Winlogon None 1002 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:31:58 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:31:58 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:31:38 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:31:38 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:31:38 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:31:38 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Warning 10/14/2007 7:31:31 PM MsiInstaller None 1001 HP_Administrator CHARLIE
Warning 10/14/2007 7:31:31 PM MsiInstaller None 1004 HP_Administrator CHARLIE
Warning 10/14/2007 7:31:31 PM MsiInstaller None 1001 NETWORK SERVICE CHARLIE
Warning 10/14/2007 7:31:31 PM MsiInstaller None 1004 NETWORK SERVICE CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:31:22 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:31:22 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:59 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:59 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:40 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:40 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:40 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:39 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:39 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:39 PM nview_info None 1 N/A CHARLIE
Error 10/14/2007 7:29:39 PM nview_inf... Read more

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Running explorer in two-pane mode, I have a directory full of folders open in the left pane. I want to use the options mouse button (RMB for most) on all of the sub-folders in turn to see if the "Requires Administrative Privilege" icon appears.

Being methodical, I start at the top and RMB. The properties popup appears adjacent to the mouse, with its' left edge aligned (to the pixel) over the tip of the mouse.

Now comes my difficulty: To see the properties of the next folder down, I have to move the mouse pointer at least one pixel left, otherwise I'd be clicking in the properties popup.

Eventually, the mouse has moved so far to the left that I can no longer select the following folder...

I know that this is a trivial problem. I'm lucky enough that problems this trivial occupy my mind (nothing worse to obliterate them). I'd still like to know if there's a technique to avoid the occasional glitch in my steady progress through the sub-folders!

A:Explorer: Usage suggestion needed

Please update/complete your pc specs, so we can help you.

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Over the past 2 days - Vista which is installed on my notebook, hasnt let me open up a new window (e.g. My doucments) without restarting Explorer.exe.

Because of this i'm not able to access, My doucments, My music, My Pictures and My Computer..

I've searched the PC for Virus' and Malware; and all has been removed.



Any idea's?

A:Vista Explorer Help Needed Urgently!

so what about restoring or full recovery (depending on manufacture it will be either,f8,f11 on start up)

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hey everyone havnt been on this site in years and had to make a new account, i guess thats a good thing.

for the past month the data execution prevention has been popping up for anything that uses explorerfollowed by a system crash error. I used sysdm to access the program to change the allowances and it worked for maybe a week and the problem is still occuring with DEP turned off for explorer.

the crash error comes up as follows:
EventType : BEX P1 : explorer.exe P2 : 6.0.2900.5512 P3 : 48025c30
P4 : unknown P5 : 0.0.0.0 P6 : 00000000 P7 : 0009a810
P8 : c0000005 P9 : 00000008

thechnical information is as follows:
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1841.dir00\explorer.exe.mdmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER1841.dir00\appcompat.txt

i allready tried deleting the temp file to see if that would help and no luck. also ran a registry cleaner to see if that would help.

anyone have a perm. answer/fix to this frustrating problem?

Thank you for any input.

A:windows explorer crashing, help needed

Nothing?

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Wassup people, Got a big problem here on my computer, running on a Windows XP, Service Pack 2.

I log into my account, windows loads up and during start up, explorer.exe just crashes, it completly removes itself from the task manager every 20 seconds, desktop icons then dissapear with only the wallpaper/background showing. This is a real problem, I've used Spy Doctor and Kaspersky, it found a few malware and trojans and my system appears to be clean however my explorer.exe continues to crash every 20 seconds, forcing me to launch programs through task manager in order for me to function on the Computer.

I've read up this problem throughout google and tried some of the advice thats been given to others with a similar problem as the one im facing with however it still crashes.

Anyone know how I can fix this problem?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Help needed....Explorer.exe crashes every 20 seconds!

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Hello!I have a problem with my internet explorer..it keeps closing after 2 seconds everytime i try to open it, also, Mcafee Antivirus keeps telling me it found a trojan named starpage.DU, it says it's deleted but the message keeps coming again and again...what can i do? i tried to eliminate it with adaware and nothing happenned...here's my Hijackthis log...i hope you guys can help me.. Thanks in advance!!!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 08:35:52 p.m., on 17/07/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\ARCHIV~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\ARCHIV~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\S3apphk.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I4C1.EXEC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:&... Read more

A:Help needed! Internet Explorer keeps closing

bump!

Pleeeeease...need some help here!

Thanks again!

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If i open IE8 via start - favourites - all OK

If i open via taskbar icon on lower left screen or via start - I.E.

I get an error box appear

"INTERNET EXPLORER HAS STOPPED WORKING"
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly, windows will close the program & notify you if a solution is available.

now if i click the close program button on this error box, I then get the tabs have been recovered and all is OK

tied the reset button with no luck open to any ideas

A:Internet Explorer 8 Problem help needed please

Try removing the add ons

tools>internet options>advanced>reset

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I need help with windows explorer. can I get someone on IM? pleaseeeeeee...
 

A:Solved: help with windows explorer needed

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Please help as fas as you can all help appreciated
Heres log


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:02:44 PM, on 1/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MyPortal\Speed-X\SpeedX.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6172\SAService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Azureus\Azureus.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ping.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\Ad-Watch2007.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\danny\Desktop\DriverDetective.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsiExec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsiExec.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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A:HijackThis help needed!! Explorer error!

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Download Deckard's System Scanner to your Desktop.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.

1. Close all applications and windows.
2. Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
3. When the scan is complete, a text file will open - main.txt.txt<<this one will be maximized and extra.txt <<this one will be minimized.
4. Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt.txt in your next reply.
6. Please copy and paste the contents of main.txt and extra.txt to your post.

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The system in question is an Intel i5-based system with 4GB of RAM and a 32-bit version of Windows 7 Professional installed.

When the primary user logs in, the desktop appears pretty quickly however the network connectivity icon has the spinning circle in it, for longer than it should, and if we click an icon in the taskbar to start an application, like IE or Firefox, nothing happens for about 30 seconds. Then, the application will start, the network connectivity icon shows a normal connection state and the system runs just fine.

It seems that something is "hanging" or "waiting" during this time period. The hard drive light is NOT on solid, but periodically blinks during this time period.

When I boot in safe mode with networking, the problem doesn't occur. We had Norton Internet Security installed and uninstalled that but the problem persists. I've used msconfig to turn off ALL startup applications and the problem persists. I've used msconfig to turn off ALL services and the problem seemed to have gone away. So, I'm going to go through teh Black Viper service recommendations to see what I can safely disable and see if I can locate the service that might be either causing this issue or contributing to it.

I'm starting this thread to see if there are any other things I should look into. The system DID have a major virus infection, from what I've been told, and since that the system has been exhibiting this behavior. However,... Read more

A:Help needed with a strange explorer problem

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I'm upgrading from Internet Explorer 6, and I'm downloading from Microsofts site, not a CD. I take the steps below, tell me if I'm doing something wrong. Ask for additional information, I'll give it to you if I can.

1. I go to microsoft.com/en/us/default.aspx
2. I click on the bottom right link "Internet Explorer"... "Free Download".
3. I click the link to the right, under the photos "INSTALL ALL 3 NOW".
4. The download window pops up, I click "Save"/
5. I put the file "MSNOIE8_MSCOM_XP" on my desktop.
6. The progress window pops up and loads...
7. I click "Open Folder".
8. It says the targets on the Desktop.
9. I go to my desktop.
10. I open the "MSNOIE8_MSCOM_XP" file (while I'm typing this, am I supposed to close all programs?).
11. The cabinet begins to extract the files.
12. The progress bar gets to the end.
13. A window titled "iesetup.exe - Entry Not Found" reads: "The procedure entry point SHRegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll."

What went wrong? What do I do? Answers A.S.A.P. would be wonderful!
 

A:Solved: Internet Explorer 8 download help needed

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Almost every time i enter my windows account and try to open either a folder on the desktop, my computer or the control panel explorer.exe shuts down and restarts short after, i hope someone can help me because i'd really like to see my problem solved.

I'm using Norton Systemworks 2006 and ZoneAlarm Pro v7.
I also have Spybot 1.4 and Hijackthis 1.99.
Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 0:09:25, on 03-04-2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Programas\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Programas\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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sorry if this is the wrong forum.

Whenever i launch internet explorer it takes longer than usual to load. And when i go to type a web address it just freezes and never loads a new webpage. I don;t know what is going on. This has started to happen on friday.

I;ve ran the following and they found some stuff and have deleted it but i still have the same problem. I;ve even tried system restore and it still persist.

I noticed that when i try to delete my history i get an error about not being able to open shell32.dll or something and that some about a inetcpl.cpl is having a problem.

I;ve ran the following tests
- cwshredder
- housecall online scanner
- spybot ( it freezes when i try to delete some spywares)
- ad aware
- microsoft windows defender beta 2

I;ve ran all programs in in safe mode and normal mode.

From cwshredder i consistently get cws.msconfig spyware error and it gets removed but ti eventually comes back.
I;ve even tried to remove the inetcpl.cp from the registry and also deleted all my coookies and temporary files.

This is my hijack this log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:55:55 PM, on 4/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Solved: seriousy internet explorer 6 help needed!

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I've run AdAware and cleaned a couple of thisngs but I can't get this system to start in normal mode. Zonealarm kicks in and everything starts failing, including explorer. I got this HJT log in safe mode. Can someone help?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:32:59 AM, on 10/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\$compwell\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.hispeed.rogers.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://as.starware.com/dp/search?x=...+4cxz/sVaahfFeaSGV/cwd5U+gtdj6ZdzFoHzeo081g==
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6010E9D1-C1B9-621B-C249-0B14DFF260EF} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\tpivktd.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrackPointSrv] tp4mon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BearShare] "C:\Program Files\BearShare\BearShare.exe" /pause
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
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A:Solved: explorer keeps failing - HJT review needed

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So, a client is running XP Home Edition (SP3) and uses Outlook Express 6 as his default e-mail application. Internet Explorer 8 is his default browser. IE and Outlook Express both run fine. The issue is, when he clicks a link in an e-mail message, IE8 opens up, displays the page, and the "iexplorer.exe" process does NOT exit after closing the IE window. As a result, "iexplorer.exe" process accumulate over time and eventually, clicking links in e-mail messages doesn't result in IE displaying the requested page.

Now, if I run IE8 manually, "iexplorer.exe" processes (2 I believe) are created and when I close the window they all go away.

If I make Google Chrome the default browser and I click a link in an e-mail message within Outlook Express 6, Chrome opens and displays the page. When I close the Chrome window, the "chrome.exe" processes go away, as expected.

The only time the problem occurs is when enough links are clicked in e-mail messages in Outlook Express 6 with IE8 set as the default browser.

If I manually kill all of the "iexplorer.exe" processes, I can click links in e-mail messages in Outlook Express 6 and they open in IE8, as expected. Then, I close the IE8 window and the accumulation starts again.

The system is free from infection and has Microsoft Security Essentials installed as well as Malwarebytes Pro.

Any ideas on what could be causing the "iexplorer.exe" processes to remain loaded when effec... Read more

A:Help needed with Outlook Express 6, Internet Explorer 8, and XP SP3

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I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 (64-bit) and am extremely annoyed by the album artwork folders when viewing my albums (I've actually been annoyed about it since Vista, but I've found no work-around there either). The icons Windows Vista & 7 use make the album artwork smaller for the same amount of icon space and they skew and partially obscure the album artwork.

After doing some research, I've found that Microsoft doesn't provide any way to get the old view back. I then pursued some work-arounds, none of which worked for me.

Here's what I've tried:

1. View the Music directory in Windows Media Player (WMP):
The problem with this is that I have each album as it's own folder so I can immediately right-click on the album I want and hit play. There's no way that I have found to get this in WMP. It will either sort by artist OR by album, not by artist THEN album (or just use the folder structure order). You have to first click on an artist folder and then select an album. Additionally, the icons aren't resizable as they are in Explorer.

2. View the Music directory in the Windows Explorer Music Library:
The Music Library has all the drawbacks of WMP and also adds the extra insult of skewing the artwork when in album view. It doesn't read from the "Folder.jpg" image anyway.

3. Convert the "Folder.jpg" image to "Folder.ico" and create a "desktop.ini" referring back to the "Fol... Read more

A:Album Artwork Viewer Needed for Explorer

Or, does anyone know of a more appropriate forum where I should seek help on this issue?
 

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Hi guys, after spending many hours trawling the tinternet looking for a solution, this board looks like the most helpful, so fingers crossed.

Two days ago, I went out leaving my pc running, I came back to discover just my desktop picture showing, no icons, no tool bars, nothing. Rebooted pc, still the same (also the same in safemode). I run AVG antivirus and also spybot search and destroy. Booted into safe mode, brought up task manager and managed to run AVG and spybot, AVG found 16 instances of Lop.DN which it then quarantined (8 were in system32 files and 9 in system restore files). Spybot brought up usual tracking cookies, but nothing alarming. However the problem still persists. I can get the icons on my desktop briefly if i use task manager and command of explorer.exe, but they disappear again. All scans since have come back clear, no sign of any virus. I've also run ad-aware 2007 and that came back clear. So I'm at a loss now. I can still access my files, but explorer just will not work. My notebook also didn't come with restore disks, apparently the OEM is on a hidden partition on my hard drive. I've put hijackthis on there today and this is the log that it's come up with, however I know nothing about this program so could use some help please. I have access to internet via another machine for a few days.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:22:11, on 14/09/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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A:Solved: Explorer.exe appears to be damaged, help needed!

Sorry forgot to mention I've also run stinger and nolop and again, nothing found.

Have also just run vundo: it's having problems getting rid of a file named c:\windows\system32\cbxuurs.dll and I can't find the log anywhere, have rebooted several times now when requested, the trouble is each time I reboot I have to manually restart vundo thru the task manager, it doesn't start automatically on reboot.
 

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Hi,

I've been having a problem where any time I click on explorer/my computer/control panel my cpu usage jumps to 100% and the computer hangs shortly after.
Another weird thing is that everytime I try to run spybot search & destory, it does not open but the cpu jumps and gets stuck at 100% until I terminate the process from tast manager.
I run chinese version of winXP (SP3) and I recently changed the language/non unicode setting to Japanese, though I cannot check if that's the cause of the problem or not since I can't change it back right now.

I ran HijackThis and got the following:
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Hard drive crash, transplanted HD to new computer which now has 2 hard drives, C & D. Problem is I cannot open Windows Explorer from desktop or any other location, from either drive. I get a message that says it "generates errors." And that it is keeping a log, presumably for use on some Day of Judgment. (I get around it for now by right-clicking My Computer and picking Explore from the pop-up menu.)
I have gone to the usual download sites in search of WE, no dice. Searching under WE download, Google just refers me to sites that offer a free registry scan plus pay to fix problems it finds.
Any free download out there?
 

A:Windows Explorer W2000P download needed

Either a sfc or 'repair' will probably fix it.
 

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