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#46
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Hi Pirate
1st thing is to down load the second one that has the self extracting file.
I let it put a shortcut to my desktop.
Double click on the new file and it will start to load.
It will then list the shell files. The ones that aren't windows files will be highlighted in pink. The Idea is to turn the ones in pink off then reboot.
From what I can gather this should not affect the computer as far as restarting because you will be only turning off non windows item.
If you want you can make a backup of the registry 1st.
To manually back up the registry using Registry Checker
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On the Start menu, click Run.

2.
Type scanregw.exe, and click OK.


First Registry Checker verifies that the registry is structurally sound. If the registry is sound, Registry Checker offers to back it up.

Edited by peterm, 16 September 2006 - 02:52 PM.

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I think I'm ready to try it ... but first, a point of information: having done as you suggested and backed up the registry, how would I access this backup if I needed to. Where is it stored and under which name?


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To restore the backup manually
1.
On the Start menu, click Shut Down.

2.
Select Restart in MS-DOS mode and click OK.

3.
At the MS-DOS command prompt, type scanreg /restore.

4.
Select the latest known good backup.


or if computer won't start tapping F8 on boot and go on from step 2

Shellexe is easy to use - when you start it it will highlight in pink the ones to turn off
Just click on one to highlight it then click on the red button on the top left hand corner.
When it ask you to confirm say yes - do this to all then reboot
Cheers
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Edited by peterm, 18 September 2006 - 03:14 AM.

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Howdy, Peterm ......

I ran ShellExe and disabled the only three items highlighted in pink. Those were:

goback shell extension ... context menu
goback shell extension ... shellexecute hook

hyperterminal icon ext ... icon handler

I then rebooted without any problem.

so far, so good .....

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Hi Pirate
My Guess is the Last one
The only way to be sure is to turn one at a time back on and see what happens.
I will ask our Malware people about hyperterminal icon ext ... icon handler
I think maybe a nasty.
Cheers
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Howdy, Peterm ...

I've been dealing with a medical emergency here, so I haven't really had a chance to check things out since I disabled those three items. I don't use GoBack so I was not at all reluctant to turn those two off.

I expect to be spending some time at the keyboard today. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Hi Pirate
Nothing to serious I Hope.
I have asked Malware about that file.
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Peterm ...

Howdy. Sorry about the lapse in communication. Due to a health issue (necessitating a week in the hospital), I have been offline for a while. But I'm back now.

When last I reported in, I had followed your suggestion and run Shell.exe. Three items were disabled.

Since then, I continue to get the error messages (illegal operation) when I try to use Windows Explorer. These appear every time I do a "right click" maneuver ... also every time I try to copy or cut-and-paste files from one directory to another.


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Hi Pirate
I hope all is ok.
Did we look at this?Virus ?
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I have AVG antivirus installed on my computer and each morning abouit 5 a.m., it kicks off a scan, then updates the files automatically.

I also make frequent trips to Panda and Trend Micro.

... Pirate

Edited by dchord44, 02 October 2006 - 04:30 AM.

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Only thing left is a Harware conflict !
Still thinking
Have asked for Help.

Edited by peterm, 02 October 2006 - 06:40 PM.

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I do appreciate all the assistance, Peterm ... my system is already cleaner and more efficient, thanks to your input.

If you think of anything else we could try, just give me a "holler."

... Pirate
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wannabe1 says:

Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers and see if the key EncodeDivXExt is present.

If it is, back up the registry...or at least that key (ContextMenuHandlers)...and delete the EncodeDivXExt key.

Reboot and see if the context menu still caused the Explorer crash.
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Thanks for your suggestion. But the key you specified was not present.


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Hi dchord44...

Without the Win98 cd, we are running out of options... :whistling:

Click Start, then Run, type msconfig and click "Ok". Click the "Startup" tab. Uncheck the last five items in the list and "Apply" the change. You will be prompted to reboot...do so.

Try the right click...if Explorer still crashes, go back to msconfig, recheck the five you disabled and uncheck the five applications above them in the list. Reboot and see if Explorer still crashes. Do this until you have disabled all the startup applications and tested for the Explorer crash.

If you find that Explorer stops crashing, the problem is in the five applications you have disabled at that point. Enable them one at a time and reboot until explorer crashes...the last application you enabled will be the culprit.

Let me know what you find with this...

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