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explorer.exe restarts when i open some folders[RESOLVED]

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okay, I've heard of this problem for .avi files. I'm not sure if its the same thing, but its possible, in any case its worth a shot

open up notepad and copy the following text into the window



change the "save as type" field to "all files" and save it as "fix.reg"

then double click the saved file and click yes when it asks if you want to merge the information with the registry

Edit: it might be worth it to go into chat to talk through this, since I have some questions that might be easier without a succession of posts. The applet is on the main page I believe

Edited by Avohir, 16 April 2005 - 11:30 PM.

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im not sure what happened there but i got disconnected and cant reconnect...odd. ill keep trying
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Issue was solved in Chat. invartact, I am going to clsoe your log now. If y ou need it to be reopened, please PM me or any other trust helper, or forum mod.

Here are some tips on keeping your system clean.

The following is a list of tools and utilities that I like to suggest to people. This list is full of great tools and utilities to help you understand how you got infected and how to keep from getting infected again.
  • Spybot Search & Destroy - Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.
  • AdAware - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.
  • SpywareBlaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.
  • SpywareGuard - Works as a Spyware "Shield" to protect your computer from getting malware in the first place.
  • IE-SpyAd - puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
  • CleanUP! - Cleans temporary files from IE and Windows, empties the recycle bin and more. Great tool to help speed up your computer and knock out those nasties that like to reside in the temp folders.
  • Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
  • Google Toolbar - Free google toolbar that allows you to use the powerful Google search engine from the bar, but also blocks pop up windows.
  • Trillian or Miranda-IM - These are Malware free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program! (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN)
To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this article by Tony Klein
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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