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Having trouble with the explore.exe


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Bizzyb24

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I think my brother overloaded our CPU usage and now caused an error with the Explorer.exe. Whenever I startup the computer the desktop icons and toolbar keep disappearing and reappearing. I checked the Task manager and found the explorer.exe program to be missing so I looked online and found that this can be fixed by typing "Explorer" in the "New Task(run)" prompt.

So I did this and it worked, for about 30 seconds. The explore.exe continues to open and close over and over. I've limited my CPU usage by disabling some svchost.exe services but the explore.exe situation is still the same. Also, for some reason my System Restore won't go back any further than yesterday (when it all began) so a System Restore won't help. Also, I've used Spybot and Adware and I have Notrton Anti virus and have found nothing using those programs

Can ANYONE please tell me whats wrong ad how I can fix it? Thanks!

This is what my HijackThis File looks like -

Attached File  HiJackThis_log.txt   9.15KB   116 downloads

Edited by wannabe1, 16 November 2007 - 03:25 PM.

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wannabe1

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Hi Bizzyb24...

Looks like you may have some malware aboard. Let's let the malware experts deal with this one.

Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions found there.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself...then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Be patient, the Malware Forum is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual. Do not reply to or bump your own topic. If it shows a reply it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

Click Here to start a new topic and paste your log.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

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Bizzyb24

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Will Do!
Thanks wannabe1!
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My pleasure... :)
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