Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Explorer.exe acting strange


  • Please log in to reply

#1
sjclar00

sjclar00

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
About once a day, my computer has been doing something strange: The icons and taskbar disappear, leaving only the wallpaper. After a second, the icons and taskbar return and the items in the sytem tray reload one after the other, similar to what happens when you get an error that crashes explorer.exe (but without an error message). This hasn't happened while working with programs, only when messing with folders on the desktop.

Also, the desktop icons "flicker" as if they are being refreshed every five minutes or so. Normally, I would brush this off, but I recently was hit with some malware that Crustyoldbloke helped me clear using ewido and HJT. Part of the malware were some gambling and adult icons that would refresh within five minutes of being deleted. The icons are gone, but the refreshing seems to still be happening. Is this periodic "refresh" a leftover effect of malware? Currently I'm running a (hopefully) clean system with SBS&D, AA SE, and ewido.

Any ideas? Thanks.
  • 0

Advertisements







Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP