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ayalk

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Hi,

Over the past couple of weeks I have constantly been getting a "dep" error which proceeds to close Windows Explorer.
I am using XP (sp3) and I don't have the option of excluding specific programs.
It often happens when I open a file folder that contains VLC video files or the VLC file itself.
I have ran anti-spywhare and virus checks and nothing has come up except for a file (fooool.exe) that has been in quarantine for quite some time.
Why is this happening? Do I have a corrupted avi file? Or is it something deeper? How can I figure out what is happening?

Thanks!
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as a precaution Please read the Malware/Spyware cleaning guide here follow the instructions at the top....

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty (and you may not be) then post an OTL log in THE MALWARE FORUM forum.
(Posting OTL logs or ANY other logs requested in the malware/spyware cleaning guide in any other forum other than the malware forum is forbidden. If you post any of these logs in any other forum, it will be removed and it will take you longer to get help, so please make sure you only post logs in the malware forum)

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



to completely disable DEP, right click on my computer and choose properties, go to the advanced tab and click on startup and recovery, click edit under the boot.ini section, where it says "/noexecute=optin" in the line (or something close) change optin to alwaysoff. close and save the file, close out all the menus and restart
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It seems as if I was missing some codecs and after reinstalling a basic codec pack, everything seems to be working fine.
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