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possible virus: explorer.exe crashing, general instability


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Can I ask what it is that this stuff found?

Mostly remains of infections you had in the past and some shady toolbars.


huh, interesting. is it likely that it was causing the explorer.exe crashing problem?
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That's hard to say. It could be, but I can't tell really.

If the problem is still there, malware didn't cause it. Then it's just a 'normal' software problem.
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That's hard to say. It could be, but I can't tell really.

If the problem is still there, malware didn't cause it. Then it's just a 'normal' software problem.


I see. Well, I guess I'll just have to wait and see if it keeps doing it.
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well, this is interesting, everything was good until the other day when I had a virus scan and it said that my system restore was turned off. i turned it back on and then my computer has been freezing/crashing nearly every night since. is this malware or should i try repairing my windows install?

Actually upon checking my event logs, the thing that runs just before explorer.exe crashes is the Flash Player Update service. How can I disable this and manually update?

Edited by arizuka, 25 May 2012 - 10:29 AM.

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is this malware or should i try repairing my windows install?

I didn't see any malware in your logs. Reinstalling Windows should fix the problem yes.
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