Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:40 PM
Recently, after having vanquished Worm.win32.netsky, explorere.exe has become a resource hog. An example:
When opening a folder and/or subdirectory, the desktop is cleared of all icons, explorer.exe jumps to 100% CPU usage, and PF usage climbs from about 325mb to 550mb, and Iím unable to continue working. This condition last anywhere from 45 seconds to several minutes. Then the icons are restored, control is relinquished back to me, and Iím able to continue working.
Some or all of the above symptoms happen while trying to open new emails using Outlook, saving files from application, opening existing files &c, &c, &c.
Most of the symptoms go away if I disable explorer.exe and run applications from Task Manager.
One irksome problem with or without explorer.exe running is a tendency for the system to reboot. All by itself.
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