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Bad Explorer.exe Behavior


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#1 Dorjun Driver

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 04:20 AM

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.

Iíve followed ďBefore You Post About a ProblemĒ best practices.

Any clues?

Thanks,

Doug Rathbun

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:07 PM

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. :thumbsup:
I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.

If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijackthis log, in this thread, so I can help you with your malware problems.
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:41 AM

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Posted Image If I have helped you in any way, please consider a donation to help me continue the fight against malware.


Failing to respond back to the person that is giving up their own time to help you not only is insensitive and disrespectful, but it guarantees that you will never receive help from me again. Please thank your helpers and there will always be help here when you need it!


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