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Cant Open Explorer

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#1 8-bit


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Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:32 AM

When I double click on My Computer or try and open My Documents I get the following message

"Data Execution Prevention- Microsoft Windows"

To help protect your computer , Window has closed this program

Windows Explorer

Anyone know why this is happening?

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:55 AM

The most likely cause would (IMO) be malware (viruses or spyware). I'd suggest trying a few of these free, online scans to ensure that nothing has slipped by your protection software:

Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully:


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:58 PM


Ive run a scan but found nothing. Ive now simply turned off the DIP for Explorer and everything is fine now.

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