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Explorer.exe Continually Turns Itself On And Off.


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#1 syroco

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:09 AM

Well for about a day now explorer.exe has turned itself on and off repeatedly.

Would love some help with this issue.. very irritating. I can't access my documents, my computer, etc. because it will refresh in about 5 seconds, over and over.


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:39 AM

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time you experience this problem.

To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Check in all the categories.

If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.

How To Use the Event Viewer

Also, try an online malware scan to run out an infection: Trend Micro HouseCall
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:39 AM

Please follow these steps to start you out.

1. Download [AVG 8.0 FREE] and [Spybot] From download.com
2. Remove your anti-virus software
3. install AVG and Spybot
4. Update both
5. Scan with both
6. Remove anything that they find

If explorer crashes and you cant get to anything: Ctrl+Shift+esc go to file > New task (run...) and type in explorer.exe then enter and it should pop up again. I would also try scans in safemode.

I'm sure some other users can help you more but I'm more experienced in working on them myself more then telling other people how to fix the problem so there are a lot of other things I have not included because they would be to hard for me to explain. Good Luck! and post a reply if you need other peoples help

If you really cant do much when your in windows boot in safe mode and follow these steps.

Safemode
A. When you turn on the computer quickly keep tapping F8 untill you hear beeping or see a black screen with options
B. Choose Safemode with networking.
C: When a yes or no comes up say yes
D: When your into safemode start from step one above.
[You may not be able to do some things from safemode"

Edited by PoweredByGoogle, 12 May 2008 - 01:42 AM.


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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:30 PM

Please follow these steps to start you out.

1. Download [AVG 8.0 FREE] and [Spybot] From download.com
2. Remove your anti-virus software
3. install AVG and Spybot
4. Update both
5. Scan with both
6. Remove anything that they find

If explorer crashes and you cant get to anything: Ctrl+Shift+esc go to file > New task (run...) and type in explorer.exe then enter and it should pop up again. I would also try scans in safemode.


Also you might want to download AVG 7.5 instead. There are many people having trouble using AVG 8.0 including myself. Here's the link: AVG 7.5

Run some online scans:
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:55 PM

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time you experience this problem.

To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Check in all the categories.

If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.

How To Use the Event Viewer

Also, try an online malware scan to run out an infection: Trend Micro HouseCall


Have a few:

VirusScan Enterprise: The update failed; see event log.(from EXPERIENCE IP 192.168.0.2 user Drew running VirusScan Ent. 8.0.0 UPD)

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
i8042prt

The McAfee Framework Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).

DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode " attempting to start the service StiSvc with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{A1F4E726-8CF1-11D1-BF92-0060081ED811} ****This particular one showed 21 times in the Event Viewer****

The IPSEC Services service depends on the IPSEC driver service which failed to start because of the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
AFD
Fips
i8042prt
intelppm
IPSec
MRxSmb
NaiAvTdi1
NetBIOS
NetBT
RasAcd
Rdbss
Tcpip

The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service depends on the AFD service which failed to start because of the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

The DNS Client service depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service which failed to start because of the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

The DHCP Client service depends on the NetBios over Tcpip service which failed to start because of the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:04 PM

Try running the System File Checker (SFC).

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files

Did you try the virus scan? If so, what were the results?
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:13 PM

Do you want the spybot and AVG results? Or just AVG?

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:23 PM

Both if you have them.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:30 PM

AVG won't work. I try to scan but it just finishes and says Error: 1

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

Try the online scan I recommended earlier.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:01 PM

I did a Panda online scan and it detected this:
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/sec...x?idvirus=82040

The online scanner you linked, the Trend Micro HouseCall detected two Hack Tools, but it didn't let me save. I removed them though.

Spybot:


Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.AntiVirusOverride: [SBI $3604910C] Settings (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusOverride

Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallOverride: [SBI $0C94D702] Settings (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallOverride

Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter_disabled: [SBI $2E20C9A9] Settings (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc\Start

AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Opera 7+: Drew) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Opera 7+: Drew) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Opera 7+: Drew) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Opera 7+: Drew) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Opera 7+: Drew) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Opera 7+: Drew) (Cookie, fixed)


HitsLink: Tracking cookie (Opera 7+: Drew) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


MediaPlex: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


CasaleMedia: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


CasaleMedia: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


CasaleMedia: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


CasaleMedia: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


CasaleMedia: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


DoubleClick: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


FastClick: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


FastClick: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


FastClick: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


FastClick: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


MediaPlex: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


Statcounter: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


Zedo: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


Zedo: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


Zedo: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


Zedo: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


Zedo: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)


AdRevolver: Tracking cookie (Firefox: default) (Cookie, fixed)



--- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.5.2 (build: 20080128) ---

2008-01-28 blindman.exe (1.0.0.7)
2008-01-28 SDDelFile.exe (1.0.2.4)
2008-01-28 SDMain.exe (1.0.0.5)
2007-10-07 SDShred.exe (1.0.1.2)
2008-01-28 SDUpdate.exe (1.0.8.8)
2008-01-28 SDWinSec.exe (1.0.0.11)
2008-01-28 SpybotSD.exe (1.5.2.20)
2008-01-28 TeaTimer.exe (1.5.2.16)
2008-05-12 unins000.exe (51.49.0.0)
2008-01-28 Update.exe (1.4.0.6)
2008-01-28 advcheck.dll (1.5.4.5)
2007-04-02 aports.dll (2.1.0.0)
2007-11-17 DelZip179.dll (1.79.7.4)
2008-01-28 SDFiles.dll (1.5.1.19)
2008-01-28 SDHelper.dll (1.5.0.11)
2008-01-28 Tools.dll (2.1.3.3)
2008-04-16 Includes\Adware.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\AdwareC.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\Cookies.sbi (*)
2007-12-26 Includes\Dialer.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\DialerC.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\HeavyDuty.sbi (*)
2008-04-30 Includes\Hijackers.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\HijackersC.sbi (*)
2008-04-30 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\KeyloggersC.sbi (*)
2004-11-29 Includes\LSP.sbi (*)
2008-04-22 Includes\Malware.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\MalwareC.sbi (*)
2008-03-26 Includes\PUPS.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\PUPSC.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\Revision.sbi (*)
2008-01-09 Includes\Security.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\SecurityC.sbi (*)
2008-04-16 Includes\Spybots.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\SpybotsC.sbi (*)
2008-04-16 Includes\Spyware.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\SpywareC.sbi (*)
2007-11-06 Includes\Tracks.uti
2008-04-30 Includes\Trojans.sbi (*)
2008-05-07 Includes\TrojansC.sbi (*)
2008-03-04 Plugins\Chai.dll
2008-03-05 Plugins\Fennel.dll
2008-02-26 Plugins\Mate.dll
2007-12-24 Plugins\TCPIPAddress.dll

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:15 PM

Is your computer running better now after the scans or do you still have the same problems?
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:19 PM

Is your computer running better now after the scans or do you still have the same problems?


Same problem still. :/

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:27 PM

Try running SmitFraudFix as described here.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:30 PM

Still the same promblem eh... that's strange...
Why couldn't you scan with AVG 7.5?

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