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Explorer.exe closes and restarts automatically

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#1 Anii


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:50 PM

Hi, I've searched around quite a bit, and I haven't been able to work out what's causing this problem. When windows is running, the taskbar and all of my desktop icons vanish for about five seconds or so, before restarting and staying open for about 15 seconds, then everything disappears again. This repeats indefinitely. In task manager, whenever this "disappearing" happens, explorer.exe is what closes. If I have any windows open (my computer, my documents, etc), they close whenever explorer.exe does, but open applications do not. I tried to do a system restore, but I received the "System Restore was unable to restore your computer to the specified restore point. Select another restore point and try to perform the restoration again" message (I get this message no matter what point I restore to). Now System restore has mysteriously stopped working (the icon has changed to the default when windows doesn't recognise an extension), and when I click it, nothing happens. For what it's worth, task manager never crashes when explorer.exe does.

I've run scans with ad aware and spybot, and this problem still hasn't been resolved. I'm not really sure what to do.

I'm including my DDS logs. Thanks in advance!

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Tia at 14:41:42.54 on Tue 02/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.511.75 [GMT -6:00]

AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Tia\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for TaskbarRepairToolPlus!.zip\TaskbarRepairToolPlus!.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Tia\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.dell4me.com/myway
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
mStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com
mSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://www.dell4me.com/myway
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>;*.local
uInternet Settings,ProxyServer = <local>
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com
uURLSearchHooks: H - No File
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} -
mWinlogon: UIHost=c:\windows\system32\logonuiX.exe
BHO: RoboForm: {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\roboform.dll
BHO: {9e91ef7b-6846-45c3-a8ab-67cf7c900783} - c:\windows\system32\wvUmliFv.dll
BHO: {b268b3a7-b4c9-4e68-a185-123049d37cd2} - c:\windows\system32\ddcDvtqP.dll
BHO: {cc8b8724-149b-45c6-807a-81ec37b740e5} - c:\windows\system32\rozaniga.dll
TB: &RoboForm: {724d43a0-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\roboform.dll
TB: PayPal Virtual Debit Card: {dc0f2f93-27fa-4f84-acaa-9416f90b9511} - c:\program files\paypal\paypal virtual debit card\OToolbar.dll
TB: {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - No File
TB: {5B327C15-C1B7-4D1F-A5B7-A2F5FFDF2881} - No File
EB: &Yahoo! Messenger: {4528bbe0-4e08-11d5-ad55-00010333d0ad} - c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
EB: {7967DA8B-49AA-4C9D-8823-CEACED256DA5} - No File
EB: Real.com: {fe54fa40-d68c-11d2-98fa-00c0f0318afe} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [PeerGuardian] c:\program files\peerguardian2\pg2.exe
uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [RoboForm] "c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe"
uRun: [Yahoo! Pager] "c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
mRun: [PayPal Virtual Debit Card] rundll32.exe c:\progra~1\paypal\paypal~1\OToolbar.dll,StartUp /dontopenmycards
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [TkBellExe] "c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe" -osboot
mRun: [hosabuhuho] Rundll32.exe "c:\windows\system32\yedudila.dll",s
mRunOnce: [Spybot - Search & Destroy] "c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SpybotSD.exe" /autocheck
mRunOnce: [SpybotDeletingA4211] command /c del "c:\windows\system32\yedudila.dll_old"
mRunOnce: [SpybotDeletingC1397] cmd /c del "c:\windows\system32\yedudila.dll_old"
dRun: [RoboForm] "c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe"
uExplorerRun: [{6C86073A-0AE9-1033-0517-041205030001}] "c:\program files\common files\{6c86073a-0ae9-1033-0517-041205030001}\Update.exe" mc-110-12-0000272
mExplorerRun: [Lsass Service] c:\documents and settings\robert l mounticure\application data\microsoft\windows\lsass.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\ralink~1.lnk - c:\program files\ralink\common\RaUI.exe
uPolicies-explorer: NoSMBalloonTip = 0 (0x0)
uPolicies-explorer: NoDesktopCleanupWizard = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-explorer: <NO NAME> =
IE: Customize Menu - file://c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboFormComCustomizeIEMenu.html
IE: Fill Forms - file://c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboFormComFillForms.html
IE: RoboForm Toolbar - file://c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboFormComShowToolbar.html
IE: Save Forms - file://c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboFormComSavePass.html
IE: {320AF880-6646-11D3-ABEE-C5DBF3571F46} - c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboFormComFillForms.html
IE: {320AF880-6646-11D3-ABEE-C5DBF3571F49} - c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboFormComSavePass.html
IE: {724d43aa-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\RoboFormComShowToolbar.html
IE: {d9288080-1baa-4bc4-9cf8-a92d743db949} - c:\documents and settings\tia\start menu\programs\imvu\Run IMVU.lnk
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}
IE: {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - c:\progra~1\mi3aa1~1\INetRepl.dll
IE: {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - c:\progra~1\mi3aa1~1\INetRepl.dll
IE: {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - {4C171D40-8277-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - c:\program files\yahoo!\messenger\yhexbmes0521.dll
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
DPF: {0000000A-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/d/4/4/d446e8a9-3a86-4b59-bb19-f5bd11b40367/wmavax.CAB
DPF: {0A891521-685E-4B6D-A9FD-759BB2CD6A66} - hxxp://www.psapoll.com/img/secure/SecureImage.cab
DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} - c:\program files\yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll
DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - hxxp://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
DPF: {4FAE30E1-EE9C-477D-8D06-BF8D3429B60F} - hxxps://www.webiqonline.com/WebIQ/bin/WebIQ.cab
DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} - hxxp://software-dl.real.com/073ed4e606f22720cd02/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1158250588609
DPF: {6E5A37BF-FD42-463A-877C-4EB7002E68AE} - hxxp://housecall65.trendmicro.com/housecall/applet/html/native/x86/win32/activex/hcImpl.cab
DPF: {70522FA2-4656-11D5-B0E9-0050DAC24E8F} - hxxp://cc.iwon.com/ct/pm3/iwonpm_12_1,0,2,5.cab
DPF: {70647AB5-18FD-4142-82B0-5852478DD0D4} - hxxp://task.vividence.com/download/ConnectorLauncher.cab
DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} - hxxp://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
DPF: {8A94C905-FF9D-43B6-8708-F0F22D22B1CB} - hxxp://www.worldwinner.com/games/shared/wwlaunch.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {93CEA8A4-6059-4E0B-ADDD-73848153DD5E} - hxxp://support.gateway.com/eSupport/static/weblaunch/weblaunch.cab
DPF: {94B82441-A413-4E43-8422-D49930E69764} - hxxps://chat1.j2.com/Media/Visitorchat/TLIEFlash.CAB
DPF: {9522B3FB-7A2B-4646-8AF6-36E7F593073C} - hxxp://a19.g.akamai.net/7/19/7125/1452/ftp.coupons.com/r3302/cpbrkpie.cab
DPF: {A52FBD2B-7AB3-4F6B-90E3-91C772C5D00F} - hxxp://www.worldwinner.com/games/v46/wof/wof.cab
DPF: {A922B6AB-3B87-11D3-B3C2-0008C7DA6CB9} - hxxps://media.pineconeresearch.com/ActiveX/downloadcontrol.cab
DPF: {AEF76437-F960-4EBC-97EA-7BBB4230CF38} - hxxps://oca.microsoft.com/en/secure/ocarpt.CAB
DPF: {C75BE5CC-7F80-458C-8B66-FAB86E3B13C3} - hxxp://images.fotki.com/activex/FotkiUploader.cab
DPF: {CA034DCC-A580-4333-B52F-15F98C42E04C} - hxxp://www.stopzilla.com/_download/Auto_Installer/dwnldr.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} - hxxp://chat.msn.com/controls/msnchat45.cab
Handler: cdo - {CD00020A-8B95-11D1-82DB-00C04FB1625D} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web folders\PKMCDO.DLL
Handler: ic32pp - {BBCA9F81-8F4F-11D2-90FF-0080C83D3571} - c:\windows\wc98pp.dll
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Notify: ddcyx - c:\windows\system32\ddcyx.dll
Notify: sys32 - sys32.dll
Notify: winbue32 - winbue32.dll
Notify: WRNotifier - WRLogonNTF.dll
Notify: wvUmliFv - wvUmliFv.dll
AppInit_DLLs: c:\windows\system32\karna.dat
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: {9e91ef7b-6846-45c3-a8ab-67cf7c900783} - c:\windows\system32\wvUmliFv.dll
SecurityProviders: msapsspc.dll, schannel.dll, digest.dll, msnsspc.dll, digeste.dll
LSA: Notification Packages = scecli c:\windows\system32\musosami.dll

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\tia\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\ska7r953.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://www.google.com/search?lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Blingo
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.dell4me.com/myway
FF - plugin: c:\progra~1\yahoo!\common\npyaxmpb.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\google updater\1.1.454.29157\npCIDetect4.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\NPJava11.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\NPJava12.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\NPJava13.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\NPJava14.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\NPJava32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\NPJPI142_03.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\NPOJI610.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npbittorrent.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npmozax.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npqtplugin8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\quicktime\plugins\npqtplugin8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint experience technology\npViewpoint.dll

FF - user.js: yahoo.homepage.dontask - true
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R0 BootScreen;BootScreen;\SystemRoot\\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vidstub.sys --> \SystemRoot\\SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vidstub.sys [?]
R3 tmcfw;Trend Micro Common Firewall Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\TM_CFW.sys [2008-9-14 281600]
S0 jveytlsm;jveytlsm;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ryzqwzff.sys []
S1 nmconpid;nmconpid; [x]
S2 Tmpreflt;Tmpreflt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tmpreflt.sys --> c:\windows\system32\drivers\Tmpreflt.sys [?]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-02-03 14:00 46,592 a------- c:\windows\system32\ezsqmpta.dll
2009-02-03 13:22 47,647 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\PqtvDcdd.ini2
2009-02-03 13:22 47,825 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\PqtvDcdd.ini
2009-02-03 10:55 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\CCleaner
2009-02-03 10:27 223,744 a------- c:\windows\system32\CNMLM97.DLL
2009-02-02 09:31 30,720 a------- c:\windows\winkrvs.exe
2009-02-01 15:29 4,096 ---sh--- c:\windows\system32\wubusafu.exe
2009-02-01 10:00 46,592 a------- c:\windows\system32\glrwsiey.dll
2009-01-27 14:41 31,232 a------- c:\windows\winxfbs.exe
2009-01-25 09:29 30,720 a------- c:\windows\winfbs.exe
2009-01-24 16:09 927,744 a------- c:\windows\system32\rn.tmp
2009-01-24 15:30 1,104 a------- c:\windows\jveytlsm
2009-01-24 15:30 720 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\MnonmUvw.ini

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-02-03 13:21 6,144 a------- c:\windows\system32\karna.dat
2008-11-09 17:30 245,760 -------- c:\windows\system32\ddcDvtqP.dll
2008-11-09 17:30 90,915 a------- c:\windows\system32\rgdsrbvkpjeex.dll-uninst.exe
2008-11-09 17:12 9,728 a------- c:\windows\brastk.exe
2008-11-07 16:51 19,359 ac------ c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\vimi.reg
2008-11-07 16:51 18,238 ac------ c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\abihifa.dll
2008-11-07 16:51 15,148 a------- c:\windows\vuzyvawalu.scr
2008-11-07 16:51 14,672 a------- c:\windows\system32\sesotyn.scr
2008-11-07 16:51 14,257 a------- c:\windows\pykoqebal.sys
2008-11-07 16:51 11,779 a------- c:\windows\system32\kejuj.sys
2008-11-07 16:51 11,391 a------- c:\windows\ycyqova.scr
2008-11-07 16:51 16,620 ac------ c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\oneg.sys
2008-11-06 10:35 1,044,480 a------- c:\windows\system32\nsbD4F.tmp
2008-11-06 10:35 200,704 a------- c:\windows\system32\nshD50.tmp
2008-11-05 16:44 200,716 a------- c:\windows\system32\rkwnw64n.exe
2008-11-05 16:38 42,496 ac------ C:\U.exe
2008-11-05 16:35 64,859 a------- c:\windows\system32\taadchngaipipoz.exe
2008-11-05 16:34 104,448 -------- c:\windows\system32\wvUmliFv.dll
2008-09-10 09:22 9,594 a------- c:\docume~1\tia\applic~1\wklnhst.dat
2006-04-27 19:53 59,136 a------- c:\docume~1\tia\applic~1\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT
2006-01-06 21:55 784 a------- c:\docume~1\tia\applic~1\mpauth.dat
2008-08-03 18:00 59,904 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\musosami.dll
2008-08-03 18:00 59,904 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\rozaniga.dll
2006-11-30 19:31 791,882 -c-sh--- c:\windows\system32\xycdd.bak1
2006-11-30 19:42 797,660 -c-sh--- c:\windows\system32\xycdd.ini2

============= FINISH: 14:47:46.23 ===============

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