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Explorere.EXE - Application Error


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#1 BahhxHumBuGz

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 07:05 PM

Hi there. Earlier today, I got the Smitfraud screen on my desktop background. I didn't know what it was at the time and assumed it was a legit warning. So I started up MacAfee's Virus Scan, scanned my computer, and quarantined the files that came up. Well, I was able to change my desktop background again, so I assumed it was the end of that.

Then, I tried to install a game and it froze on me at around 80%. It wasn't going anywhere, so I cancelled the installation. Then my Taskbar disappeared, so I think something happened with the explorer.exe. Usually, it comes back, but this time it didn't, so I rebooted.

Next thing I know, I've got the Smitfraud Screen again, but this time there's nothing else. There's no taskbar, nothing. Just that screen and an error warning that says:

Explorer.EXE - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application


Well, I have no choice but to click OK and that just leaves me with the blue Smitfraud screen. I can't do anything. I've searched on the net and rebooted in safemode and tried many methods to get rid of it, but nothing works.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Edited by BahhxHumBuGz, 15 June 2005 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2005 - 07:46 PM

i would check your firwall settings for those pop ups i had a similer problem once i think hope this helps

#3 BahhxHumBuGz

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 08:40 PM

i would check your firwall settings for those pop ups i had a similer problem once i think hope this helps

Thanks for the response. I checked my firewall settings and I recognize all the programs allowed. Unless you mean to turn it off?

I don't know much about computers, but I don't think getting rid of the error alert is the solution. Even without it, I don't think my computer can run in normal mode.

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 01:13 AM

There is a guide for removing Smitfraud in the BC Self Help forum :
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...aid-t17258.html

OR if you are not comfortable attempting that you can submit an HJT Log and one of the expert volunteers will guide you through the process.
Please read the pinned posts 'How to use this Forum' and 'How to post a HiJack This log' at the top of the forum:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Hij...alysis-f22.html

hth :thumbsup:

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