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Data Execution Prevention error from Explorer.exe


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#1 RobertMorr

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:48 PM

Hi there,

Every so often, explorer.exe crashes for some reason. This has been occurring for about 3 months now and I'm just getting around to troubleshooting it.
Nothing leads up to this error but it easily fixes itself and restarts the explorer.exe process so I haven't worried about it.

My system is running Windows XP SP2.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I've attached the error files from the last crash.

The only one that is too large to attach is explorer.exe.hdmp which is 44.7 mb and explorer.exe.mdmp which won't attach.


-Thanks Again :thumbsup:

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Edited by RobertMorr, 05 August 2010 - 07:08 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:50 PM

The first thing that I would suggest is to download service pack 3. Another consideration would be to switch to a stand alone browser, such as Firefox. The following information will explain why there is modicum of added security with the use of a stand alone browser.

The following is an excerpt from this article.

"Firefox is less vulnerable to certain attacks than Internet Explorer is because it does not support ActiveX, Microsoft's technology for sharing information among applications. ActiveX allows programs to be downloaded to a computer without the user's knowledge, he says, providing opportunities to writers of viruses and spyware. "Firefox doesn't have any of that technology, and so we think that that provides users with an extra level of protection."

I hope this helps.

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#3 RobertMorr

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:53 PM

dc3, I appreciate the reply.

For the record, I think IE is evil and I only use Firefox or Chrome and sometimes Chromium which is even faster. :thumbsup:

Also, I've had problems with SP3 in the past.

Edited by RobertMorr, 05 August 2010 - 08:08 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:11 PM

Wow... I've been away for a while. Let's back up and look at this again. SP3 is mostly about security issues. To see that you are having this type of problem makes me wonder if it a security issue, or operating system related problem. Please read the following article. [http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/explorer.exe.html/]

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:15 PM

hmmmm...that's a bit long there.

What am I supposed to be looking for?

I downloaded Security Task Manager and it states explorer.exe is harmless and signed by Microsoft.

Btw, Animal promised I'd get help not more work. :thumbsup:

Edited by RobertMorr, 05 August 2010 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 10:47 AM

Hi,

The problem was fixed by installed Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Please close and delete this topic.

Thank you.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:19 AM

Glad you resolved it, thanks to DC3's suggestion.

For the record, we don't normally close threads and deletions only occur under certain circumstances.

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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