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Computer is locking up

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#1 Jason32


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:52 PM

I've had a problem with my computer for the past month. The computer inevitably locks up after using internet explorer or Firefox for any significant length of time. It doesn't completely freeze up, because you can still use the mouse, however at that point, no directories, programs, or web browsers will open up. After turning the computer on and loading windows, I sometimes get an error message that states: ctfmon.exe - Application Error, The application failed to initialze properly. I ran Malwarebytes and it found one exploit, which I deleted. I'm using Windows XP. How should I proceed to fix this?

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#2 v3par


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:55 AM

strange. Try to make full scan for viruses from your antivirus. Also check event viewer for details about that error.
P.S. there's always trouble with XP. I would suggest to go with more stable & secured OS as Windows 7.

#3 Pajajn


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:51 AM

You could always test to just remove ctfmon. Create a batch file from help of an text document and just "save as" and rename the extension to .bat

put this into the file:

echo Removing DLL
Regsvr32.exe /u msimtf.dll
Regsvr32.exe /u msctf.dll

:thumbup2: see if it helps, if youre still afraid then follow steps from an malware advisor. Schould be answering the thread soon enough


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