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Can't access control panel/windows update

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#1 Kim_T


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:42 AM


I was directed to this forum from here.


I was initially infected with malware and would receive "Windows Explorer has stopped working" messages upon start up and couldn't enable my antivirus/firewall. These issues have stopped since the removal of the malware. However, I realised that if I tried to open my Control panel or Windows update now, I would receive messages such as "Windows Explorer has stopped working" or "Windows Explorer is restarting".


Any advise would be helpful and greatly appreciated!


Many thanks! :)

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

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