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Right Click On Desktop Icons Causes Freezeup

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#1 Marty S

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:59 PM

Hello to all! This is my first post to this forum so this is my latest problem. Right clicking on my Desktop Icons causes the little hourglass to start spinning, and after maybe two more clicks anywhere the machine freezes up and I go to Taskmanager to reboot or if I'm lucky I can end the Process manually and continue on. This started Wednesday night, I had installed nothing new, maybe it was the Charlie Daniels Band show that did it, I don't know. In January I was on the verge of nuking but got rid of the malware with Ccleaner,Spybot,Trend Micro antispyware,Microsoft Antispyware Beta,and repeated cleaning and defragging. I have a Sony Vaio Desktop 2.4 with 1 gig ram,200 gigs on 2 hd's,a mile of wire to every room in the house, and I am about to run out of UnEmployment in 3 weeks and can't afford to lose all my Worksearch data. The Norton Protected recycle bin being full started this latest weirdness, but I managed to clean it out with Eraser.

Any help will be appreciated.


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Posted 28 July 2006 - 04:13 PM

Well, the choice method of fixing your problem would be to use Windows System Restore to revert your system to a system state that existed before the problem began, but that might also undo the av and malware fixes you did depending on the dates.

At this point I would suggest that you take advantage of our experts in the Hijack This Forum.

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum,
Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.

Following instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.
Some files when in the correct folder for them may be fine while in another may be malware hiding.

A member of our expert HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance, walking you through the complete repair process.

It may take a period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

Once you have posted your HJT log, please DO NOT make any additional posts in the HJT forum thread you created until you get a response from a member of our HJT expert team, and do not make any changes to your system (changes, including any attempted repairs, will make your computer to be different than displayed in the log you posted and therefore make your log inaccurate).

The first criteria the HJT Team has when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having 1 reply.
A team member, looking for a new log that requires help might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, post your HJT Log in our HJT Forum (not here in this forum) and wait for a response from a HJT team member.

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 10:52 AM

The Charlie Daniels Band will do that to ya' :thumbsup:

Seriously, while waiting for the HJT analysis, backup all your data and save it somewhere. If the HJT folks find malware it may be infected - but at least you'll have it saved!

Next, after the HJT analysis is done, post back here and let us know if you still have problems.
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