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Old 12-24-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default explorer.exe exits and reloads every 15 seconds, icons and start bar dissapear

Well, title says it all, I boot up my friends PC, and go to the desktop, and the start bar and the icons will just dissapear for a second, then come back, 15 seconds or so later, same thing.

I pull up Task Manager and I see explorer.exe closes and then reopens, I don't get it. Even in safe mode it does this. I copy my explorer.exe from my PC to his PC, and same thing...

Any ideas on where to start?
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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Sounds like a virus. Try AVG. If that doesn't help I don't know what will.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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Run an antivirus, and also a spyware program. After that you should be good to go.
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:32 PM   #4
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Right, will do, although I can't do it from this PC, I'll take the harddrive out and run it from my PC...ok I'll get back.
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Well just an update, I took out his hard drive, hooked it up to my PC using a IDE > USB adapter, and ran a virus scan. Turns out he had like 5 or so Trojan downloaders, removed all of em, and the PC runs perfect now! I am charging him 20 dollars for the repair as well! So all in all everything is great! Thanks!
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Well just an update, I took out his hard drive, hooked it up to my PC using a IDE > USB adapter, and ran a virus scan. Turns out he had like 5 or so Trojan downloaders, removed all of em, and the PC runs perfect now! I am charging him 20 dollars for the repair as well! So all in all everything is great! Thanks!
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