After a fresh install of windows and downloading SP2 etc plus some other things like a few games, adaware, spybot and kaperspy, I was just browsing (just a normal site, no porn) and I got the explore.exe encountered a problem and needs to close. I can still do browsing and open stuff etc. I tried reinstalling sp2, replacing the explorer.exe file, unchecking non-microsoft programs in msconfig, all with no result. I'm probably gonna just install Litestep and say screw it, but am wondering if there is anything else I can do.
I could try to but I'm wary because last time I did a system restore I remember it would not even boot into windows and I had to do a fresh reinstall.
I did find this and was thinking of trying it, I get this message in the box with the explorer.exe error:
DEP (Data Execution Prevention) can be turned off from My Computer-->right click-->Properties-->Advanced-->Performance-->Settings-->Data Execution Prevention, but I wouldn't recommend it. You might want to scan the folder in question with various virus/trojan/etc. detection tools, and make sure your XP install has the latest security patches.