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Help, please. Explorer.exe is causing huge problems.

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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 10:47:51 PM

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At least twice per day Explorer.exe hogs the CPU to 99%.

I have no idea why. I can only stop it by rebooting.

It has started doing so only the last two weeks or so.

I use Windows XP Pro, Norton Security, Stopzilla, Counterspy, Microsoft
anti spyware, Norton Ghost, Retrospect Express for my backup drive.

I have a Pentium 4 2.25 Ghz, 1.5 Gb memory, Nvidia graphic card.

I have searched Microsoft Knowledge Base as well as Google groups and
have found no answers.

I could really use some help on this, please.

Thanks,
Richard
September 4, 2005 12:24:59 AM

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arjay wrote:

> At least twice per day Explorer.exe hogs the CPU to 99%.
>
> I have no idea why. I can only stop it by rebooting.
>
> It has started doing so only the last two weeks or so.
>
> I use Windows XP Pro, Norton Security, Stopzilla, Counterspy, Microsoft
> anti spyware, Norton Ghost, Retrospect Express for my backup drive.
>
> I have a Pentium 4 2.25 Ghz, 1.5 Gb memory, Nvidia graphic card.
>
> I have searched Microsoft Knowledge Base as well as Google groups and
> have found no answers.
>
> I could really use some help on this, please.
>
> Thanks,
> Richard
>

Are you doing all malware scans in safe mode?

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September 5, 2005 5:59:16 AM

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Here is something that may help.. but you have to spend some time
investigating.

Download the extended task manager, http://www.warecase.com/products.asp
run it and click on the EXPLORER. EXE and look at the loaded modules (dll's)
one by one.. see if you see anything suspicious loading with EXPLORER.

Thats how I found out some of the problems I had

Kenny. www.computerboom.net



"arjay" <vidman99-gg@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1125798471.357958.58510@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> At least twice per day Explorer.exe hogs the CPU to 99%.
>
> I have no idea why. I can only stop it by rebooting.
>
> It has started doing so only the last two weeks or so.
>
> I use Windows XP Pro, Norton Security, Stopzilla, Counterspy, Microsoft
> anti spyware, Norton Ghost, Retrospect Express for my backup drive.
>
> I have a Pentium 4 2.25 Ghz, 1.5 Gb memory, Nvidia graphic card.
>
> I have searched Microsoft Knowledge Base as well as Google groups and
> have found no answers.
>
> I could really use some help on this, please.
>
> Thanks,
> Richard
>
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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 3:50:06 PM

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"kenny" wrote:

> Here is something that may help.. but you have to spend some time
> investigating.
>
> Download the extended task manager, http://www.warecase.com/products.asp
> run it and click on the EXPLORER. EXE and look at the loaded modules (dll's)
> one by one.. see if you see anything suspicious loading with EXPLORER.
>
> Thats how I found out some of the problems I had
>
> Kenny. www.computerboom.net
>
>
>
> "arjay" <vidman99-gg@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1125798471.357958.58510@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> > At least twice per day Explorer.exe hogs the CPU to 99%.
> >
> > I have no idea why. I can only stop it by rebooting.
> >
> > It has started doing so only the last two weeks or so.
> >
> > I use Windows XP Pro, Norton Security, Stopzilla, Counterspy, Microsoft
> > anti spyware, Norton Ghost, Retrospect Express for my backup drive.
> >
> > I have a Pentium 4 2.25 Ghz, 1.5 Gb memory, Nvidia graphic card.
> >
> > I have searched Microsoft Knowledge Base as well as Google groups and
> > have found no answers.
> >
> > I could really use some help on this, please.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Richard
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 3:52:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I Have had the same problem for six months and have run Norton, MS antispam
and every know anti-spyware and AV program and none have helped.

Someone please help. I now run by closing Windows Esplorer a startup and
have to run everything from task manager.

Dell 2400 - Windows XP home with all upgrades.




"kenny" wrote:

> Here is something that may help.. but you have to spend some time
> investigating.
>
> Download the extended task manager, http://www.warecase.com/products.asp
> run it and click on the EXPLORER. EXE and look at the loaded modules (dll's)
> one by one.. see if you see anything suspicious loading with EXPLORER.
>
> Thats how I found out some of the problems I had
>
> Kenny. www.computerboom.net
>
>
>
> "arjay" <vidman99-gg@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1125798471.357958.58510@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> > At least twice per day Explorer.exe hogs the CPU to 99%.
> >
> > I have no idea why. I can only stop it by rebooting.
> >
> > It has started doing so only the last two weeks or so.
> >
> > I use Windows XP Pro, Norton Security, Stopzilla, Counterspy, Microsoft
> > anti spyware, Norton Ghost, Retrospect Express for my backup drive.
> >
> > I have a Pentium 4 2.25 Ghz, 1.5 Gb memory, Nvidia graphic card.
> >
> > I have searched Microsoft Knowledge Base as well as Google groups and
> > have found no answers.
> >
> > I could really use some help on this, please.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Richard
> >
>
>
>
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