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Crashing XP

By marty101
May 9, 2009
  1. Hi

    Problem with XP explorer crashes each time I try to open CMD or REGEDIT. Explorer comes back but it is a real pain

    Thanks
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Sorry Marty, but there isn't enough information here.

    Do you have security programs on the system? Have you updated and run scans with them?
    Malware can cause what you describe.

    If you think that is a possibility, please move to the Virus and Malware Forum. Follow the Steps HERE

    When through, attach all three logs and someone will review them for malware.
     
  3. AntiBurn

    AntiBurn TS Rookie

    Check if your execute file for regedit and cmd is still alive.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\regedit.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe

    If found other place then is high possibility it is infected. If not found at all then your almost 100% infected by a virus/malware.
     
  4. marty101

    marty101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Finally done

    Hi


    Thanks for leading me in the right direction, turned out to be spyware. Used SuperAnti Spyware and others and now all OK.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Marty, you're on your own here. Without reviewing the malware logs, I cannot do anything to help.
     
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