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Programs Having to close upon starting in Windows XP

By tommydee
Dec 13, 2014
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  1. Started experiencing most programs having to close upon starting about 2 months ago. Programs include Micorsoft Outlook, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Irfanview, and vuescan. Once restarted all programs run without incident. For example, I open Outlook and click on a message, go to respond and get an "experienced a problem and had to shut down" message (see attached pdf). Or, I open vuescan, it abruptly closes and I restart without incident.

    I have run Avira, Malwarebytes, Malwarebytes rootkit, and Spybot. Checked to see that I've not run out of pagefile (not a problem). I have replaced my ram.

    Any thoughts on what might be causing this? Tests to run?

    TIA
     

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  2. tommydee

    tommydee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem is resolved. I removed SPYBOT. I was reading some reviews on Spybot and decided to replace it. Since uninstalling Spybot I have not had the problem.
     

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