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All you have to do is restart the explorer.exe process. Now, I'm running a Kaspersky virsus check to make sure my system is clean. Per file type Windows 2000 and later Metadata handler Allows viewing and modifying metadata stored in a file. Raw Do this check, find explorer.exe and if there is more than one result, right click it and click compatibilty or something, if you can change the settings delete the file.

This has never mattered whether it's a new install without updates or driver installs or fully updated with drivers and windows updates. Colin Au contraire, windows XP can run very well when you disable the explorer.exe. One more thing, you can still run it again as process WITHOUT RESTARTING your pc or something (usually your desktop disappears then you restart).. Click on the "Next" button, to install HitmanPro on your computer. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/explorer.exe.html

I opened its properties and found that an Unknown User had Full Rights to it, so I changed that and somehow found explorer.exe and opened it finding nothing. My computer freezes every 4 seconds for 1 second and it's driving me crazy! button.

Gajendra singh naruka I don't know why anybody says its a virus. Musket This is just a Windows Process. My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... The program is not visible.

my task bar and icons disappeared... edgar Follow Peters advice but only delete the file that uses all c.p.u. The time now is 09:21. http://www.howtogeek.com/198815/use-this-secret-trick-to-close-and-restart-explorer.exe-in-windows/ HELP- can someone please put correct directions on this thread ..

CJ makes the internet work, but be carefull what your explore. if you don't know what linux is visit www.ubuntu.org moos It is ur taskbar... That worked very well ! Explorer could be accessed by double-clicking the new My Computer desktop icon, or launched from the new Start Menu that replaced the earlier Program Manager.

dont end this task.

have no clue what is wrong patte Mine it is run by reg key called Eusun, it is located but hidden into winnt\system32\assembly----I don't know what to do to remove it BUT from past experiences it can be a virus, and because Windoes is very lazy it opnes the worm, locking up your computer.If it is not in the correct directory, youre The file size is 88,064bytes (25% of all occurrences), 77,824bytes, 76,800bytes or 682,480bytes.

BEST OF HOW-TO GEEK What's the Best Way to Back Up My Computer? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Explorer gained the ability to understand the metadata of a number of types mountaineer I ended it and lost my taskbar and icons, but task manager was still running so i went to file new task, typed it in and got everything back. if this controls your anti crap do a system restore immediatly.

Just a warning. thanks, Peter. If explorer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 67% dangerous. Hope this helps =D tatsuya321 It's good if it's in C:\Windows Jamesq This is the file that produces the windows desktop, start menu, etc.

Stopping the service did not solve the problem. xD you'll loose the task bar and your desktop! :P Voilenteraser it's the operating system, if you end it, you have to re-run it or restart your computer, if you want Lo and behold there was explorer.exe, only its create date was the time I had been on the web.

Click the File menu and then choose "Run new task" in Windows 8 or 10 (or "Create new task" in Windows 7).

The option "Managing pairs of Web pages and folders" is also removed, and the user has no way of telling Vista that a .html file and the folder with the same Anything on your desktop will make explorer and cpu usage higher. If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove malware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum. this means I the problem is not solved.

I found doing as I said above, gave me back my desktop and task bar. Since the shell that windows will start is located in a registry string, you could run any program as the shell (notepad, cmd, Quake III Arena, etc.). If it's elsewhere then it could be spayware. I figured this one was the virus, because it hasn't been around long.

Then, just type in explorer and press enter.