explorer.exe hangs on every boot

February 15, 2007 at 11:10:57
Specs: xp sp2, PIV 2 ghz
whenever i start windows my desktop does not work. i have to end task explorer.exe from task manager and than start it from run command.
after that my computer works fine with no problem.
is there any way i can fix this?
i've checked for spywares, tried disabling my startup files from msconfig.

one other thing spybot s&D find one thing that explorer.exe is bypassing windows firewall.
i don't about know this, is it normal or not.

any help will be appreciated

Thanx in advance.

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February 15, 2007 at 11:14:36
Are you sure that the internet explorer is bypassing your windows firewall? Do you have any other fire wall? From my personal experience I have system restored my computer. Have you tried to restore some other files? I dont know much about the desktop, but my personal advice would be just to try system restore it or something simular to that.

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February 15, 2007 at 11:26:19
no no no internet explorer isn't bypassing firewall it is windows explorer that is by passing the firewall.

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February 15, 2007 at 12:05:06
Check the location of this "explorer.exe"... if it happens NOT to be in C:\Windows (or equiv. in your system), then it is not the legit MS file, but a trojan.

Maybe do a search on your computer for that file name, and see if there is more than one instance. If more than one, you've got your culprit surrounded!

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February 15, 2007 at 19:07:26
Hey there. Check out this article from microsoft support.


Should be enough info to help.


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March 6, 2007 at 11:26:20
thanx for your response

It was virus
I had not installed antivirus
now i install and repaired about 500 virus files.

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