Windows Explorer not responding and closes when i try to cut+paste?

  buel 21:44 PM 07 Nov 11

Hi, my Pc is Vista and whenever i try to cut and paste or delete anything Windows explorer restarts ever time? Please can someone advise what to do? Thank you.

  buel 05:20 AM 08 Nov 11

hello, anyone?

  buel 05:22 AM 08 Nov 11

Also, now no external devices are being recognised? I've run, avg, superantispyware and malwarebytes too and superantispyware found a few items but it's still not fixed the problems?

  gengiscant 06:49 AM 08 Nov 11

Good morning

Have you tried sfc /scannow Click here Or system restore to an earlier state when things were working?

  buel 08:33 AM 08 Nov 11

Hi, there are no restore points as id turned off system restore last week to scan for nasties. I tried cmd and then scannow, is that the same?

  gengiscant 09:12 AM 08 Nov 11

Well it is not the same s system restore no, but sfc /scannow should replace any currupt files.

  buel 18:17 PM 08 Nov 11

Hi, i did scannow last night but am doing it again right now. I see that i also got redirected to 'ebay' whilst clicking on one of your Google links/searches you privided me with. I have also got redirected when i have used Firefox/IE today too. Maybe an infection is to blame for both problems?

Come to think of it, last night i downloaded a perfectly legit (i thought?) programme called BDlot DVD ISO Master to copy a DVD i have. I used the 'convert to ISO' option and it created a winzip folder which i unzipped and it kept unzipping and wouldn't complete and filled up my hard drive, this is when i tried to delete the file and came across the problem with Windows Explorer!

Does this help please?

  buel 18:21 PM 08 Nov 11

Update:No integrity violations found!! Grrrr.

  buel 18:24 PM 08 Nov 11

Update: getting redirected almost every time i search Google now!!

  gengiscant 19:01 PM 08 Nov 11

The software was reviewed here: Pcadvisor so I am assuming its not that. You say you have scanned for nasties and found nothing. This is a puzzle. I wonder if the Event logs will give you any clues. But I must admit it certainly would seem you are infected.

  buel 19:16 PM 08 Nov 11

Sorry, what i meant was Malwarebytes did find a few things last night but i have restarted since and done more scans. Maybe do them (Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and AVG) in safe mode would help?


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