Explorer.exe corrupted or missing

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Anonymous891, May 24, 2014.

  1. Anonymous891

    Anonymous891 New Member

    May 24, 2014
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    OK so everytime at startup for the past three days, my desktop is blank with no taskbar. I have to open task manager and kill process "explorer.exe" and run it again. Is there any fix to this problem?
  2. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Mar 1, 2012
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    There's probably something interfering. I would bet my bucks on a virus or other malware, or something related, perhaps a linked program you've downloaded. An ever increasing problem is attachments that come automatically when you download and install something.

    Two easy ways to check it:
    1. Pick a Restore Point at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Recovery > Open System Recovery. After clicking "Next" you'll see options, plus tick box "Show more restore points". Take one earlier than your problems started.
    2. Take a look at what you have installed in the past few days, in Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features, or via Revo Uninstaller, uninstall whatever you may suspect = everything new.

    Plus: in any case you should hunt down any possible threats = do a thorough scan with your Antivirus and, say, Malwarebyte.

    Must ask: it is Explorer.exe, not Explore.exe which is known as a vicious one? Although the latter may be obsolete by now.

    Best wishes.

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