explorer.exe seems to be crashing a lot and my computer has been running very sluggish but at times it seems fine, this started about 4 days ago.

Have you performed any changes or installed updates

well i tried to install bitdefender but it screwed up in the end.

well i tried to install bitdefender but it screwed up in the end.

Did the problems arise after this or were they already present?

Did the problems arise after this or were they already present?

well yes actually but i removed the program from my system

Me too face the same problem..I am using vista......The problem happens some times ,not frequently

Sometimes Winlogon.exe is exploited by malware and thus the system alert by frequent explorer.exe crashes. A legit file is always present in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache folder, should you ever need to replace the System32 folder's copy.

Since the tools we used to scan the computer, as well as tools to delete files and folders, are no longer needed, they should be removed, as well as the folders created by these tools.

Reset and Re-enable your System Restore to remove bad files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in System Restore are protected to prevent any programmes changing them. This is the only way to clean these files: (You will lose all previous restore points which are likely to be infected.)

To reset your restore points, please note that you will need to log into your computer with an account which has full administrator access. You will know if the account has administrator access because you will be able to see the System Restore tab. If the tab is missing, you are logged in under a limited account.

The following is a list of tools and utilities that I like to suggest to people. This list is full of great tools and utilities to help you understand how you got infected and how to keep from getting infected again.

1. Spybot Search & Destroy - Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.
2. AdAware - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.
3. SpywareBlaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.
4. IE-SpyAd - puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
5. CleanUP! - Cleans temporary files from IE and Windows, empties the recycle bin and more. Great tool to help speed up your computer and knock out those nasties that like to reside in the temp folders.
6. Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
7. Google Toolbar - Free google toolbar that allows you to use the powerful Google search engine from the bar, but also blocks pop up windows.
8. Trillian or Miranda-IM - These are Malware free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program! (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN)
9. Antivirus programs play an important role in the protection of your system. Here are some options:
* Free Protection:
o Activevirusshield
* Shareware:
o Node32
* Reccomendation:
o -> Node32

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