All the other programs on my family's laptop work fine, except for the most crucial, Windows Explorer. Whenever I try to bring up a window (ex. My Computer), there is a 2 second pause where everything on the desktop disappears except for the screensaver. Then everything comes back but no window.

My cousin did recently pickup some spyware while surfing. Later, when I pressed crtl+alt+del I noticed over 50 processes running (including explorer.exe). I am hoping this a simple settings issue and not virus related. Again, all other programs work fine. But without Explorer, the laptop is almost worthless. Any ideas?

Windows XP
2003 Dell Laptop

you should go to the security section of this website for spyware removal .

use microsoft antispyware tool available from microsoft website. its good and its fast.:)

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