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Contol panel hi i cant open control panel on my computer and every time i try and open it all i get is windows explorer has encountered a problem.can u help please thanks.

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That normally means a virus or a spyware. Try these first.

Go to www.malwarebytes.com then install it and run it. Download the latest

Go to www.avast.com and the install and run after the malwarebytes

These 2 will take quite a while especially if you have a lardge Hard Drive but it will clean your computer. If you need further assistance of if these 2 do not work please reply back.

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A program called explorer.exe controls the display of your taskbar and desktop icons. If for some reason it goes missing (you may have killed it using Task Manager, for example, or something more sinister like a virus has deleted it from your processes), then try this first:
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  2. On the Applications tab, click New Task at the bottom right of the window.
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If nothing sinister caused it to disappear, it should all come back as it was and you can stop panicking, breathe a sigh of relief, and continue working.
If that doesn't work, then try this:
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  2. Go to the Processes tab.
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  5. On the Applications tab, click New Task at the bottom right of the window.
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Are you using snagit, try to uninstall it and then check if you still get the errors. If you donot use snagit then there would be another error.

If you cant access control panel use the "Windows Key+R" on the keyboard which opens the run dialog and type in 'sysdm.cpl' which opens the control panel.
You could also try to restore you windows using System Restore and select a date of the backup when the computer was working well.

Make sure you do a complete virus scan with a good antivirus with updated virus definitions as it could be a virus too.

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You can remove the toolbar from Contol panel--------> programs and remove the toolbar from there.

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If its Internet explorer click on tools on the top right hand side of the page, select internet options and where it says Homepage type in the box http://www.google.com and then click apply.

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Hi there and welcome at Fixya, the support team (lfete)

Windows explorer open in a default Folder and at your computer it opens in My Documents- folder, you kan also open windows explorer in Start (and) Music, Documents, Pictures and My Computer- folder.

Hope it helps
IF NOT then try to return here

Have a nice time over there

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