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Explorer.exe keeps restarting

Every5 seconds or so, Desktop icons disappear with the taskbar and thenreappear. I validated through Task Manager, explorer.exe in Processesdisappears and reappears.
I can open other windows and things function otherwise normally as long as I do so when explorer is active.

I've had one suggestion to change the priority or the process (above or below normal). I've tried and that doesn't work.

I have recently installed and run Advanced SystemCare so the registry and other features were ''repaired'' I assume that is in some way the cause BUT its RESTORE function isn't working and I don't have a SYSTEM RESTORE point either. I still need focus on how to fix the explorer.exe problem, not restore it.

Obviously other programs work, once I get into them. Explorer is restarting in the background.

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You seem to have a classic case of "malicious software" loading under the guise
of a common [executable] program. Get yourself a 1Gb USB stick and access
the web from a more stable computer.

Download this utility and unzip the files to the USB stick.

Boot your computer into safe mode and right-click the taskbar and click

Task Manager. When the new window opens click explorer.exe then click

End Process......then YES. Next click Applications and then New Task.

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When the little box appears click Browse. In new window click My Computer

and double-click the drive letter of the USB stick and run a-squared in

Deep Scan mode. When the scan is complete restart your computer.


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