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Problem started when I tried to right click a folder. It locked up PC(hour glass just kept turning) I have to go to task manager to shut it down. Now it seems to happen almost anytime I click a folder to open it. I've run my malware programs and advanced window care, and CCleaner. Still not working. I have WinXP sp3.

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Use a genuine antivirus because your PC is showing classic symptoms of being infected with virus which has been running for quite long and is resident in the windows system files. Either use a antivirus to clean your PC else take a backup of your IMP data and reformat reinstall your programs. Be carefull when adding your backed up data, screen it with the antivirus before transfering back to the PC...........................sodeep

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Have you tried using System Restore? Just set your computer back to before the problem started. You'll lose anything you downloaded or installed since then, but your files will be fine.

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