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C:\windows\explorer.exe. A Buffe overrun has been detected which has corrupted the program's internal state. The program cannot safely continue execution and must now be terminated.

I have this popping up most of the time and recently purchased a product called reg cure that claims to resolve this but with no luck yet (CAN YOU HELP!!!)

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Re: C:\windows\explorer.exe. A Buffe overrun has been...

1. run msconfig goto startup tab unclick everything restart
2. goto start -> run type and wait sfc /scannow

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Re: C:\windows\explorer.exe. A Buffe overrun has been...

Try superantispyware. It's free and should solve your problem.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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Is windows internet explorer 8 the same as microsoft internet explorer 8

Restoring Computer to earlier state is the best solution. Only update the Internet explorer by using online updates that is downloaded from Microsoft website. WebRepOverall ratingThis site has no rating(not enough votes)

Also try to update the drivers that control your PC.

If problem still occurs then use system utility tool PCFresher that will fix windows internal errors and will fix corrupt registry errors.

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For All XP user Don't Use IE 7.0 & higher version

Applicable for all window XP (all edition, all PCs and Laptops)

Hi there,
If you are getting trouble after the updates of internet explorer..

Then I would suggest you to Roll Back it to the original Internet Explorer (i.e Internet Explorer version 6.0)

Which come up with Installation of Win Xp with Service Pack 2.

Bad Effect due to IE 7.0 or higher version:

Screen hang up, internet freezes abruptly, prominent windows crashes anytime.

So to stop these problems, better to run with lower and safe version of IE:

To remove Internet Explorer 7 from your PC use the following methods

Method 1: Use "Add or Remove Programs" to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

Step 1: Use "Add or Remove Programs" to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

a. Click Start, and then click Run.

b In the Open box, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.

c. In the list of programs, click Windows Internet Explorer 7, and then click Remove.

d. Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7. Also remove if any updates under this entry found.

If you cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 by using this method, try Method 2.

Method 2: Use Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

Run Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

a. Click Start, and then click Run.

b. In the Open box, type %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then click OK.

c. Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7.

After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.

This will bring up you to run Internet explorer as it come up with the installation kit, which is safe and reliable.

Have Nice Surfing!!


After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.

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No desktop icons or taskbar in win 7. how to fix.This is a new install with no programs or virus

Try this:1. press windows+r to open the run window2. type explorer.exe
This might help restoring the explorer.exe problem

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My laptop was affected by autorun, the av i use didn not detect the virus. i have try to install some of the remover in safe mode but no luck. each time i insert my USB, it transform all the exe's or...

hello, when u want to kill a virus in safe mode, try to kill it first from startup.
first u need a process explorer (this is a program), u can download it from microsoft, this is the link:
it is portable and u just need to run it and see what process that running.
u can showing the path of the process by -> click 'view' tab, select 'select columns', mark 'image path' box, then OK.

now u can see the path of the process that already running. search one by one to seek suspicious program. (note: u can check it from company name too).

when u have find some suspicious program, u can googling the program name (example: svchost.exe..) to make sure the running program is virus or not.

if u have already define the virus, u can kill the process from safe mode (record the virus path, this useful in final) and delete the registry that created by virus from your registry (use regedit). finally u can remove the virus from your computer, just follow the path from process explorer that u already recorded.

hope this useful, if u still confuse u can list your running program from process explorer and send it to me, i will gladly to help. regard, riyan.

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How to solve the problem"*.exe

This error is generally an indication that the written program isn't designed to be run in the 32 bit windows environment, the program is corrupted, or an error occured while trying to run the program. It is generally due to an older program being run within windows.

The newer windows versions are mostly 32 bit platforms. Some of the old programs from windows 95 and 98 eras won't work because they are 16 bit programs. Examples may include older programs with a .com extension (which will bring up this error message), or old versions of .exe's written for 16 bit environments.

If the program you are attempting to run is a recent program (came with your version of windows XP or later) then it could be an error at execution or the program is corrupted. If the program is written by a major brand and is relatively new, contact the program's technical support number for help.

If you suspect a program error, try and obtain another copy of the program. Uninstall the current copy of the program, restart your computer, then install a fresh copy. If the error continues after doing this, then contact the program manufacturer's technical support number.

If the program you are using is one of the programs from within windows, (from the system 32 folder for example, and include notepad.exe, msconfig.exe, or other programs that can be selected and run from within this folder) do NOT remove or copy over the program. Some of the programs within the windows sub-directories are older 16bit programs, not designed to run within the 32bit platform. It is recommended to NOT remove any of these programs from the windows sub directories.

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Tried to startup and computer shuts down citing ''Fatal Error''

just try to boot the system in safe mode and run thse chkdsk command.

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How do i get rid of total security the bogus anti virus software?

  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix. Due to this malware infecting Internet Explorer, it is suggested that you use Firefox or another browser when following these instructions.

  2. Before we can do anything we must first end the Total Security process so that it does not interfere with the cleaning process. To do this we must first download and install a Microsoft program called Process Explorer. Normally, we would have you use the Windows Task Manager, but this rogue will disable the ability to run it. Please download Process Explorer from the following link and save it to your desktop:

    Process Explorer Download Link

  3. You should now have the Procexp.exe file on your desktop. You now need to rename that file to iexplore.exe. To do this, right-click on the Procexp.exe and select Rename. You can now edit the name of the file and should name it to iexplorer.exe. Once it is renamed you should double-click on the file to launch it.

  4. Once the program is running, you should be presented with a screen similar to the one below.


  5. Scroll through the list of running programs until you see a process named tsc.exe. When you see this process, select the tsc.exe process by left-clicking on it once so it becomes highlighted. Then click on the red X button as shown in the image below. Newer versions of this executable may be using names consisting of random numbers or characters. If you see a process that is composed of random numbers or characters and has a shield icon shield-icon.jpg or a padlock icon padlock-icon.jpg next to it, then you have found the process you need to terminate.


  6. When you click on the red X to kill the process, Process Explorer will ask you to confirm if you are sure you want to terminate it as shown in the image below.


    At this point you should press the Yes button in order to kill the process.

  7. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, or MBAM, from the following location and save it to your desktop:

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Download Link

  8. Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

  9. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

  10. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button.

  11. MBAM will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. As MBAM will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main program as shown below.


  12. On the Scanner tab, make sure the the Perform quick scan option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Total Security related files.

  13. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you go and do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan. When MBAM is scanning it will look like the image below.


  14. When the scan is finished a message box will appear as shown in the image below.


    You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the TotalSecurity removal process.

  15. You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should click on the Show Results button.

  16. A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will be shown as seen in the image below. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.


    You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

  17. When MBAM has finished removing the malware, it will open the scan log and display it in Notepad. Review the log as desired, and then close the Notepad window.

  18. You can now exit the MBAM program.
Your computer should now be free of the TotalSecurity program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:
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Associated Total Security Files:
c:\Program Files\TSC
c:\Program Files\TSC\tsc.exe
c:\Program Files\TSC\Sc2C21UvvM.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\TSC.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\Help.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\Registration.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\TSC.lnk
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Uninstall
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Uninstall\Uninstall TSC.lnk
Associated Total Security Windows Registry Information:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "1FD92E3F7C34799BFB075C41DA05D1FE"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"

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Explorer.exe Application error when ai files show at windows.

there is a great possiblility that your explorer.exe is corrupted by existing virus in your computer. purchase or update you antivirus program and scan your computer immediately.

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Computer software

You may want to run Word through maintence mode to see what is going on here, if it finds any issues it will attempt to repair it.

To do this:

1. Quit all Office programs. 2. Use one of the following procedures: • In Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, click Start, and then click Control Panel.

• In Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. 3. Open Add or Remove Programs. 4. Click Change or Remove Programs, click Microsoft Office 2003 (Microsoft Office Word 2003), or the version of Office or Word that you have in the Currently installed programs list, and then click Change. 5. Click Repair or Repair Word (Repair Office), and then click Continue or Next. 6. In Word 2003 and in earlier versions of Word, click Detect and Repair errors in my Word installation or click Detect and Repair errors in my Office installation. Then, click to select the Restore my Start Menu Shortcuts check box, and then click Install.

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Windows xp pro explorer.exe

Spyware and temp file overload usually are to blame here.

Look and install these two applications:
ccleaner (
Spy-Bot Seek and Destroy

Make sure to close all programs specially anti-virus programs before you install them. Then run them in SAFE MODE.

How to enter safe mode:
Reboot your PC and RIGHT AFTER your PC startup BIOS logo and before Windows kicks in tap the F8 key and a Startup Menu should appear, use your arrow keys to select SAFE MODE and run the above applications. Clean any temp files and clear out any spyware.

Hope That Helps!

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