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Opening folder causes internet explorer to open and close rapidly

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by foxcomputers, Mar 8, 2007.

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  1. foxcomputers

    foxcomputers Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys - wondering if anyone can help me here.

    If I open windows explorer (double click icon on desktop) it opens a new window with my documents and folder icons as normal.
    If I then select any of the folders in that window and double click, immediately internet explorer opens and closes non-stop, and just flashes on the screen. I can see the the process ieexplorer.exe is being started and stopped repeatedly.

    This only occurs when IE7 is installed, if I go back to IE6 the problem stops. Whilst this is the obvious solution I am enquiring as to whether anything else could be done to resolve this.

    Have looked at folder options, file types & folder properties in my computer and they are set to open and point to explorer.exe, so it is a mystery why this occurs :confused:
     
  2. foxcomputers

    foxcomputers Thread Starter

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    Bump - does anyone have any ideas please
     
  3. jwinathome

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    iexplorer.exe is SPYWARE/ADWARE

    ieexplore.exe (without the additional r) is the only correct one. You need to follow the appropriate steps to remove malware from your computer. Google "remove malware"
     
  4. foxcomputers

    foxcomputers Thread Starter

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    Hi thanks for the reply the process was iexplore.exe my mistake in typing the wrong name, just as an update, I ended up uninstalling IE7, then re-installing windows Xp as a repair option and then re-install IE7 it is all o.k. now.

    It would have been nice to know what caused it but the customer wanted the PC back tonight so in the end that was the quickest option - many thanks.
     
  5. jwinathome

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    IE7 is definitely not the greatest thing in the world, if the customer has the problem again, you might suggest they roll back to IE6 and stay with it or convert to another web browser such as FIREFOX or OPERA.
     
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