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internet explorer freezes - getting sysfader in task manager

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internet explorer freezes - getting sysfader in task manager

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internet explorer freezes - getting sysfader in task manager.

I am getting this on a computer at work. Does anyone have any ideas. Yesterday, I loaded MS Project standard 2003.

any ideas?

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Which version of the Internet Explorer browser are you using? What operating system?

So far, I have found references indicating it could be either a browser bug or a virus. So, we need more info to help diagnose the problem.

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Windows 2000, IE 6.0

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Sysfader could be one of many things, depending on where it's found on the system.

It could be related to NVidia Graphics Utility - To check it, go here http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/sysfader/

It could be IE6 related if it's not fully patched. Has something to do with the "page transitions". http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=24363 and http://weblogs.asp.net/jeffwids/archive/2007/03/12/internet-explorer-and-office-documents-sysfader-iexplore-exe-application-error.aspx

Also mentioned in one forum is that it could be a virus known as Winshow with instructions on where to go to scan for THAT critter! But, this forum at McAfee discounts that theory: http://community.mcafee.com/archive/index.php/t-177609.html and points back to the first link.

Then, there's another post indicating that it's in the display properties. http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=629831
This one gives instructions on how they fixed it. But, it's talking about WinXP. Since I can't remember if Win2K even HAD fade effects, it's worth a shot at looking into it.

I found all of these by simply doing an internet search for "sysfader". Try doing the same and see if you can't narrow down your specific set of circumstances.

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Thanks