Desktop Explorer Flashes on and off then stops

By lemieuxraymonde ·
I have a HP Pavilion PC. It is running XP Home edition with all the updates. Recently this box started flashing the Explorer (desktop and speed bar). I can access all functions while it is running. If I open an application it will continue to run even after the Eplorer has stop flashing and I have no visual desktop or speedbar.

The Explorer will flash on and off for approximately 3 minutes. Then it will stay off. I can start it up from the Task Manager or if I leave a DOS window open. IT is very annoying.

I have run Spybot and virus checkers to clear any malicious spyware. They found several issues and resolved them (supposedly). I also run a Max Registry cleaner.

Any suggestions?


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Make sure that the Scanners are fully updated

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Desktop Explorer Flashes ...

And are running in Safe Mode so that the scanners can clean the computer properly.

It sounds like a Virus Infection so you will need to list what Virus Scanners you have used. They may not be good enough to clean the computer.


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