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Windows Taskbar Freezing

by reedhave / October 9, 2005 6:26 AM PDT

I am running Win XP SP2 with 786 MB RAM and a 2.66 GHz Pentium 4. Almost everytime that I use Windows Explorer (which is daily) my taskbar freezes up, so I cant use it. I emailed someplace when it started doing it and they said to uninstall SP2 and remove all spyware and adware and reinstall, and I did that and I runs scans almost every night with either Nortan AntiVirus, Microsoft AntiSpyware, Ad-aware SE, or Spybot search and destroy, so I am keeping my system clean. Any suggestions on what this problem could be or how to fix it?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2005 6:41 AM PDT

EWIDO (from seems to find things I've had to ask people to dig for in HIJACKTHIS logs and forums. Try that one.

-> It could be something else, but your post didn't tell much. For instance, the forum note was ignored or is not showing for you.


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by reedhave / October 12, 2005 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Try EWIDO.

I got EWIDO and it fond a lot of stuff and got rid of them. So far I have tried to freeze the taskbar by doiong what i thought was doing it and it hasn't froze yet. I believe four of the programs were in the system32 file in the c17b6s.dll archieve. Should I go about this remove the whole archieve? If so, what is a safe way to do this. Should I just have EWIDO do it? I am hesitant to remove it because it seems like an important file.


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If things seem fine, I let EWIDO remove it from it's
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2005 6:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Bob...

I let EWIDO take care of it's own quarentine files. I do same for other such products.

Glad to see it killed what pest there was in the machine.


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So its ok to...
by reedhave / October 12, 2005 7:18 AM PDT

So it is OK to have EWIDO delete that archieve?


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(NT) (NT) Yes. I do that after a few days.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2005 7:22 AM PDT
In reply to: So its ok to...
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