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Windows 7 Explorer locks up constantly

I thought it was Iolo System Mechanic. So I fired them and installed Webroot.

Same problem.
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Windows Explorer is a critical underlying component of Windows (always has been).

1. Scan for malware. The most obvious cause of this issue is a virus or other malware.
2. Try running System File Checker. From an admin command prompt, run SFC /SCANNOW and allow to complete. Run again if errors remained. Restart the computer.
3. If the first two do not work and if you have the Windows 7 DVD, back up and try a Repair Install.

Please let us know. .... Thinkpads_User
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Clamwin found stuff that Webroot did not nor Iolo. Surprising. However - getting the stuff off is a bit more complicated than it first appears.