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Cant open "My Computer" or ANY folders...

k9sniperp

OSNN One Post Wonder
#1
Whenever I click on "my Computer" or any folder on my desktop, drwtsn32 loads (in the ctrl-alt-del box) and my pc hangs for about 30seconds, then says that Dr Watson has encounterd an error... then all my icons dissapear, and comes back, and everything reloads(as if my computer restarted)

Potential cause:

I was playing an online game, and Zonealarm poped up , and I assumed it was for my game, but it WASNT, but I allowed it to access the internet, before I realized what ive done... the program was called "addzk32"

After that, is when I got all these problems( cant access any folder, or system folder,without crash/freezing)

I found the file located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\addzk32.exe BUT its not in there anywhere, even though it says thats where its located...( its in the startup menu, which I tried disabling, to no avail.

I really need a solution to not being able to open ANY system folder.. or any folder at all... If it helps, everything seems to work fine in Safe Mode...
 

Liam2198

OSNN Junior Addict
#2
Did you make sure that you have the folder set to show all files? The file could be set to be hidden. Have you run adaware or any other spyware remover to try and get rid of it? Even if you remove the file there's probably entries in your registry as well.
 

k9sniperp

OSNN One Post Wonder
#3
Ive ran all the spyware I know of, adaware,spybot, free av scanner, Norton anti-virus... nothing has worked...found alot of spyware though...:dead:
 
#4
might some kind of infection run adaware scan and avg scan just in case it's a virus that wot let you access all the files on your computer blah balh
 

vivid_vibe

OSNN Senior Addict
#5
Did you make sure all definitions were updated before running Ad-Aware / Spy-bot. How about the anti-virus prog? If they were and it still found nothing, you could try a system restore. Which OS are you running?

vivid
 

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