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The "This PC" automatically opens every time that you

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    windows 8.1 automatic Boot " this PC "

    The "Explorer.exe( This PC)" automatically opens every time that you log on to a Windows 8.1, help me!!!!.
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  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    This may be a sign of a Virus... But before you get into that, check your Startup Items, and see if you have Explorer.exe listed twice in the startup items in Task Manager, if you see 2 instances of it, disable one of them.

    If there are no instances there, then check your Startup folder - I'll have to think of the path to get there, I'll post it once I find it.

    Check in your Task Scheduler as well, if you see any extra Explorer.exe, just disable them.

    Check for rootkits, start with this one:

    TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Utility Free Download | Kaspersky Lab US

    And then use this one:

    Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit
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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Ok your Startup will be in Here:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

    See if there is an "Explorer.EXE" there.

    I found this as well, go through everything that is there

    Fix Windows Explorer Window Opening on Startup - Help Desk Geek
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