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explorer crashes when i right click a file

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    explorer crashes when i right click a file


    It only happens with this one file, everything else works just fine. i've tried shexview that did not work, all my updates are installed, i have no viruses... Honestly I have no idea what is going on, or how to stop it.

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    What is the file? And, where did it come from?
    You're not giving us much to go on.

    Have you tried copying or moving that file?
    Do you have a backup copy of the file?

    Just at first glance, it would appear that the file has an error in it that crashes Windows Explorer.

    More info please!!!

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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    8.1 pro


    the file is a cheat loader from mombot dot co dot uk.
    it is not malware, I have tried launching it on a flash drive, SD card, and multiple internal drives. It is only that one file that causes explorer to 'hang' or crash. as a side note, the hang is permanent it does not resolve it's self after a set amount of time, i have left it like that for 10 minutes nothing happened. From what i can gather I cannot add an exception to windows defender to see if thats the issue. Like I said I have tried shexview and disabling third party applications, that again did not work. I have also re-downloaded this file 7 times now each for every new storage device to see if it was isolated to the drive the file was extracted to... I would also like to mention that I am unable to just normally launch the file as well, double clicking also causes explorer to hang / crash.
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explorer crashes when i right click a file
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