My laptop keeps popping up a box saying ‘Windows Explorer has stopped working’ for every few mins. Then did scan with AdwCleaner which shows in the ‘Registry’ folder with 4 keys of ‘HKML\software\classes\CLSID\….‘ as below and I clicked the ‘Cleaning’ button but seemed like they are still there but not being cleaned or removed after rebooting my laptop. So, is it a malware? Should I remove these 4 keys and how to remove them? Can someone please help quickly? Thanks
If these keys are detected but not removed, you will think of if there is malware on your computer. As is known, some malware will sneaks into your computer when you install other software downloaded from unreliable resources, open files from file sharing platforms, or visit malicious websites. And once inside, it will generate files in your computer and infected some of your files. It can also corrupt or delete some of your registry entries. So when you run some of your software, you will find them not working or working weirdly. As it stays long, you will soon find that your computer become slow down. When going online with your browser, you may find strange pop-ups everywhere, which can be really annoying.
Please note that there are many hundreds of registry key placed in the registry that make sense only to the program that put them there. If you can not positively identify the key – leave it be. But if you feel anxious about these registry keys, you can download RegCure Pro to check your computer.
Correct Registry Error and Speed up Your PC with RegCure Pro.
RegCure Pro is a useful tool that may help you fix corrupted registry and system errors and optimize your PC. You are welcomed to follow the guide below and install it.
1). Click the icon to download RegCure Pro.
2). Click “Yes” to run the profile.
3). Click “Next Button” and finish the installation process.
4). After installation, run the RegCure Pro to start.
5). Scan your computer for errors by making a system scan.
6).After scanning, choose the items you want to clean and fix them.
Manually Check and Remove Malware in Your PC
Step 1. Boot your PC into safe mode with networking.
Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then hit Enter.
Step 2. Stop the mailicious processes in the Windows Task Manager.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to open Windows Task Manager.
Step 3.Show hidden files and folders.
Click on the Start menu, type “folder options” into the search bar and click on “Folder Option” in the search results.
In the Folder Options, click on the tab of “View” and under the “Advanced settings”, check the “Show hidden files, folders and drives” option and uncheck the “Hide protecting operating system files (Recommended)”, and hit OK button.
Search the files below and delete them.
%AppData%\<random>.exe %CommonAppData%\<random>.exe %temp%\<random>.exe C:\Windows\Temp\<random>.exe C:\Program Files\<random>
Step 4. Navigate to Registry Editor and clean up all HKML\Software\Classes\CLSID registry entries.
Press Win+ R key at and same time to open Run Commend Box. Open Registry Editor by typing “regedit” in Runbox and clicking OK.
Look through the registry entries and find out all listed harmful items. Right click on them and click Delete to remove.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\<random>.exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations
Final Tips: HKML\Software\Classes\CLSID can be caused by malware that will do harm to your files. It is high time to remove it from your PC. If you need a quicker and safer way out of these suspicious registry keys, please feel free to fix your PC with ReCurePro