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Windows 7: Windows Explorer is extremely slow, or at times, unresponsive.

18 Feb 2011   #11

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

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Dear Maguscreed,
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18 Feb 2011   #12

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Windows 7 x64

I haven't actually encountered a virus on my system since I upgraded from xp two days after the release of vista.
I use the commonsense security suite. Despite spending all day on the net and using both torrents and usenet from time to time, I have never caught anything.
I rarely even bother scanning because I just know nothing is there. ...of course firefox with the noscript plugin helps a lot too.
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25 Mar 2016   #13

windows 7
Same info as original post - windows explorer seems unresponsive

I have the same probelm exactly as the original post - it started with trying to delete a file I had just recorded from a movie using VLC. now explorer is nearly always constantly thinking - although randomly works - I just had control panel do the same.

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