Windows explorer win7 locks up for about 30 seconds consistently. RRS feed

  • Question

  • This problem started a few days ago, every time i download something on firefox and the download finishes, it goes into scanning for viruses and locks up for over 30 seconds to a minute.  Similarly if i do an "open with" with any file, windows explorer will lock up, can't open task manager or any other folders while this happens.  Notice: it does unlock and resume functionality after the 30 seconds ish.  I'm not sure what's causing it. It also triggers when i try to open video files.


    I've been looking around on the net, but I haven't been able to find any recent issues with it lately. 



    Thursday, April 8, 2010 3:19 AM


  • What is the antivirus software installed on your computer? Does this issue occur in Internet Explorer 8? Regarding this, I would like to propose the following suggestions:

    1. Use Internet Explorer 8 to download the file and see if the issue occurs.

    2. Temperarily disable any antivirus on your computer and download again.

    3. Perform a Clean Boot to test.

    4. Boot in Safe Mode with Networking to test.


    Friday, April 9, 2010 5:51 AM