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    Junior Member Chikara's Avatar
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    Default Weird problem - file explorer window opening by itself

    Hi all,

    I have a rather odd problem. Occasionally, but consistently, I will have a file explorer window open by itself. I might be working away browsing or doing emails or whatever, then all of a sudden the file explorer/folder window has opened by itself for no reason. Related to this, sometimes if I already have a folder window open in the background, it will suddenly bring itself to the foreground for no reason either.
    When the new window opens by itself, it seems to always be the same folder - my E drive. When an existing folder comes to the foreground, this can be whatever folder I already have open in the background.
    When the E drive folder opens, it opens at the lowest level and shows me the three folders at first level, which are: Games, Program Files, and Program Files (x86).

    I am running Windows 10, latest updates installed. My setup is C drive is a SSD with OS and my most common apps, (D drive DVD), E drive is what I have called 'Data (Programs and Games) - it's a seperate physical HD where I install other less commonly used programs and games to, to save space on my SSD. And I also have a F drive which is just for data.

    The only thing I can assume is maybe there is some conflict between the Program Files folders in my E drive and my C drive that somehow causes this folder to open at random times. But as far as I know I should be able to install programs to non-C drive locations.

    I have run antivirus checks, and malware bytes scan, and nothing unusual was picked up. I have all the latest Windows updates installed. I have checked startup tasks and there is nothing in there that should cause the folder to open (and it's not happening during start up anyway). I've run all the Windows troubleshooters as suggested on some webpages. No luck so far.

    I should also mention, this is a new PC, I've had it for a month. It was physically built for me but I installed the OS and everything else on it, and this problem has happened from Day One.

    Any suggestions?

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    Junior Member Chikara's Avatar
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    Default Re: Weird problem - file explorer window opening by itself

    Hi all, happy New Year!
    Bumping this thread, as I am still having this problem and numerous Google searches don't provide any answers. Any suggestions from anyone on how to troubleshoot or solve this?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Weird problem - file explorer window opening by itself

    Run Hijackthis and post the log here for checking.

    Sounds like something dodgy to me.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: Weird problem - file explorer window opening by itself

    Hi, thanks for the reply. HJT log is below. I noticed there was a new BIOS update available for my MB last night, I have updated that just in case that had any bug fixes causing it, but the problem remains.

    Thanks you!

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
    Scan saved at 2:06:10 PM, on 11/1/2016
    Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.10586.0020)

    FIREFOX: 43.0.4 (x86 en-US)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Messaging_2.12.15004.0 _x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\SkypeHost.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\TeamViewer.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\SAVITECH\SVLoadSense\SVLoadSense.exe
    C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\One Drive.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin\steamwebhelper.exe
    C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.ex e
    C:\Program Files (x86)\FileHippo.com\FileHippo.AppManager.exe
    C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\updates\3.4 .5_41372\utorrentie.exe
    C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\updates\3.4 .5_41372\utorrentie.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
    C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\updates\3.4 .5_41372\utorrentie.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\VFS\ProgramFilesCommonX86\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE16\CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\MsoSync.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlug in_20_0_0_267.exe
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlug in_20_0_0_267.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{E6931688-DA2B-4E16-8539-3D323D69C677}\AiChargerPlus.exe
    E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Skillbrains\lightshot\5.3.0.0\Lightshot.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\ACC\Creative Cloud.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\IPC\AdobeIPCBroker.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteTray.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\HEX\Adobe CEF Helper.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\HEX\Adobe CEF Helper.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\Evernote.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\ADS\Adobe Desktop Service.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\CoreSync\CoreSync.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\CCXProcess\CCXProcess.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\CCXProcess\libs\node.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\CCLibrary\CCLibrary.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\CCLibrary\libs\node.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE
    F:\Users\Tony\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = %11%\blank.htm
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    O2 - BHO: Lync Click to Call BHO - {31D09BA0-12F5-4CCE-BE8A-2923E76605DA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OCHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Evernote extension - {92EF2EAD-A7CE-4424-B0DB-499CF856608E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteIE.dll
    O2 - BHO: LastPass Vault - {95D9ECF5-2A4D-4550-BE49-70D42F71296E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\LPToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O2 - BHO: Microsoft OneDrive for Business Browser Helper - {D0498E0A-45B7-42AE-A9AA-ABA463DBD3BF} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\GROOVEEX.DLL
    O2 - BHO: SmartSelect - {F4971EE7-DAA0-4053-9964-665D8EE6A077} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: LastPass Toolbar - {9f6b5cc3-5c7b-4b5c-97af-19dec1e380e5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\LPToolbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUS AiChargerPlus Execute] C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{E6931688-DA2B-4E16-8539-3D323D69C677}\AiChargerPlus.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AO Link Server] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite III\Mobo Connect\ALRun.exe -start
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SwitchBoard] C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdobeCS6ServiceManager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS6ServiceManager\CS6ServiceManager.ex e" -launchedbylogin
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher] "E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "E:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lightshot] C:\Program Files (x86)\Skillbrains\lightshot\Lightshot.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Razer Synapse] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Creative Cloud] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\ACC\Creative Cloud.exe" --showwindow=false --onOSstartup=true
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dropbox] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe" /systemstartup
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [OneDrive] "C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\On eDrive.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -silent
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Overwolf] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Overwolf\\Overwolf.exe" -silent
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.e xe" /MINIMIZED
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [FileHippo.com] "C:\Program Files (x86)\FileHippo.com\FileHippo.AppManager.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /minimized /regrun
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [Application Restart #0] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\GPU TweakII\GPUTweakII.exe /RestartByRestartManager:4C154471-DC91-4232-BF14-18C758DB0147 (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [Application Restart #1] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\GPU TweakII\Monitor.exe -ByGPUTweakII -12 293 /RestartByRestartManager:FFF85D67-52B3-424b-9A45-301B1364BB2D (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [Application Restart #0] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\GPU TweakII\GPUTweakII.exe /RestartByRestartManager:4C154471-DC91-4232-BF14-18C758DB0147 (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Startup: EvernoteClipper.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
    O4 - Startup: EvernoteTray.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteTray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Install LastPass FF RunOnce.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\lpuninstall.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Install LastPass IE RunOnce.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\lpuninstall.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Secunia PSI Tray.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe
    O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Clip bookmark - C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteIERes\Clip.html?cl ipAction=0
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Clip image - C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteIERes\Clip.html?cl ipAction=4
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Clip selection - C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteIERes\Clip.html?cl ipAction=3
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Clip this page - C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteIERes\Clip.html?cl ipAction=1
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: LastPass - file://C:\Users\Tony\AppData\LocalLow\LastPass\context.ht ml?cmd=lastpass
    O8 - Extra context menu item: LastPass Fill Forms - file://C:\Users\Tony\AppData\LocalLow\LastPass\context.ht ml?cmd=fillforms
    O8 - Extra context menu item: New note - C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteIERes\NewNote.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Se&nd to OneNote - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\ONBttnIE.dll/105
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Se&nd to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Lync Click to Call - {31D09BA0-12F5-4CCE-BE8A-2923E76605DA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OCHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Lync Click to Call - {31D09BA0-12F5-4CCE-BE8A-2923E76605DA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OCHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: LastPass - {43699cd0-e34f-11de-8a39-0800200c9a66} - C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\LPToolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: LastPass - {43699cd0-e34f-11de-8a39-0800200c9a66} - C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\LPToolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra button: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
    O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\OLIEResource.dll,-101 - {A95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\\EvernoteIERes\AddNote.htm l
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\OLIEResource.dll,-101 - {A95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\\EvernoteIERes\AddNote.htm l
    O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://help.eset.com (HKLM)
    O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://help.eset.com (HKLM)
    O18 - Protocol: mso-minsb-roaming.16 - {83C25742-A9F7-49FB-9138-434302C88D07} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\MSOSB.DLL
    O18 - Protocol: mso-minsb.16 - {42089D2D-912D-4018-9087-2B87803E93FB} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\MSOSB.DLL
    O18 - Protocol: osf-roaming.16 - {42089D2D-912D-4018-9087-2B87803E93FB} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\MSOSB.DLL
    O18 - Protocol: osf.16 - {5504BE45-A83B-4808-900A-3A5C36E7F77A} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\MSOSB.DLL
    O18 - Protocol: tbauth - {14654CA6-5711-491D-B89A-58E571679951} - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\tbauth.dll
    O18 - Protocol: windows.tbauth - {14654CA6-5711-491D-B89A-58E571679951} - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\tbauth.dll
    O23 - Service: Adobe Acrobat Update Service (AdobeARMservice) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AdobeUpdateService - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\ElevationManager\AdobeUpdateService.exe
    O23 - Service: Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service (AGSService) - Adobe Systems, Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\AGSService.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: ASUS Com Service (asComSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AXSP\1.02.00\atkexComSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: ASGT - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ASGT.exe
    O23 - Service: ASUS HM Com Service (asHmComSvc) - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AAHM\1.00.22\aaHMSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: ASUS System Control Service (AsSysCtrlService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AsSysCtrlService\1.00.22\AsSysCtrlServi ce.exe
    O23 - Service: AsusFanControlService - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AsusFanControlService\1.06.26\AsusFanCo ntrolService.exe
    O23 - Service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service (CmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
    O23 - Service: COMODO Virtual Service Manager (cmdvirth) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdvirth.exe
    O23 - Service: Dropbox Update Service (dbupdate) (dbupdate) - Dropbox, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe
    O23 - Service: Dropbox Update Service (dbupdatem) (dbupdatem) - Dropbox, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\DiagSvcs\DiagnosticsHub.Sta ndardCollector.ServiceRes.dll,-1000 (diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\DiagSvcs\DiagnosticsHub.Standa rdCollector.Service.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: ESET Service (ekrn) - ESET - C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA GeForce Experience Service (GfExperienceService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\GeForce Experience Service\GfExperienceService.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ieetwcollectorres.dll,-1000 (IEEtwCollectorService) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\IEEtwCollector.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\SocketHeciServer.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) PROSet Monitoring Service - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\IProsetMonitor.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) Security Assist - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Security Assist\isa.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) Security Assist Helper (isaHelperSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Security Assist\isaHelperService.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface Service (jhi_service) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe
    O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) Management and Security Application Local Management Service (LMS) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
    O23 - Service: Logitech Gaming Registry Service (LogiRegistryService) - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Logitech Gaming Software\Drivers\APOService\LogiRegistryService.ex e
    O23 - Service: MBAMService - Malwarebytes - C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
    O23 - Service: Mozilla Maintenance Service (MozillaMaintenance) - Mozilla Foundation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe
    O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Network Service (NvNetworkService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Streamer Network Service (NvStreamNetworkSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\NvStreamNetworkService.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Streamer Service (NvStreamSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\NvStreamService.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Overwolf Updater Windows SCM (OverwolfUpdater) - Overwolf LTD - C:\Program Files (x86)\Overwolf\OverwolfUpdater.exe
    O23 - Service: Razer Game Scanner (Razer Game Scanner Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Razer Services\GSS\GameScannerService.exe
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Secunia PSI Agent - Secunia - C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exe
    O23 - Service: Secunia Update Agent - Secunia - C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\sua.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\SensorDataService.exe,-101 (SensorDataService) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\SensorDataService.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Skype Updater (SkypeUpdate) - Skype Technologies - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Updater\Updater.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
    O23 - Service: SwitchBoard - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe
    O23 - Service: TeamViewer 11 (TeamViewer) - TeamViewer GmbH - C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\TeamViewer_Service.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\TieringEngineService.exe,-702 (TieringEngineService) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\TieringEngineService.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: UsbClientService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Synology\Assistant\UsbClientService.exe
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    I would uninstall AI suite, it's a known cause of crashes

    I would, if ccleaner is installed delete these entries in tools / startup. Run them manually.

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorre nt.e xe" /MINIMIZED

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [FileHippo.com] "C:\Program Files (x86)\FileHippo.com\FileHippo.AppManager.exe" /background

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /minimized /regrun

    Dont know why this is here

    O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present

    Does Eset have the firewall as well? If it does, you shouldnt run it and Comodo. Uninstall one of them

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    You can disable those 3 programs from startup in their own settings as well which might be more reliable. I definitely wouldn't have uTorrent permanetly running as it uses resources and bandwidth and can slow down your PC, not likely to be the cause your issue though. I'd also change the setting that causes it to minimise and not close when you click the X at the top right. uTorrent is not as good as it once was, and has been known to load a coin mining client onto PCs under some circumstances.
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    Have you run SFC/scannow (administrator) to check the File System ?

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    THank you all for the suggestions,
    @Speedy, I have changed those 3 programs so they don't start automatically. Re: AI suite, I haven't really had the PC crash at all, just this random file explorer thing, do you think it's possible they are still related? AI suite has some good feature so it would be a shame to have to uninstall it.
    Internet explorer restrictions present - I also don't know, I didn't even think IE was on Win 10, was replaced by Edge. Do you know how I can fix this?
    And ESET, I only have ESET virus checker. My firewall is Comodo

    @ dugimodo, see above, I have changed the startup options from within the program itself, and I'll only run UTorrent manually when needed now

    @ Lawrence, yes I did a SFC /scannow right when this first was occuring, I have just done another one now, no issues found.

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    Just a slight side note, I moved to Deluge as a replacement for uTorrent when the bitcoin thing came to light on here and find it a good replacement.
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    IE and Edge are still in Win10. You wouldnt know IE was there, unless you go to the menu. Or search for it

    Dont think it matters anyway

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