You could sort the entries so that you'll have all non Microsoft shell extensions grouped together.
Next, select all these non Microsoft shell extensions, and disable them.
If you look careful at the picture on the right, you'll see several non-standard additions to the right-click menu: "Sacn with Microsoft Security Essentials", "Format Factory (F)", "Acronis Recovery" and others.
To try and find if a 3rd party shell extension is causing your Windows Explorer to crash on certain actions, you'll need to download this handy (and free) utility: Shel Ex View. After you downloaded & executed it, Shel Ex View will show all shell extensions installed on your system.
To combat any spyware that might lurk on your machine, I'd suggest the following programs: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Javacool's Spyware Blaster, or SUPERAnti Spyware.
As with Anti-virus scanners, run at least two different ones, they will detect different things!
If you need more help in fighting Spyware or Virus infections, start by reading these instructions on our Windows support forum, and post a message in the appropriate forum.
Below I have listed a number of Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles dealing with Windows Explorer crashes: You receive an "Explorer.
Q/4cad6d8I have tried what I believe to be everything at this point.
Clearing out the update download folder and retrying the update does not help whatsoever.
It keep checking for updates for about 30 minutes and never finds updates and ends with...
Today i tried to install an update (KB3087040) a security update for Internet Explorer Flash Player and it cant install due to that error message 0x80004005! After getting Microsoft office installed and click advanced in Window update and turn on "give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows".
Highlight "New" in the edit menu and click "Key."Highlight "New" in the edit menu and choose "DWORD Value."Type "iexplore.exe" in the value box and hit "Enter."Choose "Modify" in the edit menu and enter "1" in the modification area.