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erasext.dll - Explorer locks with right-click; could end process through Task Manager, then Explorer would work.

Reviewed the Context Menu as a Type. Then in the time frame when the locking started to occur, I reviewed when the files were created. Then I narrowed down the choices from there. Only problem was that I had to restart the computer each time to check Explorer.exe.

The details of the shell extension that might cause the problem:

Shell Extension Name: Eraser Shell Extension
Filename: erasext.dll
Description: Eraser Shell Extension.
Company: -
Product Name: Eraser
File Version: 5.8.7
CLSID: {8BE13461-936F-11D1-A87D-444553540000}

If you think that you have similar problem in your system, you can try to fix the problem by disabling the specified shell extension. In order to do that, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Download and run the ShellExView utility from this Web page.
  2. Find the right shell extension according the details specified above.
  3. Select this shell extension and press F7 to disable this extension. After disabling the shell extension, check if the problem still occurs. If the problem still occurs, you should enable back the shell extension by pressing F8, and then try to search for another shell extension that might cause your problem.