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CtxMenu.dll - Windows Explorer has encountered a problem

I had been suffering for months with "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem ....." but could not find the cause, nor could I relate this to any particular action.
On the first scan with ShellExView I found one extension with no Company name against it - CtxMenu. I disabled this and 'hey presto' my problem has gone away. I have no idea which program has installed this module but I certainly have not lost any functionality in any of the software that I use.
Thank you for making this very useful utility availabe.

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

Shell Extension Name: Image Converter context menu
Filename: CtxMenu.dll
Description: CtxMenu
Product Name: CtxMenu
File Version: 1, 5, 0, 3300
CLSID: {C6643EC0-49AC-4c15-A455-04104DB900A9}

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.

This shell extension problem was reported by Gwyndy