Monday, January 08, 2007

Shell extension issue with Free Download Manager

I have found an issue with using Free Download Manager on Windows XP Pro Sp2. It used to work before then it suddenly causes Explorer to crash. Here are some data about the extension installed by Free Download Manager Extension name : FDMIECookiesBHO Class Type : FDMIECookiesBHO Class Filename : C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdmcks.dll I discovered that this is the extension that caused Explorer to crash using ShellExView. Note that I was a happy user of Free Download Manager for more than a year. This extension might have been affected by Windows Update. I was using Free Download Manager 1.8, this might be fixed with the newer version. Here some side effects of this extension: a) Clicking on a folder in the navigation view (treeview) that contains files in Explorer will crash the application. b) Windows Event Viewer logs something like this: Type: Information Source: Winlogon Category: None Event ID: 1002 Description: The Shell stopped unexpectedly and Explorer.exe was restarted.

1 comment:

Briana said...

Keep up the good work.