Application error 0xc0000022 for all exe files

On start up I get a explorer.exe application error (0xc0000022) with a message that the application will close. The screen goes blank - I can ctrl-alt-delete to get the menu items up, but any option I choose (task manager) for example, I end up with the same error message (taskmgr.exe application error etc). I had a CA virus alert for a shell32.exe file yesterday - it would appear to be related?
 

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Last updated October 15, 2019 Views 37,947 Applies to:
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I just started getting this error sometime this week.  It seems to have happened to very many others as well.

A bit of investigating led to people who have stated this is related to CA Internet Suite.  I too had this installed, so I went into "safe mode" and uninstalled the entire suite.

Success!

Hope this helps.

Rick

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