Game crashes Windows explorer

Hello there,

I first posted this topic on the Steam forums as it was there that i first noticed this. the first few months the game ran fine. At some point after i left the game, task manager showed as all shut down, but Steam showed the game as running. And here is where it gets nasty. Something from the game interferes with Windows explorer. ctrl+alt+del no longer works. The start button in the task bar does not show a “power down” or “restart” feature. When i used the task manager which I always have running, I cannot see anything that i could directly link to the problem. There I also tried restarting explorer. It then prompts that “windows explorer is not responding”. and after a while even Task manager does not respond. The only way to restart is by using the reset button on the PC the physical one. Now this has been around for 4 or 5 times and i have decided to uninstall. Completely. I had tried removing the game from Steam and using it over the War thunder launcher, but here the problem happens with a delay, so it still happens. So even though i still have some 200 days of premium I am not going to play until this gets addressed. On the steam forums other people have also responded to my post, so some others have the same problem, yet not many. I believe there were 4 or 5 who experienced the same problem. The steam name of the thread was “Occasinal game not closing after leaving” So someone looking into this would be great but I will not come back until this gets a fix because this is serious in my eyes.
My system specs are:

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD RX Vega 56 8 GB
16 GB Ram
SSD drive

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