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Old 01-30-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Sometimes, this weird blue window with a grey border comes up on the screen. It shows me some applications, and I can select one by moving the mouse over it. When I let go of the mouse, the application opens up. This is really annoying, so can I stop it in any way?
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:43 PM   #2
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You have spyware. I warned you not to download smiley central!
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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Try scanning with Trend Micro House Call. It's a virus/spyware/adware scanner that does everything online. You only have to download arount 5MB of stuff, and only then once.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #4
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It's not from smiley central. It happened even before that.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #5
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I am going to wait until it pops up again so I can take a pic of it.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:30 PM   #6
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You have spyware.
Heh. You always assume the worst, don't you? :P
That sounds more like some Windows "feature". Seems similar to the window that pops up in XP when you hold down Alt+Tab. Wouldn't know of a way to get it a mouse-controlled version to appear, though -o_-o

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If I hold the mouse down long enough, it just pops up. It has showed up 3 times, but I always forget to take a pic of it.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:42 PM   #8
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Here's a pic of it. Ignore the site behind it. The sites in it are the ones I go to sometimes. This was after I moved my mouse over that star.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:43 PM   #9
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That is spyware.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:44 PM   #10
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That looks suspiciously like spyware, and nothing that's from Windows. Try scanning your computer.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:46 PM   #11
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Norton doesn't see it. Also, even if it was spyware, nothing has happened since it started happening. I'm not scared.
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I don't think it's spyware; spyware doesn't do useful things. More likely some Windows add-on or something. It'd be helpful to know what is actually part of the window-thingy and what is in the background behind it. Also, what Windows version are you running?
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:03 PM   #13
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Norton\
DON'T use Norton. It is the worst antivirus ever. Get AVG.
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:06 PM   #14
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It's a popular shell enhancement program. I don't know what it's called though. It probably has switch or alt in it's name: check your start menu.
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I don't think it's spyware; spyware doesn't do useful things. More likely some Windows add-on or something. It'd be helpful to know what is actually part of the window-thingy and what is in the background behind it. Also, what Windows version are you running?
1. In the window, there is a searchlight, which is your mouse. In it, there are certain files that you can run over with your mouse. When they open, you see more files, and, if you let go of the mouse on any of the files or applications the window goes away, and the file pops up.
2. The background is a site I like. Nothing important.
3. XP.
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Did you read my other post? What are the results of the scan not using Norton?
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I didn't use it. I've had it for about 6 months or more. Has anything happened? NO... This is why you sometimes get me annoyed.
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Well, this isn't a forum for personal arguments, so I'm going to ignore the last part, but I will tell you this: You asked for tech support, and if you're not going to follow it, fine, get a virus for all I care.
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Well, this isn't a forum for personal arguments, so I'm going to ignore the last part, but I will tell you this: You asked for tech support, and if you're not going to follow it, fine, get a virus for all I care.
Ryu, Norton is NOT the only efficient anti-virus in the world, OK?
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I know. I think Norton is bad. I was saying not to use Norton
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