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Alt+x Hijacked

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by FrederickRF, Mar 2, 2015.

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  1. FrederickRF

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    Windows 7, latest update.

    I have added an additional language and a language bar to the desktop. The signs in this additional language when I select it use various ALT+LETTER shortcut combinations, one of which is (right) ALT+x, which has been hijacked by a program that I am unable to identify. It is invoked in editors - e-mail, Wordpad, Notepad, this very editor, and it displays a two inch floating square with a magnifier of the screen background, and a couple of moveable cross lines across the entire screen, allowing me presumably to select part of the screen to capture and save. Right click removes it, left click displays a black bar with various options, one of which is SAVE, others offer color, font, size choices (of what I don't know.) An arrow on the bar returns me to the magnifier square. The bar steals the window focus until I close it clicking its 'X" option.
    This hijacking occurred within the last week and I haven't knowingly installed any programs, and none appear in the list via the Control Panel. However, Windows 7 installed several updates, and some shareware utilities have installed their updates. None of them offer screen capture options in their menues or documentation, as far as I can tell. I have attempted to identify this rogue program through the Task Manager without luck. Right clicking on that black bar or the magnifier square does nothing.

    I have the same setup on another Windows 7 computer, but Windows Updates on it are a little behind, as are the updates to the same utilities, and the problem does not occur there.

    My question is how to identify and eliminate this devil?

    Thanks in Advance,

    F.
     
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