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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by antoniette, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. antoniette

    antoniette Thread Starter

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    Hi there, i wonder if anyone can help me with a problem, i have had recently. When im online, suddenly, my desktop starts moving around, and windows, such as the startbar and task menu, open up automatically. When this happens, i just have to shut down my computer. Any one know why this is happening? Please let me know...thanks
     
  2. SexyTech

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    HOUSECALL ANTI-VIRUS


    Check for virus-if the icons on the desktop are dancing around where you can't click on them, good possibility you're infected.

    If the scan is clean, there may be a hardware or windows problem.

    Run the virus scan first to be sure!


    Good Luck!

    ST
     
  3. antoniette

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    i have windows 98 se, and i am having a trouble with my desktop moving around and windows, such as the taskbar properties, opening up. I was wondering, would the system restore help me at all. This problem, just happened recently. If I restore the system to the end of january, would that help? I tried to scan for viruses, and nothing showed up.....pls let me know, if the system restore would work, and how to do it...thanks..antoniette
     
  4. antoniette

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    just happened again, tonight, any ideas, why this is happening?
     
  5. Mosaic1

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    Didnt' you also post that you lost your Back and Forward Arrows while using a Search Engine?

    I would check for a Trojan.

    There is a free trial available for a good one here. "The Cleaner" by Moosoft.

    http://www.moosoft.com/
     
  6. antoniette

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    yes i did, im having a bad day...i checked ..some viruses were detected, but i still had the same problem, tonight with the desktop moving around
     
  7. Mosaic1

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    A Virus Scan will not pick up all Trojans. Try a Trojan Program and see if it finds anything.
     
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    You said it picked up viruses. Which ones? And were they cleaned?
     
  9. VirtualMe

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    Also what version of windows are you using?

    If it is Windows ME it will be in the _restore file also.
     
  10. antoniette

    antoniette Thread Starter

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    i am on windows 98 se, and i scanned for trojans, on the above mentioned site...any other sites, i can go to , to scan?
     
  11. VirtualMe

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    antoniette,

    You say,
    is this the site? HOUSECALL ANTI-VIRUS

    If so you need to read Mosaic's three post again. Exspecially No. 2 & No. 3

    It would help if you would answer them.

    1.
    Did you download and try The Cleaner? If you haven't you should. Just be sure to get the updates before you run it.


    2.
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  12. antoniette

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    I tried both of them, the moosoft, picked up stuff, and i cleaned them out, but then last night, the problem happened again.
     
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