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"Egg Timer" Flashing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by heavymetalkid, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. heavymetalkid

    heavymetalkid Thread Starter

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    Greetings, When I use Internet Explorer, the small "egg-timer" that appears when something is downloading, flashes momentarily every few seconds...even though I am downloading nothing. I have diligently checked for viruses and spyware...all clear. I also have Mozilla Firefox installed and it does not happen when I use it. Can anyone help please?
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5
    Filename = 1137518044HJTsetup.exe
    Save the file to your desktop.
    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
    Open a TechSupportGuy forum Reply window under Internet & Networking in Security for this thread, to have ready to paste the Hijackthis log into. Click once to place the typing cursor in the reply window.
    At the top of your TSG/browser window, hit Edit then Paste
    You should see your copied Hijackthis log appear in the reply space....then, submit the reply and copy and paste the link in the address bar back to the original thread you were in.
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    Also some stat's would be great like processor, speed, ram and version of windows and internet explorer.
     
  4. heavymetalkid

    heavymetalkid Thread Starter

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    Greetings ozrom1e and many thanks for the post. Doing it Sunday night ,when my more computer literate friend will be here. I'll let you know the result.
     
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