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BubbaBob

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Hello Everyone...Just found this forum, hope I can find some answers. Windows 98SE, while typing, usually while online, the blinking curser disappears, and typed letters stop appearing. Also, when curser disappears, blue color of AOL banner turns to grey. If I click the mouse, eveything is back to normal for a while. Seems to stop doing this after computer has been on for a while, say an hour, but not always. All other functions are fine, and a mouse click always corrects problem. Other than being VERY annoying, doesn't seem to be a problem.
Any ideas?
Thanks for your help.
 
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From your description, something else in the way of a program or application is "stealing the focus" of Windows, I would first suspect infection with adware, spyware or a trojan or virus.
 

BubbaBob

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Thanks for the replies...

I tried removing and reinstalling AOL from a couple different discs, problem still here. Would my McAfee virus not detect adware, trojans, virus, etc.? Is there a differ...boy this is annoying...different program I should be running than McAfee? I know that's like asking what kind of car should I drive...

Thanks again,

Bob
 
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No, McAffee will only detect a virus.

You need to run several different applications such as AdAware, Spybot etc to get the others.
AdAware and Spybot are free, Google will find them for you.
 
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