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Persistent empty blank popup

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by MickinDevon, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. MickinDevon

    MickinDevon Thread Starter

    Mar 13, 2006
    Hi, while surfing around I got a volley of dire warnings in quick succession along the lines of "Spyware/Virus alert Alert!", "Security breach!", "Threat detected!" etc plastered all over the screen, so i ran a full AOL Spyware scan and a full AVG7 virus scan which apparently successfully zapped them all. (I ran each scan a second time and got the sweet message "no threats found")
    But now I keep getting what can best be described as an 'empty popup' regular as clockwork about every 3 minutes, just a blank white square in the middle of the screen on top of whatever work I'm doing. I click to close it, but its back again minutes later, interrupting things, here's a screenshot of it.
    I haven't a clue what it is, but there's an IE icon in its top left corner if that's a clue?
    It's sending me bananas,so any suggestions how to get rid of it will be welcome,thanks.
    I'm Win XP Home
    (PS- It keeps appearing regardless of whether I'm online or not)

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