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Solved: cmd.exe window flashing up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pleyel, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. Pleyel

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    Hi, I'm having a strange thing happen to me. When I'm using my computer, every now and then (or about every 30-60 mins) a blank cmd.exe window randomly flashes up in the top left corner of my screen for a fraction of a second. It's so fast that the only reason I could read it is cos I took a video of my screen and waited for it to happen again. This has only been happening since yesterday. I tried to restore my computer to a previous point because it was also acting slower than usual and making more crackling noises than usual; my computer is acting OK now but the cmd window is still flashing. Another thing that happened to me since yesterday was my firewall said it blocked something called netsession_win.exe and I asked it unblock it before I restored my computer and it asked me again after that so I told it to block it. I don't know whether or not this is relevant. I am using Windows XP, and I put all my details in my profile. Please help me, I'm worried something bad is happening :(.
     
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    Thanks, yeah. But I saw that before on google which is why I let my firewall unblock it the first time; second time I blocked it cos I knew something was wrong with my computer. The only reason I mentioned it is cos I thought there might be the slightest chance it's relevant to my main problem, which is the cmd window flashing. I thought maybe I have a virus or something, but maybe I'm wrong. Having gone through several pages of googling I still can't find out the reason why cmd.exe keeps popping up by itself...:(
     
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    Maybe the two issues are related?

    Try uninstalling Netflix.
     
  5. Rockn

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    When you have the task manager up and looking at processes can you see anything aside from the cmd.exe running or another service starting up? Look in your event logs as well to see if you can see anything unusual.
     
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    OK, I uninstalled it. Sorry, I realised I'm a noob. LOL. I'm going to change my experience to Beginner. I can't see anything weird in my task manager or anything. OK, now I'll just wait and see if it comes back or not.
     
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    Yay, it didn't happen anymore. I think it could have been my Adobe Reader trying to connect to the internet with that Netflix program... I've been opening pdfs all evening and night and yesterday too. I'm very glad now I know it's not a virus. Yeah, thanks a bundle. :) (I'll mark as solved now)
     
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    You're welcome! (y)
     
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