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Solved: Fragment appearing on screen after going online

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  1. pothunter

    pothunter Thread Starter

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    Edit: Just discovered that it might be from the top left corner of Comodo's main screen. The colour and the semi-circle match. Still don't know why it is appearing, though.


    Hi,

    I am using Windows 7 Ultimate on a desktop computer with 2 GB RAM, AVG 2015 free anti-virus and Comodo free firewall and Ad Muncher.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model G41M-ES2L
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, 2700 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F4, 22/07/2009
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 1.96 GB
    Available Physical Memory 738 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 3.93 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 973 MB



    The attached Jpeg file has the image of the black, rectangular fragment that started appearing about a week ago.

    It slides in from the edge of the screen and rests just above the 'Show Desktop' link in the taskbar within 5 minutes of accessing the internet, with and without any browser being open.

    Both right and left click produce no results. It can be moved around and stays on top of all screens.

    When placed in the taskbar, it can be made invisible by clicking near it.

    Since it has appeared, my system seems to be slow and jerky, but there have been no pop-ups, re-directs, alerts, sudden shutdowns, etc.

    Any help in removing it would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     

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  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I've seen a few people post about this in the past few days so perhaps it's something that just started up with an update from Comodo. In any event, it seems to be related to Comodo Messages. Go to Comodo's Advanced Settings and disable Comodo Messages and it should disappear.
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Not to get off the susbject here.

    Your log doesn't show if your computer is using the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate, and if it's been upgraded to Service Pack 1.

    If it's using the original version, it needs to be brought up-to-date with the service pack and the important/recommended updates.

    You also need to add another 2 GB of RAM if you expect speed and performance to improve.

    Its Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L motherboard supports 8 GB of RAM, so you should add a 2 GB module to both memory slots.

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  4. pothunter

    pothunter Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help. I have disabled Comodo messages. It's been more than an hour, and the fragment has not appeared.
     
  5. pothunter

    pothunter Thread Starter

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    It's the 32-bit, and not upgraded. Clean up of the system and upgrades are next in my to-do list.

    Thanks for responding and recommending.
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    You're welcome.
     
  7. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    You're welcome.

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