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Windows search results box appears repeatedly & google search page appears in 'inbox'

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by hectorbun, Jun 18, 2006.

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  1. hectorbun

    hectorbun Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2004
    I am running Win xp sp2 with AVG and ZA free editions. I use Firefox as my browser. The hard drive is 160gb with 2.85gh pentium 4 and 512 Mb of installed memory. I run Ad aware, CCleaner, Easy Cleaner, SB S&D, Spyware Blaster, ewido anti-malware and Scan defrag regularly & keep them updated.

    The problem is that the Windows 'search results' box (asking me what i want to search for - pictures, documents, files etc) pops up repeatedly even though i have not initiated a search. The results boxes appear on top of whatever i am doing so that i have to click onto my internet page to make it active again. In say half a minute 30 or 40 search results boxes can appear. I close them down by 'close group' but they just reappear again. The problem is intermitant, but occurs at least once a day. Restarting helps for a short period of time, but the problem always comes back.

    I'm not sure if this is linked, but also my inbox instead of showing a list of my emails sometimes changes to the 'google search page'. Again i need to restart the pc to get my inbox back to how it should be.

    This problem started around the time that i downloaded a 'google update' a week or so ago. Not sure if this is just coincidence. I tried a system restore to a point before the download, but the problem remained.

    I have run Ccleaner, Windows Malicious Software removal tool, Ad aware, SB S&D, Windows Defender, Bitdefender & Panda Active scan - and my system seems to be clean. I attach HJT and BitDefender logs for review.

    I would be grateful for any suggestions as to how this problem could be resolved - it's driving me mad - have spent ages trying to sort it out. Thank you

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  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CD9B7762-DFBC-42B1-BB30-02A78287B456} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {E9E027BF-C3F3-4022-8F6B-8F6D39A59684} - (no file)

    Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".
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