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Strange closing of windows related to control panels and MMC

By Flameass
Aug 28, 2007
  1. I've started working on a different computer at work and it behaves very strangely.

    When i have some control panels, such as system, regional settings, and management console open, they randomly close themselves with no input from me. This also happens with the TaskManager and sysinternal's Process Explorer.

    Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this?



    Added HJT log
     
  2. lightbulb010

    lightbulb010 TS Rookie

    It might be some kind of adware. Do you notice any balloons or popups telling you that you have a virus or spyware?
     
  3. Flameass

    Flameass TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope, no ads. Only thing that happens is that those windows will randomly close.

    In a possibly related note, one of my usb devices no longer works either, a Prolific PL-2303 USB to serial port.
     
  4. lightbulb010

    lightbulb010 TS Rookie

    Is it possible that your network priveleges are preventing you from running some applications? Also, if you have some kind of anti-virus program running you could look through the settings to see if there is something in there that is closing these things to "prevent harm to your data".

    This new machine might not have the drivers for this device. Try going to the manufacturer's website and downloading the drivers
     
  5. Flameass

    Flameass TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually the port has been working fine for the last 2 weeks that i've been using this computer, but yesterday it just stopped working.
     
  6. lightbulb010

    lightbulb010 TS Rookie

    Have you tried using another USB port instead?
     
  7. Flameass

    Flameass TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of Flameass only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  9. Flameass

    Flameass TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Edited my OP
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    As I suspected, your system is infected with malware.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Flameass only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
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