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Disappearing Taskbar


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#1 lemmegetatthat

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 11:15 AM

hey guys,

im a xp user and i have been experiencing some problems since i installed sopcast last night. I have since uninstalled it along with running a scan with adaware. I also removed some malware i found in the programs list called "command", theres another one called "network monitor" but it wont let me remove it.

The main problem i am experiencing right now is that my taskbar keeps disappearing and coming back every few minutes. if i have a folder open, like "my computer" or "c:", they wont come back when the bar comes back, but the programs will, like firefox and so on. Anyone know what the problem may be, it is very annoying.

Also, my browser is loosing focus of where i am, for instance, as im typing this, sometimes firefox just stops recognizing my keystrokes and i have to click inside the box again, this is also true for when im in a folder. if im scrolling, it will stop scrolling and i will have to click in the folder again to gain focus.

tia for the help

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 11:22 AM

ok, now the taskbar has disappeared and reappeared, this time missing the 2 programs im running (firefox and adaware) and the quick launch items minus the clock. my desktop items have disappeared also.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:15 PM

Try removing the program in safe mode and while you are there run your security scans as this is the most effective place to do this.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:59 PM

that program is gone, i think adaware got rid of it.

so far, i have been opening the task manager, and killing the explorer.exe process
then running it again, that restores everything i had running back to the taskbar.

still not sure what the reason is behind this malfunction




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