Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:16 AM
I suspect that the X in the upper right corner of a window can be spoofed by the bad guys. In other words, they can make that X do anything that they want.
I advise my customers (and my wife), to close the offending application by right clicking on it in the Task Bar and selecting "Close". Another option is to press Alt and F4 at the same time when the offending window is in the foreground.
Sometimes they won't close this way, and you'll have to close more things in your Task Bar. Start with your web brower and close everything. If that still doesn't do it, then you'll have to go to the Processes tab of Task Manager and start ending processes there.
If this is too much, then just shut the computer down using the Start...Shutdown option (not Restart).
Remove the power cord (this is likely paranoia speaking) for a couple of minutes.
Then reboot, ensure your anti-virus definitions are up to date, and then perform a full system scan.
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