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Games tend to minimize?


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#1 nachofoot

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:34 PM

I have a problem with games that tend to minimize. I'm playing and suddenly everything minimizes to desktop. It seems to happen at least every 15 minutes. These are trusted games that I've bought retail and played for years and I have had no problems before now.

Also, I do a good job of keeping malware off of my computer (block scripts on webpages, run antivirus often, use spybot/malwarebytes). I just ran GMER and received this log for rootkit/malware:

GMER 1.0.15.15227 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit quick scan 2009-11-15 12:32:01
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Running: z1phuqth.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Donald\LOCALS~1\Temp\pxtdqpod.sys


---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT spaw.sys ZwEnumerateKey [0xB7EC6CA2]
SSDT spaw.sys ZwEnumerateValueKey [0xB7EC7030]

---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----

Device \FileSystem\Ntfs \Ntfs 8A5CE1F8
Device \Driver\nvata -> \Driver\nvata \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 8A5CF1F8

---- EOF - GMER 1.0.15 ----


Is there anything here that I should be concerned about?

Thanks!

Edited by nachofoot, 15 November 2009 - 01:36 PM.


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#2 petewills

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:14 AM

Bump

Could I suggest the obvious.

Uninstall Games.

Download and Run SuperAntiSpyware

http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Reboot, check and reinstall.

#3 nachofoot

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:03 PM

Done and done. I've uninstalled almost everything except for the basics.

I still have games and applications mysteriously minimizing to desktop every 15 minutes. Nothing comes up at all...I just minimize to desktop. I'm almost ready to wipe the whole computer.

Edited by nachofoot, 20 November 2009 - 10:04 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:41 PM

Nevermind, I figured it out. Recent AVG 9 update has many other people experiencing the same problems.

http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-free-forum...ow&id=36871
http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-free-forum...ow&id=34721

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:04 AM

Feedback appreciated, it's helpful for others. :thumbsup:

Change of Anti-virus scanner?

Free Avast Home Edition works very well.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:34 PM

Fix found. It worked for me:

http://forums.avg.com/us-en/avg-free-forum...ow&id=40443




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