The last few times I have booted up,I have noticed strange boot messages (strange as I have never seen them before). Upon boot, 2 small windows appear...(paraphrasing) Microsoft Windows Web Mail configuring personalized settings Windows mail 7...then...Desktop Update. I don't use Outlook or Windows mail. If I remember correctly, the first time I noticed, it happened in the middle of a session and the machine rebooted on its own. Also, it may have been after a download (though I'm not certain). I always do contextual scans with mbam pro, and Webroot of any downloaded program but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Luckily I don't use Windows much anymore but I am worried about the possibility of dumped info. I haven't changed any settings and this was well in between updates. HP Pavillion a1310n, AMD64, ASUS mobo, Vista Ultimate 64bit, etc., etc.
I try to keep my machines well protected but realize there is no such thing a a guarantee these days(not that there ever was). Tasks such as scanning and cleaning are automated but that's about it. I'm not keen on automatic updates except in anti - virus. I like to know what's going on with my machines as much as possible. Okay, I'm starting to ramble...sorry.
Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry, but I am unable to get screenshots or give verbatim transcriptions of messages as this happens very quickly and during the boot process.
If you know of a way that I can get a screenshot during the boot process let me know and I will have at it.
Edited by Orange Blossom, 31 August 2010 - 07:01 PM.
Move to AII from Am I Hacked. ~ OB
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