Posted 09 December 2005 - 03:32 PM
Any program that is delivering a message can cause this. It doesn't need to actually pop up a message on the screen, it is enough that a message is delivered within the program and the program is running, even if it is minimized or running in the tray or completely in the background. This includes anything that auto-updates, everything from the java plug-in to your anti-virus. Any kind of messaging or chatting program can also cause the minimization. It can also be windows trying to tell you something more or less interesting or your firewall that is reporting something. There are also gazillion malwares that could cause this. You can always try to run you anti-virus and anti-spyware programs from safe mode to see if it would help you find it.
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