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Windows Media Player Keeps Opening

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#1 UncleMike


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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:29 PM

I'm running Windows 2000 Pro, and for some reason, regardless of what I'm doing, Windows Media Player opens, for no apparent reason. Sometimes I can't even close it without shutting down the computer completely. I've had some luck with just letting it run in the background, and going on with my business, but I'd like to know what's causing it to open all by itself.
I need some help here !!!

Edited by UncleMike, 07 January 2006 - 06:31 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:55 PM

Tell us what anti-virus program, firewall and anti-spyware programs you have on your system.

Run some of these online anti-trojan and anti-virus scans:

Online trojan scanner: http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/

Here are some links to free online Anti-Virus scans. They do take some time to load and run and in some cases you can only use Internet Explorer, with ActiveX enabled, to access them but they are an excellent support for your existing anti-virus program.

Panda Active Scan online - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
Internet Explorer only. Requires email address. Requires Active-X components to be installed. Approx 12MB download.

BitDefender online scan - http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
Internet Explorer only. Must agree to a EULA. Need to allow installation of an Active X component. Some of the options are not clearly explained.

McAfee online scan - http://www.pcpitstop.com/freescan/

Security Advisor (?) - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Trend Micro Housecall - http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise...call_launch.php
(European version, supports Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera)
or http://housecall.antivirus.com/ (IE only)

Kaspersky - http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
Link to 'Online Scan' at the top rhs of the page. Requires IE and Active-X components.
"does not scan RAM, boot sectors and MBRs, so it cannot detect malicious code located in these areas."

Let us know the results. :thumbsup:

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#3 tg1911


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Posted 09 January 2006 - 02:47 PM


I moved your HJT log to the appropriate forum.
Here, is the link:
UncleMike's HJT log

Please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might think someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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