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#1 SeanWoodcraft

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 04:56 PM

Hi guys, bit of an odd one...my girlfriend keeps getting this odd logo filling her screen - sort of a red b with an eye in it and radio waves coming off it.

We can minimise it, but there is no program name visible, and as soon as we try to do anything else - it disappears.

It is only coming up when the machine has been idle for a short period, somewhere in the region of 5 minutes.

I've attached a screen print she managed to get.

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Any help or clues are greatly appreciated, seeing as it isn't being flagged by any anti-virus/anti-malware programs.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:01 PM

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,
Has she downloaded programs lately?

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

She has, however, all of the programs downloaded have been from reputable sources..

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

What is your operating system and if you right click on it what do the Properties tell you?

What is your Internet Service Provider?

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 05:01 PM

OS: Windows 7
Right Click: Absolutely nothing! At first, I thought it was a screensaver, but it doesn't behave as such.
ISP: Virgin Media

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:19 PM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

No installation required.

Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.

Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.

You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:38 PM

That logo is related to blinkX.

It is related to a video search engine for content such as movies and videos.

Here is the link to their web site.

http://www.blinkx.com/

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:46 AM

Way to go Mr B :clapping:
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

You can easily uninstall the blinkx Video Toolbar by clicking on the "Start" button; then clicking on the "Settings" button, then clicking on the "Control Panel" button, then clicking on the "Add or Remove Programs" button, then selecting " blinkx Video Toolbar ", then clicking on the "Change/Remove" button. Make sure all your browser windows are closed before starting the uninstallation process.

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The software comes bundled with a screen saver so Change your screen saver to something else.

Many toolbars, Add-ons and screensavers come bundled with other software and can be removed via Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7 so you should alsways check there first.

After reboot use Windows Search feature > More advanced options to see if the file ssblinkx.scr is still present. If it is, right-click on it and choose delete. Then navigate to C:\Program Files and delete the blinkx beat folder if it is still present.
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