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Strange Box With Unicode Charaters Before The Users Log In Screen

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#1 HelmutBlack


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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:20 AM

Hi all,

I don't know what I did to arrive with this problem, but when I log on now, before the welcome screen and log in names, I'm greeted with a text box and an ok button on it. I believe the characters on the title bar and inside the box are unicode characters. You have to click ok, and then you can get to the users screen. I don't know how to get rid of this. Any ideas?


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#2 rigel



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Posted 26 January 2006 - 10:50 AM

Hi HelmutBlack,

Welcome to bleepingComputer.

I can't say I have come accross a screen as such before, so let's work the problem. Has anything changed? Have you loaded any new software, or added any devices to your system? I am looking for cause and effect.

Next, do you have up to date virus protection? Have you scanned for any spyware/adware/malware?

I would suggest following this post: Start here It will take you through scanning for viruses, and checking for malware issues. All the software found in the guide is free.

try it and let us hear from you...

Good luck,


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#3 HelmutBlack

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 04:58 PM

Thanks Rigel,

I loaded a couple programs, but haven't used them to change anything in the system. Outside of that, I downloaded a file from P2P, but my antivirus caught it and deleted it. I then did TWO scans and nothing shows infected, plus I did a scan on TrendMicro and included spyware and nothing found. I don't clean the registry so I don't think it has anything to do with that. I'll check out your link though and pray. If anything else comes to mind, give me a shout.

Thanks alot

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