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Sudden Strange Quirk

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#1 kapakris


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:09 PM

My system is operating with Windows Vista.


It has been working well with the occasional help from you folks. :thumbup2:  Just yesterday something odd has happened and I cannot fix it.


The gadgets on the right side of the screen are acting odd. Specifically, I suddenly have a number of the same one showing inexplicably. The daily calendar is showing. There are 6 up currently (with many more hidden). If I try to close one, I believe one closes (checking through the control panel, there are actually many opened) but then when I click anywhere on the screen with the mouse, I hear a beep from my hard drive and then neither the mouse nor the keyboard works. I have to do a hard restart.


I went to the control panel and tried to close them as well. I may have closed a few (there are so many opened, it is hard to say if any closed) but then again the mouse and keyboard froze.


This initially happened when my son (12yrs) was on the computer. He simply clicked on the internet explorer symbol and multiple screens were opening. In fact they wouldn't stop opening; I had to shut it off at that point as well. Before that, things were working fine.


The other bit of info that may or may not help:  I have a wireless mouse and keyboard. My other son's laptop is having trouble with its keys on the key board, so he used my keyboard, mouse and the usb insert that allows for the mouse and keyboard to interact with the system. Could something have come from the usb insert after being in his computer?


Thanks. I am worried that this is the beginning of something bad, and would rather act now before it gets out of hand.


You guys are awesome.

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#2 kapakris

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:16 PM



Wanted to mention that I just ran a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan. I updated it right before I ran it. I noticed that it said that the root-kits were disabled. I am not sure if that is typical or if it is a sign. I had to run Malwarebytes twice because it froze up the first time I ran it.



Here are the results:


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 9/15/2014
Scan Time: 3:53:19 PM
Administrator: No

Malware Database: v2014.09.15.09
Rootkit Database: v2014.09.15.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: Allen Family

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 281460
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 54 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Warn
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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