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#1 WIS


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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:26 AM

There is two accounts on my laptop, one for me and one for my dad. The one for me is Admin and password protected, but my Dad's is restricted and non password protected. He complained to me one day that the desktop kept refreshing, so I logged into his account. Then, when Windows loaded, I thought everything was fine until after about three seconds when everything seemed to have "Refreshed". The icons and the bottom bar would dissappear and re-appear every few seconds. When I viewed my processes, I saw Explorer.exe terminating and restarting again.

Google got me nothing, and Norton/A bunch of spyware programs did not help, so I created a new account for him and moved some powerpoint files there. It worked fine. After, I decided that it's okay now, so I deleted the old account that was having the explorer.exe troubles. But now, the new account that I thought was safe is doing the same thing. Does anyone know why? Because it's not happening on my account.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:55 AM

Something you might look for is a program that refreshes itself such as a weather bug, news feeder, sports scoreboard, etc.
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#3 ThorXP


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Posted 15 July 2006 - 07:29 AM

Try re-installing the video driver and then send in a HijackThis report

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
A member of the HijackThis Team will walk you through, step by step, how to disinfect your computer.
Once you post your log, don't make any changes to your system, as that could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.

Read Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log.

Please read, and follow, all directions carefully!!!

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, as these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.


Once you have made the post, 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 assume 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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Posted 15 July 2006 - 08:53 AM

Should you come up clean after the above, use ProcessExplorer in both handle and dll modes.
It'll help you nail it down.

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