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#1 grilledcheese

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 06:21 PM

Hi guys. One more problem I'm having, or perhaps moreso an annoyance, is a little yellow bubble that pops up almost everytime I click on Start pointing to All Programs saying New Programs Added. I really don't want or need to see that and it gets in the way. Is there any way of disabling this? Thanks a lot!

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 06:57 PM

Right click on the 'Start' button in the bottom left hand corner and select 'Properties'.
Click on the Customize button and select the'Advance Tab' at the top. Then simply uncheck 'Highlight newly installed programmes' and click OK.

Hope this helps.

Happy Browsing
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Edited by graveangel, 05 August 2006 - 06:58 PM.

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#3 grilledcheese

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:08 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:14 PM

You're welcome, glad to be of help. :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 01:53 AM

Did you actually install new programs?

If not, that could be malware that installed itself.

I would suggest running Adaware and Spybot, and then doing a few of the following web based scans:

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
Click on Adaware SE Personal in “Products” on the left side of the page
Or it may be easier to find it here:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1


Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection. (absolutely necessary)

Ewido Antispyware Free
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5

Web based scans (you must use Internet Explorer to run these as they require Active X):

Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

Avast Online scan
http://onlinescan.avast.com/

F Secure online scan
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html

Ewido Online scan
http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/

Trojan scans –
Sygate Trojanscan
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html


Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Parasite scan from Aumha:
http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.php
or here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/noads2.htm

#6 grilledcheese

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:38 AM

Thanks very much! In some cases, I have definitely not installed programs. I use WD, SB, Adaware, and Ewido, but I will try a few of the links that you posted. Hopefully that will take care of the possible problem!

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 12:06 PM

While the "new programs" alert can be a bother, it does perform a useful function of advising you of their installation. For that reason alone, you might want to reconsider disabling the warning.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 12:25 PM

As I mentioned in your other thread grilledcheese,while you are working with the HiJack Team you should not be making any changes to your system,let alone without their knowledge.As Enthusiast said,if you have not installed new programs,it is more than likely the virus that is generating this "new program" message.So for now just sit tight till you are all finished working with the HiJack Team.
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 02:00 PM

OK, I will do that. Thanks for letting me know -- I actually just wanted to adjust my screensaver -- however I'll work with Rawe to get this issue taken care of.

JG, I really just don't want that yellow bubble pointing towards All Programs whenever I click on Start. I'm not sure if you have experienced what I'm referring to, but it is bit of a pain in the arse. If there was any way of disabling that, and enabling the others, I'd sure like to know about it. Thanks for the suggestion!




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