Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:05 PM
I have a unique problem that I cannot figure out. A few months ago, my teenage son borrowed my laptop and when it came back it was loaded with spyware and viruses. Virus Bursters, vundo, vs toolbar, trojan generic downloaders, etc.
I have Toshiba Satelite Laptop with Windows XP Home SP2, 1.73 GHZ Pentium M, 1GB Ram.
I set to work cleaning it up. I ran Spysweeper, AVG antivirus, Adaware, Panda Online Scan, Trend Micro Housecall, Windows Defender, Smithfraud.exe, vundofix, etc...all the BB recommended stuff and got it as clean as I could. I even ran AVG, Spysweeper and Adaware several times in safte mode. I turned off System Restore and cleared that out too. I have downloaded IE 7 and made sure my windows has all the possible updates. All scans run and show a clean computer.
The only thing that persists is that I can have an open window, particularly in IE 7 or Firefox, and it will become "inactive" for 3 to 5 seconds. During this period of time you can click with the mouse on the page and you will hear the windows "tone"...you know that xylophone single tone you hear for a pop up system message. After that brief period of time, the window will come back active and the page address will be highlighted in the address bar as if I had double clicked in the address bar. If I have two windows open, and this occurs in the minimized window, then it will maximize over the top of what I am currently doing.
I posted a hijack this log on castlecops regarding this issue and we made a few changes with it, but all it ultimately did was make a program Toshiba put on here called Notebook Maximizer not functional for a week or so, but one day it began to work again. I didn't worry about it because it wasn't a program I used anyway.
I was just wondering if you guys could direct me to a forum where I could get some help with this. The problem is not terrible, but irritating. I am about to install Digidesing pro tools on here and start using this laptop as an audio workstation and I'm afraid this small issue will become a big one.