This is my current problem. For no reason at all, I keep getting a window popping up, telling me that Windows wants to install Easy CD & DVD Creator. I already own this application, so I don't know where this random message is coming from. I haven't downloaded it, so I don't know what's up. It's extremely random. Sometimes I'll open a window inside Windows, and I'll get the prompt, and Windows will tell me that it's ready to install Easy CD & DVD Creator. Early this evening I had to restart the computer because I couldn't get the message to stop. I kept hitting cancel, but it just kept popping up, as if in a loop.
I have run a virus scan with Kaspersky (two days ago), as recommended by ComputerWiz12890. In fact, I'm running a second scan, but it hasn't found anything. I ran Ad-Aware already today, but it found nothing important. I don't think this is a virus, but definitely a malfunction. I have also already run a Norton (internal) virus scan, and AVG scan. Neither found anything. The Kaspersky found something that had been on the computer for quite some time. If it was a virus, it was an extremely quiet and inactive one. The Kaspersky scan claimed I had arczip-28368554-336e44e5.zip. I was able to delete this item embedded deep in the Java subdirectories by putting it in the trash. I've never dealt with such a wimpy virus that was so easily dispatched.
Any suggestions as to what's wrong with the computer? I think it's Windows that needs repair. In fact, ComputerWiz12890 began to suggest that, but then the Java issue was more pressing to me at the time.
If you agree, would you please tell me what to do to repair this problem?
ComputerWiz12890, are you there?