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MattontheRadio

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Hey people smarter than me. I'm having a weird time with my laptop. I'm running Windows XP Pro and when I start-up, a strange HP Windows Explorer window pops up (I have an HP Laserjet but in a different folder) and my defrag program always starts defragging even though I've told it not too.

Any help to make my poor Dell Inspiron E1505 run better would be much appreciated.

-Matt
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What is in the wierd explorer window? Is it a pop-up or an internet page?

As far as defrag it can be scheduled to run when your computer boots up. Go to Control Panel > Scheduled Tasks, and see if the defrag is scheduled there.
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The window is a Windows Explorer window like when navigating through Program Files and My Documents. As for the defrag it's with a seperate program - O&O Defrag and I've unchecked the option to defrag at start-up so many times it's drivin' me crazy.

Edited by ScHwErV, 13 September 2007 - 09:10 AM.

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Please follow the procedures outlined here: Malware Removal Guide

You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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