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Inactive windows, and ghost mouse clicks.


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Soulstorm9000

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My first issue!

This may be nothing, or it may be something... I'm unsure.

I've noticed recently that whenever I open a new window (IE), the window isn't immediately active - eg I must click on an area within the window first before I can operate within it. I have to say on this that from when I re-formatted my hard disk etc there was a period where I had no Anti Virus at all (Around a week. I now have Kaspersky). During this time I got a continual pop up from a certain company asking me to buy their registry cleaner -

I mailed them this -

' I am being continually bombarded with pop ups from yourselves saying that
> my system registry is corrupted.
> My system registry is NOT corrupted. Your adware sneaked into my system
> just before I installed my (VERY EXPENSIVE) anti virus software. I have other
> expensive programmes on my system that mean I can't just wipe my drive and
> start again, and I refuse as a matter of principle to use your software, given
> the advertising technique that you use.
> Kindly tell me of a way to rid my system of your pop-ups, or I will take
> further action.
>
> Had you contacted me by any other means about your program, I would have
> possibly been interested. As it stands, you can forget it.
>
> Please contact me with regard to this as soon as possible. And think twice
> about your future marketing ploys. Anyone with half a brain can see this one
> for what it is.

And recieved back this -

'1. Click Start->Settings ->Control Panel
2. Click Administrative Tools
3. Click Services
4. Double click Services
5. Scroll down and highlight "Messenger"
6. Right-click the highlighted line and choose Properties.
7. Click the STOP button.
8. Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar
9. Click OK'

...Which I did. The pop-ups stopped. (Good short term solution to pop-ups on XP pro, btw)


(Deep Breath)

Would my Kaspersky have found this initial issue even though it was installed after the fact?? Or is it still there and ghost popping as per what they told me to do?

The other thing I've noticed is follow up 'clicks' (sounds) to my initial mouse clicks. Is this something or nothing?

I know it was foolish to go online without anti-virus, I've already slapped myself on the wrist! :)
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Makaveli213

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Hello,

This was a known issue on XP machines before SP2. In SP2 they disabled the Messenger service by default. Do you have SP2 installed?

Cheers,
Mak
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