You are very welcome.
Possible Malware infection - help request [Solved]
Posted 12 May 2023 - 05:46 AM
Posted 12 May 2023 - 11:19 AM
I may have spoken too soon
I'm now finding Windows explorer is opening to My PC any time I ESC out of a full-screen video while it is still playing
Verified on both youtube and reddit
Edited by Maffu, 12 May 2023 - 11:20 AM.
Posted 12 May 2023 - 11:23 AM
Can you please be more specific and detailed about what exactly is happening?
Posted 12 May 2023 - 11:31 AM
Posted 12 May 2023 - 11:43 AM
I just tried in Edge and don't get the This PC window
Posted 12 May 2023 - 11:57 AM
Check this: Windows File Explorer opens when exiting full screen mode - Super User
For sure, this is not malware related, and I would recommend you to post either in the Windows 10 Forum or the Web Browsers and Email Forum.
Someone else with more experience in these issues will assist you there.
Posted 12 May 2023 - 01:51 PM
...and now I'm back to square 1 - the popups are back again.
Left my machine for 20 minutes and came back to English-trainer.net again.
Posted 13 May 2023 - 03:33 AM
Does this happen in every browser?
Please take a screenshot of the page that opens, and attach it in your next reply.
Posted 14 May 2023 - 02:20 AM
Any news here?
Posted 14 May 2023 - 02:47 AM
I restored the machine to the restore point created in the final step above.
After a restart I was unable to reproduce the behaviour yesterday.
I will try again today and let you know by this evening how i got on.
Posted 14 May 2023 - 10:40 AM
Hi Dr M.
I'm not sure why it happened again on Friday evening, but since then I've been unable to to reproduce the behaviour again, either with or without the browser open, and the PC idle for long periods.
(I say that like it's a bad thing, but it's a good thing really - I just don't like mysteries when it comes to my PC).
I'm happy for you to mark this as resolved, and thank you once again for your help.
Posted 14 May 2023 - 11:30 AM
If that weird thing happens again, you can attach the screenshot here. So, I'll mark the topic as Solved, but leave it open for a while, so you can get back to it if necessary.
Posted 14 May 2023 - 12:44 PM
Will do, thanks Dr M- I appreciate that.
Posted 14 May 2023 - 11:46 PM
You are very welcome.
Posted 18 May 2023 - 05:08 AM
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