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 #1258886


R0ck_0n_dude
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 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

Ok the other day i noticed this little box up in the corner of my screen so i clicked it and i can drag it around the screen and i dont know what it is. It is a blue box with a smaller box in the bottom. The box in the bottom changed colors. It’s been white, orange, blue and light green. It seems like it turns the color of what i have up on the screen. I’ll try to get a picture from paint I made of it up on here later.



04/25/07  07:28am

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Marg
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  Message To: R0ck_0n_dude   In reference to Message Id: 1258886


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

did you download some thing? (games or such) some times if you do serveys or sign up for stuff you get freebees with whatever... do a virus scan on it... could be spyware or some thing like that



04/25/07  04:15pm

 #1259390


R0ck_0n_dude
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  Message To: R0ck_0n_dude   In reference to Message Id: 1258886


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

I was going to do i virus scan when i get a new version of the program.



04/25/07  05:00pm

 #1259410


R0ck_0n_dude
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  Message To: R0ck_0n_dude   In reference to Message Id: 1258886


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

here is what the thing looks like.. Its the little blue thing. The while part is what changes colors.



04/25/07  05:15pm

 #1263756


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  Message To: R0ck_0n_dude   In reference to Message Id: 1259410


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

i kind of had something like that, except it was when my wallpaper dissappeared and went to like a square within a square. i just right clicked and went to desktop and applied another picture for background. i dont know why it did that, but its fixed now lol. hope that helped :)



04/29/07  06:08pm

 #1521510


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  Message To: Mama42   In reference to Message Id: 1263756


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

What operating system do you run? Is your wallpaper still showing up...

Try using AVG free to test for viruses and spybot search and destroy for spyware..And if you don’t already have a firewall use Zonealarm free, very strong firewall for free.



11/20/07  09:47pm

 #1589500


Transverse
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  Message To: Winkpw   In reference to Message Id: 1521510


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

use print screen button and go to edit paste in your paint and post the screenshot of it. be alot easier then you trying to draw it :P



01/22/08  12:51pm

 #1766572


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  Message To: Transverse   In reference to Message Id: 1589500


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

My guess is A desktop virus. They hijack ur desktop background. You need Spyware Doctor to get rid of it.



06/19/08  05:43pm

 #1776809


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  Message To: Blackout11-11   In reference to Message Id: 1766572


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

So ...everyone talks about what it might be ...but no one offers a fix...

For the best Anti spyware ...download free
SPy Bot search and destroy.Link

Or as I know it ...................SPYBOT S&D

For the best Anti virus FREE! disable windows antivirus and any other you may have been using

Use AVAST! Link

After you down load it temporarily disconnect from the internet and install the new software then make sure you disable or uninstall any other anti virus...re connect to the internet

Finally the firewall....I have used Zone Alarm for years and never had a problem ...I read about it one day and when my Mc Affe expired I immediately got the Zone Alarm Home version for free...

Here is the link Link

Just remember only use 1 each of these types of programs ...if you have 2 firewalls or antivirus programs operating you will cause your PC to act really bad.

The orange with blue square may be a residual view from a photo viewer or picture viewing device that you recently used ...have you tried shutting down and re-starting?

CP

CP



06/28/08  06:11pm

 #1778669


Winkpw
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  Message To: R0ck_0n_dude   In reference to Message Id: 1258886


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

Also, don’t download Spyware doctor...Download the free programs he listed. There is also SUPERantispyware, which you can DL at Download.com. As for antivirus Avast is good but right now you can pick up 50 dollar software for 19.99 at Bestbuy- Kaspersky antivirus and anti spyware. Isn’t this post old?



06/30/08  02:17pm

 #1779726


Cphill58
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  Message To: Winkpw   In reference to Message Id: 1778669


 Weird Thing On Desktop.. Any one know what it is?

Yeah it’s old ....lol...but someone responded to it and brought it back from the dead....,.lol
So I just made the same mistake .....anyway there ya have it...some good info for others who fall into the tar pit.

LOL
CP



07/01/08  03:00pm


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