Newbie With A Bug or Something...

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Douglas Gross, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. Hello everyone,

    I got this thing that only happens on the administrator account for no
    apparent or known reason. I have a separate limited user account that I for
    everyday surfing. It doesn't do the same thing.

    A minimized window with a data icon will slip onto my system tray and slide
    right off again. It happens regardless of whether my popup blocker is on,
    my firewall, anti-virus, etc. It is not an application that is being
    blocked. I used Spybot Search & Destroy to see if I would find anything.
    It found nothing. So, it is not caused by any spyware known by Spybot. I
    have tried changing my ip. Of course, I looked to see if it was a program
    trying to update but getting blocked as a popup. In fact, this was
    happening even before I formatted and reinstalled Windows a month ago.
    Whatever is causing it is an anomoly to me.

    Anyone know why the heck it keeps doing that? Feel free to e-mail me if you
    know why the computer is doing this.

    By the way, hello to all. This is my first post on a newsgroup. I just
    typed in "news-server.cinci.rr.com" to get Road Runner newsgroup lists. My
    teacher told me to check it out, though I had never thought to myself.

    I am in the first quarter of my first year at ITT Tech learning computer
    network systems (CNS). My plan at this point is to get an associate's in
    CNS, pick up the extra quarters I need to get an associate's in web
    development, and go on to get a bachelor's in ISS (information systems
    security). Yet, anyway, my knowledge is obviously limited at this stage.

    Doug
    Douglas Gross, Nov 5, 2005
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  2. Douglas Gross

    nemo_outis Guest

    "Douglas Gross" <> wrote in
    news:tqUaf.186473$:

    > Hello everyone,
    >
    > I got this thing that only happens on the administrator account for no
    > apparent or known reason. I have a separate limited user account that
    > I for everyday surfing. It doesn't do the same thing.
    >
    > A minimized window with a data icon will slip onto my system tray and
    > slide right off again. It happens regardless of whether my popup
    > blocker is on, my firewall, anti-virus, etc. It is not an application
    > that is being blocked. I used Spybot Search & Destroy to see if I
    > would find anything. It found nothing. So, it is not caused by any
    > spyware known by Spybot. I have tried changing my ip. Of course, I
    > looked to see if it was a program trying to update but getting blocked
    > as a popup. In fact, this was happening even before I formatted and
    > reinstalled Windows a month ago. Whatever is causing it is an anomoly
    > to me.
    >
    > Anyone know why the heck it keeps doing that? Feel free to e-mail me
    > if you know why the computer is doing this.
    >
    > By the way, hello to all. This is my first post on a newsgroup. I
    > just typed in "news-server.cinci.rr.com" to get Road Runner newsgroup
    > lists. My teacher told me to check it out, though I had never thought
    > to myself.
    >
    > I am in the first quarter of my first year at ITT Tech learning
    > computer network systems (CNS). My plan at this point is to get an
    > associate's in CNS, pick up the extra quarters I need to get an
    > associate's in web development, and go on to get a bachelor's in ISS
    > (information systems security). Yet, anyway, my knowledge is
    > obviously limited at this stage.
    >
    > Doug
    >
    >
    >



    Welcome aboard!

    I recommend you nip on over to www.sysinternals.com and download some of
    their free software. Process Explorer seems particularly applicable to
    your situation (although other components of the Pstools suite and tools
    like Autoruns and Filemon could also be useful).

    Regards,

    PS On reflection, Autoruns may be the best tool to start with.

    PPS You may wish to have these programs startup automatically at boot
    rather than being invoked manually afterwards.
    nemo_outis, Nov 5, 2005
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  3. Thanks for that excellent link. I am working with Autoruns now. Looking up
    info on some of these files on the Internet. I don't know if you have ever
    seen this site: http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php, but it is a real
    good one to have in your favorites. Along with this one:
    http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/index.shtml.


    "nemo_outis" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9704D3D4A31D3abcxyzcom@127.0.0.1...
    > "Douglas Gross" <> wrote in
    > news:tqUaf.186473$:
    >
    > > Hello everyone,
    > >
    > > I got this thing that only happens on the administrator account for no
    > > apparent or known reason. I have a separate limited user account that
    > > I for everyday surfing. It doesn't do the same thing.
    > >
    > > A minimized window with a data icon will slip onto my system tray and
    > > slide right off again. It happens regardless of whether my popup
    > > blocker is on, my firewall, anti-virus, etc. It is not an application
    > > that is being blocked. I used Spybot Search & Destroy to see if I
    > > would find anything. It found nothing. So, it is not caused by any
    > > spyware known by Spybot. I have tried changing my ip. Of course, I
    > > looked to see if it was a program trying to update but getting blocked
    > > as a popup. In fact, this was happening even before I formatted and
    > > reinstalled Windows a month ago. Whatever is causing it is an anomoly
    > > to me.
    > >
    > > Anyone know why the heck it keeps doing that? Feel free to e-mail me
    > > if you know why the computer is doing this.
    > >
    > > By the way, hello to all. This is my first post on a newsgroup. I
    > > just typed in "news-server.cinci.rr.com" to get Road Runner newsgroup
    > > lists. My teacher told me to check it out, though I had never thought
    > > to myself.
    > >
    > > I am in the first quarter of my first year at ITT Tech learning
    > > computer network systems (CNS). My plan at this point is to get an
    > > associate's in CNS, pick up the extra quarters I need to get an
    > > associate's in web development, and go on to get a bachelor's in ISS
    > > (information systems security). Yet, anyway, my knowledge is
    > > obviously limited at this stage.
    > >
    > > Doug
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    > Welcome aboard!
    >
    > I recommend you nip on over to www.sysinternals.com and download some of
    > their free software. Process Explorer seems particularly applicable to
    > your situation (although other components of the Pstools suite and tools
    > like Autoruns and Filemon could also be useful).
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > PS On reflection, Autoruns may be the best tool to start with.
    >
    > PPS You may wish to have these programs startup automatically at boot
    > rather than being invoked manually afterwards.
    >
    Douglas Gross, Nov 5, 2005
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