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Very frustrating white box in top left corner of screen.

by QuankersJ / January 7, 2010 2:32 AM PST

I am trying to find some solution to this problem. This computer frequently boots up with a small white box in the top left corner of the screen. It looks like an HTML window, which cannot be moved, resized or closed. It sits on top of every other window.

Here is a picture of what I am talking about:

If anyone has any idea on how to solve this I would really appreciate the help, Thanks!

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Thanks for the reply
by QuankersJ / January 7, 2010 2:52 AM PST

Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned that I have already tried turning off active desktop which did not solve the issue. I ahve also tried to follow the instructions mentioned in the link below. Unfortunately it does not really apply to Windows 2000.

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Then it's likely to be malware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2010 2:58 AM PST
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Thanks for the help so far.
by QuankersJ / January 9, 2010 4:32 AM PST

I downloaded Malwarebytes and Hijack this. Scans with both produced no answer to the problem. I also tried Adaware which did not help.

Here is my logfile from hijackthis, if it means anything:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:22:06 PM, on 1/9/2010
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (dmadmin) - VERITAS Software Corp. - C:\WINNT\System32\dmadmin.exe
O23 - Service: Tcp ipx Service (Tcpipsrv) - Unknown owner - c:\windows\$ntunistalls\svchost.exe

End of file - 962 bytes

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Now that's LOOPY!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2010 5:04 AM PST

O23 - Service: Tcp ipx Service (Tcpipsrv) - Unknown owner - c:\windows\$ntunistalls\svchost.exe

No known machine has every shown that. This is one sick machine.

Ok, I didn't note adaware but did note SUPERANTISPYWARE.

But the HJT log is a sign. Not a good one. If this was my machine the c:\windows\$ntunistalls\svchost.exe would be HISTORY.

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by QuankersJ / January 13, 2010 2:33 AM PST
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Thanks for the response, I will see what I can do about that, but it will be in a couple weeks as I am not at that computer until then.

Thanks for the help.

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same problem here
by arobinsonjbc / January 5, 2011 10:58 PM PST
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have you found a solution to this?

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