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XP w/SP2 - Multiple programs keep opening up, randomly, non

by RussAI / December 27, 2009 3:20 AM PST

Hi. I always have Zone Alarm and Avira running. Then I use other prgs to keep my XP computer clean.
Well, a week or so ago, software began opening at random. It has gotten worse. The more it is on, the more open uop.

I have run Avira, Avast, AVG Rootkit, TrendMicro, and more. to no avail.
I ran chkdsk/r once, manualy and now, it wants to do a chkdsk at every boot.
The hard drive is only about 1 year - 1 1/2 years old.

Any ideas? - Please help!

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Try the other scans.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 3:22 AM PST
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by Jimmy Greystone / December 27, 2009 4:27 AM PST

Also, once you have things cleaned up, you should install SP3. There's no good excuse for not doing that by now.

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thanks but problem still exists
by RussAI / December 28, 2009 8:18 AM PST
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Thanks for the ideas, but still nothing. The chkdsk request has stopped. But the random, multiple prgs. opening continues.
Any other ideas?


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by nerd4real / December 28, 2009 3:34 PM PST

Are these regular programs that you can identify - like Paint, Outlook Express, Calculator? If so, that could be a bad keyboard. It could also be a speech recognition program gone awry. You might also want to take a peep at Scheduled Tasks (in System Tools folder) to see what's there.

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