Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: context menu hiding behind active window

28 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
context menu hiding behind active window

my context menu is hiding behind the active window. wondering how to fix this.

here's an example of what i see in the image below:

my mouse left-clicked on "RiDDiCK" in the AFK channel. then, i right-click while i'm in that position. notice the context menu is hidden behind the active window. the same thing happens on firefox as you can see below:

in the above image, notice how the mouse has left-clicked on the yellow folder "Bookmarks" in the bookmark toolbar. now if you look all the way at the bottom of this image, you can see the very last few bookmarks. the rest of the bookmarks under "Bookmark" are hidden.

any idea how to fix?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2015   #2

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)

I would start with a SFC /Scannow in an elevated command window. If this started suddenly, you could go back to a Restore Point. Also, a deep scan for malware may be called for.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i ran malewarebytes quick scan then rebooted. then the function returned to normal.

thanks for responding.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Mar 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Could you tell us what Malwarebytes found?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

malwarebytes didn't find anything suspicious. the reboot "apparently" fixed the problem.

what happened was a guy i thought was legit messaged me on steam. he put a link in his steam message. i'm not going to put that link here unless specifically requested. it was very cryptic. it looked like the razer website, but had one random letter added to it. if you read the link fast, you'd miss that random letter, which was bogus. it took me to a bogus "razer" website. i tried to dl that link, as the guy specified. it started an executable for some type of remote manager. i checked task manager and found two suspicious processes. quickly terminated those tasks. i honestly don't know if damage has been avoided. changed my steam password after terminating those processes. still have my $600 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive inventory. but i should probly check that again.

bottom line: i don't know to what degree my system has been compromised and/or is in danger, if any. im thinking i'll run my kasperskly total protection and see if it finds anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

well good thing LB motivated me based on my weak solution. a kaspersky scan found the following issues and resolved them:

i believe the kaspersky message for them all was something like "malicious remote management" or something to that effect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

You have run kaspersky and Malwarebytes; that is good.
Did you have the rootkit scan selected when you run Malwarebytes?

Rootkit scan is located under Settings/Detection-Protection

Here is another free on line scan from Eset that I use and it sometimes finds things other programs miss.

Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner | Online Virus Scan | Virus Scanner

Be advised all passwords should be changed using a know clean computer.
You could have a keylogger.

Let us know if Eset finds anything and what it is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

did not have rootkit scan enabled on malwarebytes. ran a new malwarebytes scan w/rootkit enabled.

sounds like i better run ESET just for safety sake. will let that run tonight.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

results of ESET scan:

C:\Users\Riddick51PB\Downloads\CarbonPokerOddsCalculator_Setup.exe a variant of Win32/Packed.Themida potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Riddick51PB\Downloads\cbsidlm-cbsi134-Astroburn_Lite-SEO-10958314.exe a variant of Win32/CNETInstaller.B potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Riddick51PB\Downloads\cbsidlm-tr1_13-inSSIDer-SEO-10848357.exe Win32/DownloadAdmin.G potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Riddick51PB\Downloads\freeripmp3-setup.exe a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Widgi.B potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Riddick51PB\Downloads\FreeVideoToMP3Converter.exe Win32/OpenCandy potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantined
C:\Users\Riddick51PB\Downloads\hwmonitor_1.21-setup.exe a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.G potentially unsafe application deleted - quarantined

additionally, forgot to mention that malwarebytes rootkit scan found 49 issues.

will have to go to work on other critical passwords tomorrow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Be sure to inform all your banks, credit card companies ect that you have been hacked.

Those things that Eset found you can remove form your system.

What malware found is scary.

I have never heard of a system having 49 rootkits.

Some security experts recommend a clean install when rootkits are found and that is just one rootkit.

Could you post the Malwarebytes log?

I'm going to see if I can find one of our security experts to take a look at your problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 context menu hiding behind active window

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Advanced Window Color and Appearance - Add to Desktop Context Menu
How to Add or Remove "Advanced Window Color and Appearance" from Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7 This tutorial will show you how to add or remove "Advanced Window Color and Appearance" (advanced appearance settings) from the desktop context menu for all users in Windows 7. You must be...
How do I move context menu items into a cascading context menu?
Okay, I'm not sure if this can be done as easily as I'm hoping. What I'm wanting to do is move already existing context menu items into a cascading context menu to organize and reduce clutter. For instance, I would have a cascading menu named "Scan with" and inside it would be avast! Internet...
shortcut keys to context menu on command window lost in win 7
In windows XP, I used to be able use "ALT + E + S" to programmatically grab the contents of a command window. This does not work in Windows 7. When you right click on the title, the "Edit" selection no longer has the "E" underlined, indicating the shortcut key to use. Does anyone know if...
General Discussion
Open Excel workbook in active window rather than first window
Hi, I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 and Office 2010 and though I'm starting to get used to all the changes there is one thing which is really bugging me. When I have two separate Excel windows open and open an Excel file from Windows Explorer the file will open in the first window not...
Microsoft Office
Flip 3D (Window Switcher) in I.E / Firefox context menu
I want to add Flip (window switcher) 3D to my web context menu. I had contact with somebody (elsewhere) who told me he was on this site who'd adapted what he'd done on WinXP and was adapting it for win7 and nearly cracked it. The scripts, reg entries, whatever, he sent me were as he said, in...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App