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: Whats starting up with my windows?

14 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7
Whats starting up with my windows?

Everytime windows starts up now I see 2 "pop ups" in the center of my screen, it's like a small 1x1 window, just pops up for less than a second and goes away. Makes me suspicious, how do I find out what that is?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

That could be caused by a few things. If you recently went to install something new or an update it could be a short lived notice of something. The other possibily would be some type of adware being prevented from showing fully by your existing system protection(s).

The first often given advice is to run a security sweep of the entire system as a precaution as well as a good run of the Secunia Personal Software Inspector(PSI) to see if something needs your attention as far as software. It could be a simple alert to a newer version of something being available.

Examining the active processes by looking over everything with one of the free system information tools like Handle, SysMon, ProcMon, Process Explorer, etc. along with a good security sweep would be the first thought until it is known to be malware or software related. The PSI tool can help by alerting you to updates for all the programs you presently have on as far which ones have update pending.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Whats starting up with my windows?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Whats starting up with my windows?
Thread Forum
windows 7 test mode whats this mean? General Discussion
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) vs. Windows 7/8, Whats Next? Chillout Room
Whats The Worst Windows OS Ever? Chillout Room
Solved Windows 7 crash. Whats the link? BSOD Help and Support
whats the difference cd, dvd, studio quality audio? whats best? Sound & Audio
Whats the best AVI merging app for free? windows 7 Software
OK, whats the deal with VLC in Windows 7?! Music, Pictures & Video

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 09:35 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33