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: Search box automatically opens

17 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Search box automatically opens

In every browser I use--Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer--the same problem presents: I start typing and 2-3 characters in I automatically type in the search box. Additionally, my Windows search folder will periodically open on it's own and for the next minute or so rapidly flash as if I was re-opening it (won't allow me to close the folder at this point). This problem has been going on for months, but the browser search started before the windows search folder.

I've tried rebooting my computer, running virus checks, system registry checks...nothing seems to fix the problem. I'm hoping someone on here knows what's wrong before I do a last resort of a factory reset and/or zeroing out the hard drive.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7

I have the same problem and it's very annoying. Any help will do!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2013   #3

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome to both of you give this a try Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

start at point 15 do a chkdsk Disk Check

and also try these

download ADW from bleeping computer
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7

System Repair Disk and Disk Check did not help. There's no infections on my computer. I'm convinced this problem can be solved without doing a Repair Install or a Clean Reinstall. Please help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2013   #5

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

I suppose I am asking a daft question here but have you all three browsers installed at once??

Could be causing a conflict I reckon if so.

Other than that I would back all my data and apps to an external and reinstall.

Some system specs would helpful too abajol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2015   #6

Windows7 x64 Prof

OVER 2 yrs later and I just encountered this nutty thing. out of the blue . Plus I have and consistently use the above linked malware spyware seekers and killers plus have the paid for tune up utility with windows defender and paid for (through ISP free suite at my bundle level) resource hog but ok McAfee .
i also to root kit killers by Kaspersky and McAfee Stinger routinely
I dont know what i did to enable the short cut auto run find or search in any typeable area, only first time. after i hit 'esc' it stops , till next start up of my chrome, fox fire or IE all up to date.
any single key stroke will begin the letter search and popped up find or quick find bar and highlights every single letter or couple of letters in the page up in the tab. annoying at most but my first sight had me going, was on a long wordy page , plus i have "autoPage" so 3 pages were scrolling up and down automatically with green flashes of highlighted found letters. kept 'finding next'
seemed like some quirky malware trojan put in by some devious child mind . i am not able to locate whatever it is.
i have very large hands and a very sticky , by design, logitech 705 keyboard and have lots of over shots on the 'alt" "control" , 'shift' keys with another key . i know i did an 'fKey and ctl or alt , too. just before this happened only i was angry at the sticky keys and no idea which ones i did. disabled the keyboard short cuts in outlook, i tried to disable the accessibility key stroke things i could locate but i never had or used any of those, totally unfamiliar with it all
since no one seems to visit this any longer, i am pissing into the wind for sure
but, just in case someone else has this in march 2015, you are not alone
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Search box automatically opens

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
WMP opens automatically on startup. I've tried msconfig...
Windows media player will open automatically every startup. I've tried msconfig, Autoplay, Services (manual v. automatic) etc. I'm at my wits end. Anything else I might be missing?
General Discussion
At start up notepad opens automatically with a code
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21769 IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-183 How do I fix this?
General Discussion
Search engine automatically sets to
Hi, My browser (Chrome) now automatically switches default search engine to I go Settings > Search > manage search engines and set back to, but it ALWAYS goes back to! I may have downloaded some software that somehow overrides Chrome's settings and reverts to...
Browsers & Mail
Microsoft Opens Up Its Social Search Site ''
Read more at: Microsoft Opens Up Its Social Search Site '' | News & Opinion |
Drive opens automatically
My external hard drive"Volume J" opens every time I boot up in a window titled "Auto PLay". I prefer that it not do that and I'll open it when I want. As far as I can tell, it's not in the start up tab of MSCONFIG. How do I stop that window from opening automaticallY? Thanks. Hal.
General Discussion

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 12:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App