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Windows 7: Mysterious Black Box

25 Oct 2009   #1
bmxjumperc

Vista Ultimate
 
 
Mysterious Black Box

On my desktop there is a mysterious black box, I can re-size it but I can't close it. Here is a screen shot of it:


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25 Oct 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you click on the black box area, Then use Alt F4 to close it ?
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25 Oct 2009   #3
bmxjumperc

Vista Ultimate
 
 

yes that worked sweet I learned something new, but I hope it doesn't start up again when I restart my computer, if it does do you have any ideas?
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25 Oct 2009   #4
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Looks like it might be a part of Windows Live Messenger.
Hover your mouse cursor over the Windows Live Messenger icon that's on your task bar and see if the black window is one of those icons.
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25 Oct 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It looks like an orphaned window from Command Prompt.
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25 Oct 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmxjumperc View Post
On my desktop there is a mysterious black box, I can re-size it but I can't close it. Here is a screen shot of it:
What happens if you right click it?

check task manager for unknown processes


Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #7
bmxjumperc

Vista Ultimate
 
 

I am most interested in the orphaned command prompt reply, note I didn't find any unknown processes that were obvious and right clicking it does nothing, I don't think it had anything to do with Messenger. Closing it with Alt F4 did work and it did not start up again after a restart. :-)
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25 Oct 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmxjumperc View Post
I am most interested in the orphaned command prompt reply, note I didn't find any unknown processes that were obvious and right clicking it does nothing, I don't think it had anything to do with Messenger. Closing it with Alt F4 did work and it did not start up again after a restart. :-)
probably a left over spawned when an install needed to register something. as long as its closed no problem

Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Start menu search box. Type msconfig, hit enter. Go to startup tab. Check what is starting with your pc. Use regedit to find any offensive key(s) if any and delete.

After, scan with Malwarebytes.
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03 Jan 2010   #10
mDaWg

Windows 7
 
 

This black box is due to GTA IV Rockstar Social club.

Both I and my friend had this issue and noticed we both have the game. I also noticed that you have it. Once we ended the process for it the black box disappeared.
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