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Windows 7: Crazy set of new problems

06 Mar 2010   #1
jambonay

windows xp pro service pack 3, v. 3264
 
 
Crazy set of new problems

I have a laptop I recently upgraded to WIN 7 from XP. It has been working well with WIN 7 but a few days ago the following things started happening:

1) windows search window keeps popping up, sometimes multiple windows, sometimes one at a time as the get closed, sometimes none at all

2) the Bing Home page appears in the Reading Panel of Outlook 2010 when reading email or looking at calender

3) in browser (Firefox or IE) when typing into google search box in main pane of browser cursor keeps jumping up into the google search box in the task bar of the browser


I have done updates, scans, reboots etc. Problem seems to have no pattern in that sometimes the laptop runs as normal and others all the things a bove start happening.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!!


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06 Mar 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I would start by doing a Malware search.

www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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06 Mar 2010   #3
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Get Avast and start scanning. avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection

Alternatively, you can run a housecall from Trend Micro. HouseCall - Free Online Virus Scan
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07 Mar 2010   #4
jambonay

windows xp pro service pack 3, v. 3264
 
 

Trying Malwarebytes now, could it be a setting that got inadvertently changed?
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07 Mar 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello jambonay, welcome to Seven Forums!



Let's "see" what the malware scans turn up.
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07 Mar 2010   #6
jambonay

windows xp pro service pack 3, v. 3264
 
 

Malwarebytes reports no malware found. Trying avast now
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07 Mar 2010   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Clean install and reformat 7. Upgrades have issues.
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07 Mar 2010   #8
jambonay

windows xp pro service pack 3, v. 3264
 
 

not sure what Frostmourne is on about but AVAST found a threat called "plugin-kolobok.pdf" which it has isolated. Anyone know what this is?
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07 Mar 2010   #9
jambonay

windows xp pro service pack 3, v. 3264
 
 

which BTW has had no effect on my problem
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07 Mar 2010   #10
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jambonay View Post
I have a laptop I recently upgraded to WIN 7 from XP. ...
I didn't think you could even do that. Isn't the upgrade meant only for Vista?
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