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Windows 7: Blinking tabs

04 Oct 2010   #1
Metal99Raven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Blinking tabs

Just noticed today that my browser tab at bottom of screen blinks orange every second. Whether I have it minimized or maximized or even using it at all. It doesn't do it if I'm not using it's only if I have a webpage on it. As if its trying to tell me there's something I should look at it in there? Not a big deal but it all of a sudden started doing that and it's kind of annoying to look at.


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04 Oct 2010   #2
Metal99Raven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Actually I closed all the web pages and it is no longer doing that. Might have been a specific web page doing it I am unsure. I do not miss it though.
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05 Oct 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Metal99Raven, welcome to Seven Forums!



It was probably some "drive-by" trying to install a virus, maybe you should download and install the free version of Malwarebytes from the link below and then run a complete/full scan just to be sure; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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05 Oct 2010   #4
Metal99Raven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I actually already have the full malwarebytes program. So I don't think it could have been virus related.
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05 Oct 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK, as long as you don't think so.
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05 Oct 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Mine does that too Metal99Raven .... once I click on the page link, it stops blinking and returns to the normal color in the task tray.


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05 Oct 2010   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

It's an alert to new activity in the window. The fact that it's constantly blinking though is strange. Even at idle on a site like Google?
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