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Grey square on desktop

Post by jfb392 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:32 am

There is a weird grey square in the left corner of my desktop.
It doesn't appear on top of any applications.

A virus scan turned up nothing.

Is this some Windows feature?

Edit: I tried moving it and it seems like a weird little window.
You can close it with Alt+F4, but it comes back at startup.
I can't seem to find anything weird in Startup either?
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Re: Grey square on desktop

Post by pharmashawkath » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:24 pm

:yathink:


HI there try changing the resolutions & restart the computer

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Re: Grey square on desktop

Post by Squeezebox » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:24 am

Right-click on the item and look at its properties.

What details does that reveal?
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Re: Grey square on desktop

Post by jfb392 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:55 am

It doesn't do anything when I right click.
I ran HijackThis and looked at the processes, the only things running were in system32 and Program Files, which were my virus scan, and all of them were known processes.

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Re: Grey square on desktop

Post by Squeezebox » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:24 am

Right now, I have no idea. Essexboy is our HJT expert, so perhaps if you post a HJT log, it might be helpful for him to cast his beady eye over.

Also - can you post a screenshot?
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Re: Grey square on desktop

Post by Essexboy » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:59 pm

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Re: Grey square on desktop

Post by jfb392 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:10 am

The HJT logs don't look suspicious, everything checks out as real programs.
The logs also aren't different when it's running and after I've closed it, so I think it's part of some program or updater.
It's not a virus or anything, and doesn't effect the computer in any way, running or not, but it's just annoying.

It looks like this:
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Re: Grey square on desktop

Post by jfb392 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:37 am

Fixed it myself eventually, turned out to be regscan.exe.
Used HijackThis! to fix it and I have no more problems.

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