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Solved desktop windows

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#1
Can someone tell me what program places 4 windows on the main desktop?
i did not load it and i do not want it
it keeps popping up when i am working in some program like
excel or explore or other programs and i get 4 windows that i do not want
very aggravating
to get back to what i was doing i have to click on a window
again and again etc.
Please....I need help
Thank you for any help
dp
 

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richc46

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#2
If you do not know how they got to the desktop, be prudent and run a full antivirus scan and download and run malwarebytes. If you are clean, give us a screen shot and we will tell you what we know and the best way to remove.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Shadowjk

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#3
There can be many desktop programs for vista Could you please tell us how long ago this happened and how long it has been happening this will help use decide if it is a virus or Bloat ware

Many Thanks,
Josh
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD Radeon 6870
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW (1440x900@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA) + 250GB WD iSCSI attached Drive
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Mouse
    Dell HID-compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
Messages
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Location
brookfield
#4
This started about a month ago
I have visa home premium
when i clicked on the email you sent
it skipped to my desktop with 4 little window
if you drag your cursor across one of the windows it enlarges that particular window
if you click on one of the little windows you go to that window and it will fill the entire monitor screen
i do not know how to print the screen
i press the print screen key and it does nothing
i do not see the advantage of seeing multiple windows...????
overlayed over my desktop
scan was ok
dp:D
 

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richc46

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#5

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
#6
i do not know how to print the screen. i press the print screen key and it does nothing
Try pressing the Fn key with the Prt Scr key. Then copy to a photo editing app and you can upload to this forum.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion dv5t (Gen. 1)
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz)
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    Graphics Card(s)
    512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    Mouse
    built in - Synaptics TouchPad V6.5 on PS/2 Port
    Keyboard
    built in - HP
    Internet Speed
    max
    Other Info
    ~ Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card w/Bluetooth ~ Blu-Ray ROM DVD+/-R/RW ~ Integ. HDTV Hybrid Tuner ~ 12 Cell Battery ~ MS Office (Home Premium) 2007 ~

Shadowjk

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#9
I'm Glad you got your Problem Sorted Rich is very Good at sorting these Problems Out - I will now mark this thread as Solved
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD Radeon 6870
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW (1440x900@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA) + 250GB WD iSCSI attached Drive
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Mouse
    Dell HID-compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard

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