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A small window opens when restarting

  1. #1

    Posts : 8
    windows 8 pro

    A small window opens when restarting

    whenever I restart my laptop, This little thing on the uppermost left side of my laptop appears
    would this be a threat to my laptop? what can I do about it?
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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    You can start off by checking task manager and disable all unnecessary programs at startup to see if that box goes away. If so, start re-enabling them, one at a time, until your problems returns. I have other ideas but I think you need to eliminate a startup program as the root cause first. Of course, a malware infection cannot be specifically ruled out at this time either. Good luck.

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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    It could be a virus... Check your startup as 2cents says, run TDSSKILLER and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit, GMER and even run ESET Sirefef Removal tool. all easily googled.

    Sometimes, an MS Update will show a DOS Box when booting, or when it gets to the Desktop after rebooting. Usually this is only once.

    If this happens every time, then in it something scheduled to run. I can't see what it looks like, the image is too small or is not the right kind of image.

    Sometimes a computer will have a task scheduled left over from a Virus, even after the virus is removed, the task is still there and it tries to run a command line, if the items listed in the command line are not there anymore, then you may get a box like this on startup.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 8
    windows 8 pro

    I don't know why, but as it turns out it is Internet download manager... whenever I enable the option to shutdown my laptop once the download is complete, that small window shows up when I start my laptop
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A small window opens when restarting
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