Web Page becomes inactive

April 26, 2012 at 17:55:35
Specs: Windows 7

I have been experiencing an annoying problem recently. For some reason the web page that I am viewing will suddenly become inactive. For example if I am typing a message in a text box, the cursor will suddenly disappear and I hear that annoying bell, as I'm no longer able to type until I reset the cursor position with the mouse. Even registering here was a chore as I would type a few strokes, only to hear the bell, and no longer being able to continue until I left clicked back into the field. I notice that when these events occur, the desktop behind the webpage brightens as if it is the desktop which is now active instead of the page I'm on. Another example is that I can be simply scrolling down a webpage, using the mouse wheel, and then it simply stops scrolling, and will not resume until I left click on the screen. Again, at the top of the webpage, where you can see about an inch of desk top, it brightens as if it is now active and not the page. I have my touch pad disabled so I know that it is not me inadvertently striking it. Does anyone have any idea what causes these "dropouts?"

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April 27, 2012 at 00:29:46

JPFalcon, purely a guess. Sounds to me like you have been infected by a nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.?). Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Malware Bytes (http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756 ) seems to be the preferred remover, but I've run into a few it couldn't handle. Superantispyware seems able to handle all comers. (Info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update any cleaner prior to running. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
You might also wanna make sure your homepage hasn't been hijacked by the same nasty.
HTH
Ed in Texas

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