Search Results box keeps opening?

Evesham
September 5, 2006 at 14:18:25
Specs: XP Home, Turion 64 2hz/1gb Ram
Hi all,
I've just bought a new Evesham A420 Laptop. When I start it up sometimes when its cold and sometimes when its hot, the search results box keeps opening, sometimes five times in a row, sometimes when I'm not even touching the mouse/keypad or keys?. It seems totally random, is there a hot key set up wrong or something?,any ideas?. Cheers DB



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#1
September 5, 2006 at 14:44:43
I would think that you have some malware installed and it is the cause of the problem.

spywareblaster
spybot S&D
adawareSE
Ccleaner
winpatrol

google for these..download..update...run one after the other and then run regularly will keep your system clean

Use winpatrol to stop programs from running in startup. and to protect against unwanted changes to the registry

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#2
September 5, 2006 at 15:18:09
Mings74, Besides the possibility of malware being present on your system if the search box opens when you double click folder do the following:

Go to Start/Run and type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32

(Note that the spacing is important).

Click OK.

Restart your computer.

If that doesn't correct the issue use this automated edit:

Search Opens When Double Clicking a Folder or Drive (Line 18)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

To use the VBS File: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save
Target As). Double-click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

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#3
September 6, 2006 at 01:51:49
Thanks to you both, I'm sure its not malware I update and run spybot and ad-aware daily. I've just done the reg-edit thing and it said shell update accepted or something, so we'll see if it works. Cheers Mings74

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#4
September 7, 2006 at 08:59:44
i think it has helped a bit but the search results box is still coming up randomly, any other ideas?. Cheers Mings74

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