January 2nd, 2004, 06:47 PM #1
new windows in I.E appear minimized off screen
OK...my best description of my problem would be that when I open a fresh I.E. window it opens correctly, but when clicking on a link from that open window, it opens the link...it shows up on the windows taskbar, but it doesnt appear open on the desktop...instead....when I right click on the taskbar tab representing the newly opened window and resize it to "Maximise", it seems to appear from a dot in the center of my desktop.
I am using XP pro, I.E. 6.0, I run Spybot and Adaware pro, Regclean and consistantly do windows update all on a weekly basis. I also run Norton Antivirus 2003 professional and have live update.
This seems to be an inconsistant problem as well. It will do this for a period of time and then suddenly stop. Then it will start doing it again randomly.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Last edited by JPMiller; January 12th, 2004 at 09:57 PM.
January 3rd, 2004, 04:31 AM #2
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same here...from what i've heard it's a new worm going around.
January 3rd, 2004, 04:34 AM #3
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a quote from someone else.....
"It’s the ws/zeneba worm virus. It’s a very new virus and it spread
rapidly the last few days. No known cure yet. I did a Google search
for it but I can’t find any info yet."
January 6th, 2004, 03:37 AM #4
Any other ideas?
Ive never heard of this worm you mention and I see nothing about it anywhere...this is also a problem Ive had randomly for a long time.
January 6th, 2004, 03:59 AM #5
Try right clicking on it and moving it, use your keypad on the keyboard to move it around, once you do for a moment, move your mouse and it should be moving the minimized window. Then place it on the desktop and stretch it out, have had apps do that to me on occaisons.
However try updating virus deffinitions and scanning and run adaware as well and see if that helps.* ¨ )
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March 21st, 2004, 12:39 AM #6
Bump for this issue... This is on a newly formatted XP Pro install wth only about a week of use before this began happening again...
I always do a full format... NTFS, Windows XP Pro, then I immediately install Norton AV 2004 Pro, Adaware 6 Pro, Spybot, Regclean, Diskeeper 7, XP Smoker, optimize and update everything and do all Critical and reccommended windows updates and then go about installing my main programs...
I used it for a week with no problem and then all of a sudden I am having this problem again.
all linked web pages I open are minimized to a dot on my screen that has to be Maximized.
There HAS to be a registy fix or some setting I can change to fix this..... Anyone?
March 21st, 2004, 02:13 AM #7
i dont see a firewall get ZA or something!
March 21st, 2004, 06:17 PM #8
Sorry...should have added... internet is through router with built in firewall... Road Runner is ISP
March 21st, 2004, 07:31 PM #9
March 25th, 2004, 11:28 PM #10
March 25th, 2004, 11:42 PM #11
Download AVG Free Antivirus, update it, and check your whole computer. Norton is NOT the best option regarding Trojans and Worms. If this is a worm, Norton might have missed it, even if its up to date. Try that out and see if it helps
March 30th, 2004, 06:11 PM #12
OK have done all suggestions... thanx by the way, but this is still an issue...
does not seem to be a virus of any sort, have ruled that out by using roughly every antivirus proggie and online search available....
have run updated versions of spybot and adaware as well as some online checkers...
did google and teoma searches for similar problems and came up with nothing that helped... have tried pulling out hair, but for some reason that did little but cause me pain...
I cannot seem to lick this,,,, last time it fixed itself but its been awhile now, anyone....please?
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