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    Visual C++ Routine Library (XP 2002 SP1)

    We just rolled out several new computers running Windows XP and Office 2003. All have a Microsoft Visual C++ pop-up box showing minimized on the task bar. The pop-up box appears to be empty, no message. We can do an end task to close the box, but it comes back a few minutes later. All Windows updates except SP2 have been installed. Any idea what's going on and how to permanently get rid of the box?

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    Re: Visual C++ Routine Library (XP 2002 SP1)

    It sounds like either a) some pretty naff programming, or [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] some adware or virus.

    For a), can you determine what process is causing the message? Maybe you can look inside the file with something like NOTEPAD to see if it contains any clues.

    For [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img], you would know to run the usual Ad-Aware and Spybot - Search & Destroy, just to see if there is a nasty, lurking... The fact that it returns is suspicious; it might be something like Gator/GAIN (but not working "properly"...).

    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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