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    ActiveX making me dizzy (XP Pro)

    Hi Woody's Loungers! <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29>

    I have been away from my computer for awhile and I come back to find that my computer had to have been abducted by aliens! <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15> <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15> <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15>

    I have hand written lists of things that I need to ask about, things I need help with, things I want to know, & I know that there are sites that have all the answers, but I

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    Re: ActiveX making me dizzy (XP Pro)

    Others will hopefully react to your main question.

    > When you

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    Re: ActiveX making me dizzy (XP Pro)

    One will always find 'Missing or invalid ActiveX/com' any time WinDoctor is run. Once a ActiveX file is no longer needed it will be deleted, but not the registry entry. Guess this was and is a low non issued with MS in needing to clean out the registry. Don't worry about them, either run WinDoctor and delete the entries or turn OFF ActiveX which will give other issues else where.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: ActiveX making me dizzy (XP Pro)

    Thank you so much for your input.

    As far as renaming files, I'm sorry I didn't make myself clear, I didn't change the extension. I learned the hard way a long time ago about the computer not knowing what program to open a file with if the extension is changed.

    To give an example of one of the files I'm referring to:
    I keep a list of my meds on the computer. That way when anything changes, I can just update it, print it, and then save the changes. Well yesterday, I updated the list and noticed after I was finished that I had typed the name of the file with my CAPS lock on. So it looked something like this: bABYg ... so all I did is change bABYg.doc to BabyG.doc. And it came up on the "Invalid Shortcut" list the next time I ran WinDoctor.

    Now this morning, when I turned on my computer, (after trying unsucessfully 3 times to boot) the, {for instance AOL} window would kinda just "flicker". When I tried to close it, to reopen it again, a BUNCH of IE browser windows opened. <img src=/S/mad.gif border=0 alt=mad width=15 height=15> I had to open the Task Manager to get control again. <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

    I'm really hoping & Praying that this is a software problem, not a hardware problem.

    Thanks for the input. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: ActiveX making me dizzy (XP Pro)

    Some of what you are reporting makes me think that you may now have been infected by some malware.

    Suggest you look at <post#=296439>post 296439</post#>, and download, install, update and run Ad-Aware and Spybot - Search and Destroy. It is probably worth running Browser Hijack Blaster. And also use Microsoft's AntiSpyware Beta to scan your machine.

    Do you have installed any AntiVirus software. And if you're on broadband, do you have a software firewall?

    John
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