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Old 10-14-2007, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New windows will not open

When i try to open new executables or folders, they show up in the taskbar, but they wont pop up front. This happens with all programs.
I believe i have some sort of virus, but i am not sure what virus. Maybe that could´ve caused this problem. I have to close the program or window i had up front before i can see the new window. For an example , if i open Firefox and Internet Explorer, i must close Firefox before i can use or see IE.
Task manager works well.
The virus i downloaded created a "netnt.exe" file in windows/system32. If i closed it from task manager, it would soon reappear. I "fixed" that by closing it from task manager, then quickly deleting the file.
I use Windows XP SP2.

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New windows will not open

whats your antivirus?is it up to date?did your a/v detect it? i encountered a similar problem and ad-aware solved it for me, its free :
Ad-Aware 2007 - Reviews and free Ad-Aware 2007 downloads at

if your looking for free a/v then try avg

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: New windows will not open

Try some online scanners. AVG is decent but i prefer Avast. It has done me well over the past 2 years of using it. But that is just personal preference.

It does sound like a virus.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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All my virus/adware programs are up to date. I have used AVG, F-Secure, CCleaner, Ad-aware 2007, Spybot, and Registry Clean Expert. They found nothing. I also used some of those programs in safe mode with hidden files visible.
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