Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Weird taskbar problem HELP

Last response: in Windows 7
Share
February 25, 2013 11:37:55 PM

Hey guys, i noticed that on my taskbar the last half isnt aero and i can see directly through like there wasnt even a taskbar there. Again its only half of it. Also ever since a couple of days ago there has also been a small box that is light blue with a gray border that pops up on my desktop and if i double click it it just goes away and my cpu usage is always above 70 % even if nothing is running. I checked will a full scan of avg and looked in the task manager for a weird program but nothing unusual. Any thoughts?

More about : weird taskbar problem

February 25, 2013 11:46:43 PM

Format your PC. It should not bet running <70%. Theres something hiding thatr avg isnt finding
m
0
l
February 25, 2013 11:49:11 PM

I would but i did that not too long ago and it should be perfectly fine.. i keep this computer well protected
m
0
l
Related resources
February 26, 2013 12:02:37 AM

everything below is free and well known to work. If none of these find anything a clean wipe will be needed.

malewarebytes: http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_mal...
emisoft for trojan detection: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalware/
Kaspersky TDSSKiller for root kits: http://support.kaspersky.com/5350
online bitdefender scanner: http://enterprise.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.h...

in the future run questionable things in sandboxie: http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie

if you only run windows firewall add some HIPS protection: http://www.threatfire.com/download/

general cleanup ccleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds
registry cleaner: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/Wise-...
this will list everything that starts up on your computer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb96390...
Process Viewer for Windows -- SystemExplorer: http://systemexplorer.net/

this should be everything you need to fix about any problem
m
0
l
February 26, 2013 12:08:01 AM

Did you look to see what process is keeping your usage high?

That might be a far simpler thing to do before running a bunch of anti-virus scanners.
m
0
l
February 26, 2013 12:14:35 AM

i used ccleaner and now im running around 6% pc usage but the taskbar thign is still there, but if i restart it might migth go away fro good
m
0
l
February 26, 2013 12:26:18 AM

it may be simpler but I would never recommend that you take the chance of leaving a virus on your computer. thats like your car making a knocking noise but then it goes away so you just forget about it. then your engine blows. anyway I would not leave your personal information open to a potential virus, rootkit, trojan. the last 2 links I provided will help you see what is going on on your computer but I would run those scans. I use AVG but they recently received an only average detection from www.av-comparatives.org/ . if your running a modern computer running these scans should go pretty quickly.
m
0
l
!