User Closes App, Dozens Of Windows Open?

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+ User FidoNet address: 1:3634/12.42
 P> Just got a call from somebody who closed a MS Access 2003 app and
 P> then watches as their PC went nuts opening windows - as in 68
 P> Outlook windows, 37 IE Windows, 11 folders... and on-and-on.

sounds like they got a VB script or some sort of macro infestation thing... a
virus scan may not find it... they should disable their atomatic macro
execution stuff and then hunt it down and kill it... i forget how to find them,
though, or i'd offer some help on that side :(

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Re: User Closes App, Dozens Of Windows Open?

+ User FidoNet address: 1:3634/12.42
 P> The macro/malware angle doesn't ring true to me because I would
 P> expect the problem to be more frequent.    He's in and out of this
 P> MS Access application all day, every day - yet the problem has only
 P> manifested about 10 times in the past year-and-a-half.

in that case, add my vote to the keyboard/mouse problem, then... it was my
second option but i remember MSOffice macros being some critters that could do
this type of thing... we haven't heard much about them in recent mainstream
activities but it would not surprise me to find that they are still running
around out there...

the keyboard should, depending on the make of the machine, be able to be
swapped out in less than five minutes... ya generally remove a cover near the
screen, slide a clip, lift it up and undo the ribbon cable retainer... fit the
new keyboard's ribbon into the connector and seat the retainer, put the KB in
place slide the locking clip and replace the cover... done... power it up and
test the keys...

the mouse (touchpad??) may or may not be as easy... touchpads may require the
case to be opened... the eraser nipple type mice critters that live between the
G and H keys are already handled with the KB replacement...

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