Background Programme - ? Virus?

  Prancer 21:56 18 Aug 2003
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I run Windows 98SE with MS Office and a number of other applications. I have recently found that while typing in Word or using any application the active window header greys and my typing is stopped (it has happened 3 times while I have been typing this!). On clicking in the window again I can resume but this happens every 10-20 seconds. I run the AVG 6.0 anti-virus and update it every week. It has not shown anything. I have tried running msconfig and unselecting all those programmes on the startup tab which I do not seem to need - no change. I have found one programme called "starter.exe", which appears to be in the WINNINT file on the J drive (I have win2K Pro on it but seldom use it)and have deselected this file twice but it always comes back as selected.
Do I have a virus or some other programme which is interfering with my normal programmes?

  .dave 21:58 18 Aug 2003

When you notice that your curretn window has "greyed out" hit Alt and Tabs this will show what is taking over.

Sort of

  Peverelli 22:13 18 Aug 2003

Do you have Ensonic mixer? Maybe this page will help. click here

  JoeC 09:30 19 Aug 2003
  Prancer 11:06 10 Dec 2003

I have tried the suggestions above, but it still happens. Any other ideas?

  cycoze 19:24 10 Dec 2003

1.how much memory has your machine got ? have you tried running disc clean up , empty your temp folders etc ? run defrag etc.

2.If you have either ENSONIQ or CREATIVE audio cards , this is a good chance where your starter.exe comes from as suggested by Peverelli , have a look click here for info on disabling.

  Gaz 25 23:05 10 Dec 2003

Just to be sure: click here

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