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Q: Strange pop-ups on my computer screeen: "Already running" ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Strange pop-ups on my computer screeen: "Already running"
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: virtualhawk-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 05 Aug 2004 13:44 PDT
Expires: 04 Sep 2004 13:44 PDT
Question ID: 383979
I keep getting a pop-up notice saying "Already running!" at random
points while I'm working on my computer (XP on a new PC).  Holding the
mouse pointer over the taskbar item for it reveals it to be a
"system_35190" error.  Any ideas what this is/how I can get rid of the cause
of it?

Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 07 Aug 2004 13:02 PDT
Hi virtualhawk,

Have you tried these (a good place to start troubleshooting your computer)? 

1) HouseCall (very thorough online virus scan):

2) Ad-aware ("check for updates" before running):

3) Spybot Search and Destroy (check for updates before running):

Please let us know how that goes -
Subject: Re: Strange pop-ups on my computer screeen: "Already running"
Answered By: aditya2k-ga on 08 Aug 2004 04:39 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi virtualhawk-ga,

Good day and thanks for your question. You apparently have
"Dialer-gen". The latest version of McAfee Anti-Virus gets rid of it.

You can also use a program called SpySweeper [[ ]] to weed out
other spyware programs from your system.

If you have any clarifications, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you for using this service and have a nice day.

With regards,
virtualhawk-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Well-informed answer - thanks for the prompt reply

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