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Blinking Explorer Icon When Logging Off

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  • Started 6 years ago by sacopaddler
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sacopaddler
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I have an XP machine at home with 3 users configured. When I log off from my session my IE icon starts blinking like there are hidden browsers running somewhere in the background. I have Spybot Search and Destroy loaded as well as NAV but they don't seem to come up with anything. Any ideas what might be causing this?

Posted 6 years ago
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michael
michael
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Could you please email a screenshot to Michael@wildlamb.com or explain more fully what you mean to help us divulge a solution to your problem.

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Mike

Posted 6 years ago
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sacopaddler
Posts: 7

The IE icon blinks as if you single clicked the mouse to highlight it then clicked the desktop to unhighlight the selected icon. It does this ~3-5 times quickly and then logs off.

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michael
michael
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Oh right =) Now I follow.

This happens when you logoff? If the blue bar cover the text as though you selected it appears: This Is Perfectly Normal.

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Mike

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Ram3L
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sacopaddler

End It From Your Task Manager From The Process Just Make Sure You Don't Touch Any SYSTEM Or Explorer.exe But The Rest Close Them All Does Speed Your PC A Lil Bit Also.

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sacopaddler
Posts: 7

This occurs when no programs are running. I have beenonline for a bit, and when I close all programs and select log off from the start menu it does the blinking thing. It is as if there are IE sessions running in the background. When I use task manager I don't see these sessions running. It is very weird.

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Scott
Scott
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Have you tried disabling NAV temporarily?

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sacopaddler
Posts: 7

No, I haven't tried to disable NAV. I'll give that a shot tonight, and post what I find.

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