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[SOLVED] Intermitant delay click or right click on files

Q: [SOLVED] Intermitant delay click or right click on files

When I right click a file to open the context menu, or when I click a file to open it, there is sometimes (about 50% of the time) a 20-30 second delay in opening the menu or the program to view the file. This does not happen all fo the time, sometimes i does work instantly. The problem does not seem to affect folders at all. I have tested the open file problem with a very small text document. About half of the time, it opens instantly and the other half there is that 30 second delay.

The first thing I tried to do was disabling ALL Non-Microsoft shell extensions using ShellExView. This did not help at all. I then checked "netstat -a" while the problem was occurring. All of the listed connections were either to my local PC or to my ISP. I did try disabling my NIC and while the problem did not go away, the delay was reduced to about 5-8 seconds when it occurred instead of the usual 20-30 seconds. So I searched the registry for other computers/shares I have connected to in the past and removed any references to anything that was no longer available. The problem still persisted. Finally I ran a Windows Repair and yet the problem persists.

Does anyone have any other idea I can try before i blow away the whole partition and reinstall from scratch? I really don't want to do that but this problem is really bugging me.
WinXP SP3
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4GHz
ATI Radeon x850 XT

Thanks,
Maverickz

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A: [SOLVED] Intermitant delay click or right click on files

Do you have any external USB drives attached to the computer? Have you run chkdsk /R on the C: drive? Have you Defragged your computer lately? Have you run a Disk Cleanup with CCleaner?

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When I right click a file to open the context menu, or when I click a file to open it, there is sometimes (about 50% of the time) a 20-30 second delay in opening the menu or the program to view the file. This does not happen all fo the time, sometimes i does work instantly. The problem does not seem to affect folders at all. I have tested the open file problem with a very small text document. About half of the time, it opens instantly and the other half there is that 30 second delay.

The first thing I tried to do was disabling ALL Non-Microsoft shell extensions using ShellExView. This did not help at all. I then checked "netstat -a" while the problem was occurring. All of the listed connections were either to my local PC or to my ISP. I did try disabling my NIC and while the problem did not go away, the delay was reduced to about 5-8 seconds when it occurred instead of the usual 20-30 seconds. So I searched the registry for other computers/shares I have connected to in the past and removed any references to anything that was no longer available. The problem still persisted. Finally I ran a Windows Repair and yet the problem persists.

Does anyone have any other idea I can try before i blow away the whole partition and reinstall from scratch? I really don't want to do that but this problem is really bugging me.
WinXP SP3
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4GHz
ATI Radeon x850 XT

Thanks,
Maverickz
 

A:Solved: Intermitant delay click or right click on files

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My symptoms are these:
right click hangs on all files but not folders for about 30-40 seconds then works fine for a few moments but once I click away or do anything else the problem comes back
using the keyboard to copy hangs and then once the computer "unfreezes" copy/paste with keyboard works fine
double clicking on a file that would launch a program hangs for a while then opens the program.
using the delete key hangs
Otherwise performance is normal everything runs fine while using all programs.

What I have tried so far:
Running Adaware and AVG to determine if spyware/malware installed
using shellview to disable processes - no results
cleaned temp files and defragmented drives
uninstalled hp easy button keyboard software

Problem does not occur in safe mode.

Code:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:41:43 AM, on 6/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcho... Read more

A:Right click hangs, copy/paste, double click on files hang

Bump, please

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It's taking over a minute for a file to open or for the box to appear after I right click. It just hangs with the hourglass cursor until it finally responds. I know this isn't normal. So what's causing it?

Anyone, anyone,

...Bueller, Bueller

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Hello. Using vb.net, I've been trying to figure out how to paste the clipboard into the window your mouse pointer is pointed.

If anyone has used unix you are familiar with what i am asking for; just to double right click or middle click and to paste the content of clipboard to the given window.

Can anyone offer any ideas for .net?

I would use double right click, or middle click, or single right click.

Please respond with your ideas~

Thanks

-Sandra
 

A:Help me paste clipboard text with double right click (or right click, click)

This is kind of confusing but I just wanted code to paste the clipboard by using the mouse.
 

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I'd appreciate it if anyone can help solve this problem.

When I left click or right click on an MP4 file, Windows Explorer encounters a problem and needs to close.
Explorer closes and restarts. If the MP4 was left clicked, Real Player will start and play the file. If the MP4 was right clicked, right click menu will open and error window will open immediately after.

The error report shows:
Error signature
AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.5512 ModName: quicktime.qts
ModVer: 5.0.2.15 Offset: 002d12b5

This problem started today, after I tried to copy a folder containing MP4 files while viewing one of the MP4 files in the folder. Yeah, I know....I remain my own worst enemy.

Thanks

Jim
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer Error/Close when click or right click on MP4 file

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I have recently noticed some odd behavior in my computer, for some reason when I open My Computer and double click on a hard drive (I have 3) it will not open the drive. However I can still right-click and choose Explore to get around it.

At first I thought that this was a virus but after 3 scans with SpyBot I am still clean. Any ideas? It's not critical but I do find it odd.

A:[SOLVED] Baffled again, double-click does not open hard drives but right click will

What happens when you double click? Nothing, or Search opens, or a command prompt, or something else?

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Hello,

I have a strange problem. I have a three computer LAN with all computers running Windows 98se. There are two computers in one room about 15 feet apart and the other in another room. All computers are running fine and see each other. However, when I right click on either the A drive or C drive on either of the two computers that are in the same room, it takes a good 1-2 minutes before the menu screen pops up. This doesn't happen on the computer in the other room. I don't know if this is a network glitch, a Windows 98 problem, or a coincidence that it is happening to two of my three computers. Can anyone help me fix this?
 

A:Right click delay

Please do not duplicate your posts.

I am closing this thread.

Use the following link for replies
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=42672
 

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Windows 7 synaptics left click acts like right click after reboot and the right click doesn't work at all. I've downloaded the most recent driver & searched for a solution online but haven't found anyone who has fixed this issue. Did everyone just give up or am I not patient enough & haven't dug deep enough. If I use a USB mouse there are no problems it just seems to be with the built-in after I've used the USB mouse.
kyfarmgrl67
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 synaptics left click acts like right click

Click Start.

Click Control Panel.

Click Mouse.

Under Buttons(tab), you can configure the setting the settings for the track pad.
 

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I am having this problem since a few months...
Sometimes when I make single click, my computer receives double click...
suppose I try to select a file by double clicking but it gets opened

is there anyway to fix this?
please help
thanx
 

A:Solved: Single click makes double click

If it happens everytime, there is a setting in windows, but if it's only sometimes, it might be time for a new mouse.
 

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Hi,

I probably overlooked the thread that deals with this topic, so let me know if I did:

If I have a folder open and do a right mouse click and hover over "new", I have to wait 45-60 seconds before I get the "new" menu. Is there a way I can fix this?

If it helps, I have Windows XP Pro.

John

A:long delay after [right click]>new

Hello JohnnyRotten,The slowness may be caused by a bad context menu handler."Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers":http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htmYou can download the free "ShellExView v1.30 - Shell Extensions Manager" from: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

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Since I installed a sata hard drive i experience a delay in right click reponses in desktop. Its hard to say if its a windows xp problem or a sata problem.

Are there any known problems with winxp and sata drive controllers?

I can wait 3 or 4 seconds for the properties to come up on an icon in desktop... its an age when your watching the screen.

And -- i'm new to this forum so Hi to your all.

A:Right click delay on desktop

how long a delay? It may just be something else.

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Hi,
I followed some advice online about removing a right-click delay in Windows Explorer.
The advice worked, but the result was that the "Open with..." submenu on the right-click menu has dissapeared!

Any help would be appreciated!
 

A:Solved: I fixed my right-click delay in Explorer, but now my "Open with..." hander is missing

Don't know what you did, and this might not fix it but try line 220 left pane on this site:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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I have a few things going on, I keep getting a window that says "Bit Defender, Scan Now" pop up in the lower right corner of my screen. I have never clicked the scan as I don't recall installing it, I just click the x to close the window.

Also, I installed Comodo, I was told it was a browser. I uninstalled it and it keeps changing my browsers to search with it.. When I mouse over the icon from the start menu, it is empty.

Last, I have right click lag. Terrible. I can not delete, copy or do anything with a right click without waiting for a long delay. Also when I boot, my desktop will not load, I have to open the alt, ctrl, del and close processes.

Here are my reports,
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:36:33 AM, on 9/21/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NVIDIA~1\NETWOR~1\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
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A:Bit Defender Pop up, Comodo, Right Click Delay

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Is it possible to define a delay between the point a right click is done and Windows actually doing something about it? Preferably a hidden system setting/registry hack than some third party dll hook.

Thanks

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Hi everyone! From few days I have problem with right click of the mouse when I use it on shortcuts. The problem is that there is a delay which is between 1 to 3 seconds. It happends only shortcuts. When I use right click on other files (.exe, .jpg, etc.), on desktop or folders, the context menu appears without any delay.

The other problem is happening when I open my "Programs" folder which I created for my shortcuts. It contains 86 shortcuts and 1 app(Team Viewer). The problem is that every time when I open it it has also delay (3-6 sec). Other folders with larger content/files are opening and loading fine.

I think the both problems are related. I have tried a different methods to resolve my problems like:

- Defragmentating C:\, system files and pagefile (I use PerfectDisk)
- Deleting IconCache.db and making new Read-only
- Running PC in safe mode (it resolves the problem but only when I use the mode, when I boot in normal the problem appears again)
- Reducing the RAM usage (smaller resolution, disabling aero and effects, etc.)
- Reinstalling nVidia 260.99 WHQL drivers
- Disk clean up (also with CCleaner)
- Disabling network (saw a post on net)

None of them helped.

My PC is running fast and well, I haven't got any other problems with delays, lags etc.

I hope someone can help me with resolving this thing!

A:Right mouse click delay on shortcuts

Are you right clicking and then clicking 'open' in the drop down menu? If you are, why not just set your mouse to 'one click' using the left button.

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How do I change from a double left click to open files or Icons to a single left click?

A:Changing from double left click to open files to a single left click

control panel>folder options

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I've got Windows XP Professional with SP3. About 3 weeks ago my computer started taking a single mouse click as a double click. I've gone into control panel/folder options and made sure it is set up correctly there ("double click to open item")

Any of suggestions??

I've got McAffee virus protection and it is up to date. I ran a full scan and nothing was detected. For Grins and Giggles I did a "CHKDSK /R" but this did not help either.

Thanks,
 

A:Solved: single click is double click

I just tried the obvious - BAD MOUSE was it.
 

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Help please...when i click on something it acts as if i clicked on it again like 2 seconds later
 

A:Solved: When i click on something...2-3 seconds later is acts as if i click again

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I just bought a new HP Notebook model number G60-535DX from Best Buy. I've only had it a couple of days. I am getting a huge lag/delay from the mouse click and keyboard. For example, it is taking me forever to make this post. It took me about 10 minutes just to register on this site. After I type a sentence, it takes about 30 seconds or more for the text to appear. When I type in microsoft word, it's fine. When I click on something with the mouse, it takes a long time to acknowledge what I've clicked on.

The operating system is Windows 7, Pentium dual core processor T4300 @2.10 ghz, 3 gb memory, 64 bit operating system. I am using IE 8.

Ive done a virus scan with my NOD 32 and a free scan with trendmicro-housecall and they both found nothing wrong. It has taken me about 20 minutes or so just to make this post.

When I start typing, I notice all the smilies on the right freeze up, and when my text finally appears they start moving again.

Even when I move my mouse without clicking on anything, I notice the screen freezing up.

How do I solve this?

A:Huge delay with mouse click and keyboard

hello andy

IMO: I would run back to best buy and trade it in on another one.

good luck!

Is this onboard keyboard? and what kind of mouse? is it win7 compatable?

If not have you looked in device manager for red or yellow signs of trouble?
click the + on keyboard & mouse to see if any signs. (in device manager)
right click on them and update drivers.

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Hey all,

My computer has been doing fine until recently. Whenever I double click to open a file, press delete to delete a file or right-click to bring out the right-click menu, the computer lags for 5 seconds and then it shows up. It's freakin annoying!!! If you need a HijackThis Log, please tell me although I don't think I'll need one.
 

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Ok so I have been experiencing problems with my mouse it seems to get sluggish or lagged out when I try to left click anything. Sometimes it will not select the object I click on, other times it will select the item but not open it unless I click 4-5 times. Just clicking a link in Firefox or IE sometimes requires 2-3 clicks before recognizing it. This issue also carries over into games and applications such as World of Warcraft I will have to click my skills multiple times to get them to cast or to select a target. Also if I try to click on something to drag it or move it around it doesn't seem to hold it will let go and then randomly try to hold or select the object again so if your mouse is somewhere on a web page if you're moving the browser it may click an image or a link.

Now the issue will occasionally clear up and the mouse will work flawlessly but then it's back and the frustration continues. I have been searching the web for a couple days now troubleshooting left and right to no avail. I found another person who posted the same issue as me and same situation it started happening after he installed new RAM. I started with a Triple channel OCZ kit that had 1 dead simm so it was running 4 instead of 6 gig and no problems. Put in the new replacement kit all 6 gig works and no software changes nothing.

All troubleshooting steps I have taken so far: (This is an Optical Corded MS Mouse)
1. Ran Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Anti-spyware and File corruption scans on the PC and ... Read more

A:Left Click Delay or Temporarily Inactive

Are you using MBAMs real time protection? Have two real time AVs run at the same time can cause are kinds of weird problems. Have you tried a different mouse? I didn't see it listed in the steps you took. Is this a wireless mouse? If so, Have you tried changing the batteries? I helped a guy the other day that had the exact same problem and the issue was that the batteries in his wireless mouse died sooner than expected.

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hello,
well... the title says it all !
all else seems as it's always been... mostly fine !!!
but starting this morning (yes, I had some updates....) my right clicks seem to dwell in porridge before the drop down list becomes visible...
I made a restart... just in case - which changed nothing !
have any of you had such experience ?

A:unusual delay in getting drop down list on right click !

I would roll back the updates and see if the problem goes away. If so then if you want the updates you should install one by one checking the symptom each time. I know it's a drag. That's why I only put on updates that solve problems I know I have. At least until the next service pack.

Usually a problem with right click means an Explorer extension is buggy. It doesn't respond when Explorer notifies it or it responds very slowly, like looping through a whole bunch of stuff first.

Edit: Another method to track down the bad update is use ShellExView utility and disable the context menu items until the weirdness goes away. If you can narrow it down to one update then just remove that one.

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I have about a 3 second delay whenever I click on my screen. That is, I click on an icon, and there is an hourglass for about 3 - 5 seconds before anything happens. In Outlook, the program freezes often when it tries to open Word as the editor. Outlokk also often freezes when trying to open an attachment. The CPU utilization is not over 30% when Idle, and I seem to have plenty of memory. The computer just seems so slow even after Norton and Spyware S&D scans. I am hoping it is some sort of undetected malware in the background.My IE7 freezes often, my Task MAnager even freezes when I try to use it to close frozen applications. When I try and shut down my computer, it freezes at the blue screen LOGGING OFF and I have to shut it off manually. That used to result in a an auto scandisk when logging back on, but not anymore. I have already done a complete SCANDISK and DEFRAG prior to HiJAckThis. I do have more than 60 icons on my desktop( many nested in folders), and I do not know if that might be causing the problem. It might cause some delay to start up, but I assume that once the machine is up and running, the icons are a minor drag on system performance. The computer almost runs too slowly to be useful at all, yet I have a pretty powerful CPU and 1.5 gig of memory.I do not know how to edit my startup or services logs in my configuration to determine what is necessary or not. It is too difficult to determine what programs that many of the entries are even linked to. Deckar... Read more

A:Computer Runs Very Slow; 3 Second Delay To Any Click

Hi Hooterdawg Sorry for the delay in answering your post.If you still need help could you please post back a new Hjt log.... things change so quickly and we need to see what's happening now.Also:Please do an online scan with Kaspersky WebScannerClick on Kaspersky Online ScannerYou will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Now click on Scan SettingsIn the scan settings make that the following are selected:Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Extended (if available otherwise Standard)
Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail BasesClick OKNow under select a target to scan:Select My ComputerThis program will now start and scan your system.The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.Now click on the Save as Text button:Save the file to your desktop.Copy and paste that information in your next post.ThanksStarbuck

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5010U CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8114 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 92 GB (26 GB Free); D: 837 GB (433 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2293
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Hello, I have a problem where i can not click after a key has been pressed on the keyboard. I am using a laptop that has it's own keyboard and touchpad but i am using an external usb keyboard and mouse. It did use to work but i had to reboot my computer and now i can not get it to work.

The delay happens on almost all keys apart from the arrow keys, making it hard to play games as i can not move and shoot. The touchpad drivers are synaptics it comes up as Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad in the device manager. I would also like to mention that before i rebooted it there was an option to turn of the delay in settings> devices> mouse and touchpad. But after i rebooted the two have became separate and no longer shows the option.

The things i have tried to fix it

Turn of the palm check & Smartsense (Depends on the driver version)
Update the drivers via device manager and downloaded them from the Synaptics website
Rebooted again
Disabled the touchpad
Uninstall and Reinstall touchpad drivers

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Hi all,

A while ago I noticed that items in control panel only open after a delay of around 1 second. This delay seems to be built in to Windows 7 as I've tried this on 3 different computers running it and it's the same on all of them. So say for example, I open control panel and click 'system and security', nothing in there will open instantly e.g. Action Centre, Firewall, System etc all have that delay after clicking them. I've lowered the value of MenuShowDelay in the registry but that makes no difference.

It's annoying me a bit now because I've just bought an SSD and everything is very snappy. I'm quite sure it's not hardware limitations causing this delay but rather a setting in Windows 7.

I seem to remember there being a registry tweak to fix this but I cannot for the life of me find it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Andrew

A:Control panel items left click delay

Hello and welcome av115 mate par for the course and I don't think you will get to change it I personally use a single click option in Folder Options for the left click it makes no difference as I said to the time it takes for the feature to open but is easier for me for clicking.

I see you use the Menu opening time option so I am wondering if you have used some of the tips from this (my bible for 7) and does speed up things if you don't mind losing some of the "bling" like transparency
Optimize Windows 7

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When I input something with my keyboard, the touchpad/trackpoint doesn't accept any clicking for about ~0.5 seconds. Its a small delay but it is driving me insane. T460 laptop, Synaptics Clickpad V1.1 Things I've tried:-  Reinstalling drivers, and restarting laptop. Nothing changed.-  Turned palm rejection to minimum. This fixes an earlier problem where the mouse would stop moving with keyboard presses, but it doesn't affect the clicking delay.-  Went into the registry editor, found 'synaptics' under 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE' but couldn't find any variables that indicate a delay after keyboard presses. I'd really appreciate any help with this. ~3 hours of googling isn't helping me. Thanks in advance. 

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On the weekend I had a very surprising crazy malware/virus/trojan attack, I was sitting there speaking on Skype and then 3 different malware aps popped up on the screen, the task manager was locked, safe mode didnt work, my browsers were hijacked and covered in toolbars and I couldn't visit any sites, etc etc.
I thought AVG + AdAware would have protected me against this stuff but obviously not.
Anyway, I installed Malware Bytes, Spybot and ZoneAlarm, and with all this stuff installed and after about 50 reboots my system was clean and back to normal.

However, since then, whenever I search for something in google, and then click a link, it says Connecting to server <www.whatever.co.uk> (the link I followed) and then stops on a white page with no content, the status bar says Done.
I wait 5 seconds, then it starts loading again, and 80% of the time will then display the page, so it's annoying but I can at least still use the net. Though the other 20% of the time I don't ever get to the page, instead I get a piece of broken script code of some sort, and in this code it always references http 23.meningre.com . I've googled meningre and there is NOTHING about this, I would've thought at least one other person would be experiencing this.

Anyway things I've checked: HOSTS file looks ok, internet connection settings doesn't specify a proxy or DNS servers. no weird processes running. ran hijack this - looks clean

any other suggestions?
thanks

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ok im typing this from my laptop sense my desk top got screwed up. I installed 2 HP updates it that it told me to install now when i left click the computer thinks i right clicked, when i right click nothing, i can't close pop ups i can't click on buttons on the toolbar. i had to do a hard shut down and it did not fix the problem. is there a way to fix this without doing a factory reboot. again this is on my desktop with win xp.
 

A:Solved: left click is right click

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Neither the Photos or Photo Viewer programmes work. If I try to open an image file, windows explorer crashes and then resets, if I try to right-click on an image file, the same thing happens. I can open these files through other programmes such as internet explorer or photoshop, but it's very frustrating not being able to right-click a file or scroll through images.

I cannot directly open any type of image file that I've tried; .jpg, .gif and .png all just crash explorer.

This has been a problem for a while, but only recently have I needed to go through many images. If anyone can help, I would be appreciative.

A:[SOLVED] Can't open or right-click image files

Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because either Photo - Microsoft Community

link is to a Microsoft thread of related issue, and maybe the tool link provide can solve your problem.

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Whenever I right-click a file or folder in Program Files, explorer crashes. Any idea what's wrong?

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16404
Application Timestamp: 4a765076
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdaae
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000afed
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
 

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I have dell computer with following:
Microsoft Wndows xp
home edition
Verson 2002
Intel
Pentium 4 cpu 3.00Ghz
2.99 Ghz, 2.00GB of Ram
Hard drive 149 GB
Use 35.00GB
Free 149 GB

When I double click on C;\ i get window which is a search window and not the contant of C;\ Drive. Now if I right click on c:\ drive and then click open than it works and I get all the folders listing in c:\ drive.

Can you help

This is same for all the drives. C;\. D;\ ETC
 

A:Solved: when I click on C;\ drive I get search instead of files

Try:

File, Drive, and Folder Open Fix

Or, go to Start > Run, and type:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
 

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Hi,
Somehow my Windows XP has changed.
Used to be double left click on a folder or file to open it - that suits me fine! How do I get it back to that from what it is now ? Please?
However now if I double left click I get the "search" folder option - like the one you can access by left clicking on "start" and left clicking on the search option - just so I'm explaining clearly I hope.
If I right click on a file/folder I get the context menu with "search" as the top option and "open" as the second or third down.

All help much appreciated,
T I A

Richard.
 

A:Solved: How to re-set double left click to open files?

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I have a new X1 Carbon and am having a terrible time with usability in my Office apps. In PowerPoint when I use shift-click and ctl-click to add or remove from mutliple selection sets the trackpad does not behave as expected.  Ctl-click should deselect any previously selected items yet it doesn't. In Word, dble-click should select a whole word and triple-click should select the whole sentence but this is not the observed behavior.  I'm seeing a double-click behave more like the triple-click behavior. Something must be messed up in my settings but I can't find it. Help please someone!

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I looked at numerous "right click" problems on this forum via search, but I didn't find any that matched my problem exactly.

For reasons unknown to me, and without recognizing any particular pattern (except that it seems it occurs most often after the computer has been idle for extended periods), my right click function ceases to work, but only within my "Word Pad" documents. I keep my to-do list on a Word Pad document and that is where I most often find that it is not working. This function continues to work properly in all other formats (web pages, browser, Open Office Word documents, etc.) but for some reason the right click menu ceases appearing within Word Pad and the only remedy is to reboot the computer.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this right-click function to stop working only within the Word Pad documents, but remain functioning in all other formats?
 

A:Solved: Right click function intermittently stops within Word Pad files

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Hey,

I have a simple batch file to load multiple files with one click, but it's not working.

When I run it, it simply very quickly pops up the cmd dialog, which quickly disappears, and nothing is loaded.

I've tried 'running as administrator' - same problem.

File is xxxxx.bat

I've even tried the fail safe:

start /d C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe

and that doesn't work, so it's not a error in my paths... for some reason, it just won't load...

Worked in XP fine...

Is there a different technique in 7?

Basically, end result, want to open two programs with one click (one icon on taskbar).

Cheers
Open Multiple Files one click - simple bat/batch file
 

A:Solved: Open Multiple Files one click - simple bat/batch file

Put a pause in there to see any errors it is generating.
 

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I just bought this mouse and I thought the right click was not working but found out that I had to hold left button to perform a right click. This is my first time encountering this problem and I don't know what to do. Please help.

This is the mouse:
Genius

A:Weird Mouse problem, have to hold left click to perform right click

Hi welcome to the forum

i would test the mouse on another computer if does same thing then return the mouse and get another.

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Hi,
I am after some help. My laptop has decided to reverse the right click and left click functions, ie: if I left click it now does not select but instead brings up a menu (which the right click button should and used to do!) I've tried holding down both buttons (as suggested by a friend) by this has no effect and I can't see any options to reverse the functions in the 'mouse properties' menu... and ideas please!
Thanks
ktp

A:Laptop keyboard mouse:right click and left click functions reversal

Hi ktp, welcome to Seven forums.

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Using a mouse the right click behaves as I would expect it.  Using the touch pad, right and left click perform the same function. 
I am new user to both lap tops and Win 10.  Is there a problem with my new Inspiron 11 3000 or with me?

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Hello, Would someone please be able to help me. I recently got my computer back after being repaired and it was on a small resoultion under the 1000's. I bought a new screen to go with it and just turned it on. I went to display settings and changed resoultion to 1920x1080 and now its just a big blank stretched wallpaper with no icons, task menu/bar or start menu. I also can't click or right click thus I have no way to change this back. I've tried going into normal safe mode and display settings changed it to the smallest, restarted the computer and its doing the exact same thing. I know no fixes and would really appreciate all the help I can get.

A:Changed Resoultion, Icons, Taskbar, Start menu All gone. Can't Click or right click

Follow the below steps:
Press CTRL+Alt+delete together and hit enter
Click on File and New Task (Run)
Type "Control" without any quotes. This will open control panel Window, from where you can easily get to display settings options and change your PC resolution back to it's initial state.

Good Luck.
Regards,
Oliver

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I'm wondering it it's possible to use the functionalities of tablet PCs (the Tablet PC Input Panel to write and holding a left click to right click) in a non-tablet PC.

I know, it doesn't sound practical, but my Genius tablet doesn't have an option to use the Tablet PC feature, so I want to know if there's a way to "force" Tablet PC (or a third party program that lets me use the "hold the left click to right click" feature of Tablet PC), even if Windows sees my tablet as just a mouse and not a Tablet PC compatible tablet.
 

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Hello,

My wallpaper has been changed to some eerie yellow color, and it takes multiple left clicks to click on anything. Right click does not work at all. Also, there were no start menu icons or quick launch icons, until I ran unhide... I'm not sure if I was supposed to do that yet though, since from the looks of the forums we're supposed to do that after removal of the virus. I ran Malwarebytes and it removed 2 things after a full scan, but nothing has changed. Help would be greatly appreciated... thanks!

A:Have to left click multiple times, no right click, no start menu icons

Boot the PC in safemode with networkingPress Windows+R key and typecmd and click okIf your task manager is disabled,copy and run this commandEcho y | reg delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgrPress ENTERIf you're desktop is blank and unable to right click on it ,run this commandEcho y | reg delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoDesktopAfter the command is successfulRestart your PC in safemode with networkingPress WIndows+R key and type%temp% and click okIf you find a folder called SMTMP,Copy the folder to a safe location.Downloadhttp://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.htmlInstall,update and run a full scan Click on SHOW results.Select all infections and remove itReboot the PC and scan MBAM once in regular mode until you get a clean logDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)

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I would appreciate any advice on how to fix this..My computer caught a virus and screwed up the admin account. I managed to get that bug removed. Since then, I have problems when I click the results from search engines. When I click search results, I get sent to different sites. I typically use Google Chrome but it's happened on Bing as well. For example, I did a google search on "virus removal". The link on the Google page was for "www.symantec.com/security_response/removaltools.jsp" but when I click the link, it goes to "http://answers.nixxie.com/s.php?k=virus%20removal&adid=13190&ts=1001SMA_A14&subid=263328-165793-133-27681&click=1609561864-41d3.11f1.50788005.3b97&ref=http://market-find.com/index.php?search=virus%20removal"Cicking "www.kaspersky.com › Support" takes me to "http://r.looksmart.com/og/pr=Psr;ro=1;rc=4;digest=2318dc8762ee3009c073e486df8a499b;kid=6f71bb91533de8f9bb8d92689e59bf39;t=1350074566;v=8;data=gg1A2cbB_NiFMmKDDBkRvp9xLNM-gHzw1ipDmvpgzJM7kA2vsa63GrjukRD6oalWiDGbgjD4_lX7zIN4HI9nmNM701OzoDmp2aba_b-8rQiuWrRnSR6SldsYzIg9duKKiVELnFMfFbijvsXXHu4z3OBZgeOJjsbbEsL9UNuMEytcIVbfpvA8EA;uh=157x17525143547048890673;la=2438185;lm=3039186;ad=756865385;ag=766460146;kw=1609561864;qt=virus%20removal;vr=17;lt=EM;ip=50.80.167.198;pt=;st=118.25.90.0.0.0.0;os=929.249.9.0.4.230.2.6;sy=keyword;my=smart;geo=894417;vid=0;subid=137419-386-27681;opi=bizz_main;lg=0;sqid=610B9C4C-14AD-11E2-A738-E60E0A2C1E10... Read more

A:When click results from search engine (Google & Bing), get sent to wrong sites (ex http://click.livesearchnow.com/...)

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Lately my pc has been acting a bit weird. I have windows xp. Sometimes when I go to click on something it will jump up or down and I have to scroll back to it and do it again..anyways I ran SUPERAntiSpyware and it detected 114 file threats which it said it got rid of but everytime I do a scan the same ones continue to come back. I saved the scan log to show you. Can you please help me get rid of these once and for all.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 12/11/2014 at 12:23 PM

Application Version : 6.0.1164
Database Version : 11645

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:03:21

Operating System Information
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (Build 5.01.2600)
Administrator

Memory items scanned : 313
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 16716
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 4312
File threats detected : 114

Adware.Tracking Cookie
.doubleclick.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.adtechus.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
in.getclicky.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.adtech.de [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.imrworldwide.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICAT... Read more

A:double click, get clicky, fast click keeps coming back even after

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Hey I'm new here so I would like it if anybody can help me with my problem, it sucks I get mad cause I can't view some sites cause the web page is blank and try to fix it but nothing happens please anybody HELP ME............ thanks alot.
 

A:When I click a hyperlink in an e-mail message or on a Web page, or right-click a hype

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Can anyone please help me figure out the solution to this? My Dell 14R 5437's touchpad isn't properly working lately. It's right-click button and double-tap to right click function isn't working as intended; the left-click button and single-tap to left click function is working ok. When plugging an external mouse, however, I can right click as normal.
I tried reinstalling the driver from the Dell website and it's still not working properly. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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