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I'm running Windows XP.  The Media Player just starts up on it's own every few seconds or minutes.  Don't seem to see a pattern.  I'm guessing it's a virus.  Have cleaned everything with McAfee, Spybot and NoAdware.  Still have the problem.  The problem first started by poping up a Media Center window.  Seemed to have gotten ride of that and now I get the Media Player itself starting.
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gemchest earned 2000 total points
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hi dhofferber,

try the software below:

AdAware ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/adaware.html
SpyBot  ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/spybot.html
SpySweeper ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/spysweeper.html
SpywareBlaster ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/spywareblaster.html
CoolWebShredder ==> http://www.spychecker.com/program/coolwebshredder.html 
HijackThis ==> http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip
analysis ==> http://www.hijackthis.de

to see whether it can help

run the programs in safe mode, with system restore off....

also run the following:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com

also update your windows patches see if it helps..

cheers,
Luis
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hi again,

I'm not sure whether this will help but you do this by trial and error first =)

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/12485.html

cheers,
Luis
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by:Dhofferber
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The http://www.hijackthis.de/ worked.  Great analysis feature.

Thanks,

Don
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by:gemchest
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great that it helped =)

thanks
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