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PC oddness
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When I switch to my user account on this PC, a series of headlines are displayed in the top left corner: a white on red 'area of the world' box and the headline, white on black.

Currently, the last headline is "Whaling ban faces stiff test at caribbean meeting", which I see is a recent Reuters story carried by assorted news sites.

What's doing this? I haven't knowingly asked for it.

Edit: the only thing I can think of that's been installed recently is the Firefox 1.504 update. Mind you, there's been a reboot in that time and it's been a long while since I had to do that, so it could be more or less anything that's installed itself and been waiting for a reboot to work.

Nothing odd in Task Manager. Why yes, I do have admin rights on this account :/

Edit2: yep, it's Reuters stories - the last two were "China panders to panda lovers" and "China's tally of captive-raised pandas grows", both of which are only showing one source on Google News.

Now, I don't necessarily object to being shown Reuters headlines, but I do not remember asking anything to do so.

Having Task Manager showing when I switch into this account still doesn't show anything odd with high CPU apart from Firefox.

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Tools/Extensions will show you what's installed in Firefox.

Also check the Start/Programs/Startup group and then start/run/'msconfig' - esp the Services and Startup tabs.

Done - just Tab Mix Plus and AdBlock.

Done - two Adobe programs and nothing unexpected.

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