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I was talking to someone using AOL Instant Messenger, and I noticed an annoying grey/white box on my screen. I thought something was up, checked hijackthis, closed all processes that might have made it appear, and then, I minimized the window of the person I was talking to, and the box disappeared.. I don't think this is a BAD little box, but I'm just curious as to what it's doing there.

For some background info, I have 2 displays, and it shows up on the left one (secondary). I took a little peek and realized something. It's about 6 pixels lef, and 6 pixels up from the primary display.. They don't want me to see it. Whe i click it, I get a system beep, and nothing else. It is a part of the chat window, but is only there sometimes. What I want to know is why it's there, and what purpose it serves? And why would they hide it, isntead of just making it actually invisible?

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ftp://65.50.92.147/ftproot/box.jpg
 

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Microsoft Antispyware does something similar to this to load the program into memory without it being visible to the user. Maybe it is helping the program, or maybe it's sneaky. Run your scans, and if nothing comes up, try closing programs one by one and kiiling hteir processes to find which one, if any is showing the box.

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I... Just said, it's AOL Instant Messenger. I've killed every other non-system process to test, and the box remains. Kill AIM, and it's gone.
 
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