Something running behind the scenes, can't figure out what it is and how to remove it
I just noticed this within the past 2-3 weeks and I checked my add/remove history of apps and nothing really stood out in the month of February. All I had installed was:
NVIDIA update drivers
Logitech Webcam Software
McAfee Security Center
I took print screens and attached them to this post. I also attached a zip file of the HiJackThis log that I ran, which didn't come up with anything unusual when I pasted the log into the Analyzer website.
I'm running Windows 8 64-bit Dell Inspiron 17R laptop.
It's very strange. I checked the task manager and looked at the startup and apps and nothing stood out.
To describe it based on seeing the print screens I captured attached to this post, whenever I start up my computer, while everything is loading after logging in, I see this blank window pop up where the body of the window is empty, and it pops up, and on the title section of the window, it starts off with "DSD_" and followed by random numbers. I found out after restarting the computer everytime that the number is not always the same but is different which holds true based on my 3 printscreen captures.
When it pops up for a while, all of a sudden, it disappears, and the way I've found that it's still there is when I do an ALT+TAB shortcut which usually toggles between windows and I see it appear in the selection.
Actually, it always appears first when I do a single ALT+TAB between two windows. It's there until I shut down or restart the computer. I can't get rid of it. When I try to toggle to select it, nothing happens, nothing changes on the computer screen that I can visibly see.
I tried to Google search what DSD_(some random number) means, and I could not pull up any results.
I don't know if it's malware, but it's very annoying how I can't toggle over to the previous screen do to this thing that's embedded in the selection options of the ALT+TAB and I don't know what it stands for.
I'm currently running a full system scan of Malware Bytes Trial Version to see if it picks up anything.
Anyone ever run into this issue or can help me trouble shoot to remove this?
I don't know if it happens to my other user profiles on my computer. I can try later. I know worse case is, I can just copy My Documents My Pictures, Downloads and other folders into a new user account, but I don't want to go through that unless necessary.