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Find All Files or Folders box keeps spawning!

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Every time I log on to the Internet or occasionally when I start up my computer,the"Find All Files" box pops up and multiplies endlessly,one box on the screen and gazillions minimized at the bottom.I click to close and sometimes I can get rid of all of the boxes,other times they just keep multiplying.Is this a virus or a problem with Windows 95 itself?
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First off,thank you for responding to my thread.

Actually,I *had* deleted all my cookies and temporary internet files prior to this problem,and I even thought that maybe that might even be the reason why I keep getting the Find All Files box. I had downloaded a free virus scanner (Pandasoftware),and did an online scan--no viruses found.I'm pretty sure no other programs were running at the time.I even logged off the Internet during the latter part of the scan.

Here's some backgrounder--I don't know if it has anything to do with my current problem. Thanksgiving I spilled less than a teaspoonful of coffee in the corner of my laptop's keyboard.I unplugged it probably 5 mins.after,which might have been too late.The only thing that was affected were a few keys--the right arrow,exclamation point and a few others.Some keys,when pressed typed letters stuck together,and that's still the case today.I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 series laptop that was purchased around 1997.It's not mine,but I know that $600 was spent on it in repairs ages ago.It's probably not even worth $70 today.Anyhow,the power indicator now glows orange instead of yellow and the owner's manual does not tell me what problem this indicates. I have always kept the laptop plugged in,and I think it was plugged in during a power surge,and I don't know if that did any damage or not.

I also noticed that before these multiplying Find All Files boxes kept popping up,I had tried to delete a Juno toolbar from my browser.

I will try the spyware program next chance I get.It's really tough getting online because I have to struggle with the $#@% Find All Files boxes popping up spontaneously,or when I try typing in a username or password in a box.I have to restart my computer several times and close these boxes like crazy before I can access email or other sites where I have to log in.
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There's no Windows key on my ancient Toshiba laptop.I do use the Function key and F10 I think(keyboard overlay),and press O(which has a right arrow)to move the arrow to the right since the regular arrow key doesn't work.I do this in order to exit Scandisk.It might be a whole lot easier to just put the darn thing to sleep with a sledgehammer,only I don't own the computer and the person that does claims she spent $600 on repairs(I think she got taken for a ride,even if it might have been a while ago),and I do not want to have to reimburse her for an already defective computer.
Thanks for the advice.I did take off all the keys and cleaned underneath with compressed air and a cotton swab with alcohol.I think I only got worse as now I can't type an s without an e before it,etc. The so-called finesse keys---I'm not sure what they all are-I just know I have the one in the lower left corner next to the Ctrl key.I wonder if there's a hotkey combination that causes the Find:All Files box to pop up.

Getting a new keyboard will be a last result,because if the owner asks for it back,and sees there's an external keyboard,I might be asked for reimbursement(she really has no use for the laptop anyway,she had given it to her son-my former roommate,who really had no need for it either--and now he's disappeared without a trace).

I'll look into what the finesse keys do.Thanks again for replying to my thread.
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