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Offline Tanya43

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Strange Box Popped up can't replicate it bit worried
« on: February 24, 2024, 10:28:28 AM »
My computer had a fit as it does.. and when I went to restart a box came up that said... DUMMY WINDOW FODDER
I cant open Avast it just sits there to re scan but it's all working I can see it on the program running list.

Wondering If I should be worried as I cant' find it anywhere.

Tanya

Offline mchain

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Re: Strange Box Popped up can't replicate it bit worried
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2024, 01:46:18 AM »
Not enough information to help.

Operating system?
Antivirus version?

Able to enter safe mode?
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Microsoft Windows Defender - Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.4.6112 (build 24.4.9067.762) UI version 1.0.803

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Re: Strange Box Popped up can't replicate it bit worried
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2024, 05:10:24 PM »
Do you have memuplay installed ? (The best Android Emulator for PC)


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After extensive testing, i found the source to come from Memu.

Everytime when i shutdown or restart my computer, This popup will appear '_wgldummywindowfodder is preventing windows from shutting down'. This happens only when i shutdown or restart with Memu(with multiple instance) opened in the background.
 

https://windowsforum.com/threads/_wgldummywindowfodder-preventing-shutdown.222378/