Right upon Windows loaded without any single click or further action, 3 popup/after-setup windows (all exactly the same) named "Hidden Start v2.1" (per attached) appeared. And they were keeping on top of any other applications.
Anyway, I could move them to the sides, and finally closed them.
Though nothing further happened (so far), is that my computer had been hacked already???
It's a startup manager from NTWind Software. You can uninstall it safely.
Click Start>Control Panel>Programs and Features, click on Hstart or Hidden Start then 'Uninstall'
Taken from yahoo answers.
2.1 is a 3 year old version by the way.
Any idea how you got to install it?
If you are worried try some of these as backup malware detection
I'd searched the net further and found that the Hidden Start is a software that comes along with the Dell Datasafe (yes i am using a Dell). I should contact them to see if any reported system conflicts existed.
(1) Regarding your reply, no such installed software from the Programs and Features list. I had checked it before and reconfirmed again.
(2) I had scanned the computer with the McAfee SecurityCenter but no threat found.
(3) Anyway, I think my system has been hacked.消息编辑者为：pomeloleaf on 12年2月7日 上午07時19分40秒
Did you try the list of alternative testing tools? As There is no Programs and features list option that seems strange as everything I found points to it being installed if you get that popup.
When you get the popup is there any strange program visible in the task manager process list?
I don't know the list of alternative testing tools. And I didn't check the task manager process list at that time.
Actually the popups appeared once only so far. After closed last time, they didn't appear again. But it doesn't ease my concern of being hacked. Btw, it's a new computer - 1 month only.
I have written to the OEM Manufacturer but lately they denied that HStart is their software. I don't think it's a direct answer to my enquiry.
Unless their backup application does not apply the HStart (and I hope then they would let me know any of the OEM pre-installed softwares would be applying the HStart), I think they should still be responsible for any conflict caused.
I think everyone should be responsible.
In my initial post I gave you a link to several alternative malware scanners try them please.
Thanks for your reply again.
But at the moment, due to uncertainties, I have the difficulty to set things up for checks or to delete files that may cause troubles to other applications.
Please kindly check my latest detailed reply below to the issue: