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Old 05-13-2004, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default self opening EI windows

i have win XP and recently,(only happen sometimes,3 times so far)when i close an internet explorer window,a lot of other wondow open by themselve.2 times it would not stop and i had to reboot.the third time,it stop at around 30 window.
i scaned for viruses but did not find anything.
any idee what it coul be??

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Old 05-14-2004, 01:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, it sounds like a worm that won't usually be detected by Norton or most other anti-virus utilities. Have you tried Spy Bot: Search & Destroy or Adaware? Or you can try Hijack. All have free versions that you can download off the net. Sounds like some worms that are causing pop-ups.

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Old 05-15-2004, 01:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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my suggestion....System restore to the date a day befor eoyu noticed something wrong. If not, you probably have a spyware thing that had modified your IE by adding to the system registry. Its usually a .dll file that has to be unregistered before you can delete it. My suggestion is to go to and do their free computer scan. Although it doesnt fix your computer, it can track anything wierd in your computer. In my opinion, pest patrol is a lot better then Adaware cause it was able to find 16 spywares that adaware couldnt.

If you do find some spywares using the free scan, use KaZaA or some other P2P software and get pestpatrol. Although its a comercial product, theres no CD key or anyhitng, so you can just download it from someone. Just remeber to scan the file you dload before you run it. And also dont forget to update the program first.
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Old 05-16-2004, 06:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i will try a scan with pest patrol.
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like Porn Pop-Ups.
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