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Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by Tajinder_singh on Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:42 am
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I am facing a problem that, my internet explorer automatically open and browse an unknown and un wanted url.
the url that it browsw is:::: [there was a link here, but I've removed it firstly because I don't want the scammers making money from ads, and secondly because it might install malware (if you're using IE, lol) ~thedotmaster]
can any one help me, what is this? how can i prevent this?
Thanks in advance and sorry for a bad English.
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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by thedotmaster on Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:49 am
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Malware, quite obviously.
I'd suggest using an anti-virus such as AVG, Avast or perhaps ClamAV.
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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by godofcereal on Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:50 am
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Do a virus scan, see if you have any trojans.
You can always delete IE!
Im off, last year of school and all, I had something longer but char limit fucked that up. So yeah, had a good run here. Thanks for the memories. Thanks to the staff and users.

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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by thedotmaster on Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:52 am
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godofcereal wrote:Do a virus scan, see if you have any trojans.
You can always delete IE!

You can't delete IE. That's one of the reasons that people hate Microsoft, especially as there are circumstances where IE is always used, regardless of program settings.
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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by godofcereal on Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:57 am
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thedotmaster wrote:
godofcereal wrote:Do a virus scan, see if you have any trojans.
You can always delete IE!

You can't delete IE. That's one of the reasons that people hate Microsoft, especially as there are circumstances where IE is always used, regardless of program settings.

Instal IE8.
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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by thedotmaster on Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:03 am
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Remove Windows.
That's a better alternative.
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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by godofcereal on Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:07 am
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I cant believe I just suggested to instal IE...
Get ubuntu, it has firefox 3.0 :)
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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by Monica on Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:41 am
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I'd suggest an anti-virus program to download. Some spyware may not allow you to download files to your computer at all, so in that case, there are online virus-scanners. Once spyware is removed, I'd suggest you to download "HijackThis" which would scan and delete browser objects and registry keys from your computer. Just be aware -- even AFTER removing spyware, you cannot expect your computer to be in perfect condition. If it's in good condition as it was before the spyware, you are lucky that the spyware was perhaps minimal threat. Otherwise, you can expect many errors. Because of this, a reformat is encouraged.
hi am new so plz dont troll me or i report 2 the HTS mods ty
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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by Muskelmann098 on Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:01 pm
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These guys have a great online scanner. http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/
They also have the full antivirus package if you want it. You have to pay, but you can always get a trial to remove your most urgent threats. Also, download the tool called CCleaner from http://ccleaner.com once you have removed your malware. This neat little tool has a crap cleaner (TEMP files, internet files, cookies (bad ones included), etc.). It also has a registry cleaner that will remove some of the last traces of uninstalled programs, and a "Startup tool" that will allow you to choose what you want running and not.

More info at my site: http://speedupwindows.wordpress.com . (Sorry if this is considered advertising, but I have a very neat tutorial that will speed you up, and teach you the basics of these tools. Recommended for EVERYONE running Windows.)
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Re: Internet Explorer automatically open

Post by moneygreen on Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:42 am
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theres some good tutorials on fixing browser hijacking. just google it
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