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    IE10 - lots of unwanted "danger" items on MS home page

    IE 10 has been lots of trouble, even on the MSN home page.
    - It freezes at times, even when advancing from one to another news item at the top of this home page. [At times, when pushing the advance arrow below this section I am diverted to an unwanted software item.]
    - The page has multiple flashing warnings, e.g.,
    - "You are missing the plug-in to watch this video" (which takes one to dil.mediaconverts.com to offer a download which I have not accepted).
    - "Your PC performance is poor" (again offering to download something).

    Can these annoying distractions and inconvenient freezes be avoided?

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    Try running IE 10 with no addons:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2...-ons-mode.aspx

    Jerry

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    I removed add-ins in groups until the main effects were removed. However, later I tracked the mischief to the StartNow Toolbar. Don't know how it got there, but it changed the start home page, added the crazy effects mentioned in my initial post, and redirected some of the links on the MSN home page.

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    Did you add any new "freeware" apps recently? This is commonly how these unwanted things are acquired. They come piggybacked with "freeware". You have to specifically opt out from them otherwise the "freeware' ends up costing you a lot of time, and sometimes money to rid yourself of them.

    You sometimes have to look real close and read everything in the installation pages to find these little add-on apps, but ultimately eliminating them prior to installation will save you a lot of time.
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    Didn't add any freeware recently that I recall, but ....

    Seems to me that StartNow should be considered malware, but it was not picked up by my various defense programs.

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    It is just one of many toolbars developed for specialized use. Just Google StartNow Toolbar and you will see what I mean. As far as where it came from, who knows! These toolbars are not considered malware, I guess, because you can opt out (assuming you see where it is coming from) and they do perform a function for a certain group of users. Unfortunately these toolbars seem to like to take over the functions you have selected in your browser. Just look at the Ask.com toolbar. This did not come with IE 10 (assuming you acquired IE 10 from WU).

    Many of the links in the Google search are instructions on how to delete this toolbar. I hope you got it all.
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