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    Odd display in browser window? (MSIE 5.5)

    This happened once before, but I can't remember what was said in regard to this thing. At the very bottom of my browser window, where the URL is normally displayed when you mouseover a link, there now appears this phrase, <font color=blue>"Search the Web - It's fun and it's easy!"</font color=blue>

    So, what is this thing.... and how do I get rid of it? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Odd display in browser window? (MSIE 5.5)

    It could be a form of 'popup'. I haven't seen this one yet, but I probably will. Get a good popup remover - POW! from www.analogX.com is an excellent one. It's free and real easy to use.

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    Re: Odd display in browser window? (MSIE 5.5)

    At a guess, somewhere you have visited or some software you've installed has done it.
    I'd run a search through your registry for the phrase and see if you can find it.

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    Re: Odd display in browser window? (MSIE 5.5)

    Does this happen on every link that your mouse hovers over? Website designers can code a URL so that the text they want appears in the status bar at the bottom. If it's happening over every single link though, on different websites.....well....that's just not right.
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    Re: Odd display in browser window? (MSIE 5.5)

    Yeh, that's a brilliant deduction that it came from somewhere I visited. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> The problem WAS, that I rarely surf the Net; I'm a home body and have enough to do on my own sites. But, yes evidently I did visit some website that slipped that into a cookie or something and I think the owner is a regular visitor/contributor to this board. hehe

    Anyway, I did a scan of my Registry and found the little critter, at least it was the only thing in my Registry that had those exact words.. so I assumed it had to be the culprit, and it got deleted immediately. Thus, thanks to all for the input. If I come across this silly thing again, I'll try and remember to where and how I got it and pass it on. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>... the information that is. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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