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    Security alert MSIE 6 - XP Home (XP Home - Secure?)

    Working on an XP Home laptop the last 24 hours has indicated on several occasions (while using MSIE 6) security alerts "Your computer is transmitting details IP, O/S" etc (then it lists the details indicating the correct IP, O/S ect " but it goes on to indicate various firewalls for sale. Needless to say I disregarded the first couple of times this came up because I figured it was just a ploy to sell firewall software. Since the laptop is not my machine, I have just been setting it up & working on a presentation for the client who owns it, I have not installed any firewalls, or alternative security programs because I do not own it. I have installed security protection on my personal machine & laptop since being in this forum, and found the advice excellent.

    The dilemma is, my client believes XP published material stating the new machine is complete with security ensured while online. The first thing I did was install the A/V software, which is fine, but I am now concerned about security issues for the owners sake. Am I being conned with these pop up screens, and if so, how is it the information relating to that machine is accurate? <img src=/S/brainwash.gif border=0 alt=brainwash width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Security alert MSIE 6 - XP Home (XP Home - Secure?)

    What program or web address is giving you these messages?
    I am running ZA and I even get them at some web sites, and some are delayed to even when I close IE. Most of them are just another pop up ad to gets your <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15>.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Security alert MSIE 6 - XP Home (XP Home - Secure?)

    That is just standard information available to any HTML page. That information could be used avoid problems related to a specific OS or browser. There is nothing sinister about it. As Dave said, someone is just trying to get there hands on your money.

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    Re: Security alert MSIE 6 - XP Home (XP Home - Secure?)

    <hr>someone is just trying to get there hands on your money.
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    ...if that's not sinister, I don't what is....

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    Re: Security alert MSIE 6 - XP Home (XP Home - Secure?)

    Yes I agree, I installed stop up popper and solved the windows showing up at any rate.

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    Re: Security alert MSIE 6 - XP Home (XP Home - Secure?)

    Hi Dave, I was searching for Themes, nothing to incite screens telling me the computer id was apparent! It was a new notebook that Id loaded with XP Home and other stuff, before going online. Thought I would grab some decent themes away from MS, but the search became an endless jouney of one popup after another. I installed the popup stopper which helped, but by then Id decided to go with a few of the themes I had created on my personal machine instead! <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15> Not being my computer, I did not want to install a freebie firewall, thought I would leave that up to the owner to decide.

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