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    IE automatically opening new windows (6.0.2800.1106)

    Not sure I'm in the right topic but something has downloaded itself and is causing IE to open all sorts of ad windows... anyone know anything about this?

    It must be a trojan or some such that spybot isn't catching...

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    Leona

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    Re: IE automatically opening new windows (6.0.2800.1106)

    Have you run any anti-virus scan?
    Do you have AdAware installed?
    By 'spybot', do you mean this Spybot?

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    Re: IE automatically opening new windows (6.0.2800.1106)

    Yes I ran virus scans & nothing was found...
    No I don't have adaware and yes that's the Spybot Search & Destroy...

    The only thing I had downloaded recently was SurfQuest but I uninstalled it first thing this morning...

    Just checked and apparently it did not completely uninstall! So maybe that's the troublemaker (now it is gone)...

    BTW what are PF (prefetch) files and how important are they?

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    Re: IE automatically opening new windows (6.0.2800.1106)

    OK - can you be more specific about the windows and (if appropriate) the content?
    Does IE need to be running for these extra windows to open?
    What operating system are you running?

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    Re: IE automatically opening new windows (6.0.2800.1106)

    Ha - you edited your reply while I was replying myself! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Looks like you are on XP - a description of Prefetch here at majorgeeks.

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    Re: IE automatically opening new windows (6.0.2800.1106)

    Thanks - I'm searching around for resolution.

    Does IE have to be open already - hmmm haven't tried that but I will.

    Thanks for the majorgeeks link! Looks like a great site & I've downloaded the prefetch thing.

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    Re: IE automatically opening new windows (6.0.2800

    Hi Leona

    Your IE may have been "hijacked". You can find out more, and what to do about it, at Net-Integration.net's Browser Hijacking forum.
    One of the programs they'll tell you to download and run is Hijack This. If you do, follow their instructions to post the log before you try to fix anything yourself. They'll give you all the help you'll need.

    Have a Great day!!!
    Ken
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    Re: IE automatically opening new windows (6.0.2800

    Thanks! Whatever I did on Monday cleared it up... but I will check out that Hijackthis thing...

    Leona

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