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I am currentl using IE7 as my internet browr and every now and then wn I switch to a new page i get a pop-up that opens full-screen in anoth IE7 window (ot a tab). This just started few days ago. I tried a systrestore before the problem was happening but that didn't work. I have tried running spybot SD, Ad-Awre SE, and norton full sytem scan multiple times. I ha updated all of them. Also I have been getting a of "trojan block, your system is secure" from norton. Could I have a trojan? Any ways to fix this problem?
    
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The best way to not have that problem is don't use IE7.
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I really like IE7
    
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1. Please spell check.
2. Its spyware/adware.
3. Download http://www.safer-networking.org/ and http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
4. Update definitions for both and scan, not at the same time.
5. To avoid this happening in the future download firefox. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
6. Never use IE again.

You will get spyware and adware with IE. If you really like IE (which I have no idea why you would...) than you will have to deal with that and have to scan for adware/spyware quite a bit.
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Is there a specific reason or just unwillingness to try Firefox or Opera?
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post #6 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
1. Please spell check.
2. Its spyware/adware.
3. Download http://www.safer-networking.org/ and http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
4. Update definitions for both and scan, not at the same time.
5. To avoid this happening in the future download firefox. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
6. Never use IE again.
You pretty much hit the nail on the head there .
    
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post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
1. Please spell check.
2. Its spyware/adware.
3. Download http://www.safer-networking.org/ and http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
4. Update definitions for both and scan, not at the same time.
5. To avoid this happening in the future download firefox. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
6. Never use IE again.

You will get spyware and adware with IE. If you really like IE (which I have no idea why you would...) than you will have to deal with that and have to scan for adware/spyware quite a bit.
You left out the most important add-on for FireFox.

Adblock Plus!
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post #8 of 29
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Sry about the spelling, my keyboard is wireless but it hasn't been getting good reception, it will kinda just skip letters or words. I have tried Mozilla fire fox and I just didn't like it. If those 2 programs can't fix this I may consider a switch. I don't understand completely because this has never happened before.
    
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Hmmmm lol the only tracking cookies that show up on Spybot Search and Destroy on this machine come from Firefox.....not IE7, And let's see the hover mouse over a picture to get the alt text.....doesn't work in Firefox....I used to really like Firefox, but not anymore....I'm not a fanboy... I just use what works best....and Firefox just doesn't deliver.
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingsnake2 View Post
Sry about the spelling, my keyboard is wireless but it hasn't been getting good reception, it will kinda just skip letters or words. I have tried Mozilla fire fox and I just didn't like it. If those 2 programs can't fix this I may consider a switch. I don't understand completely because this has never happened before.
Firefox is faster at browsing than IE as well. I'm not sure why you don't like it, you can customize it to be nearly the same as IE.

Possible that someone decided to visit a few porn or warez sites? Those sites normally contain alot of adware and visiting just a few can get you pretty infested on IE.

I've been using firefox for over a year now, and i've come to the conclusion I dont even need adware/spyware removers. I never get them anymore.
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