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Annoying Dialog Boxes

I am getting a dialog box asking me for my Windows Live ID or hotmail account and password. This appears whenever I use Windows Explorer (version 6) under Documents and Settings. If I cancel, it comes back within seconds. Eventually, if I get to another part of the C: drive, it stops.
I also get a slightly different dialog box regularly asking for my network password. Same thing, if I cancel it goes away. I can access my email (Outlook 2003) or my MSN without any problem.

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IE 6?

In reply to: Annoying Dialog Boxes

If IE 6 and my machine I'd not have this issue but then again if I did I'd "shoot it dead" by running HIJACKTHIS to eradicate the Live (soon to be dead) addins. Which are the Live addins? Usually it's a BHO.

What's a BHO? See google.
Which addon? Use HIJACKTHIS and research the items on Google.
What's HIJACKTHIS? A power tool with 50 caliber magnum force found with Google.

What's Google? A search engine.

What's a search engine? Sorry, I think it runs on ethanol.

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Just In Case It's Malware

In reply to: Annoying Dialog Boxes

...and if you haven't checked for such already, please download the free tool from the link below, install it, update it, then restart into Safe Mode and run a full system scan.

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

Hope this helps.


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Problem solved

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Thanks Grif, but it appears that the problem is gone. I did a system restore rolling the date back almost a month. I have not seen any of these password dialog boxes all day, so it must have been something in the registry.

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