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continuous "Enter Network Password" prompts while browsing sites (like cnet)

Started sometime yesterday. Basically every site that has advertising on it causes an "Enter Network Password" windows dialog box to pop up.

For example:
on I get an Enter Network Password prompt from ""
on I get one from
on it's

This is driving me crazy. It's worse than pop-up advertising, because it's constant, on every single page load. How do I fix this?


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Re:continuous ... Look for parasites.

In reply to: continuous "Enter Network Password" prompts while browsing sites (like cnet)

Start with Adware, Spybot, Cwshredder and a scan with Housecall.

Read to learn more about these things which your antivirus ignores.


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Are you running IIS on your machine? If so:

1) Go to the Internet Services Manager (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Services Manager)

2) Right click on "Default Web Site" and select "Properties"

3) Go to the tab labeled "Directory Security"

4) Under "Anonymous Access and Authentication Control", click "Edit".

5) Make sure that the "Anonymous Access" checkbox is selected.

6) Press OK. Press OK.


Does that help?


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In reply to: Re:continuous

Excuse me for being a newbie. I have the same problem, and I'm not running Internet Services Manager. It pops up about every sixty seconds, and is making me crazy.

I'm pretty current on virus and spyware, but that might be the issue. My refresh rate in Outlook 2003 is every 15 minutes.


Best regards,


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