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IE 7 opening numerous Windows when opening Brower.

by Jwd1savh / January 16, 2007 9:26 AM PST

Some System Background info. Running Windows XP w/Service Pack 2 with all updates, MSN Webroot Spy Sweeper, Norton System Works 2006 w/ Nortons Anti-Virus, Ad-Aware SE, Spybot S&D, PC Pitstop Optimize, PC Pitstop Exterminate, and eTrust PestPatrol. All services are up-to-date.
Now to the issue, starting a week ago everytime I open IE7 it goes to my homepage, but then opens other windows at the same time, between 5 to 6 windows, all sites ads for Banks, Credit Cards, Casino's, etc. I have checked my Internet Options and made sure all my Security and Pivacy settings are set to Default. I had cleared all caches,history,cookies & files, but I still have the issue.
Any ideas on what is going on and how to correct this problem?
Thanks, John

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Does a Moderator have the answer?
by Jwd1savh / January 24, 2007 12:02 AM PST


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I have just encountered this as well!
by 9SLING / March 5, 2007 8:44 AM PST

What happened to me was I began getting errors when starting up XP... Like "Failed to load GetSystemResources - missing such and such dll"

Something caused my SpyBot S&D to fail as well as my Spyware Terminator... same thing - missing DLLs...

PCcilling was not detecting any malware until I decided to upgrade to ie7.. I forget why exactly but during my investigation I felt i needed to upgrade. Then as the ie7 download began PCcillin detected a virus in the download from!!! Now anytime I try to open IE I get numerous (like 30+) windows opening but all to a blank page.... I still havent figured it out. Looks like time for a wipe out.

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I found my problem in a problem that installed itself.....
by Jwd1savh / March 5, 2007 9:20 AM PST

I found this problem in my "add and remove programs". If I remember it was called "Secure Service Pack" or something close to that. I removed it and the problem went away also.
Good Luck...

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