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IE keeps poping up

I have an HP laptop. It is about 6 years old. I had a new hard drive put in about a month ago. Xp was put on it. I removed the IE. Now when i close a window all these IE windows pop up. Sometimes 40 or 50 get open before i can get any of them closed. I use the AOL explorer If anyone has any ideas on what I could do i would really appreciate it.

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Adverts?

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Adverts or blank windows?

It is likely you have adware on your computer. What do you use to protect it from hackers, viruses, adware and other spyware?

Mark

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IE popping up

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I run the Norton on it. I also have the Ad-Aware. I run the scans regularly

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Can you screenshot what happens?

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It will help me figure out what is wrong.

It might be a registry problem where you've uninstalled IE (not reccomended).

Thanks,

Mad.

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can you screenshot what happens?

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that is why I uninstalled IE. it started doing that. I thought that if I uninstalled it that it wouuld stop

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Well

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Well, considering AOL's web browser is based on IE, and the fact that you can't uninstall IE, basically amounts to you having likely been infested with malware.

Norton and AdAware are not enough if you're going to use anything based on IE. You'd really probably be better off just dumping AOL, getting a real ISP, and using something like Firefox or Opera as your primary browser.

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Well

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ok I will give it a try. Thanks

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AOL ISP

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You may not have to move from AOL to another ISP.

There is nothing to stop you using another browser, eg Firefox, SeaMonkey, etc and still surf the internet using AOL as your ISP.

Firefox is a safer browser to use than IE or any IE based browsers like the one AOL uses, and AOL is just an ISP, they cannot force you to keep using their browser.

That screenshot of those popup windows you were asked for would have been interesting. A web site like ImageShack or Photobucket will host an image for you. All you have to do is press the Printscreen key on your keyboard when one of those popups is displayed, then open your favorite image editor, (MS Paint will do in your Start menu > All Programs > Accessories), then going to Edit > Paste to paste the image into it. Save the image as a JPEG or JPG file, then upload it to ImageShack or PhotoBucket and tell us the url we address they give you.

Mark

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You can surf the web

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without changing ISPs. Make sure you are connected to the internet, then just open your browser and go. There is no reason to open up the AOL browser. Of course, you won't get their stuff, but you can still go wherever you like on the internet.

Denise

P.S. I would dump AOL too, but that's your choice.

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