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this is a problem I have been wrestling with for some months.
my system is a Dell with AMD dual core processor. operating system vista home premium.
I stopped using IE some time ago as I found other browsers to be quicker. But some downloads will automatically open IE when they are trying to install them selves. then the fun begins!!!!
It begins by opening a single page that opens for a few seconds then closes then opens and closes again. Then 2 pages will do the same independent of each other, then 3, then more and more until my screen is a mass of IE pages open and closing randomly and I have no option but to close down and reboot.
I have tried all sorts of remedies as follows: -
I have tried uninstalling IE but the same thing happens with IE7
I have checked on the Microsoft web site and they suggested running their online antivirus and anti spy scans which has done nothing.
I have tried numerous other anti spyware, antivirus and general utility programs which do nothing.
I have run out of ideas can any body help??????