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Self Loading Web Pages

by bkmhaw / October 6, 2004 12:10 PM PDT

Does anyone know how to get rid of web pages that open by themselves? I have cable internet and the web page opens explorer by itself. I've installed a pop-up blocker, but it does not stop this stuff.

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Re: Self Loading Web Pages
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 6, 2004 12:22 PM PDT
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bkm,

Which operating system are you using?

Start by using some spyware removal tools like the ones at the links below:

Ad-Aware

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Re: Self Loading Web Pages
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2004 12:26 PM PDT
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For me, FIREFOX does that without much effort.

Bob

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Combine the two
by Yew / October 6, 2004 8:42 PM PDT
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First take Griff's suggetion and run an anti-spyware suite of programs to clean up the existing mess. THEN, download a copy of Mozilla Firefox (or Mozilla suite, or Opera) and make that your primary browser to prevent future infestations. Leaving IE to handle only those twice monthly visits to Windows Update.

Also, the HOSTS file is useful in some ways, but it won't stop spyware based popups. The window will still pop up, you just will get a blank page instead. IMO, the various privacy controls in Firefox more than make up for the meager gains you'd get from a HOSTS file, and take it a level or two higher.

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Re: Self Loading Web Pages
by billzhills / October 6, 2004 10:56 PM PDT
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