I am having regular but erratically timed page load errors with Firefox and Google Chrome.
Dell Precision 370 Desktop; Intel P4 2.8 GHz proc, 3GB RAM, 40GB HD, 1TB ext USB HD, ATI 3600 1GB VRAM,
Windows XP Pro SPS2
Shortly after upgrading from Firefox 3.0.11 to new ver 3.5.1 I started having page loading error problems. Sometimes valid sites would just randomly pop up even though my pop-up blocker was enabled. Most of the time these blank windows with weird unfamiliar address would either automatically create a new session window, or sometimes a new tab would just appear in my current window. I thought the problem was perhaps Firefox related, so I uninstalled Firefox and then installed Google Chrome to see if the problem would go away......it didn't. I uninstalled both browers and did an XP re-install (repair) and then reinstalled firefox 3.0.11. This older version was problem free for me. I also deleted all my cookies and set up a new profile in Firefox. I downloaded and ran Spybot prior to the XP re-install which found several trojans and other malwares.
After all of this - nothing has changed. The problem still persists. You are my last hope before wiping out my HD and reloading everything. I am trying to avoid this because I would lose something that can't be backed up. My intuition and limited experience tells me that I have one or two problems - either a stubborn hidden malware of some type or a Windows XP system file corruption that won't correct with an over-write install.
I would appreciate any help you can render me. I have attached the two DDS files as requested.
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Edited by Orange Blossom, 10 August 2009 - 11:02 PM.