Various strange things have been going on tonight. I'd like to list the symptoms and hope someone can advise me.
I opened IE8 and my home page tried to come up but wouldn't load because I kept getting a security warning stating "A website wants to open content using this program on your computer" and the program was Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5. I kept clicking allow but the box would just pop right back up. It finally went away and then the same thing started happening concerning Adobe Flash only this time it would not go away. I even tried clicking on the Don't Allow option and that didn't work either. I finally had to check the box at the bottom that said "Do not show me the warning for this program again" and then it stopped, but I'm kinda wishing I hadn't done that. I just remembered this same thing kept happening last night with HP Smart Web Printer and I finally went into Manage Add Ons and disabled it. I have attached a screen shot of the box on Adobe Flash. It was the same box for Shockwave Player and HP Web Printer.
I opened IE and typed a topic in the Google search bar (Google is my default and it's what I always use) and instead of a Google page I got a Web Crawler page. Why would this come up when I don't even have it listed under my search engine options and further, I had never even heard of Web Crawler until tonight.
BitDefender opened and did it's scheduled deep scan at 7:24 this evening. Nothing was found. Since then, it's been opening and trying to do a scan about once every hour. I checked the scheduling and that's as it should be so don't know what is causing it to do this. It was running fine until tonight.
Last night I did a full scan with Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes and then my deep scan with BD and nothing was found. But something is causing all these problems and I hadn't downloaded anything so I can't figure it out. If anyone can advise me what might be causing this I would sure appreciate it.
Edited by Nikilet, 08 December 2009 - 06:00 AM.