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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 05:31 AM

Howdy,

I received a pop up screen yesterday. It said that it was a security alert from Microsoft. It stated that windows was blocking some of the functions of my Internet Explorer. It asked if I wanted to unblock, continue to block or worry with it later.

I have never had this happen before. Is this bogus ? Are my security settings perhaps set so high that I am missing out on some functions that Explorer is able to provide ? I am running Windows XP Home 2000 with SP2.

Thanks in advance,

Dennis :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:28 AM

Hi dennis can't find anything about that popup have you tried scanning for ad-ware ect...?

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 10:51 AM

Beware of any kind of pop-up message; these are often created by malware on your hard drive. Perform a thorough scan with your resident Anti-virus and the anti-spyware applications you are running.
Was this popup from Microsoft, or was it perhaps something from your firewall?
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 12:58 PM

Depends on the popup - but if it comes in a Window like screen - it's probably not from Microsoft (SP2 does add some features that are similar to this tho'). Can you attach a screen shot of it?
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#5 Dennis H

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 07:06 AM

Thanks for the replys. It came as a window screen and said it was from microsoft. I ran Ad-Aware and Spy-Bot. It has not shown back up since.

Thanks,
Dennis




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