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#1 golf

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:22 AM

I i am on the intrernet or using various programs on my pc, from time to time a microfsoft office 2000 start up box starts up. i have to hit the esc button to stop it.

What could be causing this?

I have a dell windows xp 2000 home program

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 06:42 PM

If it is any consolation, I'm seeing the same thing on two of my systems, one running XPHome SP2, and the other running XPPro SP2. And it is only on certain web sites. And it only started about two weeks ago on the web sites. Previous to this they were fine. I run my anti-spyware programs religiously - AdAware, Spybot S&D, XSoftSpy, and the Microsoft one. Also did an AVG scan.

Strange thing is once I hit the Cancel button about four or five times - one for each window that pops up - if I exit IE then open it back and go to the same page, the phenomenon does not happen again.

For once I'm without an answer. :thumbsup:

Edited by IsMe, 14 November 2005 - 06:43 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:39 AM

Golf, try running a scan with the program called Ewido. I ran this yesterday and so far today I have not had that Office 2000 window popping up when I bring up the web page that the popup was affecting. Ewido found a bunch of stuff that was missed by Ad-aware, Spybot, and the MS one.

Do a Google search for it or check some of the other messages here for the link.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 06:11 PM

I don't know if it has anything to do with your problem, but it won't hurt -

Ewido Security Suite complements anti-virus software by specializing in detecting Trojans, Dialers and Spyware and lots of other stuff. It is free for private use.
Download it from here: Ewido download
When installing it untick 'Install Background Guard' and 'Install Scan via Context Menu'.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:32 PM

Well, so far so good. Ewido definitely picked up something that ALL my other spyware programs missed. And even the AVG antivirus missed it too.

Rimmer, do you know what the paid version does that the free version does not? I checked the web site and it does not specifically state the differences. And why do you recommend NOT using the background guard? I actually didn't check it because I have the MS one doing that. But since the MS one missed the Office 2000 popup, I'm inclined to disable it and have Ewido stand guard instead. :thumbsup:

Edited by IsMe, 15 November 2005 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:54 PM

do you know what the paid version does that the free version does not?

No I don't. But you get the 'paid' version for the first 14 days of the free version anyway.

why do you recommend NOT using the background guard?

Because it's an unnecessary complication, I'm just trying to get a system malware free now.
If you have information that it is a valuable defence mechanism I'll revise my recommendation.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 10:20 PM

Well, I only just started using ewido yesterday ... and since it found something that ALL the others missed my thinking is that it would be better than MS AntiSpyware in the "real time" protection department. I will try it on one of my systems.

Geez ... you get malware "down under" too! :thumbsup:

Edited by IsMe, 15 November 2005 - 10:21 PM.





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