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#1 ramsey76

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 04:34 PM

My OE 6 email program started opening randomly. Sometimes once a night sometimes 20 times in 30 second span. My spyware programs and anti viris programs run every night and have found nothing.

I have windows updates set to automatic. I have a firewall. I have made no hardware or software changes to my system.

OE 6 just takes over the PC. I do use OE 6 , since I view my email from my ISP server. If I delete OE 6 i get the windows gong that the program is not found. If I change the default email to something like outlook, then that program will "randomly" open .

The program ususally opens when i touch the keyboard.

Thanks for the help

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 05:02 PM

Couple of things to check, does your keyboard have shortcuts assigned to keys? One could be for e-mail. Also, check and see if OE 6 is set to automatically check for e-mail, haven't used it in a while so I am not sure that this is an option, though it is in some e-mail programs.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 06:06 PM

Couple of things to check, does your keyboard have shortcuts assigned to keys? One could be for e-mail. Also, check and see if OE 6 is set to automatically check for e-mail, haven't used it in a while so I am not sure that this is an option, though it is in some e-mail programs.



Thanks for the input. The program many times opens without toching the keyboard

Also I have now delete the OE 6 program so now I get the windows gong saying the program can not be found. This is actually better since it does take over the screen

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:36 AM

Free, online scans here (use 2 or 3 of 'em if you're on cable - if on dialup it's gonna take a couple of hours each) in case something has slipped by your protection:

http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
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