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#1 Murrar

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:31 AM

I have Windows 7 on my computer. Frequently when I click on an icon or a program a screen comes up stating "A website wants to open a web content using this program on your computer". Then I have two choices; "Allow" or "Don't Allow". This is a nuisance screen. This type of screen never showed up when I had Windows XP. How can I avoid having this screen show up? Thank you very much. Murrar

(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 01 May 2011 - 10:29 AM.


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#2 Union_Thug

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:40 AM

>>>I have Windows 7 on my computer. Frequently when I click on an icon or a program a screen comes up stating "A website wants to open a web content using this program on your computer". Then I have two choices; "Allow" or "Don't Allow". This is a nuisance screen. This type of screen never showed up when I had Windows XP. How can I avoid having this screen show up? Thank you very much.<<<

Long version reply: The first thing you can do is supply more information. What Browser? By the wording of the message I'm guessing (since you haven't supplied ANY information) that it's Internet Explorer. What version? IE8? IE9? What programs? What icons? What websites? Without knowing ANY of the answers to those questions, if I or any other member instructed you to "avoid" this "nuisance screen" as you put it and just allow any website to open any content it feels like could OPEN A GAPING SECURITY HOLE ON YOUR COMPUTER . I could be wrong, however. There may be an "easy fix" to this but I can't instruct you because frankly, I don't use IE for anything other than Windows Updates and haven't for YEARS. Someone should come by and assist you in this matter but I would advise you to try to supply more info...there is no "right or wrong" way to handle this (I think) I could be wrong though and disabling this feature completely could be a big mistake, IMHO.

Short version reply: Use Firefox. Use Chrome. Use Opera. Use......ANYTHING but Internet Ex-PLODE-r.

Just my .02 I'm really not trying to be harsh w/ you.

Hope this helps a little.

Edited by Union_Thug, 01 May 2011 - 06:52 AM.


#3 Allan

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:24 AM

I'd start by running a full system scan with BOTH your anti virus app and with MalwareBytes.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:53 PM

It seems like it may be a notification from his firewall. I find it interesting that many users have a firewall but don't understand what it does.




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