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#1 wackydustin

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:31 AM

I use Mozilla Firefox and I get 6 trillion pop-up ads from Internet Explorer. Is there anyway I can disable Internet Explorer or delete it? It is incredibly annoying and I would prefer it if my sister didn't walk past my laptop and find a pop-up with a hundred naked girls on it.

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

Edited by jgweed, 25 April 2006 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 25 April 2006 - 09:48 AM

If you're getting popups from IE while you aren't using it, you're infected.

Time to clean up! Post a log in our hijack forums. First, read this - might help solve the problem.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:29 AM

Which browser is your default browser?
You cannot, since it is part of the Windows operating system, delete IE; if you simply do not use it, then there should be no such problems as you describe.
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:13 PM

You do have a malware infection though. Popups or hijacks to porn sites are not caused by IE, they're caused by an infection that is controling IE that was downloaded.

Run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, updating each program before you scan and allowing both to fix what they find.

*AdAware SE: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Following that that I suggest you post a “HijackThis” log for expert assistance with your problem.

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis” forum,
here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
Carefully read and follow all directions explicitly.

Following instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/posthjtlog.html
Include the specs for your computer (ie, processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.
Some files when in one folder may be fine while in another may be malware.


A member of our HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance.

It may take a period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

NOTE
Once you have posted your HJT log, please DO NOT make any additional posts in the HJT forum thread you created until you get a response from a member of our HJT expert team, and do not make any changes to your system (changes, including any attempted repairs, will make it different than displayed in the log you posted and therefore make your log inaccurate).

The first criteria they have when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having 1 reply.
A team member, looking for a new log to work on might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, make your post and wait for a response from a team member.




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