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Windows keep poping up?

By mak15 ·
Hi all. I have a system which has windows keep poping up, it's like it never end. I had ran the latest antivirus on it but didn't work. Can anybody give me a solution? Appreciated for any advised.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Windows keep poping up?

You need a pop up killer it sounds like, or else explorer.exe is corrupt. I am unsure of the kind of popups or the OS you are on, if the popups are when IE is opened or all the time, etc. More info is always more helpful.

In WIN2K or XP you can right click on the taskbar (the bottom bar) and choose Task Manager. Go to processes, look for something suspicious (like Bargain.exe or Savecom.exe) Do not do anything with explorer.exe. Only stop the process of .exe files that look suspicious.
If you are not comfortable with this process, best suggestion is a pop up killer.

If it happens outside if IE, and it is not ads, then Eplorer.exe or your user file has been corrupted. Log on as a different user and see if it still happens, if not it is your user file. In Winnt, Win2k, and XP log on as an administrator and move your NTUSER.DAT file, log off and log back on. You may need to reinstall some apps. In Win95, 98, Me, create a new user and copy the desktop settings to the new profile.
If the problem still occurs, explorer.exe may be the culprit. Re-install this file, or reinstall the OS on top of itself, and (NT4, 2k, XP) install the latest service pack

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by sfc_gijoe In reply to Windows keep poping up?

Also make sure that the Messenger service is stopped if using 2k/XP.

Control Panel => Aministrative Tools => Services

scroll down to Messenger service. Stop it and disable it.

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by jschein In reply to Windows keep poping up?

SFC GI Joe is correct. If they are Grey, colorless boxes, do that fix...

If you are just having a plethera of windows explorer boxes opening, goto www.lavasoftusa.com and download their free adaware program. Run it, update it, scan your pc. Select all the files it finds for removal. Reboot pc.

You will be amazed at how much malicious stuff this program will find and remove from your pc. Do this once a month regularly to ensure nothing is getting through your system.

Good luck.

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by mak15 In reply to Windows keep poping up?

The windows is blank IE popup window. What is SFC GI Joe? How can I fix it? Thanks for everything!!!

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by mak15 In reply to Windows keep poping up?

Sorry, forget about my comment, just realized what is SFC GI Joe. Thanks to all of you!

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by mak15 In reply to Windows keep poping up?

If I disable the Messenger Service, will I disable some features of my applications? For example, "net sent"

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by neville.brooke In reply to Windows keep poping up?

download &install lavasoft Adaware 6, & Spy bot search & destroy. this stopped most of these on my P.C.

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by tazdevil34 In reply to Windows keep poping up?

I have seen this problem many times and Spy Sweeper at www.spysweeper.com is the best tool to use to get rid of these annoying popups which are generated from spyware and adware on your system that are asking for them while you are on the web. Also run a registry cleaner when through running this prog and that will help too. Hope this helps ya.

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