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    by hop228a ·

    Okay, this problem is on a friends computer.

    Once the computer loads into windows, his IE loads up twice without him even clicking on them, it just loads up by itself twice. Every time he closes one, it auto opens another. Install a spyware and adware, to no luck. Installed xp sp2 still nothing.

    Any one know what the solution is?

    Thanks for your time.

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    • #3311235

      Reply To: IE problems

      by thechas ·

      In reply to IE problems

      From the Run box on the Start Menu, run msconfig

      Click on the startup tab.

      Look through the list of programs that run at startup.

      See if any of them open IE windows, or are web updates.

      Disable the programs that you are sure open IE windows.

      Click on Apply, and see if that fixes the problem.

      If nothing else, the list of programs on the startup tab should help you find what programs are opening up IE.

      Chas

      • #3311232

        Reply To: IE problems

        by hop228a ·

        In reply to Reply To: IE problems

        Okay, followed your instructions, only thing listed in startup tab are:

        Common startup: adobe gamma loader, microsoft office, ulead photo express, winzip quick pick

        Startup: ezbutton and staroffice 6.0

        Nothing else that indicates IE use.

    • #3312185

      Reply To: IE problems

      by rewrite ·

      In reply to IE problems

      I can’t tell from your post. Did you run AdAware or Spybot Search and Destroy? Did you update them before you ran them?

      It sounds like spyware to me. There is either a program or a service that is initiating network connections through ie on that pc. In addition to looking at the startup group in msconfig, go through the services in the services tab to see if there are any unknown services running and disable them.

      Cheers.

      RW

      • #3293154

        Reply To: IE problems

        by hop228a ·

        In reply to Reply To: IE problems

        I’ve tried and updated the definitions on adaware and spybot s&d, to no luck. Also checked service tab in msconfig, couldn’t find anything unknown or strange..

      • #3292965

        Reply To: IE problems

        by hop228a ·

        In reply to Reply To: IE problems

        I’ve tried and updated the definitions on adaware and spybot s&d, to no luck. Also checked service tab in msconfig, couldn’t find anything unknown or strange..

    • #3311773

      Reply To: IE problems

      by rindi1 ·

      In reply to IE problems

      Turn off system repair before testing for spyware and make sure you have updated those programs before you run them, as already suggested.

      • #3293335

        Reply To: IE problems

        by hop228a ·

        In reply to Reply To: IE problems

        System restore had been unticked before. Updated and Ran Lavasoft ad-ware, still 2 IE pops up when windows is loaded.

    • #3292912

      Reply To: IE problems

      by hop228a ·

      In reply to IE problems

      UPDATE:

      Problem have now been resolved.

      I ran hijackthis and that sorted out the problem.

    • #3292911

      Reply To: IE problems

      by hop228a ·

      In reply to IE problems

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