You did not upgrade to IE7 if you're running Vista.
Despite the presence of Symantec Endpoint Protection (wherever/however you
got it), your machine *may* be compromised.
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
, or other appropriate forums for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
Garet Jax wrote:
> I understand the nature of those programs but I honestly don't believe
> is the case. My computers runs really well and I keep a tight lid on it.
> If I do have malware then none of the program I have detect it. I also
> Symantec Endpoint Protection running which detects that sort of stuff.
> I can't say for certain but I think this problem has been here ever since
> upgraded to IE7. I think there must be a setting somewhere, perhaps in
> registry that is controlling this.
> "Leonard Grey" wrote:
>> Malicious software such as viruses or spyware could be installed on your
>> "How to Tell if a Malfunctioning PC Has a Virus"
>> "Cleaning a Pest-Infected Computer"
>> Garet Jax wrote:
>>> Under Internet Options, I am missing all my tabs except for Connections.
>>> General, Security, Privacy, Advanced, all of them are missing. I can't
>>> find any information on the web about this. They have been missing for
>>> I am running IE7 on Vista SP1.