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Bug: nonstop windows opening

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Old 03-08-2009
drew
 

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Bug: nonstop windows opening
This has happened to me a number of times. I'll navigate to a webpage, it
will begin to load, I'll decide to close the window, and then IE opens new
window after new window trying to load the same page -- it effectively
hijacks my computer which is reduced to a crawl, I have to open Task Manager
and End Process all of the iexplorer.exe images. I'm using IE 6.0.2900.5512.
HELP!!!
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Old 03-08-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: nonstop windows opening
There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
hijackware infection.

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

**Seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums.**

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) computer repair shop.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

drew wrote:
> This has happened to me a number of times. I'll navigate to a webpage, it
> will begin to load, I'll decide to close the window, and then IE opens new
> window after new window trying to load the same page -- it effectively
> hijacks my computer which is reduced to a crawl, I have to open Task
> Manager
> and End Process all of the iexplorer.exe images. I'm using IE
> 6.0.2900.5512. HELP!!!


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Old 03-08-2009
David B. Mathews
 

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Re: nonstop windows opening
I've seen this a few times on different computers including my own and have
ran a number of programs to see if there is a infection and all is clean.
This is just one of a few bugs in IE including if it don't like a site at
the moment it locks up and task manager is needed. I suffer through it
because I don't like the layout of Firefox.
=================
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:ezHZHc4nJHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
> hijackware infection.
>
> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx
>
> 2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):
> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
>
> 3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
> logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
>
> Checking for/Help with Hijackware
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
>
> **Seek expert assistance in
> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
> http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums.**
>
> 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) computer repair shop.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> drew wrote:
>> This has happened to me a number of times. I'll navigate to a webpage,
>> it
>> will begin to load, I'll decide to close the window, and then IE opens
>> new
>> window after new window trying to load the same page -- it effectively
>> hijacks my computer which is reduced to a crawl, I have to open Task
>> Manager
>> and End Process all of the iexplorer.exe images. I'm using IE
>> 6.0.2900.5512. HELP!!!

>


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Old 03-08-2009
Robert Aldwinckle
 

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Re: nonstop windows opening

"David B. Mathews" <dmathews9586@comcast.net> wrote in message news:eKgULJ5nJHA.4540@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...

> [X-Newsreader: Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.6001.18000]



> I've seen this a few times on different computers including my own



Including the one you are posting from?

There was a report on connect about this by a Vista Ultimate
X64 user but AFAIK only concerning the transition from a secure
connection to a normal unauthenticated connection (e.g. during logoff).


> and have
> ran a number of programs to see if there is a infection and all is clean.
> This is just one of a few bugs in IE including if it don't like a site at
> the moment it locks up and task manager is needed. I suffer through it
> because I don't like the layout of Firefox.



Do you have a repro procedure or just random incident
reports?


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Old 03-08-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: nonstop windows opening
Anti-spyware/anti-virus scans cannot and do not detect all hijackware, hence
#3 in my previous reply.

David B. Mathews wrote:
> I've seen this a few times on different computers including my own and
> have
> ran a number of programs to see if there is a infection and all is clean.
> This is just one of a few bugs in IE including if it don't like a site at
> the moment it locks up and task manager is needed. I suffer through it
> because I don't like the layout of Firefox.
> =================
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ezHZHc4nJHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> There is a very good chance are that you are seeing the affects of a
>> hijackware infection.
>>
>> 1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx
>>
>> 2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):
>> http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm
>>
>> 3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
>> logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
>>
>> Checking for/Help with Hijackware
>> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
>> http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
>> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
>> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
>> http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
>> http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware
>>
>> **Seek expert assistance in
>> http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
>> http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
>> http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums.**
>>
>> 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) computer repair shop.
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> drew wrote:
>>> This has happened to me a number of times. I'll navigate to a webpage,
>>> it
>>> will begin to load, I'll decide to close the window, and then IE opens
>>> new
>>> window after new window trying to load the same page -- it effectively
>>> hijacks my computer which is reduced to a crawl, I have to open Task
>>> Manager
>>> and End Process all of the iexplorer.exe images. I'm using IE
>>> 6.0.2900.5512. HELP!!!


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Old 03-08-2009
VanguardLH
 

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Re: Bug: nonstop windows opening
drew wrote:

> This has happened to me a number of times. I'll navigate to a webpage, it
> will begin to load, I'll decide to close the window, and then IE opens new
> window after new window trying to load the same page -- it effectively
> hijacks my computer which is reduced to a crawl, I have to open Task Manager
> and End Process all of the iexplorer.exe images. I'm using IE 6.0.2900.5512.
> HELP!!!


If you are using a version of Windows that includes the taskkill.exe
command, create a shortcut in a toolbar in the Windows taskbar that
runs:

%windir%\system32\taskkill.exe /im iexplore.exe /f

This will kill all instances of Internet Explorer. Easy to reach the
button in the toolbar.

You might want to consider a better popup blocker. Malicious sites will
use the onclose or onblur script event to open new windows when you
attempt to close the window to their site in trying to force you to stay
there.

Got an example site where this repeatedly happens?
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Old 03-15-2009
Pete
 

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Re: Bug: nonstop windows opening
I have had this happen about three times to me - the last time I had opened a
link to Amazon and closed it, then opened another link and that's when it
happened.
I could not get it to re-occur using the same e-mail.

I do not think I have any mal-ware, but am doing a full scan just in case.

I think the last time also was from a link from an e-mail from within hotmail.

I am using I.E 7.0.6001.18000

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