Re: IE opens a new window every several minutes even after it wasremo
Very likely IE has absolutely _nothing_ to do with this. Some type of malware
is sending http protocol links through the system. Your default browser (IE)
does what it is supposed to do and opens the pages. Even if you _could_ remove
IE (you can't) and you made Firefox, Opera or Chrome your default browser they
would then open those pages.
If you had several viruses then you probably have several other threats that are
not "viruses" but can wreak similar havoc.
You can try Avira Anti-virus, ClamWin AV, SUPER Antispyware or Spybot S&D, as
well as the software and links suggested by Don Varnau in another post.
Not all malware writers are "evil", sort of like the animal rights advocates who
throw pig's blood on women wearing fur coats :-( Good cause, bad execution!
G. R. Woodring
Date: 7/26/2009 7:33 PM, Author: Dean Schulze Wrote:
> I must have gotten a virus of some kind.
> IE7 started opening a new window to seemingly random web sites (nothing
> suspicious - most of them are to charities) every several minutes. I ran a
> full virus scan and removed several viruses but it still kept happening. I
> upgraded to IE8, and it still kept happening.
> I've now removed IE8 and restarted my computer, but it is still happening.
> Since I can't seem to get rid of this virus I need to completely uninstall
> IE. Removing it from the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs doesn't work,
> though. The windows still keep popping up.
> What do I have to do to completely get rid of IE?