IE starts with advertisement pop ups

By scorpion_1112
May 4, 2006
  1. Whenever i use IE 6 on my win xp if starts with many advertisement and keeps on showing . I go nuts trying to close them. About 6-7 of them opne, then i close them and then they open again if i continue using IE...

    Seems like a browser hijack of some kind?

    Right now im using Mozilla Firefolx.. so is there any solution to my problem?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go HERE and follow the instructions in the order they are given.

    Post a fresh HJT log, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. scorpion_1112

    scorpion_1112 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    First of all, thanks for ur reply..

    I tried the first two sites (for virus scan) and they found many viruses on my pc, many of them were ative so softwares could not delete them.

    Say im on 64 k connection and it worked quite slow so i gave up hope of a third site... u know what i had just set up my computer and i was browsing net for a while without firewall and and antivirus installed so that edonkey works.. but then that (whatever it was) got attached to my pc.

    Luckily i had not saved any vital data on my C, infact it had just windows... so to save time (coz ur method was being too time consuming on my slow connection) i just re-installed windows.

    But this time i have it firewalled and im about to install Avast antivirus. Hows that for a good security plan ?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Lol. That`s certainly one way to do it :p

    Never ever connect to the net without an active firewall.

    Regards Howard :)
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