IE6 gone crazy ... dozens of browser windows.

By Macgyver56
Oct 23, 2006
  1. Howdy!

    I'm hoping someone here will have the answer to a rather weird problem.

    I run a bulletin board that uses SMF software (version 1.0.8). Just one of our members has been running into a problem accessing the board. She gets hit by a barrage of browser windows that open faster than she can close them down. We're talking on the order of more than 40 windows opening in a matter of seconds.

    I don't believe it is the board software. If it was, all of the members using IE would be running into the same problem ... and an enormous majority of the members are on IE6.

    She is running Windows XP, IE6, with the standard Windows Firewall. As far as I know, she doesn't have anything tricky or unusual installed on her computer in terms of protection.

    Anyone got a clue what might be causing this?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    it's an ActiveX component or a Java Applet.

    flush the browser cache,
    delete downloaded programs (from inside the browser Options)

    have her install Spywareblaster from here

    and then update and protect the HOST file
  3. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

  4. Macgyver56

    Macgyver56 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 23   +6

    Thank you! We're working on this fix. We were beginning to despair that we'd never find the answer.

    I wish it were that easy, but Firefox actually has issues with SMF. There are clashes between the two.
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