IE automatic window popup

By Abraxas ยท 7 replies
Jun 22, 2003
  1. When the IE finishes loading a window this pops up automatically. Happens on a random basis. How can this be permanently disabled?
    A friend of mine even complains that WinXP does it with tasks, but I couldn't confirm this.
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I think it might be spyware. Get Adaware and scan your drive for stuff like Save and Gator, etc.
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    yep sounds like one of the charming little spyware programs that integrates itself into the browser. adaware or spy bot search and destroy should remove it.
  4. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    run them both

    then run spyblaster.........that will keep a plethora of already identified spyware from ever getting in
  5. Abraxas

    Abraxas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Naah, not special windows are popping up...
    A window - any window I WANT to have - loads and as soon as it is ready it pops up and doesn't stay in the background. If you are typing or clicking something in another window this can be bothersome. There must be a way to disable this permanently.

    Hmmm, wait a sec. Perhaps you meant that an integrated tool has set windows to automatic popup?
    I'm not sure whether that's a standard WinXP "feature" or not.
    Sorry if I didn't get it.
    But there are no alien popups, that's not what I'm talking about.
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    use avant browser it uses the IE shell and a tabbed interface and has the option of having the window open in the background. it also has an excellent pop up blocker that really works. and best of all it's free.

    you can download the latest version at
  7. Abraxas

    Abraxas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Just for the sake of it, there must be a way to manipulate the IE to that extent, no? :D
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    There are a number of alternative browsers too, like Opera, Mozilla and Netscape (Mozilla with ads & AIM)
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