Internet Explorer Pop Ups When Using Firefox

By chasingthrills
Jul 20, 2009
  1. Hello! I'm hoping that some is able to help me with my problem!

    I never use Internet Explorer but yet I've started receiving Internet Explorer popups when using FIrefox. Research around the internet has shown me that this looks like a really scary problem, so I was wondering if anyone could help me sort it!

    Many thanks!
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    This is not an appropriate post for the Virus and Malware removal forum. IT should be in Windows OS.

    You can try this to see if it resolves the problem:
    One of the browsers has to be set as the default. This is the browser that links will open in.

    For Firefox to be the default:
    Open Firefox> Tools> Options> Advanced> System Defaults> CHECK 'Firefox should check to see if it's the default browser'> click on Check now> answer Yes.

    Then do this:

    Open Internet Explorer> Tools> Internet options> Programs> UNCHECK 'Internet Explorer should check to see if it's the default browser'> Apply> OK
  3. chasingthrills

    chasingthrills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tried that already and I'm still getting the popups :S. They happen every 2-3 minutes which is really annoying.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what might be causing it?
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