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Old 17-02-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
Ashlee
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Multiple browsers rapidly opening up at once

I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic installed on my Dell computer. And
about once every three weeks, while I am online browsing the internet, all of
a sudden internet explorer will start opening up new windows really quickly.
Forty-two of them to be exact, and they open up so fast that I can hardly
keep up with them. The browser windows don't actually load anything, but I'm
finding it really annoying, and don't quite understand why it's happening. It
doesn't happen at the same site each time, nor am I really doing anything
consistent each time that brings it on. Any help would be greatly appriciated!
 
Old 17-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Re: Multiple browsers rapidly opening up at once

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
to an appropriate forum.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_R...:_Introduction
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
(http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware with
assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
http://forums.spybot******/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html,
http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Ashlee wrote:
> I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic installed on my Dell computer.
> And
> about once every three weeks, while I am online browsing the internet, all
> of a sudden internet explorer will start opening up new windows really
> quickly. Forty-two of them to be exact, and they open up so fast that I
> can
> hardly keep up with them. The browser windows don't actually load
> anything,
> but I'm finding it really annoying, and don't quite understand why it's
> happening. It doesn't happen at the same site each time, nor am I really
> doing anything consistent each time that brings it on. Any help would be
> greatly appriciated!


 
Old 17-02-2008, 10:19 PM   #3
Don Varnau
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Re: Multiple browsers rapidly opening up at once

Hi,
Is this happening when you click on a "Mail to" link?
See: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/MailtoProtocol.htm

Any hint as to what website or program is involved? If you hit
Ctrl-Alt-Delete> Task Manager> Applications, is there any useful
information?

Don
[MS MVP- IE]

"Ashlee" <Ashlee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:109DAA24-E85D-42D0-B219-B54D22A6915D@microsoft.com...
> I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic installed on my Dell computer.

And
> about once every three weeks, while I am online browsing the internet, all

of
> a sudden internet explorer will start opening up new windows really

quickly.
> Forty-two of them to be exact, and they open up so fast that I can hardly
> keep up with them. The browser windows don't actually load anything, but

I'm
> finding it really annoying, and don't quite understand why it's happening.

It
> doesn't happen at the same site each time, nor am I really doing anything
> consistent each time that brings it on. Any help would be greatly

appriciated!

 
Old 18-02-2008, 03:18 AM   #4
jaycee
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Re: Multiple browsers rapidly opening up at once

Vista Ultimate and IE7. Same very occasional problem. Seems to happen when I
click the Close Page red X. Multiples of the page I want to close (last time
was Hotmail) load in rapid succession. I get about 30 before the breeding
stops and then IE7 closes by itself after I've managed to kill the lot with
Close Group. Escape will not work while the breeding goes on. Unsettling,
isn't it! As far as I've checked my PC is clean and protected.

"Ashlee" <Ashlee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:109DAA24-E85D-42D0-B219-B54D22A6915D@microsoft.com...
>I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic installed on my Dell computer.
>And
> about once every three weeks, while I am online browsing the internet, all
> of
> a sudden internet explorer will start opening up new windows really
> quickly.
> Forty-two of them to be exact, and they open up so fast that I can hardly
> keep up with them. The browser windows don't actually load anything, but
> I'm
> finding it really annoying, and don't quite understand why it's happening.
> It
> doesn't happen at the same site each time, nor am I really doing anything
> consistent each time that brings it on. Any help would be greatly
> appriciated!


 
Old 18-02-2008, 08:16 AM   #5
rob^_^
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Re: Multiple browsers rapidly opening up at once

Hi Jaycee,

A covenant of PA Bears post was

If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop


Although in your case it sounds like it is something less insidious. Do you
have the IE7 popup blocker turned on?

Then again I would not expect hotmail to spawn window breeding....

Guess...Check your computer Time settings or try deleting your Cookies in
the Cache.

Tools>Internet Options - General Tab, Temporary Internet Files, Delete
button., Delete Cookies button.

(Assuming you have XP/Sp2 or Vista) Oh, I see by your message header you are
using Windows Mail.... Must be Vista. Is this a new computer or have you
upgraded from XP?

I suppose you have tried with Addons disabled also?

There have been some changes made to hotmail and live sites lately. If you
have not already changed from hotmail to live mail (as prompted on the
hotmail site) I would suggest you do so.

I find the Vista/Live Mail combination superb.


Regards.

"jaycee" <jayceexspam*************> wrote in message
news:F6D6D459-0B15-4CF1-B53E-B6AAE9714D6B@microsoft.com...
> Vista Ultimate and IE7. Same very occasional problem. Seems to happen when
> I click the Close Page red X. Multiples of the page I want to close (last
> time was Hotmail) load in rapid succession. I get about 30 before the
> breeding stops and then IE7 closes by itself after I've managed to kill
> the lot with Close Group. Escape will not work while the breeding goes on.
> Unsettling, isn't it! As far as I've checked my PC is clean and protected.
>
> "Ashlee" <Ashlee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:109DAA24-E85D-42D0-B219-B54D22A6915D@microsoft.com...
>>I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic installed on my Dell computer.
>>And
>> about once every three weeks, while I am online browsing the internet,
>> all of
>> a sudden internet explorer will start opening up new windows really
>> quickly.
>> Forty-two of them to be exact, and they open up so fast that I can hardly
>> keep up with them. The browser windows don't actually load anything, but
>> I'm
>> finding it really annoying, and don't quite understand why it's
>> happening. It
>> doesn't happen at the same site each time, nor am I really doing anything
>> consistent each time that brings it on. Any help would be greatly
>> appriciated!

>

 
 

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