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GlenBoRTR
09-02-2005, 04:28 PM
I was typing a question in the Q&A forum... When I attempted to switch back the the General Knitting forum, my Internet Explorer started opening up a Bazillion (that's a bunch) pages.... I couldn't stop the windows from opening... My PC finally turned itself off all by itself!!!

Be careful of the Internet Ghost.....
:devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:

Aby
09-02-2005, 09:51 PM
:thinking: That actually sounds like a browser hijacking. If I were you, I would clear out the cache, cookies, temp folders, and then run your spybot(free), ad-aware, or whatever spyware program you have. I suspect this will keep happening unless you do so. And for god's sakes man.. leave internet explorer alone and go get yourself Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/).

IE has the WORST vulnerabilities I have ever seen. It's garbage.

GlenBoRTR
09-02-2005, 10:18 PM
Aby,
Let's hope your suggestion takes care of the problem!!
Thanks

Joel
09-03-2005, 11:50 PM
:thinking: That actually sounds like a browser hijacking. If I were you, I would clear out the cache, cookies, temp folders, and then run your spybot(free), ad-aware, or whatever spyware program you have. I suspect this will keep happening unless you do so. And for god's sakes man.. leave internet explorer alone and go get yourself Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/).

IE has the WORST vulnerabilities I have ever seen. It's garbage.

I would also concur with Aby's diagnosis.... it sounds like you have browser hijack. It's not a bad idea to have 2 spyware programs and one updated anti-virus as well. And update and run then often.