New since Automatic Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by hndlthis, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    New popup since Automatic Windows Update

    How do I get rid of this popup? I can't figure out how... it's really annoying. It happens every time I go to yahoo. See picture below
     

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  2. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    anyone?
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Use Firefox? I wouldn't place anything in the "Trusted" zone btw
     
  4. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    tried firefox... hated it... went back to IE lol. why not put anything in trusted?
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    because it can install anything it wants, one of IE's numerous security problems.
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Just curious. What's there to hate? Older versions held me back from changing from IE, but now I won't turn back from Firefox. It's just too good.

    The tiny very few sites it can't handle usually don't hold any value anyway... Or you can temp switch to IE.
     
  7. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    It looks as though you have an IE browser hijacker. Try running Ad-Aware or if you are skilled, HiJackThis.
     
  8. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    Firefox and Mozilla are related, right? I had Mozilla and it was always annoying for me to have to click ok on the window that popped up that told me that something couldn't be run. I play a lot of online games (popcap.com, yahoo, etc.) and hated switching back and forth. I want things fast and functional... Mozilla wasn't functional for me.

    Hijacked browser? I don't think so... my security settings are high and I don't leave my computer on all the time. I ran Ad-Aware... nothing came up except for the the normal few cookies that I get. I'll run HJT just to make sure...

    While I was doing the auto update, I saw the same sheild thing... so that's what's also making me think it's not a hijacked browser... but it's possible that someone was smart enough to copy that symbol ;)

    I also now have all of the following stuff under "tools" in my IE browser... (see attachment)
     

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  9. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    HJT log... anything abnormal?
     

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  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I think thats new IE for you. I'm not sure you can disable that. The little (very little) I have messed with IE since SP2 I have found it more worthless then it was before. Microsoft has taken the popup for everything, or hide it, way to handling security with this update (though I give them credit for at least trying to do something).
     
  11. lancer

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    you are probably seeing this window because your settings are set to high, set them to default as a test and see if the window pops up, i bet it won't
     
  12. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    it hasn't come up since i took everything out of my trusted site list... thanks everyone!
     
  13. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I have no idea what window that might have been? You mean like plugins or what?
    Firefox has plugin installer, similar to IE. I don't know if Mozilla has it, they are related but not as close as you might think. :)
     
  14. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    i tried the both of them... hoping to find some satisfaction in one of them...

    i dont know what window lol... but something to the effect of "your browser doesnt support blah blah blah"... i downloaded the plugins but never found them to work very well. everythings back to "normal" though :)
     
  15. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Mozilla and Firefox do not natively run ActiveX controls, this is a good thing, one of the main reasons it's more secure than IE, but you can install an extension that allows you to run them.
     
  16. sy64004

    sy64004 OSNN Addict

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    I'm no expert but it looks like your security setting are too high.

    Try changing the setting in security settings titled "web sites in less privalaged content zone can navigate into this zone"??? either.

    I use yahoo mail and never get anything like that.

    I too am trying to get used to firefox but there are still a few things that I can do in IE that I can't in firefox. most i've sorted with extensions, I suppose a little time and patience will sort it out!!
     
  17. hndlthis

    hndlthis Can you handle this?

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    i fixed it. i just took it out of my trusted sites thingy... ;)