Odd IE occurance

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jewelzz, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    When I went to bed last night the only programs I had running were Oulook, IRC and my IRC bot (Darkbot), I woke up this morning to 12 IE window open, all spam, mostly porn sites.
    Can anyone explain this, has it happen to anyone else?

    SPeedY_B: don't tell me to use Mozilla :p I've tried it, it sucks!! NTFS was totally messed up with Mozilla.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Hi Jewelzz, I'm not sure what has happened with IE, but have you tried the Mozilla web browser?
     
  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Muahaha

    Jerk! :p
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    :p :p :happy: :p :p
    ok, sensible answer now ...

    I think if it happens again, you could always check your process list (Right click task bar > Task Manager) and see if you have anything running, like some spyware or something.
    There mite be something that another app has installed that you dont know is running..


    But of course, their is always Mozilla ;)
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Jewelzz,hubby says you must have a saucy ghost in the house :D
     
  7. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    It either spyware like Speedy_B said (if it happens once again check the process b4 you close the IE windows) , or outlook.
    Did you get any HTML spam mail?
     
  8. allan

    allan Guest

    Hi Jewelzz. First thing I'd do is run SpyBot (if you are new to the utility, for now just delete the items it identifies that it lists in RED

    Second, I'd think twice about leaving an irc client open all night. Perhaps is just my paranoia, but then again I don't tend to be paranoid ;) While it may have nothing to do with the current situation, in the long run.......