multiple windows opening when on the internet

  handout 14:05 17 Jun 2010
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Hi
my daughter said yesterday that while on the internet suddenly lots of windows started to open one after the other & the only way to stop it was to shut down, has this happened to anyone out there? is it a virus? this has never happened to me before so I could just advise her to do a full scan with anti virus.any advice would be appreciated

  VoG II 14:34 17 Jun 2010

I would scan with malwarebytes but it could also be this click here

  handout 17:29 17 Jun 2010

thanks for that VoG will try it when I see my daughter in the next couple of days

  bigpeta 10:08 18 Jun 2010

what browser are you using?

  wids001 11:14 18 Jun 2010

I regularly had this problem when I was using XP wuith IE7. Running Malaware bytes & Superantispyware used to solve it for a period.

Now I've upgradeed to Windows 7 & IE8, I've not had this problem.

  handout 13:49 18 Jun 2010

Hi bigpeta
she is running XP with IE6 still installed. After seeing wids001 comments I think she may be advised to install IE8 (which is on the last few pc ad dvd's)

  bigpeta 13:58 25 Jun 2010

why not switch away from IE and use firefox or one of the other browsers.
i use firefox and it has an option to prevent rerouting to other pages. also you can instal the ad prevention app. PLus its much safer than IE.

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