whenever i try and load any microsoft program files the internet tries to connect; twice for each program and twice for each file. this is time consuming and pretty annoying. Also happens for deleting files and such. Can anyone tell me how to stop this please? (i'm running windows 98).
You can also try a 'repair' of Office 2000 or an uninstall/reinstall (last resort). click here to learn how (if you need it). (Remember: if you go down this route & have updated Office on AndySD's advice you may have to redownload the updates again.)
Trust you've scanned for viruses & ad/spyware to eliminate these possibilities.
... thanks for all your suggestions. i also checked with adaware 6.0 (lavasoft) and didn't find anything much to go on. Have decided to reformat my computer, a pain but not the end of the world (well hopefully!).
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