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How to prevent multiple browser windows switching on load complete?

Question: How to prevent multiple browser windows switching on load complete?

(Using IE6 on XP)


When I have multiple browser windows open and I am viewing one window, I get automatically switched to another window when page loading in that window completes. It's quite distracting; is there a setting I can change to prevent this?

Thanks for any help!

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Preferred Solution: How to prevent multiple browser windows switching on load complete?

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Answer: How to prevent multiple browser windows switching on load complete?

Hello letsgodiving

I have had a look around in the IE settings and I cant see something that will prevent this. I know it is possible in IE7 and Firefox.

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hey all

i have 2 keybard layouts, English and French.

So once in a while the keyboard will just change input on its own. Not kidding.

i just start my browser to type something in a forum or facebook whatever and the layout changes from one to the other.

Windows is assuming i want to type in French because the interface is in french, but i'm on an english forum.

How can i prevent this odd behavior from happening while letting me choose on my own which layout ?

Answer:How to prevent windows from switching keyboard layout on the fly ?

If they are both hooked up at the same time, yes the OS can change the layout on the whim. Just get one with the keys silk screened with both English and French on the keys and then you can just make the change on the fly from a shortcut.

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I need to load an internet browser multiple times to get internet access after the computer has been on for a period of time. The longer the the time the computer has been on, the more times I need to load the browser. This problem has existed for several months. It existed before and after downloading Windows XP Service Pack 2.

For example, I left the computer on overnight last night. I needed to load Microsoft Internet Explorer thirteen times the first twelve of which displayed the message "The page cannot be dispayed." On the thirteenth attempt I received access to my home page on the internet. When I turn off the computer and restart it, I get internet access on the first load of a browser.

I have internet access with email and other programs which are browser independent. It seems to make no difference in results whether I use dial up or a DSL line. It also makes no difference which internet browser I use. I get the same result with Internet Explorer, Maxthon or Firefox.

The computer that has the internet access problem is running Windows XP Pro with all updates installed. I have a DSL router with 4 computers attached, two with Windows 98 SE operating systems, a laptop with Windows XP Pro operating system and the problem computer which is hardwired to the computer. None of the other three have browser internet access problems.

I use the most recent versions of Zone Alarm, Norton AntiVirus with the most recent definitions installed, and S... Read more

Answer:Load browser multiple times for internet access

Go here and download HijackThis and post a log. HijackThis and CWShredder

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Hi- hope someone can give me a fix for this-I have to reload then refresh every page I go to-then everything runs perfectly. I've tried msconfig/flushdns and also NETSH  INT  IP  RESET
        NETSH  WINHTTP  RESET  PROXY(this might be or windows 8)
pressing enter after each command, then restarting > this does not  work. Is there a fix? or am I being hijacked?
thank you for any help

Answer:have to refresh browser(s) multiple times to fully load a page

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
Step 1: eScanAV.
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)
Source Read more

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Hello Sometimes it happens that I double-click on an icon of a (any) program and - nothing happens.Then I double-click on it again, and (in a couple of seconds, or more) - to my surprise - that program then opens twice!This usually happens when the computer's CPU is high, and it needs a couple of seconds (or more) to launch the first instance of the application.So, I wonder, is there any utility program that will perhaps:- Detect the memory proces of already started application, and- prevent, or pop-out a warning-message when initiated twice (or more!)Is there something of this kind already available?Best regards

Answer:Prevent multiple opening of the same program in Windows?

This sounds very similar to a problem that I am having with my Dell desktop.Both Allan and Superdave have made suggestions to me about how to tell what processes are consuming all the CPU and or memory use and making it slow to get into Windows and programs thereafter.Perhaps there might be some useful information hereAlternately you can use the Ctrl Alt Del ( press all three at the same time, you need two hands to do this unless you have very long fingers) to bring up a "Windows Security' screen. Select the "Task manager" icon. It will bring up the Task Manager box.Then select in the top row "Processes", from there you can see what processes are running on your computer. There is also a selection for "Performance". This will give you an idea of how hard your computer is working.It sounds like there is a program running in the background that is stealing all the memory available.If you go to "Control panel" and open "System" click on that and select "Hardware" in the system properties box that comes up. You will see in the top area "Device Manager", click on that. This will open another box that shows all your computers components. Check in the left hand column whether you see any yellow warning icons.You can also click on the plus signs to open each of the titles to see if there is a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it. These warning signs mean there is a problem with this item.

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Over the course of the last few months, I have been experiencing issues logging into my office computer from home as there has been other individuals logging in at my work station using the "Switch User" option. This creates issues for me logging in from home. Locking the computer does nothing to prevent Switching Users. Is there any way to make my Windows 10 computer at work only usable by, making Switching Users not possible? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Can I Prevent Switching Users?

Hello Markaz,

You could use the method in the tutorial to also remove the switch user option in Windows 10 to see if that may help.

Switch User - Add or Remove in Windows 8

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Is there a way that i can prevent the computer from turning off the screen while switching user? My screen reacts really slow when it gets turned off, then on again by the computer, so its just turns black for ages.

Answer:prevent screen-shutdown when switching user.

Welcome to Seven Forums skogs. Sorry, this is normal behaviour when switching User or Logging off. Is you monitor an older one or a CRT?

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On my HP laptop, the "Complete" sound plays after a CD burn, import or app update is complete. The "Page Load Complete" sound plays after download of an app and at various other time I can't recall off the top of my head. Some people find these sounds annoying and disable them. I, however, like them as they let me know what's going on when I'm away from the computer.

On iTunes on my Maingear desktop, these sounds do not play at the prescribed times. In fact, the only time they play at all is if I go to System Sounds, select them and press the "Test" button. They are selected and are pointed to the correct file location but, they do not play in iTunes when they are supposed to.

Any ideas?

Answer:iTunes Complete & Page Load Complete

Are you saying that on your HP laptop Apple's Itunes plays Microsoft's sounds?

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Hi all,

Everytime I boot my pc I get a MULTIPLE IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS BSOD on Windows 8.1. Upon rebooting (which takes quite a bit longer than the original boot) things work fine. From what I understand the causes of this BSOD vary quite a bit. I attached my minidump file in case anyone here could help me through that. Thanks in advance.

Answer:multiple irp complete requests upon booting windows 8.1


Drivers that should be updated:

ASMMAP64 ASMMAP64.sys Thu Jul 02 05:13:26 2009 (4A4C7A36)
AiCharger AiCharger.sys Thu Sep 22 22:04:40 2011 (4E7BE938)
atkwmiacpi64 atkwmiacpi64.sys Tue Sep 06 21:44:52 2011 (4E66CC94)

excfs excfs.sys Fri Mar 30 15:53:05 2012 (4F760F21)

DptfDevFan DptfDevFan.sys Fri Jul 13 19:48:07 2012 (5000B3B7)
DptfDevGen DptfDevGen.sys Fri Jul 13 19:47:46 2012 (5000B3A2)
DptfDevPch DptfDevPch.sys Fri Jul 13 19:48:46 2012 (5000B3DE)
DptfDevDram DptfDevDram.sys Fri Jul 13 19:47:22 2012 (5000B38A)

iaStorA iaStorA.sys Mon Jul 09 16:42:33 2012 (4FFB4239)

The first three are likely in Downloads/Utilities section on your motherboard's website (look to see if Windows 7 drivers are newer if that is the latest there is only.)

The last one can be download from

The others, a quick Google search should help. Let me know if you get stuck.

After all is said and done, if issues persist, remove AVG and set Windows Firewall + Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too.

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On the screen where you choose which user account to log in to, I've noticed the user avatars/icons are sorted in "last used" order. This is extremely annoying because it forces you to actively look at the icons instead of just alway clicking on the same place on the screen. (Compare it to if the digits buttons on your cellphone switched places e.g putting the 0 first. Confusing.)

How can I prevent this, ie to have the avatars in a fixed position always?

Thank you!

Answer:Prevent Log in screen user avatars from switching places

Hello boardsmm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Option One in the tutorial below would be a good option to have "All Users" always show at sign in instead of the "Last User".

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Everytime I connect or disconnect a USB device my default audio device changes to a different device.. anyway to prevent disable this from happening.. I use USB mostly to charge my smartphone and only occasionally to transfer files but it is an annoyance as not only I have to change the default device but have to restart flashplayer or videos on media players because it can't recover from change.

Answer:Prevent W7 Switching Audio Device When Connecting/Disconnecting USB De

is your phone capable of being a DAC if not it should not be changing your playback options at all. that's odd what is your phone? does it do it when you just plug in any flash drive, and what is it changing your playback device to?

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All day now I've been trying to find a way to fix this. I do not have LogMeIn on my computer, which seemed to be the most common cause of this error. Basically this morning I realized that my Elan touchpad was no longer responding to two-fingered gestures, and I realized I may have accidentally uninstalled the driver the other day, then windows probably installed a default one. I downloaded the latest Elan driver from the website then ran it. It installed successfully, asked for a restart, and I've gotten nothing but the BSOD since. No startup repair, no system refresh, no safe mode. Nothing works. Even System Restore gives me an 'unknown error' for any restore point I try.

I imagine if I could just delete or rollback that driver then the machine would be fine, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to do that in Windows 8.1 if I can't access the desktop. Any help is much appreciated!

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My laptop with Vista Premium Edition was shutdown using the tab, that allowed for it to do updates. Apparently the updates didn't finish as it is saying 3 of 3 0% and will not reload to windows. If I turn it off, and restart, it will not load to windows. It just keeps going thru the start up process to the updating screen and then the same again. I tried loading in safe mode. No luck. I tried last good configuration, same thing. What can I do? I cannot find my vista cd. Is there anyway to get a copy of the cd with the product code? Maybe then i can just restore to a few days ago? Thanks for any advice.

Answer:Configuring Updates 3 of 3 0% complete. Wont load to windows

Have you tried using F8 to get to the Advanced Recovery Options and run Start Up Repair?

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Hi all,

Thanks in advance for helping with my problem -- I really appreciate it.

Last weekend I got a very bad infection that basically rendered my system unusable, i.e., when I tried to launch resident programs such as Word, some message said that the .exe was infected, and asked if I would like to activate my antivirus software. The problem at that time was evidently a rogue antivirus program; I ran several spyware cleaner programs (those that I saw recommended on this forum) and this seems to have been fixed -- so now it looks like I just have this redirect problem.

First, my details:
- Windows XP Service Pack 3
- IE 8
- Firefox 3.5.5
- Chrome 3.0

Here's what happens: When I use any of the above-mentioned browsers to search, using Google or Yahoo, and I click on one of the links in the search results, I get taken to some random, garbage website instead of the one mentioned in the search results.

Also, multiple browser windows open repeatedly -- multiple windows with IE, and multiple tabs with Chrome. This seems to get worse over time, until the next reboot.

Here's what I've tried within the past two days:
- SuperAntiSpyware
- Spybot Search & Destroy
- Malwarebytes' Anti-malware
- Spyware Doctor
- Browser Hijack Recover
- Windows Live Onecare Safety Scanner
- My primary antivirus program had been McAfee, but now I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials instead

I've run scans with all of the above (some of them in safe mode) but the pro... Read more

Answer:Please help - Browser redirects to random sites, plus multiple browser windows

Hello please post your SuperAntiSpyware logTo retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.Click Close to exit the program.Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when doneclick Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take som... Read more

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When I start the game "DiRT", press enter, the message like that, saying, that load profile is aborted, appears. Why? What I did wrong? Is this a bug in the game? I dont want to create a new profile. I wanna go on, but I can't because of this stupid issue.

Im running windows XP SP2. 2.33 GHz / 1,98 GB of RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

I have a patch 1.2 installed to my DiRT.

Hope somebody will answer.


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Hi all

Basically since yesterday my PC has been having issues. I first got a BSOD which stated it was due to memory management. I reboot the PC and it ran for a bout 5 mins before happening again. This continued to happen and then stopped briefly. I tried to do a windows update in between, however half way through it crashed with CI.dll and then on startup with a couple of .sys files showing up on the BSODs. Eventually it fired back up however, when it did, the Chrome preferences were gone and it stated that Windows was not a genuine copy. To try and solve the .sys problems I used a Pro upgrade disk (as I had a key spare). This seemed to stop the system related BSODs however Windows still continued to tell me the copy of windows was not genuine. I therefore tried to activate my copy of windows however after I input my key, during activation the Memory Management BSOD returned. I tried this several times but no dice. I therefore thought it might be a virus, however as Norton Scans, it crashes at a specific point with the Memory Management BSOD. Again I tried this several times but no luck.
I then tried to reinstall windows but as that fires up, the BSOD occurs. I removed the OS HDD and tried to run the setup again and it seems to work, so it makes me think there is a virus or fault on the HDD.

I am completely perplexed to what is happening and would very much appreciate some help.

Here is the summary of the specs of the machine from Speccy:

Operating System
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Answer:Multiple BSODs, Windows Deactivated itself and Norton cannot complete a scan

EDIT: I have now been able to activate Windows, but as soon as I did it BSOD, however it is active :S any ideas?

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Hi guys , just signed up to this forum as it seems like its great for windows help and other things.

I just brought a new every day medium range laptop after my PC gave up after about 8 years. Its a;
HP Pavilion g6-2230sa 15.6"
AMD A8-4500M processorWindows 8Memory: 8 GBHard drive: 750gb
And after a few hours of getting my head around windows 8 in general i really like it, its soft and easy on the eye. It makes things more personal well it feels like it does anyways haha. Ive been using my laptop for browsing,downloading and a little bit of gaming and have come across only two problems which are the following. If any one could tell me the problem or any sort of resolution it would be very grate full.

1 - Browser issue , When using Google Chrome browser i cannot select certain things like inserted links.
eg - Facebook cannot add freinds using the 'add' icon.
-Cannot click downloads which say 'click here' it does nothing i have to open them in new tabs. why is this??

2 - Toggle issue, if i open up some apps say like Mail or Calender when i am not in the apps it sometimes flicks to them with the touch of the mouse pad why i cant work out what is making it do this its not a double click or moving it left they just pop up after touching the mouse.

I have shockwave flash player and java installed that did not resolve the browser issue.

Help would be great. hiya guys.

Answer:Windows 8 , Switching apps / Browser settings. + Hiya

Hello Walshy, and welcome to Eight Forums.
Q1) Not sure about this one. If you have any installed extension in Chrome, then you might temporarily disable them to see if it may help.
Q2) This sounds like it may be the touchpad Edge Swipes feature. It's suppose to help make using the Charms bar, app Switcher, and Application bar easier, but often it makes it to easy to do so by mistake. In your case, it sounds like you're using Switcher by mistake with this feature to open the apps with. The tutorial below can help show you how to disable the touchpad Edge Swipes feature. It may be a bit different on how to for your system, but it should help get you there.
Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hey guys! I'm really hoping you can solve a problem that I've spent the past 16 hours wrestling with. This morning my PC hard crashed,. I didn't think anything of it, restarted and got back to work. About an hour later it hard crashed again, eventually BSODing within minutes of logging in. These are just some of the errors:
IRQL null less or equal
System Service Exception
Bad Pool Header
Kmove exception not handled
And a few others. I could never stay on long enough to google these errors so I ran CHKDSK from the advanced boot screen which came back fine. I decided "screw it" and just did a System Restore since my last point was a few days ago. Then it BSOD during the system restore, and it made it so that it would crash after the Windows logo. I decided to use the Reset to reinstall Windows 10 but keep my files, and, you guessed it! BSOD during that. Now it doesn't even ask for my password in the advanced boot screen like it used to. If I try to do the Reset again it gives me an error and says it can't be done.
If I power on, there's a 90% chance it either hard crashes or BSOD at the Windows logo. On the off-chance that it makes it beyond that, it runs a repair tool, but it always fails.
I made a Windows 10 USB installer but it just prompts for a serial key which I don't have because I used the automatic upgrade from Windows 8.1 a few weeks ago.
I spent hours searching for answers, and even resorted to making a USB Linux installer just to access my HDD and transfer... Read more

Answer:Multiple BSODs, now can't load Windows

Diagnostics Test


Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run chkdsk Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

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i have mentioned this problem in another of my topics, but since there was no actual response to it, i decided to start a new topic

I have computer with 1TB hard drive, and since that wasnt enough for me, I bought external disk. however, since i use it mostly as a primary drive, its plugged in the computer all the time.
now, the problem is that it when plugged in, booting process takes veeeeeeery long time. how can i prevent it to start it up during the computer start up, and to run when the windows is started?

Answer:how to prevent computer to load devices?

Unplug it, boot, then plug it again

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I sometimes accidentally run two copies of notepad. Sometimes, I don't spot them both in my taskbar. I wondered if there was a way to alert me that I'm attempting to run the same .exe, if I already have it open?

For example, on my desktop I have a notepad file. I'll run that, but sometime later, I'll double click on it again, forgetting that I've already got the same file open in notepad for editing, because it's been minimised, and I don't check the taskbar to see if it's there. Thanks for any comments.

Answer:How do I prevent multiple .exes (eg notepad) from running?

Hi, you could, if you wished, write a small script that launches Notepad from a shortcut

The sequence would be

If Notepad.exe already exists
Ask if you wish to continue
If yes, open Notepad
else exit

Quite easy in Autohotkey for example (free).

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On another forum I belong to, there has been a recent outbreak of issues of multiple accounts. It is a serious issue, because contests are in the works, and money is won by votes cast by other users. Now if someone with multiple accounts casts several votes for his himself, he would win unfairly by cheating.

Is there someway to check other users to see if they belong to the same person. + is there a way to do it without checking IP addresses, or email addresses?

Thanks, Mike

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Hi all

i read this article here
How to merge wireless network locations in Windows Vista
it starts :
"It is ususal that every time you connect to a wireless network location the signature is left in windows which makes it easier to connect it next time. But sometimes when you connect manually to the same wireless network again it creates another signature. This results in creation of multiple network profile"

Now-i've the same situation of of multiple network profile (2 3 4 )like in the photo, and my question is- if there is a way to prevent creation of multiple signature/network profile from the first place ?

Answer:prevent creation of multiple network profile

Any idea ???

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I have Windows XP loaded on one hard drive and my programs and files loaded on a separate hard drive. I can load Windows just fine with one hard drive connected but when I connect the second it the screen goes blank after the XP loading screen. If I try connecting the second hard drive after loading Windows Explorer freezes and will not open.

What I have tried so far:
Re-loaded windows on a new drive-same problem

Reset BIOS-same problem

Tried connecting different secondary drives-same problem

As far as I remember I did not install any updates or programs prior to this problem occurring. Any other recommendations or ideas for fixes are aprreciated!

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Anyone know if there's a browser like this below that KatieSoft used to make? This was a great browser and was nice to view multiple websites while only needing one browser open.

Answer:Multiple Windows In One Browser; Any out there?

Just look for a tile tabs add on for the browser that you're using like:

Or my suggestion would be to try Opera as it's a feature that's built in and can be enabled.


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You probably get this one a lot, and I've had it before but forgot what I have to do. While on a website, an unnamed pop-up appeared, and then the original browser window kept replicating itself ad nauseam. I had to forcedly shut it down and restart, but since then, nothing else has happened, although I have noticed the moving smileys on WLM have stopped moving...

Any help? I'd be most grateful.

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I'm running Windows XP pro with a D-Link wireless router on both my home computer and my laptop. The home computer is the one with the problem. Service pak3 was recently installed. Somewhere, somehow I got infected with multiple trojans and malware. Virtumonde, Smitfraud, and something called Fake, to name the one's I can remember. I ran my AVG anti virus version 8.0, aswclnr, Ad-aware, Spybot, Super Anti Spyware and Malwarebytes and Smitfraud fix. I think I got rid of most of it, my computer is working except I cannot connect with the internet. My Lan says limited or no connectivity. I went to tools and ran "Diagnose Connection Problems" and this was the results...Last diagnostic run time: 09/12/08 10:44:31 WinSock Diagnostic WinSock status info Error attmpting to validate the Winsock base providers: 2 error Not all base service provider entries could be found in the winsock catalog. A reset is needed. info Redirecting user to support call Network Adapter Diagnostic Network location detection info Using home Internet connection Network adapter identification info Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection 2, Device=VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN info Network connection: Name=Broadband Connection, Device=WAN Miniport (PPPOE), MediaType=PPPOE, SubMediaType=NONE info Ethernet connection selected Network adapter status info Network connection status: Connected HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivit... Read more

Answer:Multiple Trojans/infections Prevent Internet Connection

O.K. mods, you can close this topic.

It turns out that my internet connection problem was being caused by issues related to my recently downloading Comodo Firewall. I had a feeling this was part of the problem but when I tried to uninstall Comodo, it didn't even show up in my programs. I was able to find the help I needed at their site and got Comodo uninstalled and everything magically went back to normal.

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I have worked out that to overcome the Site error message, after Posting a Response in the normal way, ignore the Site error message and close your Browser - wait a few moments and then open your Browser again. You will then find your message has Posted.
This is exactly what I am doing now, have recently made a double-post in Beginners' Tech Help.

Answer:How to prevent multiple posts due to Site Error messages ...

Forgot to mention - I am using Win7 and latest Firefox.
I am getting Site error every time I make a Response/Post.
Also, if you have multiple tabs running, then simply close the PCA Tab not your Browser. Then re-start the PCA Tab again - I found that this works every time.

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How I can prevent the disgusting behavior in Windows 10 where the operating system is forcing a new tab in Chrome browser on every time it is opened.  That tab is promoting Microsoft Office products and I have no need to upgrade from the Office 2007
that I have been using for very long time.
I could understand if this would happened few times, but now for the last week it is happening every time I am opening Chrome.  Simply, that is not right or fair.

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I have an app, that when it crashes, opens IE11. How do I prevent it from opening IE11? This is on Win 10 Pro.

Answer:How do I prevent an app from opening my web browser?

Hi there,
What app is doing this?

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Hi everyone!

I've got a strange problem.

IE seemingly randomly chooses whether it wants to load websites. I sometimes have to open several tabs before I get one that works. For example, if I want to right-click and open a link in a new window, I may have to try it several times before the page actually loads. Otherwise, I'll just have tab that appears to be seeking the website address, but just stalls there.

Firefox works perfectly so it isn't a connection issue.

This is my HijackThis log. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:56:05 AM, on 8/12/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.... Read more

Answer:IE8 windows only occasionally load pages. Have to open multiple to get one that works

Make sure you're not behind a proxy server. (

Open Internet Explorer, click on Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab > LAN Settings > uncheck everything under "Proxy server".

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My son said when is using more than one browser window (IE 6.0 dial-up) and is viewing a new page while waiting for another to load, that the old page pops open when it is finished loading, instead of staying minimized until he re-opens it. He said his screen looks like the 4th of July with these pages poping open.

We can't find how to stop this in internet options. Would appreciate suggestions.

Answer:multiple browser windows open

You did not mention which version of Windows that you are using, but there is a program called tweakui that has a setting to prevent application from stealing focus.

Here is where you can find the pre-XP version.

Here is where you can find the XP version.

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Hello, this seems like is the place to come for help so here I am. The past 3 days I've been battling some malware that opens up several new browser windows often but with no regularity. It seems I'll get more windows opening the more/faster I type into a google search or even a txt file(weird!). These arent redirects exactly ...seems to only open up my homepage. It doesn't matter which browser I'm using and the behavior still happens in safe mode!

Win7 x64 - firefox

I'm sure I've tried every scanner out there and nothing has helped yet. I'm ready to post whatever logs you guys need.

I'm eager to beat this bugger so please help.


Answer:Multiple Browser Windows opening

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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HELP! Brower keeps redirecting and when I open the browser multiple winows pop up. I have a Dell with windows XP. I have tried running Malwarebytes abd CCleaner but it doesn't find anything

Answer:Browser keeps redirecting and multiple windows pop uip

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I am new to this forum and am glad to be here:

I have an Intel Pentium 3 computer and Windows Me operating System (soon to switch to Xubuntu OS)
I started having problems with multiple windows opening very rapidly and in an out of control fashion until no more space is available to run any programs and I am forced to reboot. There was even a fast clicking sound as the windows kept opening up over and over ... at the speed of Superman.

This has been happening for over a month now ... it goes away and then comes back (about once every couple of weeks)

I have the free avast virus program (updated automatically), and the free A2. I also run Adaware and Spybot and have tried the free online PCCillin check as well. I have also used Anti Vir but not at the same time as Avast.

I have not been able to find anything on my computer.

I reformatted my hard drive twice. And the darn thing keeps happening (but not every time ... just off the wall)

Changes I have made ... I had some extra ram put in my computer and XP installed for awhile then I deleted the partitions and reinstalled Windows Me creating a fat32 (as directed) as I was more comfortable with Me than XP.

Could the new ram be causing me the problem? I don't know. I must of picked up something or else something is malfunctioning for some reason or other .

Also, what is I was browsing one day and I got sent there.
Got to a blank page that said test ... I forget what happened after that but I rebooted and ... Read more

Answer:Multiple browser windows opening up

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I use Windows 2000 OS with IE. I just downloaded an update to Macromedia's shockwave flash player and after installation I found I could not open multiple browser windows. When I try to open a second window now, it simply directs my first window to my homepage.

I checked my browser settings but can't seem to find anything wrong. I also uninstalled the flash player and I'm still having the problem. Any ideas?

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Hey guys thanks for any help I can get with this problem. I have tried many things to fix these problems.

First, whenever I type something into google it redirects me to another website, sorta like a advertising website..! I have tried many different ways to fix it, like spybot seach and destroy, avg, and multiple malware programs, even tried upgrading windows. So some help with be much appreciated..

The second problem is when i try to watch a video it just cuts off.. and it says it is fully loaded but the video cuts off what is actually loaded so its odd and my sound went out with it lol.

The last problem is whenever the monitor is going into standby, it goes into standby and says it is going to restart and it actually does but it goes into a black and white loading windows xp boot up screen. damn sucks.

I dont really want to resort into reinstalling windows and wiping everything i got on here, too many programs and dont really have time.. Just trying to finish my major in college. I have a a++ certification but this has really got me confused lol. I am a hardware person not so much software :( thanks

If you need specs just tell me to post them.

Answer:Multiple problems with browser and windows

Hi neweaver and welcome to TSF !

The advertising popups mean you may have a malware problem, some won't be detected by the regular anti-malware stuff. You need to solve that first so please follow these 5 steps and read the instructions carefully :

Post the requested log(s) and a summary of your problems in a new thread in the HJT section. Be very patient as that section is extremely busy and it can take up to a week before you get an answer. As soon as an analyst starts reviewing your thread you'll have quick feedback.

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Hello everybody,

For more than a week now I've been trying to solve this puzzle.
My Firefox and IE browsers get triggered and open multiple windows/tabs of my homepage or Windows Live page. (Oops, it just happened when typing this: so I used the 'go back one page' button). As soon as the webpage is finished loading it starts reloading or/and opens another window and the whole process starts all over again.
Another problem is that all of a sudden I can open my Firefox (default) browser with unintended hotkeys: The Ffour, Ffive, Five, Four and Delete key...

I tried Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Trojan Remover, Webroot Antivirus (my default is Avast), SpywareBlaster and Ad-Aware. Only Ad-Aware came up with results and quarantined some 125 (!) files. Hm, mostly nothing impressive.

Some remarkable things (but maybe I'm getting paranoid): I get bugged by Windows Update. My Anvir Taskmanager indicates that C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\netfxupdate.exe suddenly has become a start up item. Anvir also frowns at ctfmon as a start up item because it could be used by Family Keylogger. Anvir's explanation: 2. Status: Regular entry. Description: Family Keylogger is a program that lets you record to a special file and then view all the keystrokes typed by everyone using your computer. Keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself! Found in the SystemCTF (9x/Me) or System32CTF (NT/2K/XP)... Read more

Answer:multiple browser windows open by itself

please perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and follow these instructions for doing a Quick Scan in normal mode.•When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.•The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.•Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.-- If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.-- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, please refer to the suggestions provided in For those having trouble running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as you may need to rename it or use RKill by Grinler. Please download tfc (Temp File Cleaner) by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.alternate download link•Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!•Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. Vista... Read more

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When I have multiple browser windows open with Firefox and I close the first window that I opened, all other windows freeze and I have to shut them with process manager (can close them now with 1.01).

I'm assuming that it's connected with tabbed browsing but not sure if it can be fixed. I've never managed to get url links I click on to open in a new browser window which may be connected with this.

Any help would be appreciated


Answer:Multiple Browser Windows - Firefox

Try uninstall, renaming your mozilla prefs file, and reinstalling the latest. SEe if that works

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My problem: Multiple IE browser windows started opening automatically. So many were opening that it was preventing me from doing anything on my computer. I downloaded Mozilla Firefox and made that my default browser. Now, multiple sessions of Firefox are opening. I removed Mozilla Firefox for the time being. I ran HJT (see log attached) but couldn't identify a problem. I also ran SuperAntiSpyware - no problems were found. My virus scan is also clean. I believe I've been hijacked but am having difficulty identifying a problem in the HJT log. PLEASE HELP!!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:38 PM, on Dec 6, 2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust PestPatrol\PPActiveDetection.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\ConnectionManager.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\caissdt.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK... Read more

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I just installed Adobe Reader on my Windows XP machine. After restarting and getting back on the internet I discovered I could only open one IE browser window. When I try to open another window the second cancels out the first. I have looked in the IE advances settings and can't spot the problem. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks in advance,Zellsbells

Answer:Can't open multiple windows in browser.

Double click My computer. In Tools / Folder options / Browse folders , click the radio button next to "open each folder in its own window"

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OK in the last few days I've had this issue with Internet Explorer on Windows 2000.

Every time I open up multiple browser windows, the browsers freeze up on me. Never happened before. So I upgraded from IE version 5 to version 6, but it's still goin' on. I even tried the Windows OS upgrade, via the browser, to no avail.

Anyone encounter this problem, or rather, its solution?

Answer:IE Browser problem - multiple windows

C'mon... anybody??

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Hello everybody,

For more than a week now I've been trying to solve this puzzle.
My Firefox and IE browsers get triggered and open multiple windows/tabs of my homepage or Windows Live page. (Oops, it just happened when typing this: so I used the 'go back one page' button). As soon as the webpage is finished loading it starts reloading or/and opens another window and the whole process starts all over again.
Another problem is that all of a sudden I can open my Firefox (default) browser with unintended hotkeys: The Ffour, Ffive, Five, Four and Delete key...

I tried Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Trojan Remover, Webroot Antivirus (my default is Avast), SpywareBlaster and Ad-Aware. Only Ad-Aware came up with results and quarantined some 125 (!) files. Hm, mostly nothing impressive.

Some remarkable things (but maybe I'm getting paranoid): I get bugged by Windows Update. My Anvir Taskmanager indicates that C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\netfxupdate.exe suddenly has become a start up item. Anvir also frowns at ctfmon as a start up item because it could be used by Family Keylogger. Anvir's explanation: 2. Status: Regular entry. Description: Family Keylogger is a program that lets you record to a special file and then view all the keystrokes typed by everyone using your computer. Keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself! Found in the SystemCTF (9x/Me) or System32CTF (NT/2K/XP)... Read more

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I am helping a friend with a problem where internet explorer loads by itself. It will also load multiple instances of itself. I have scanned for both viruses and spyware with no results. Looks very clean. I thought that loading Firefox would help but it does the same thing when I made it the default browser. Also when trying to type a search in Google it will immediately be erased as you type. Cannot find any help on the web for this problem. I then loaded the Mozilla Browser and did not make it the default. It seems to load and work normally. ????????I have used the latest version of HijackThis and the following is the scan results. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:51:08 PM, on 4/3/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Syma... Read more

Answer:Browser Opens Multiple Windows By Itself

Hello mmurf and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.Let's try a different scanner and see what it shows us. Download and unzip the contents to the C:\ folder.Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.Press the Enter key.Locate the c:\winpfind\winpfind.exe file and double-click it to run it. Now click the Start Scan button to begin the scan.When the scan is complete reboot normally and post the WinPFind.txt file (located in the WinPFind folder) back here along with a new HijackThis log and I will review the information when it comes in.OT

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I have a PC with windows 7 64bit installed and a pair of SSDs striped as the primary drive. Windows threw a wobbly the other day and said it couldn't load and it appeared to be linked to the RAID array somehow. It started working but ever since some programmes have had issues. The majority have been fixed with a reinstall of the software with error.

I still have one really annoying issue. Both IE9 and FireFox9 take an age to start. IE Loads up a browser but is unresponsive for a good 30 secs and Firefox doesn't even display a browser window for nearly a minute. Once a browser is open I can open a second window instantaneously. However, close all browser windows and it takes an age to re-open.

I have uninstalled Firefox, Norton Security, Java, Flash etc... and reinstalled them all but to no avail. I have also run a clean reboot disabling all non MS Services and startup applications. I have also run ccleaner and wiped everythings history, cache etc...

Any suggestions greatly appreciated


Answer:IE9 and FF9 both very slow to load browser windows

Hi Andrew, Welcome to Seven Forums.

IE on my pc's is slightly faster in opening than FF (default) on which I use very little addons.

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I?m using a little script to enter "add rule" to the firewall in Win 7


netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Firefox Updater" dir=out program="%ProgramFiles% (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\updater.exe" enable=yes profile=any action=allow

This works fine so far.
But if i start the script again, it will create the same rule AGAIN (with the same name and everything).

Can I prevent this? Maybe I need some unique identifier that prevents double entries?
Or should I better check - using some if/else commands - if a rule exists and if not add it (but how do i do THAT?).

I don?t want to create a lot of single script files, i just want to use one which i might extend with new entries if a new tool is coming along. I know this might not be the nicest solution for a security matter, but it?s fine for me :-)

Aside from that, if someone is doing the same thing or something similar, are you still using the batch cmd or are you on Power Shell?
Thanks a lot!

Answer:netsh advfirewall add- how to prevent multiple entries by command line

Maybe the idea isn?t very interesting?

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HMMM can't reach this page keeps coming up also

Answer:How do I prevent Edge from being the default browser?

I am going to assume you're talking about the Windows 10 on a desktop.
1. Click on start and type the word "default."
2. In your search results select Default programs. (with the gear icon)
a. This will bring you to the choose default apps screen.
3. Scroll down to Web browser.
a. It will be set to Microsoft Edge.
4. Click on Microsoft edge and select the browser of your choice.
This is assuming you have another browser installed already. Hope this helps.

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Is it possible to prevent users from being able to clear the browser history in either IE or Firefox? I work for a public school district. There is a Clark Connect content filter in place but it's not perfect. I'd like to prevent students from clearing the browser history to see what's getting through. Thanks.

Answer:Prevent Browser History Clearing?

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I recently installed Windows XP and all my programs on a new hard drive, as the old one would not boot. Last week I received a "Generic host process for Win32 services" error. My machine locked up, and I had to restart. Then I started having issues where Windows would not load or would take a very long time. I am able to start Windows in Safe Mode, but it takes much longer than it should.

Now sometimes when starting IE or Firefox or when surfing, new tabs are started on spammy webpages. Other times, IE or Firefox will not start. I also cannot go to the Windows Update site.

Neither Malwarebytes nor Avast find any instance of infection.

AVG says that it finds 6 infections and repairs 3. Just in case it would help, here is that part of the AVG log file:
(C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe (3440):\memory_001a0000 Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe (3440) Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ Object was removed.
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe (2652):\memory_00260000 Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe (2652) Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ Object was removed.
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe (1484):\memory_001a0000 Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe (1484) Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ Object was removed.)

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:02:07 PM, on 5/9/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.1870... Read more

Answer:Windows Update blocked, browser redirects, slow to load Windows

Is there anyone out there that can help me, or can I provide any additional information?

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I am constantly having redirects and new tabs spontaneously open to spammy websites in both IE and Firefox. I cannot get to Windows Update, it either says it can't connect or takes me to a fake search engine page. Windows is very slow to load at start, and after working for a little while, I tend to get Generic Host Process for Win32 Services errors, after which my machine locks up.

Malwarebytes has not found anything. AVG says it finds 6 infections and fixes 3. The infections are in svchost.exe, iexplorer.exe, and explorer.exe, where it says that a Trojan horse Agent_r.XJ Object was removed from each.

I do have access to my Windows XP Install disk.

Thanks so much for your help,

DDS (Ver_11-05-19.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_25
Run by mcox at 15:41:25 on 2011-05-25
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1605 [GMT -5:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\mcox\Desktop\
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7... Read more

Answer:Browser redirects, Windows Update blocked, slow to load Windows

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
Disable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this ... Read more

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Last week I was playing Tom Clancy's: The Division when the game unexpectedly crashed. I reloaded the game, played for a few more minutes, and then my entire PC locked up and then crashed to a blue error screen with a face stating that "Windows has encountered an error and needs to restart". My PC then restarted, and the HP Omen X Logo screen came on stating "Attempting Recovery Repair". The screen then would cut to another blue error screen, and the whole process would start all over again. When it would do this it would give me three different error codes each time a blue screen would come up. The order appeared to be random.The three error codes I would recieve are: "0xc0000145"  "0xc0000142"  and "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" Again, this process of switching between error screens and the HP logo "Attempting Recovery Repair" screen would loop for about 5 or 10 minutes before ending with a completely black screen. My PC will not boot in Safe Mode and Factory Restore from the HDD partition ends up going to the aforementioned error screen loop. I contacted HP about my situation and they have sent me USB recovery media unit. However, when I try to boot from the USB to do a clean install I am again met with the same error loop. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi -- All of a sudden multiple browser windows have started opening up spontaneously, like one every couple of seconds. I had to force the computer to shut down, because I couldn't get my task manager to come up, perhaps because the system was overwhelmed trying to open so many windows.

I ran AdAware (7 critical and 42 neglible), and Spybot found nothing. Here is a HJT log, just in case. Thank you, as always, for your help.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:27:29 AM, on 9/2/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUNOTIFY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Gadwin Systems\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\S... Read more

Answer:Multiple Browser Windows spontaneously open

Are these related to your ISP or company network??

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = naitauba.local
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = naitauba.local
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = naitauba.local

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Source Multiple Browser Bundling With Windows Is Stupid

A recent article published at the Wall Street Journal suggests that EU officials are considering forcing Microsoft to include a bunch of web browsers into the operating system to dilute the advantage that Internet Explorer has so far. This could mean forcing Microsoft to add web browsers to the installation of the operating system or to offer the user a choice during installation to download and install another web browser.
This poses some interesting questions. Who decides which web browsers will be included? The list will probably include Firefox, the Google Browser, Safari and Opera. But what about other niche browsers? What if the makers of Lynx, Arachne or Sleipnir want their web browsers included as well? This opens Pandora?s Box and will confuse the average joe more than anything else. Many regular Windows users do not even know which version of the operating system they are running. How are they supposed to make a decision between 5, 10 or 20 of different web browsers that are included in the operating system?

Answer:Multiple Browser Bundling With Windows Is Stupid

Sounds kinda stupid if you ask me. Of course the other browser's will like it since they would get more exposure, but how much do you think this will add to the price of a OS?

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Hi,I ran a bunch of scans as directed by boopme in the Am I Infected? forum, and he asked me to follow up by creating a post here. Topic referenced is here: ~ OBHere's the latest log he asked me to post:Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Harris\Desktop\Win32kDiag.exeLog file at : C:\Documents and Settings\Harris\Desktop\Win32kDiag.txtWARNING: Could not get backup privileges!Searching 'C:\WINDOWS'...Finished!Thank you very much for all your help.HarrisEditing in rootkit scan from other topic. ~ OBSophos Anti-Rootkit Version 1.5.0 ? 2009 Sophos PlcStarted logging on 12/7/2009 at 6:31:26 AMUser "Harris" on computer "HARRIS-SYSTEM76"Windows version 5.1 SP 3.0 Service Pack 3 build 2600 SM=0x300 PT=0x1 Win32Info: Starting process scan.Info: Starting registry scan.Hidden: registry item \HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-602162358-1229272821-1801674531-1004\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.doc;JSESSIONID=G1TDVbRhB2yc5WKVpvCsDh3zLF9JpQPyPjcT9YYrmBGySzVzxYgK!347125987!2045904670!1191170947318?fileContentID=273879611Info: Starting disk scan of C: (NTFS).Stopped logging on 12/7/2009 at 6:58:29 AM

Answer:Google redirects; multiple browser windows

Hi,My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay of response. If you still require assistance we would like to see the current condition of your system so please post a new set of DDS Logs as well as a RootRepeal log and a description of any remaining problems or symptoms you may still have please.If for any reason you did not post a DDS log or RootRepeal log please refer to this page and in step #6 and Step #7 for further instructions on downloading and running DDS & RootRepeal. If you have any problems just let me know in your next reply or simply post a Hijackthis log.For your next reply I would like to see:-The DDS logs---DDS.txt and Attach logs-RootRepeal logs-Description of any remaining problems you may still have.Thanks again and we apologize for the delay.With Regards,Extremeboy

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Windows XP Home with SP2. Outlook Express works fine but whenever I click a web page link that uses Mailto: I get multiple (approx 60) IE windows saying page cannot be displayed. Have run Spybot and Ad Aware. Any Suggestions?

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Two separate issues..

*What makes IE7 "stop working" as much as it does?

*Sometimes when I click on a link..up to 36 browsers open at a time. Not just my PC, either. My wife gets this behavior on her HP at work, too.

They just open and stack on top of each other, wham wham wham.

Maybe I need to stick to FF2?.......

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I am having trouble figuring out how to reset my Windows browser. I use a home made computer that runs Windows XP Pro...I have Internet Explorer 6...Anytime I am online and on a web page, if I want to open multiple web pages my original web page closes and the new one opens.
Even if I hit my explorer button on the task bar to open a second window at the same time will ALWAYS close the first window. My browser will NOT let me open multiple windows at the same time! :-( I did not used to have this problem, and I do not know how to correct it, nor what caused it... I am sure it is something I can go change but not sure where that it is if anyone knows I would be eternally grateful! honest Oh and I have even tried to reset my computer to a previous time when it worked fine and that did no good either...Help Please! Thanks, Dedee

Answer:Solved: Browser won't let multiple windows open..

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-52, x86 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 101676 MB, Free - 74495 MB; D: Total - 11735 MB, Free - 1055 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30B7, 65.2B, None
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

When on the internet, multiple browser windows keep popping up. The only way to stop them is to turn the computer off and back on. It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm using Firefox or IE.

Below are the logs requested for your information:

HiJackThis Log
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:50:59 PM, on 2/4/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe... Read more

Answer:Internet browser keeps opening multiple windows

Just bumping my thread back to the top of the list.

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Hey there, miracle workers.I am a Firefox user. IE opened when I viewed a file for work, and everything blew up from there. My printer was uninstalled and my computer started to reboot itself at random. I ran several virus scans. The automatic shut downs have lessened in frequency, but still occur from time to time. What is happening now is IE opening itself and opening several tabs, one after the other, which are usually directed to gambling sites.After a little research, I downloaded HiJackThis and tried to read my own results. This has been unsuccessful. I am hopeful that some kind soul here will take a look and help me. My HJT log reads as follows:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:33:52 PM, on 8/30/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files&#... Read more

Answer:Browser Hijack - IE opens multiple windows

Hello Angelfish Welcome to the BC HijackThis Log and Analysis forum. I will be assisting you in cleaning up your system.I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond the your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.Please perform the following:We need to scan for Rootkits with GMERPlease download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zip Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Close any and all open programs, as this process may crash your computer.Double click or on your desktop.Allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.You may see this window. If you do, click No.

Click on and wait for the scan to finish.If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.Push and save t... Read more

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Hi All,
I have some quirky thing , rather ANOTHER, quirky thing going on with the new system. About a week ago my blue "e" icon disappeared from my desktop. Since then I haven't been able to open more than 1 browser window at a time. I don't have a clue what happened to the icon but realize it is probably something I unknowingly did myself. I have been all over the Microsoft site and can't find anything to address this issue. Of coures Win help is no help either... I have the feeling the two problems are directly related. Sure miss both functions and welcome any suggestions/fixes.

Answer:Can't open multiple Browser windows Win 2000

I don’t have Win2k but it works the same way in all the other MS OSs. Find Internet Explorer under programs in the Start menu. Right click on it and “Send to” the desktop. It will make a shortcut on the desktop with the blue E.

If you don’t like how it is named you can change it. Right click on the icon on the desktop and select “Rename”.

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So my computer says that I have internet connection (excellent signal strength), but if I try to use a browser or even a game launcher it will timeout. I have ran cmd and tracert to google and ping Google. Both suggest that the connection works. I am desperate for help. Restarting doesn't work and all other devices on this network work just fine only one device has issues

Answer:Internet connection but cannot load browser windows

Hi from Sevenforums,

Can you post all the information asked for below:

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

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ok, i just changed my computer over from a old nforce2 mobo with an athlon xp in it to a ecs 755a2 and a athlon 64 3000+, they are the only things different, EVREYTHING else is the same, memory is pc2700+ 400mhz not dual channel, and the first time i booted it i went to bios and set it to failsafe defaults to be safe, and then tried to boot xp pro sp2 into safe mode. loading the system files, it stopped on mup.sys and stayed there for awhile, so i finally hard rebooted it and tried to start windows normally, the little white bar that loads before the gui comes up loaded fully and stopped.

so, i can't seem to start windows, and the last time i did this with my system i tried to just do a repair install of windows and ended up having to reformat because the files wouldn't copy (for what i assume was because the motherboard was set up for dual channel ddr when i wasn't using it, why i loaded failsafe this time and tried to boot windows without doing a repair install)

any suggestions on what i should do next? i don't want to end up screwing my harddrive up and end up making the same mistake twice. thanks in advance.

Answer:switching motherboard + cpu from 32-64 bit = win no load

InvisableMan said:

ok, i just changed my computer over from a old nforce2 mobo with an athlon xp in it to a ecs 755a2 and a athlon 64 3000+, they are the only things different, EVREYTHING else is the same, memory is pc2700+ 400mhz not dual channel, and the first time i booted it i went to bios and set it to failsafe defaults to be safe, and then tried to boot xp pro sp2 into safe mode. loading the system files, it stopped on mup.sys and stayed there for awhile, so i finally hard rebooted it and tried to start windows normally, the little white bar that loads before the gui comes up loaded fully and stopped.

so, i can't seem to start windows, and the last time i did this with my system i tried to just do a repair install of windows and ended up having to reformat because the files wouldn't copy (for what i assume was because the motherboard was set up for dual channel ddr when i wasn't using it, why i loaded failsafe this time and tried to boot windows without doing a repair install)

any suggestions on what i should do next? i don't want to end up screwing my harddrive up and end up making the same mistake twice. thanks in advance.Click to expand...
if u change a mobo and processor in a system you almost always have to reinstall. you can try a repair, but i haven't had good luck with those in similar situations

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It is extremely annoying that edge makes itself the default browser each time my laptop restarts. On each start up I have to reset the default to firefox. I'm not interested in using edge and really don't want it updating itself to the default browser at any point. If I choose firefox as my default I would like it to remain that way

Answer:How do I prevent Edge from making itself the defautl browser.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question It is extremely annoying that edge makes itself the default browser each time my laptop restarts. On each start up I have to reset the default to firefox. I'm not interested in using edge and really don't want it updating itself to the default browser at any point. If I choose firefox as my default I would like it to remain that way in settings have you changed the default app to open webpages to be firefox?

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For example Revo Uninstaller opens the web browser after installing. How do I prevent this ?

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I swear by Netscape, but it's a bit long in the tooth and I now use Opera v 11 or IE v 8. There are a few things that Opera gives problems with, then I use IE. I still have Netscape 7.2 on my computer, because I make extensive use of the excellent email client which came bundled with it. It appears to be an integral part of the whole thing, and to the best of my knowledge can't be separated.

I have made Opera the default browser. That "honour" used to belong to Netscape. Now here's the problem:- if I click on a link from within Netscape Mail, it automatically defaults to the Netscape browser and then invariably freezes or crashes. How can I "isolate" the browser from the Email part of it?

I know many of you good folk will suggest nuking Netscape in its entirety and just use Outlook, but I know & Love Netscape Mail so well... Does anyone know a way to tell the Netscape browser to butt out and let Opera pick up the link? I've also thought of custom installing only the mail and not the browser. but I'm 99% sure you don't get to choose Btw I'm using XP home.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Larry (moreproblems)

Answer:how do I prevent an unwanted browser picking up lnks?

Hi Larry,

Look in Folder Options>File type tab and make sure the following items are set for your default browser.
URL:File Transfer Protocol
URL:Gopher Protocol
URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocol
URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocol with Privacy

To open Folder options, at the top of any folder click Tools>Folder Options.
Highlight each item in the File types list.
Click the Advanced button.
Select Open in the list of actions and click the Edit button.
The "Application used to perform action:" line should point towards your default browser.

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Thanks for listening, as my user name reflects I am now into stuff I'm ignorant about.


Had this computer a little over a year, I7 with 16gb of memory, windows 7 ultimate. etc

About a month ago, started seeing BSOD's. The BSOD would normally reflect "Memory Management" as the cause.Then the browsers started crashing, tried chrome, firefox and IE. Have removed and re installed all of them. I continue to received "windows has recovered" screens.

Was reading this thread, attempted the memory test via CD, it ran for several hours (actually alowed it to run all night. When I went to bed it was on test 8, the errors were moving from 0 to 32767. I got up this morning, same numbers, same test #. Seemed like it was stuck on that run even though the error numbers were still changing.

I have down loaded and ran who crashed. It's conclusion is :

12 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:


If no updates for these drivers are available, try searching with Google on the names of these drivers in combination the errors that have been reported for these drivers and include the... Read more

Answer:Browser crashes, windows crashes, memory test won't complete, BSOD

If Memtest86+ is showing up errors, then there are hardware issues present. It's just discerning what hardware is bad. Initial suspect obviously is memory, but the unusual case makes it think it's some logic error like some CPU failure or something. It's also possible that when burning it to CD that the Memtest itself got corrupted somehow (i.e. bad burn).

16 GB is a lot of memory on a consumer motherboard. There is the possibility that while your motherboard can handle 16GB of memory, that 16GB of the actual memory model that you're using may not be supported. Certain configurations of memory can have problematic issues. So while the memory sticks themselves may not be bad, the actual 16GB setup of them may break things.

Have you tested system stability with reduced amount of RAM, like 1/2 sticks of RAM, as well as running Memtest on a couple passes for each separate stick?

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Hi guys,

First of all I would like to thank you in advance for your help and assistance. I have both DDS reports but for some reason everytime I run the RootRepeal programme it never finishes, I let it run for 5 hours last night and it never got to the end.

Anyhow, here are the DDS reports:
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by david at 16:18:21.78 on 14/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_01
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2015.1507 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8�... Read more

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Hi,My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following bold text.
Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedThen please post back here with the following logs: OTL.txt Extra.txtThanks

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On irregular occasions both when using Thunderbird and Chrome, multiple windows open at once.
For example this morning when I wanted to write a new email, and tapped the 'write' item on the T-bird menu, 11 new message windows opened.
This also happens sometimes when I open a new tab in Chrome. I guess it happens about once a day on average.
I have run a virus scan using Avast and also run Malwarebytes, neither of which have detected anything out of the ordinary.
I am running Windows 10.
Anyone have any ideas?

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I am running Windows 7 Prof x64. Recently, I have had a problem with multiple (sometimes 100+) internet browsers opening up automatically. This will happen even when I am not online. I have tried Firefox, Chrome and IE; all have the same problem. I have searched for malware, spyware, viruses and have come up clean. Ultimately, last night, I did a fresh install of Windows but as soon as I booted up for the 1st time the problem persisted! Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:multiple internet browser windows open automatically

Did you do a clean install?

Clean Install Windows 7

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Recently I discovered that windows update on my computer doesn't work anymore. When I tried to access Windows Update page , all I got is: "This webpage is not available." in google chrome. In Internet Explorer when I try the windows update link, the browser keeps closing and restarting with no success. If trying to google about this problem concerning windows update issues I also get the browser closing and restarting. Also no succes in Mozzila Firefox nor in Apple Safari. I tried all browsers with no success: windows update page is not working ( Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage), neither is it possible to update form Windows, I just can't get updates to work no matter I do.

When I tried to run Combofix to see the results, the computer freezes and I need to shutdown and restart.
I scanned my computer with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I didn't get any objects infected.
What advice can you give me?
Thanks in advance.

PS: also on this page in this post when I tried to paste the windows update adress(link) I could not post, I get "This webpage is not available." in chrome.
In Safari: Safari can’t open the page “”. The error is: “unknown error” (kCFErrorDomainWinSock:10052)
And it is only because I pasted the adress of windows update site I could not post it no matter what browser I use.

Answer:Windows Update page doesn't load in any browser

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:04:08 AM, on 12/4/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2.exe
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I have 2 monitors in extended desktop mode and each one has a different wallpaper. I saved them as a theme but after a little while, they seem to switch witch screen they are on (monitor 1's wallpaper goes to monitor 2 and monitor 2's wallpaper goes to monitor 1). If I go back and reselect my theme, nothing happens so I have to select a different one and then reselect my theme for it to go back the way it should be. After a little while they get messed up again.

Answer:Multiple monitor wallpaper keeps switching

celinedrules said:

I have 2 monitors in extended desktop mode and each one has a different wallpaper. I saved them as a theme but after a little while, they seem to switch witch screen they are on (monitor 1's wallpaper goes to monitor 2 and monitor 2's wallpaper goes to monitor 1). If I go back and reselect my theme, nothing happens so I have to select a different one and then reselect my theme for it to go back the way it should be. After a little while they get messed up again.

Hello celinedrules :
Welcome to the forums!

Right click on Start and choose 'Run',
enter this command control desk.cpl,,@background and click OK,
then in the window that appears, select your source for images then select images individually,
right click on them and assign each one to a certain monitor:

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We frequently visit state websites to use their Java based permitting sites and are wondering if it is possible to set IE to switch between which Java version is used. Certain sites require older versions of Java to function, while others require newer ones.
We can have both versions installed, however IE seems to use the latest version automatically, so we end up uninstalling it when we need to download a permit on the site that requires the older version.
If there is an easy way to tell IE which version to use, please let us know. Thanks!!

Answer:Switching between multiple Java versions

See if this helps,
Click on the gear on the top right,
Click on internet options,
Go to the advanced section, check the top box,
Use software rendering instead of gpu rendering, apply and save.

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I am looking for a way to have one simple page for viewers.
The tables contain monthly data going back multiple years (each column being a specific month & each row contains members contributions for each month).
Is there a way to (perhaps using infoboxes or such) enable the user to view the tables one year at a time (eg; 2013, 2014 each bringing up a different table) with the viewer remaining on the same page?

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First timer here. Hoping somebody can help.

What I'm trying to do is toggle back & forth between two user profiles within Outlook while it's open and running (just as you're able to within Outlook Express).

Let me further explain...
1. I set up multiple user profiles for Outlook 2002. (Not a problem)

2. When starting Outlook it'll ask me to select a profile.
Then, Outlook will open the selected profile accordingly. (which is fine)
However, to be able to switch from one profile to the other
(e.g. - Switching from Profile A -to- Profile B),
I must close Outook, restart it, then select Profile B.

3. Summary: I don't want to have to close Outlook & restart it to switch
between multiple profiles.

Does anybody know if this is possible? If so I'm hoping you'll be kind enough to explain how to make this happen in an elementary like way so that I don't screw things up.

Thanks for any help you may be to provide.


Answer:-Outlook- Switching between Multiple Profiles

Never heard of a way to do this without closing Outlook.

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My problem is I need to have 2+ programs running that are normally a single instance only application. I've been trying to simply fast user switch and let them run in the background. I can log in fine on any of my accounts when it is my first log in (after boot) however; when I go to switch user it will bring me back to the account selection menu but it will claim I have a password for every account. This is not true as I created a few tests ones without a password and can be logged into fine on boot. It will display a password field however nothing works.. accounts that do have a password never work either regardless of the fact that the password is correct. I am running xp home sp 1, sp2 is not possible as I am on a 3200+ machine. Any suggestions?

My next train of thought is perhaps there is an easier way to run 2 programs which are designed to be single instance applications. Using run-as does not work and I can't seem to locate any resources on this front. Perhaps editing memory? I would give that a shot as I've done some basic editing to get odd things like this to work in the past but dealing with windows I have no idea where I'd start.

Thanks for any advice or suggestions!

Answer:Switching User + Multiple Instances


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We would like to be able to switch between Java version for web applications in Internet Explorer 10. Is there a way to do that?
Currently, we are specifically interested in 1.6.0_23 and 1.7.0_45
Other threads on this subject have been sparse and not helpful. 8-)

Answer:Switching between multiple Java versions

the version attribute of the <script> tag is depreciated.
you use feature testing eg.
(element.feature)?'has feature':'does not have feature';
eg. (window.createElement)?'DOM 2':'Quirks';
or document.implementation.isSupported
(see prototype.js)
see (modernizr.js)
to determine browser capabilities.
you can use compatibility view x-ua meta to provide backwards compatibility in MSIE browsers for features that are not supported in your client browser.
Post questions about html, css and scripting to the IE web Development forum with a link to your website or a mashup.

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About 3 weeks ago, I noticed that my yahoo mail was not loading correctly.
Since then I have discovered that several websites will not load at all.

My wife's laptop with xp has no issues with the same sites.

Yahoo sites load partially displaying only text and text links.
While searching for remedies, I found yahoo answers that appeared like there might be useful information but could not get them to load either.

Two other example sites that do not load at all:

Firefox reports that they failed to load, Chrome reports that there was no data received.

I have Avast AV running, have tried clearing any and all rootkits. Tried Malware bytes, tried flushing the DNS cache. And as far as I can tell I am virus free yet nothing has helped.

I even tried looking up the IP address of using nslookup and could not get any of the returned IP addresses to load.

I thought it may be a DNS issue, but I appear to be using reliable DNS servers and

Any ideas as to what may be causing my system to refuse to download specific web sites?

Answer:Some sites will not load, some load partially, most are fine - browser independent

and welcome to the Forum

Will those sites open with IE?

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I have always worked in Chrome. My work page won't load anymore, as of last week. I tried it in Internet Explorer, and then tried FireFox. Chrome and Internet Explorer both say the problem is with the site, not with my computer or my firewall. FireFox says the site may be busy and can't be contacted. Every other employee, including my husband's computer in the next room, can load this site.
I have tweaked my proxy settings to allow automatic connections. I have disabled Kaspersky and Ad Mucher. I have done three progressively early system restores, to times when I was able to load the web page. I have turned the computer on and off after each new fix I tried. Nothing has worked.
Any suggestions?

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I have this blue screen problem!!.. I can't format my machine and my current software is Vista.. But I tried to load XP, when starting to load after pre-loading, I took this blue screen alert!!.. How can I format my machine? HELP ME PLS!!

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I have some problem with my Intel Core 2 Duo CPU with 2k RAM, OS used is Windows Vista Ultimate 64.
My PC seems to crash every time when I try to load two or more webpages simultaneously while playing an online game in the other tab. I have been facing this issue only after I re-installed my Windows Vista after a format. Since then, I tried removing every odd software and kept it as plain as possible with just Avast Antivirus for protection.
This blue screen pops up showing some error and also "MULTIPLE_IRP_REQUEST_COMPLETED". Also, at the bottom of the screen, it shows that it is dumping physical memory.
It happens every now and then. Is something wrong with my Hard disk? It is brand new . Please help me resolve this issue.

Answer:Multiple IRP Request complete

Can you follow this post here.
and this one too

If jcgriff2 doesn't appear (as he's the expert) I can at least try to see what I can from anything else you give me.

Can you also post your full system specs

Graphics Card
PSU (power supply unit)
HDD (hard drive)

Your anti virus program too.

If you have problems posting these things just ask me how to find it.

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Well i recently got several bluescreens with this error ("multiple irp complete requests"), so i googled it and a thread on techsupportforum said it would be connected to faulty drivers. im updating all device drivers trough device manager now, meanwhile i wanna upload my log file so you guys can check trough it and maybe tell me what exactly caused the error.

my system:
clevo p177sm; i7 4700mq, gtx 780; win 8.0


log file from c:\windows\minidump:
btw this is the thread im referring to:
[SOLVED] Multiple IRP Complete Requests
it is in the win xp section so i wanted to get sure im doing things right :)

Answer:multiple irp complete requests

Bump... someone actually care?

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Good morning,About a month ago, my sister got a problem with her computer. It is an old Dell Dimension 3100 Desktop PC. Anyway, anytime she tries to boot the computer now, a blue screen comes up that says:''A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer''MULTIPLE IRP COMPLETE REQUESTS**STOP 0x00000044 (0x865c9030, 0x00000d63, 0x00000000, 0x0000000)The message suggests that the problem may be caused by new hardware or software, but my sister assured me she didn't try to install any. She just said she downloaded something out of LimeWire and then the computer went weird with messages from her Antivirus multiplying before the computer shut down.We tried booting in safe mode, but we get the same error screen.I have searched the Internet and most people suggest it is a problem with a driver that needs to be either downloaded or updated... but I don't know which one! Even if I knew, how I am supposed to do it without getting into Windows?Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Multiple IRP Complete Requests

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i'm trying to build a SMS gateway system using GAMMU 1.09.00, currently my PC is running in Windows XP SP2 with Apache as web server (XAMPP 1.6.4). The system work perfectly (outbox and inbox running smooth). The problem is after 15-20 minutes i turn on the GAMMU service, my computer crash and got blue screen with note says "multiple_irp_complete_request"

when i look into eventvwr from START\run the message says like this

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 23/06/2010
Time: 14:04:39
User: N/A
Computer: USER-CEF6BB283E
Error code 00000044, parameter1 89976d08, parameter2 00000d62, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00000000.

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0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 34 0000004
0020: 34 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 4 Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 38 39 eters 89
0030: 39 37 36 64 30 38 2c 20 976d08,
0038: 30 30 30 30 30 64 36 32 00000d62
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0050: 30 30 30 30 0000

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hello, im getting a Multiple_IRP_complete_request BSOD. Mostly after i boot up.
Windows Error Reporting says its caused by Kaspersky Anti-Virus. The problem is i dont have that Anti-Virus. I have AVG Anti-Virus. Any body know whats going on?

Answer:Multiple IRP complete request

I would suggest you check Add/Remove {rograms for Kasperky anyway - if you did an online scan or whatever the remnants may be causing the problem.

Also, look at their site for clues from other users;

You might well be advised to run a HiJack This scan and post that here.

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I have a Dell Latitude D630 model laptop that is having problems with memory dumps (BSOD). One thing I recently discovered is that it happens pretty consistantly when removing and returning to the docking station though I don't know why. As far as troubleshooting, so far I have ran the dell diagnostics which came back clean, I also tried to reinstall fresh windows. Then put a new hard drive and reinstalled windows again. Still no luck. The laptop is still under warranty so had Dell replace the physical memory and the motherboard this still didn't help.

Answer:Multiple IRP Complete Requests

If its still under warranty SEND IT BACK!!! Thats what the warranty is for.

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I have been getting BSOD on start-up with the above message.
Bc Code 44
BCP1 88624008
BCP2 00000EAE
BCP3 00000000
BCP4 00000000
OS Version 6_1_7600
Service pack 0_0
Product 768_1
Any help welcome.

Answer:Multiple IRQ complete requests


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I'm using a desktop computer, and all of a sudden out of the ordinary, I would get a BSOD saying "Multiple IRP Request Complete". The problem is that I use a Linksys Compact Wireless-G USB Adaptar for my internet connection, and now for the past 3-4 days, I'd get internet for like 1-5 mins everytime I restart my computer, reconnect to my router, unplug/replug usb/router, basically i'm get no internet. When I go to disable the connection, ex. right clicking local connection, disable etc. The BSOD will appear and restart, I have reinstalled the drivers for the USB many times, I reformated my computer twice, and I can't seem to find the reason why this happening. In the Event Viewer it's listed as a System error :

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 11/17/2009
Time: 10:10:52 PM
User: N/A
Computer: D-032C0F7B281D4
Error code 00000044, parameter1 882b84c0, parameter2 00000d64, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00000000.

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0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 34 0000004
0020: 34 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 4 Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 38 38 eters 88
0030: 32 62 38 34 63 30 2c 20 2b84c0,
0038: 30 30 30 30 30 64 36 34 00000d64
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Hp laptop running WinXP w/SP2 stops loading at background screen. CTL-ALT-DEL works and seem to be able to run almost anything except explorer. When I browse to it, system says 'Windows cannot find "C:\windows\explorer.exe" '. Iexplorer works just fine, as does regedit, games, etc.

I even tried to use another copy of explorer on a USB stick and got the same error, even though other programs on the stick would work just fine, programs such as SIW.

I've run chkdsk /f and sfc / scannow to try and verify integrity of the system and both completed fine. I've run eventvwr and do not see any problems there.

I'm pretty well stumped and looking for some advice.

Thanks and Brgds

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my Q\ is simple does any one know away of blocking this from installing its self to your browser ?????

Answer:Prevent toolbar browser hijack from install itself

Hi rovfurness,To ensure that the malware does not install on your system, keep Windows and antivirus up to date.If the system is already infected by this malware, refer to the link mentioned below: & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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I have Vista Home Premium and an Intel Dual E6600 processor. When I am using bit torrent software (uTorrent) to download programs, it takes over most of the bandwidth. With having a dual processor, is it possible to assign a high priority for one processor to do the downloading and have the other allow me to surf normally? It takes a lot longer to load pages with the torrent software running.

Answer:How can I prevent prog downloading from taking over my browser speed?

" bit torrent software (uTorrent) "?

But aside from that, your processor doesn't determine your bandwidth. Your Internet connection does.

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to know if anyone can tell me how I can prevent users from deleting the browsing history or accessing it all together. Even if it required password access to deleting history, that would be fine as long as only I can have access to deletion.

Reason is because I have users who are denying they visit porn sites yet mysteriously I have porn pop ups on my pc even after I had them removed several times.

I think they are deleting History so I can't see if they visit or not.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Prevent Deletion of Internet Explorer IE Browser History

I really dont know of anything that will help but try searching for parental permission programs for IE that should fix your problem, like i said im not sure

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7 Browser Security Tests to Try Out and Prevent Exploit Attacks.

To draw a comparison, the internet is like the badlands of the Wild West. Full of opportunities but also a free-for-all, where you don’t know when the next attack is going to come from. The browser is one of the most vulnerable soft spots.

-- Tom

Answer:7 Browser Security Tests to Try Out and Prevent Exploit Attacks

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