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Old 05-12-2008, 08:47 PM
almostgeeky
 
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IE Internet Explorer opens multiple windows repeatedly

Every now and then, when I have Internet Explorer running, suddenly
multiple windows begin to open repeatedly. I don't think it's a trojan
or virus because it isn't different ads, it's the same site over and
over. I have to shut down the computer to get it to quit. Sometimes
they open so fast I just have to push the button to shut down, and one
other time they opened slowly so I could disconnect from the internet
and that stopped it. Because they are the same site (once it was for a
site on the help page for an application I was running). This last time
it was just a second window I had open for Google, and it was in the
middle of connecting when I closed the window, but it came back over
and over, trying to continue to connect to Google.

I only had a similar problem years ago when I had Weatherbug and I
figured out it was that application that was causing it. I got rid of
it and didn't have it again until now. I saw that there is a "fix" for
it on the Weatherbug site now. So... what does that mean? How does that
relate to my problem now? What is causing this so I can fix it? If I am
away from the computer and windows keep opening over and over, won't it
crash the computer after a while?

Help???
Mary


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Old 05-14-2008, 02:47 PM
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Re: IE Internet Explorer opens multiple windows repeatedly
There are various methods of "infesting" IE 7. It still can be a trojan and
you should do a complete scan with good anti-spyware / anti-virus systems.



On 12/05/2008 almostgeeky <almostgeeky.39bgbc@DoNotSpam.com> wrote:
>
>Every now and then, when I have Internet Explorer running, suddenly
>multiple windows begin to open repeatedly. I don't think it's a trojan
>or virus because it isn't different ads, it's the same site over and
>over. I have to shut down the computer to get it to quit. Sometimes
>they open so fast I just have to push the button to shut down, and one
>other time they opened slowly so I could disconnect from the internet
>and that stopped it. Because they are the same site (once it was for a
>site on the help page for an application I was running). This last time
>it was just a second window I had open for Google, and it was in the
>middle of connecting when I closed the window, but it came back over
>and over, trying to continue to connect to Google.
>
>I only had a similar problem years ago when I had Weatherbug and I
>figured out it was that application that was causing it. I got rid of
>it and didn't have it again until now. I saw that there is a "fix" for
>it on the Weatherbug site now. So... what does that mean? How does that
>relate to my problem now? What is causing this so I can fix it? If I am
>away from the computer and windows keep opening over and over, won't it
>crash the computer after a while?
>
>Help???
>Mary
>
>

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Old 05-14-2008, 03:36 PM
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Re: IE Internet Explorer opens multiple windows repeatedly

Thanks for the reply. I did do a scan with AVG Internet Security (all
the bells and whistles) and came up with nothing.

I have IE 6, by the way.

One thing I noticed was that both times this happened, I was having two
connections loading at the same time and tried to close one while it was
still loading. In other words, two IE windows open, one loading a page
from one website and the other starting to load a page from another
website, I changed my mind and tried to close the window. That's when
it kept opening and trying to connect anyway, and I'd shut the window
again and it would keep opening. Is there some explanation for this? If
so, I could possibly fix it?

Thanks!
Mary


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Old 09-19-2008, 08:02 AM
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Re: IE Internet Explorer opens multiple windows repeatedly

Well.. I'm facing the same issue. IE6. I've symantec Antivirus latest
patches and Symantec Protection Agent running. Still it keeps on
happnening. Atleast 8-10 times in last 6 months


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Old 09-19-2008, 03:06 PM
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Re: IE Internet Explorer opens multiple windows repeatedly

Hello. I honestly don't think it is a virus or a trojan. But I had
Symantec too and changed it to AVG. AVG did find stuff that Symantec
didn't find. In fact, I had people who repaired computers tell me that
ones brought in for repair most often had Norton running on those
computers. However, my problem with this opening windows stopped before
then. But if I was you, when your subscription to Symantec runs out, I'd
get AVG. Get the one with all the bells and whistles.
But as far as the windows opening, I think it was an application on my
computer that connected to the Internet and would just go weird. The
first time it happened, it was the application called Weatherbug. Once I
deleted it or removed it from my computer, it didn't happen again for
over a year or two.
This last time, it started when I was running another application
called Celtx, a screenwriting program. One window was connecting to
Celtx Help online and it seemed to hang up and not be getting anywhere
at all. I opened another window for a search on Google, and changed my
mind and tried closing it. That's when the windows started opening to
Google over and over. Slowly however. So two applications were trying to
reach the Internet at the same time and I closed one. So I never ever
did that again. And I haven't had a problem.
When I was researching this problem on the Internet, I saw that
Weatherbug earlier did have this problem and you could "download a fix"
from their site. This means to me that when this happens, it has
something to do with an application on your computer doing something
weird, to state it really "layman like". :O) In the first case with me
it was Weatherbug and in the second case it was something that went
wrong with Celtx software or website. With Weatherbug, I think I could
tell because the window for it would open briefly just before this
occurred.
Anyhow, try and determine what exactly you are doing when it starts
happening and if any windows for any program on your computer open or
anything. If you can get rid of the program, do so. If not, you could
just not do any actions that would create this situation.
Wow, when I say I'm "almost geeky" I mean it. I have no clue the bottom
line on this situation and if you can't figure it out, I'd call a
computer place and see if they can explain it without charging you. They
may say it's a virus but who knows. I don't think it is but then again,
I now have AVG which found one trojan on my computer that Symantec
didn't find. And I haven't had a problem since.
Good luck!
Mary


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Old 09-25-2008, 07:08 PM
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Re: IE Internet Explorer opens multiple windows repeatedly
This may or may not be the same issue, but it drove me nuts until I found a
fix so I thought I would pass it along:

--- Quote -----
IE December Security Update – addressing scattered reports of odd browser
behavior

We have received scattered reports of users experiencing odd browser
behavior after installing our most recent security update. Some of you have
reported opening a browser window that promptly hangs IE, others have
reported opening links that render blank, and finally we have reports of
multiple windows opening when initiating a browser session. After
investigating several of these reports, we have traced these issues to a
common source.

If a user has ever attempted to run IE7 Beta1 in an unsupported side-by-side
configuration with a version of IE6, IE7 Beta1 puts a registry key on the
machine the first time a user executes the IE7 version of IEXPLORE.EXE. This
key is part of an normal IE7 installation on XP, and will not be configured
correctly if an unsupported side-by-side install is used. When IE7 is
installed using the installer, the key should be removed properly upon
uninstall. A machine can also load this registry key and not remove it during
a failed IE7 installation.

To address this issue on a machine running IE 6 SP1 with our most recent
security update, locate and delete this entire key from the registry of the
affected machine:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c90250f3-4d7d-4991-9b69-a5c5bc1c2ae6}. If you are
running IE7 Beta1 in a side-by-side scenario with another version of IE, this
is not a supported scenario. Please uninstall and reinstall IE7 Beta1 in the
recommended manner.

Thank you all for your blog comments reporting this incident. Your valuable
feedback allowed us to locate this issue in IE7 Beta1 and investigate how to
prevent the problem in future.

- Jeremy Dallman

----- Unquote -------

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Old 07-14-2009, 10:23 AM
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Re: IE Internet Explorer opens multiple windows repeatedly

First check your keyboard if it is a wireless type problem may be with
it.

This problem almost drove me mental every time I touched a key computer
opened IO and kept on opening more pages of IO I changed back to a wired
key board and all was well. I then changed back to wireless board and
fault returned.


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