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    Can't stop the pop up

    I was driving down the road on friday, and an internet window popped up. The page was blank because I don't have an internet connection in my car. I hit the X button so I could see RR again. About ever 3 seconds, another window would pop up. By the time I stopped, I had 37 internet windows open. I looked at all the address and they where all the same:

    [LINK REMOVED] by Sonicxtacy02 (Malicious address)

    I googled this but couldn't find anything on what was causing this. I saw the ie, so I assumed it was internet explorer. So I deleted that program. Didn't help.

    Is there any way to stop this window from popping up, and stop any other program from trying to connect to the internet? I don't ever plan on having an internet connection in my carputer.
    I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet .

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    Chances are some program is trying to update itself and needs a 'net connection. Although, software updaters don't usually open a browser window.

    It's also possible you have some adware on your system that is trying to display popup ads.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    ADVISE... do NOT follow the above link!

    Check again.. it's not microsoft but MICROSFT missing an 'O'.

    virus/milissious software I would think..

    Riza.. tried antivirus and ad-aware?

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    Thanks guys. I'll try to scan it. I did enter the address into the address bar and it takes me to msn home page. Although, when I did that, the address changed to www.msn.com not http://www.microsft.com/isapi/redir....r=6&ar=msnhome.
    I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet .

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    Thumbs up Yes you probably have a virus...

    Crinos is probably right and you have a trojan or virus. Get it scanned and cleaned.

    Another thing that "may" be happening, and this is of course if you have a keyboard connected, one of the keys may be stuck - probably the "internet" key if it's a multimedia keyboard.

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    That could be it too. I would have never thought of the keyboard. I have a wireless sitting in a pocket on the back of the passenger seat. I'll check it.
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    Well I check my carputer during my lunch break. My keyboard does have an internet button. When I pressed it, guess what address it searched for...

    Thanks guys
    I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet .

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    I removed the link so that others dont click it. But anyway.. have you recently added any winamp plugins. Some of those have been known to carry malware.
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    Actually, the only changes I have made where installing navimon. No winamp updates. I ran a scan for virus and malware. Nothing showed up. I think qc4000 was right about the keyboard. The internet button must have been getting pressed on my seat. I just spent an hour sitting in the parking lot and the screen only come on when I pressed the internet button on the kb.

    Thanks again.
    I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet .

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    Finally! :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by rizaydog View Post
    Actually, the only changes I have made where installing navimon. No winamp updates. I ran a scan for virus and malware. Nothing showed up. I think qc4000 was right about the keyboard. The internet button must have been getting pressed on my seat. I just spent an hour sitting in the parking lot and the screen only come on when I pressed the internet button on the kb.

    Thanks again.
    Good to know you finally caught the culprit m8!

    Cheers!

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