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Firefox, Ie7 And Pinball Game, Firefox.exe And Internet Explorer.exe

Q: Firefox, Ie7 And Pinball Game, Firefox.exe And Internet Explorer.exe

Well when i get on firefox and IE7 its comes up saying firefox.exe incounters problems we need to close this, same with IE7 i cannot get on any site to i got browse the net, and also it happens to a pinball game, in the games on all programs.

When i just click on the Pinball game, it open then closes.
Is there a way to stop this from happening?
I am not sure if this is Malware or a threat to the computer, but maybe you guys here may know if it is or not.

Cheers,
Samuel3.

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A: Firefox, Ie7 And Pinball Game, Firefox.exe And Internet Explorer.exe

Hello,have you run an antivirus and antispyware scan yet? What tools do you have installed? Is this an XP or other system ? Thank you.

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Well when i get on firefox and IE7 its comes up saying firefox.exe incounters problems we need to close this, same with IE7 i cannot get on any site to i got browse the net, and also it happens to a pinball game, in the games on all programs.

When i just click on the Pinball game, it open then closes.
Is there a way to stop this from happening?
I am not sure if this is Malware or a threat to the computer, but maybe you guys here may know if it is or not.

Cheers,
Samuel3.

A:Firefox, Ie7 And Pinball Game, Firefox.exe And Internet Explorer.exe.

Bumping.

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Well when i get on firefox and IE7 its comes up saying firefox.exe incounters problems we need to close this, same with IE7 i cannot get on any site to i got browse the net, and also it happens to a pinball game, in the games on all programs.When i just click on the Pinball game, it open then closes. Is there a way to stop this from happening?Cheers,Samuel3.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. I also deleted your multiple unecessary 'bumps' that might not have been needed, if you had posted in the correct forum ~ Animal

A:Firefox, Ie7 And Pinball Game

Anyone know please?

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Hi. Can you please help. My internet browsers, Internet Explorer and Firefox, keep on shutting down unexpectedly especially when I try to load a new page. In addition, when I use google in Firefox I am redirected to ad pages instead of the actual website. SInce I started having this problem, sometimes my computer freezez and the clock on my computer stops. I've run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware,Ad-Adware and even though they found some viruses it hasn't fixed the problem. Below is the hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:18:17 AM, on 4/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivCard\acautoreg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivCard\accoca.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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I have used IE forever, is firefox any better? I don't know much about it and wonder if its worth messing with?
 

A:Firefox or INternet Explorer?

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I'm randomly getting internet explorer pop ups even though i never use the damned thing. Here's my hijack this logg, can anyone tell me what i should remove? Spybots and adaware did nothing to remidy this and neither did avg. i'm all out op options.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:33:53 AM, on 11/5/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\WiFiConnector\NintendoWFCReg.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bi... Read more

A:Internet explorer Pop Ups Even While On Firefox

Hello, wingzrow to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.We Need to Run ComboFixNote to readers of this post other than the starter of this thread:ComboFix is a VERY POWERFUL tool which should NOT BE USED without guidance of an expert.How to run ComboFix:Please download ComboFix from one of the following mirrors, and save it to your desktop.This is a mirror.This is another mirror.This is yet another mirror.Disable any running Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware programs. This includes Firewalls, Anti-Virus, Spyware Scanners, etc. Any or all of them may interfere with the running of ComboFix.Double click on your desktop.Read and accept (Press Yes) to the disclaimer.For Windows XP Systems: Insta... Read more

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Hello Everyone!!!!

I just wish to find out which browser people are using for there normal browsing.

Thanks in Advance!!!
 

A:Internet Explorer or Firefox

Where's the "Opera" or "other" option? There are more browsers out there than the dumbuser default and the hyped ferret.
 

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Hi ive been having some trouble with windows internet explorer (eg. unwanted popups and i think i maybe have a trojan or keylogger type program installed). Im now using internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 so its probably my own fault for not keeping up to date with the latest version, but ive been hearing from a few people that Firefox is a faster and more secure method to surf the net then Windows IE.As im not the most technically minded person would appreciate a proffesional opinion on which is a better web browser and why? Firefox or windowsIE?

A:Internet Explorer Or Firefox?

"Which is better, IE, or Firefox", is a topic that has been discussed many times, here.Here are some links, to other topics, discussing this question:Browser wars: Pick your top browserInternet Explorer 7.0 Or Mozilla FirefoxIe7 Vs FirefoxWhat Is Better Ie7 Or Firefox?Here's a few Tutorials you might find helpful:Web BrowsersEnhancing Firefox with Browser ExtensionsSwitching from Internet Explorer to Firefox

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I have no idea whats going on but random Internet explorer popups keep appearing when I use firefox and sometimes firefox will open a new window. Someone please help meLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:54:31 PM, on 12/16/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\... Read more

A:Internet Explorer pop ups on firefox

Hello draxoon,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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my OS: XP pro

I have been using Firefox as my internet browser, yet Internet Explorer still pops up with advertisements from several companies or AOL searches for products (such as: www.searchfeed.com, c5.zedo.com/jsc/c5/ff2.html?n=377;c=99;s=36;d=27;w=1024;h=768, www.pcsecurityshield.com/lp/shield-deluxe-5.aspx?trk=WTK&affid=541, url.adtrgt.com, and other companies). These seem to pop up every few minutes.

My computer's desktop image was changed to a blue screen with a yellow box that read "Virus detected, please download an adware remover" and as a computer administrator (on our multi-user computer) i had privileges such as removing programs and changing my desktop settings. About the same time as the pop ups started occurring, I lost my administrative privileges. *note, this problem has been solved, but i thought that it may be relevant*

I asked a friend of mine to help me, and he told me to run several programs: SpyBot S&D, Spy-Ad exterminator, and HijackThis. While these programs did detect many infected files and what not, my problem didn't go away (completely), so i did a system restore and the only things that remained were the pop ups that opened in Internet Explorer.

My HijackThis log is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:57:52 PM, on 2/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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A:internet explorer pop-ups while in firefox

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Any thoughts on the advantage of installing Firefox brower instead of internet explorer. If there is, do I uninstall internet explorer? or leave it there.
Thank you in advance.
 

A:Firefox vs internet explorer?

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Hello, I have a computer that has Firefox and Internet Explorer installed (latest updates) on Windows XP Pro and everytime I launch one of them my computer freezes. It does not display an error of any kind. I cannot do anything. Although I can move my mouse anywhere. I've ran programs Ashampoo, PC Checkup and a Register clean up program. I don't know if those are any good but apperantly they do not do anything to fix my issue. I know I have access to the internet because I can connect to my messenger.

Yesterday I re-installed Firefox (trying my last way of fixing this issue) and after I finished installing it, it launched to its default website. I then closed the browser, I launched it again to recheck and my computer froze up again.

Please help me

Thank you

A:Internet Explorer/Firefox

See:What should I do when a computer freezes?http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000700.htmWindows freezes or stops responding frequentlyhttp://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000690.htm

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Is there a way to quickly change from my Internet Explorer browser to my Firefox browser?
Especially useful to see how my friends will view my web pages.

Thanks

Walt

A:Internet Explorer to Firefox

Just download Firefox

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Hi, I am using firefox 3.6.3 and internet explorer 8. for firefox i am using gmail as my client, i also have windows live mail for internet explore,the question i am asking is this. I want to scrap windows live mail and use outlook 2007,is it possible? i have not set it up yet as i am unsure if it will work with internet explorer?i do not like live mail so i want to change..can someone please help me.Thank you. Riptorn

A:Internet Explorer & Firefox

Firefox and IE do not care which email client you use. You can use any email program you like.

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How can I transfer favorites from
Internet Explorer to firefox
And vice versa

A:firefox & Internet Explorer

You don't "transfer".

You export from one and import to the other. Both browsers have built-in import/export functions.

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I am reading and hearing alot lately about firefox, in the opinions of the experts, is it really that much better than ie?

Would I be better off just uninstalling ie and only using firefox?
 

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Hey everyone:

I'm running Windows XP and I'd like to update my browser to the easiest yet most secure application. I'm currently running Internet Explorer, so I'm leaning towards IE8. However, i've heard lots of rumors about IE...that it's not secure, that there are bugs with the new IE8. With firefox, friends have told me that it isn't as easy to navigate but is safer to use than IE.

If anyone out there can tell me the pros and cons with using IE vs. Firefox I'd truly appreciate it. Also, if there's anyone out there that's having serious problems with IE8 and wouldn't suggest, please let me know! I've seen the postings with being unable to access certain websites using IE8 like pogo.com (a site that I love to use!)

Thanks in advance guys

A:Internet Explorer 8 vs. Firefox

Which you prefer is really a matter of personal preference. In no particular order, here is a list of reasons to prefer Firefox.
1. It is not a MS product.
2. It is not a part of the Windows Operating System.
3. Security patches and system enhancements are frequent and timely.
4. With the use of add-ons, you can tailor your browser to meet very individual needs.
5. It is not a MS product.
6. It loads (at least for me) pages much faster than IE.
7. It includes a spell-check function for Internet entries ( I am an forum addict).
8. Bookmarks are easy to organise and are automatically backed up.
9. Personal preferences are kept in separate files, so you can reinstall Firefox without loosing them.
10. It is not a MS product.

Regards,
John

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Hi,

I am actually having two problems.
1) I cant run Internet Explorer/Firefox
the program just shuts down after i search something using google or yahoo or whatever link I go..
now, Im using Google Chrome to post this thread. I dont know why but this one works. Maybe its better than the two?
anyway,

2) im getting a rundll23.exe error
everytime i shutdown/restart my computer, i get this error.

I've done the ATF-Cleaner thing but not the kapersky-whatever thing (because i cant get it to work , forgive my noobness >.<)

and this is my Hijackthis log.
hope you guys can help me with my problem.


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:35:07 PM, on 4/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
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A:i cant use Internet explorer/firefox

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

You are using an outdated version of HijackThis. Please uninstall HijackThis 1.99.1 in the Add or Remove Programs section of your Control Panel and delete your current version.

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We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Original topic:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...ox-367823.html

i apologize for my ignorance of the rules here.
i was in a panic mode because I do not own the computer that I have possibly infected virus..

i followed the "Preparing for the Malware Removal Process" instructions and here are report logs.

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DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Teret at 21:48:58.34 on Fri 04/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1012.303 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
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A:[v2] i cant use Internet Explorer/Firefox

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

You can read this: How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

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Im getting a custom pc in about a month and was wordering. Which internet browser should i use on it. I have heard that you dont get microsoft updates with firefox(i have never used firefox) and i have always used IE. Which should i use. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Firefox or Internet Explorer?

I`d recommend you use Firefox and only use IE for Windows updates and the odd site that doesn`t work with Firefox.

Regards Howard
 

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In your own opinion, i would like to know, what internet browser you would use and recomend.

Thanks Very Much

Paul
 

A:Internet Explorer or Firefox??

Firefox all the way
 

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Internet Explorer VS. Firefox - Which is better?

I am currently using IE but have heard that most people are switching to Firefox.

I haven't even seen Firefox much less used it, so I dont know if it is any good?

Can ANYONE give me where a good unbiased revue compairing the two?
:stickout: [Gee i'm a poet and didn't even know it.]


Thanks :grinthumb
 

A:Internet Explorer VS. Firefox

I think googling firefox vs. ie would be a start.

Personally I use firefox, I used to use ie.
Not everything works in firefox(most normal webpages do), for example sites that use active x don't work, like windows update, so you still need to keep ie around even if it isn't the main browser. I really can't stand using ie anymore after using firefox, mainly because of tab browsing, although you can achieve a similar effect by just opening ie several times, or installing a browser add on like maxthon.

But IMO, Firefox is way better, I love tabs, and the find as you type thing is nice too, plus there are extensions that let you add features that you like, and themes to change the look.
 

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Hello to everybody in this forum.
Just a dumb question from me, again to start the new year.
Should/would a site look exactly the same whether using FF or IE?
I am obviously asking as I have found a site which i have to log into,
where there is a difference between the Two?
Not life threating, but would appreciate any feedback.
Thank-you
 

A:Firefox and Internet Explorer

The site obviously looks the same on both FF & IE.
Difference being when i hit the settings tab, selecting
privacy, on IE, I get the option to change my password,
Whereas, that same page appears different on FF,
Could it be a setup/settings issue that i can adjust?
 

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Hello all of a sudden my friend sound stopped working on any internet browser Which is quite annoying since he cant do anything on yourtube or other videos site i've gone into the mixer and that but it still doesn't seem to work any help would be great

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Last week my computer had a virus that I successfully removed using Malwarebytes. Since then I have been unable to access the internet using my default browser Google Chrome (instead I receive a 'This Webpage is not available.' message with the error: Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): Unknown error.

Or with internet explorer where the following message is received: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.

Yet it works fine with Firefox. I then tried signing in via Windows Live Messenger where it failed and upon doing the connection troubleshooter received an exclamation mark next to the proxy and key ports sections.

Is there any way for me to fix it so that I can have normal internet access? One major problem right now is that I cannot even upload pictures via Photobucket or even e-mail where Google Chrome gives the message: Attachment failed. This may be due to a proxy or firewall.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:No internet via internet explorer or Google Chrome but can with Firefox (proxy error)

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Hi:
 
I don't know what the heck is going on but during the last week or so neither Internet explorer nor Firefox have been working.  What I mean is that when I click on the shortcuts they don't/won't open. 
 
 
Actually that isn't right, Firefox did work in Safe Mode but when I went to the normal mode it wan't working.  Then when I went back to Safe Mode it stopped working.  As for Internet Explorer browser, it does open halfway but then it's only a blank page where you would normally see the homepage or that error message about checking your connection. 
 
I have uninstalled an re-installed numerous times but to no avail and it's driving me crazy!
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
 

A:Firefox and Internet Explorer won't open!!!

Let's first check for malware. If you have to use Safe Mode with Networking.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run th... Read more

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Hi guys,

I started noticing a problem with one of my PCs where at first a certain folder in My Documents started closing at random and it would pop up with an error message with something about Dr. Watson program error message (Hope that rings a few bells.) A few restarts later, I was unable to access Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Every time I clicked on the icons, it would give error message: "This file may have been moved or your account may not have permission to access this file."

I went into Safe Mode and ran a full system scan using AVG but could not find anything. I also tried the Avast Worm Cleaner tool but did not find anything. Funny thing is that in Safe Mode, I am able to use Firefox or Internet Explorer (using the same account). I also tried installing and running Trojan Remover which found an exe file in the System directory that seemed suspicious but after removing it, and running the computer in normal mode, the issue persists. In Normal mode, if I right click on FireFox and "run as" I can choose the account, I choose myself again and it seemed to open and work for me. That was yesterday.

Now, I am unable to access the internet even in Safe Mode now.
Here is my Hijack This file.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:01:57 PM, on 11/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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I am having issues downloading using both here are the details. So I was trying to free up some space on the computer and it was really slow I also had issues with my web browser I would go to a new webpage and it would briefly load then it would almost freeze and I would click again and it would say not responding I would wait for about 2 minutes or so and it would finally work I would click on another link and it would do the same so after trying to free up memory I just said screw it and did a factory reset, so after that I got online with internet explorer and typed in google and I am getting a message saying internet explorer cannot display webpage so I was able to use bing and I was going to download adobe flash and the webpage is very basic there is no background there are images but they wont show up they have an x in the top left corner also there was no install button so I went to firefox using bing and downloaded it. Everything on firefox is working great except I cant download anything I can save it and view it on my ongoing downloads but I cant open it to download it. Any ideas? Thank you
 

A:Downloading using internet explorer and firefox

Clear your internet explorer

Open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, point to Safety, and then click Delete browsing history.
Select the Cookies check box, and then click Delete.
to sort out your Firefox downloading issue
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files

Have you tried using Google Chrome
https://www.google.co.za/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html
 

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Hi guys and gals,

Thanks again to those of you who helped me out with my email problem. I sit at my computer and continuously click on my "send/receive tab" not that I'm getting any mail but it feels so good to know I'm getting through.

I&#8217;ve been using Internet Explorer for years but I heard that Netscape Firefox is a better and safer browser. Anyone have any thoughts on this or is it all hype?
 

A:Internet Explorer vs. Netscape Firefox

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I have both firefox and IE7 installed on my system and personally I feel that firefox is better than IE7. So I wanted to know which one is most popular among user?

A:Internet Explorer 7 Vs Mozilla Firefox

I prefer Firefox to IE, and especially over IE7. Firefox being a stand alone browser adds a modicum of protection as well.

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I was having lots of trouble with my internet. A friend worked on my computer and installed firefox for my browser. I"m okay with that BUT my old IE keeps trying to start. For instance, I downloaded an IM and IE keeps starting and I can't the IM to work. The friend who worked on my computer disabled it but not completely. Please tell me how to keep IE from starting and how to get the firefox to take over. ThanksModerator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Internet Explorer And Firefox Browsers

I don't use FF. But in Opera, for instance, there is a setting "Make this my default browser", so try to find something similar in FF.

That said, some applications are so bundled with IE that IE must run when you try to use them. Your IM might be one of those.

You might also try telling the site you're visiting to see your browser as being FF rather than IE. Something along these lines should be in site preferences perhaps.

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I can ping my modem but when i ping my own IP it pings it 1 time and then it says request timed out. I can also ping google.com no problem or ping yahoo.com also no problem. It gives me an error when i try to telenet google.com 80.

My internet just gives me the page cannot be displayed message but msn and yahoo messenger works fine. Also my internet works when im in safe mode. Thanks for any help

Hijack Log Safe Mode
Here's my Hijack this log: Hope you guys can help me

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:50:33, on 5/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\PC Tools AntiVirus\PCTAVSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54843
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no na... Read more

A:Internet explorer and firefox not working...but MSN is

Please guys any help would be appreciated
 

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yeah i always get internet explorer ads while im using firefox D:i'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out. This is Hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 15:26:47, on 22/02/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\spkrmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\fi... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Ads when using Firefox - Help appreciated

Hello,Go to start > controlpanel > software > add/remove programs and look if you have one or more of next programs installed and uninstall them:3wPlayerAnti-LeechBitgrabberBitRollBitdownloadBrowser EnhancerCiD HelpCiD ManagerDivoCodec version X.X.X.X (X are numbers)DivoPlayer version X.X.X.X (X are numbers)DomPlayerDownload Plugin for Internet ExplorerGet-Torrent version X.X.X.X (X are numbers)KitPlayerLop.comLOP SEARCHMessenger Plus! Live & Sponsor (CiD)Messenger Plus or Messenger Plus and ClientNetpumperSearch PluginTorrent101TorrentQTorrentSpeeder version X.X.X.X (X are numbers)Ultimate Browser EnhancerWindow SearchWindow SearchingWinZixW3playerZone MediaThis because they are bundled with the malware you are dealing with (swizzor aka lop).This will uninstall the malware application.In case, during uninstall, when asked for the uninstall Verification, please enter the numbers that will appear in the window.In case it says that the file was not found, doublecheck again if you entered the exact command. If still the same, proceed with next steps.In case you can't find them,* Go to start > run and copy and paste next command below in the field:(Please make sure you copy and paste it exactly as you'll find below)"C:\DOCUME~1\Matty\APPLIC~1\UPEACH~1\Support spam manager.exe" -uninstall Hit enter.Then reboot. Important!After reboot, * Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixPo... Read more

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i am currently running IE 6.0 but i did have IE7.0 & Firefox i would like to know the pros and cons of each and which one people prefer

A:Internet Explorer 7.0 Or Mozilla Firefox

Never used IE7.Have 6 installed.I don't like anything about IE.I use Firefox.It's a more secure browser than Internet Explorer, because it doesn't use ActiveX controls, but Java applets instead.Also, if a security flaw is discovered (which doesn't happen often), it's usually fixed within a few days, as opposed to the months you have to wait for an Internet Explorer security patchIn most instances, you will find Firefox to be a faster browser than IE, especially if you employ pipelining.Firefox Web Browser - PipeliningThe reason it's faster is because Firefox doesn't come pre-loaded with a bunch of features you don't need.You can run Firefox as lean, or as bloated as you want with the use of extensions, which allow you to customize it the way you want it, not the way someone else thinks it should be.Enhancing Firefox with Browser ExtensionsExtensionsNOTE:When adding extensions I'd advise adding one at a time, try it for a couple of days, and if no problems arise, add another.Sometimes extensions have been known to cause problems, due to incompatibility's, or corrupt downloads.If you install them one at a time, and test it, it's easier to troubleshoot if one starts causing problems.I've been using Firefox for several years (since it was known as Firebird), and wouldn't go back to IE for any reason.I think once you get used to using it, you'll feel the same way.Give it a try, you have nothing to lose.If you don't like it, just uninstall it, that easy.You can find other alternati... Read more

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I upgraded to w 8.1 with firefox as my default browser. When I opened the "e" shortcut google web page opened.
I tried to download IE 11 but a message said it was already running. Can anyone help me to open IE ?

Jim Moss

A:W8.1 internet explorer opens as firefox

Hello Jim,

Double check in Default Programs to make sure that Internet Explorer is set as the default program for all of it's associations to see if it helps.

Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

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Windows Internet Explorer and Firefox keep getting redirected to advertisement web sites. I have run Malwarebytes anti-malware several times sometimes it finds things sometimes not. Also running AVG Business Edition every week, it rarely finds anything.
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 13:22:39.29 on Tue 12/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13

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

C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivIdentity\ac.sharedstore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Neptune\Equinox\sql anywhere 9\win32\dbmlsrv9.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Neptune\Equinox\sql anywhere 9\win32\dbsrv9.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr�... Read more

A:Firefox and Internet Explorer being redirected to ads

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerI'm judicandus and I'll be helping you out.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. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please refrain from running tools or applying updates 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. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Extract its contents to your desktop.Once extracted, open the TDSSKiller folder and dou... Read more

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I'm having trouble with images on certain websites. The problem occurs with both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
 

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First I can't get firefox to even open a webpage. Second IE gives me an error everytime i close a window then it closes all of my explorer windows. Anyone else having these problems?
 

A:Firefox and Internet Explorer Problems

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Um.. hi.

I'm having some problems with my laptop, I'm not sure if its Vista, my wireless card, but I'm pretty sure its not my router or ISP's fault...

Firefox and Internet Explorer stop working at random times, giving messages such as Unable to connect to server, connection timed out, etc. but my other applications that need internet connectivity work fine. MSN Messenger works and I am able to talk to others, I am able to ping other sites fine as well. P2P networks are also up and running.

Repairing the connection works at times, and sometimes it starts working again after a while, but for the most part its down until I restart the computer.

Is there any way to fix the problem? Thanks in advance and sorry for the inconvinience.

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When I click the icons on the desktop or in windows explorer they will not open up. I am using Windows XP SP3 and IE6. The processes appear in the task manager, but they just sit there.

I have tried disabling all startup programs and services and the browsers will then open up but without a connection. I can connect perfectly fine in safe mode. I just removed Antivirus Pro 2009 and was thinking it may have something to do with that. I do not currently have access to the PC in question but am able to contact someone that does. I feel that I am just missing something simple. Please help!

Thank you for your time.

A:Internet Explorer and Firefox are not openening

Restart the computer, and before opening anything check task manager (ctr+alt+delete) for either firefox.exe or iexplore.exe. If either is present, you may have the Poison Ivy Rootkit.May want to read the article here. It explains possible causes of your issue, and also how to determine if you have the Poison Ivy Rootkit.

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hello, i have a problem with both internet browser, i have a acer laptop model.aspire 4520,

with window vista, and i been trying to go on any website and it dnt work, i just say page not found, but the msn messenger works perfectly, and its connected to internet but i dnt kno wats the problem.. i had try system restore and it dnt work,


pleaseee helpp..

thank you.

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I've been trying to figure this out but I cant! I use firefox and Internet Explorer pop ups keep coming up. I have comcast mcafee but its not finding anything. please help me

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:42:53 PM, on 12/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 7100 Series\lxbxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 7100 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Internet Explorer keeps popping up with Firefox

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I've used Internet Explorer up until recently when it decided not to work. Either I have a bug that hasn't been found by all my antivirus, spysweeper stuff or Macafee deleted something important to it. Anyway, I figured I would post a hijack log in hopes for some help. Also if you know what's going on, I'll take suggestions to get Internet Explorer back up and running. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:45:46 PM, on 1/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
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Hello everyone,

I am using Firefox 2.0 and, about every 2-3 minutes, an Internet Explorer window pops up. I have tried programs like Search and Destroy, but nothing seems to help. I have included my Hijack This log. Thank you for your help.

Mike
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:35:55 AM, on 10/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\MMDiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Picasa\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\iRiver\iHP100\iHPDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Internet Explorer Popups when using Firefox

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I will admit that my normal web access is through Mozilla Firefox but I do use I.E. on a number of occasions. My problem is that, when I put in a search, or type in a URL in to the address bar on I.E., it opens up and/or goes to the page in Firefox. I can't get off my home page in I.E.

I have tried only opening I.E., and/or closing Firefox but it still does the same thing. Can anyone suggest how I can fix it so I can use I.E. too?

[Text of this message copied from the archives of another help forum. There, someone suggested that user set IE to be the default browser. I tried that but it didn't work.]

A:Internet Explorer Opens Firefox Instead.

If you're using XP, give this a try.DefaultBrowser allows you set the default web browser for your user profile in Windows XP, without affecting the other users. The list of browsers you see in the Presets are tested and working flawlessly as user defaults. Note that the user interface in Windows XP does not provide an option for setting the default browser for each user.This utility is designed for Windows? XP systems only.Apart from the Presets list, there is an option at the bottom which allows you choose the Web Browser program file and set it as the default. You may use this section if your favorite browser is not listed under Presets. As you read in the dialog, this method does not work with all the browsers. If the results are not satisfactory using this method, you can undo the configuration by clicking the Reset button.Here is the list of Web browsers that I've tested (and working) for the per-user feasibility, and their versions: (continued)....http://windowsxp.mvps.org/defaultbrowser.htm

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Hi, I've had this problem before and you guys helped me fix it easily and instantaneously so thanks so much! But now it's happening again so I'm back because whenever I use Firefox, Internet Explorer pops up and display a random site, causing my computer to stall. I have followed the 5 steps for posting the thread and believe I had downloaded and ran all scans required. Please let me know if I'm missing anything and I really appreciate you help. Thanks!

The Panda Active Scan file is attached as well as the extra.txt file (the DSS for some reason didn't produce an extra.txt file for me when I ran it this time, but it did produce one when I ran it almost a month ago so I attached that one just in case... if you need a more current one, please let me know what I can do to get it to appear) Thanks!

Here are the logs that were requested to be pasted into the thread:
Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by alexandra kloss on 2008-07-06 15:14:14
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:14:20 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
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A:Internet Explorer popping up when using Firefox

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs) if they exist:

WinButler

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Please download OTMoveIt2 by OldTimer. Save it to your desktop.
Please double-click OTMoveIt2.exe to run it.
Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):


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