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IE8 not opening up suggested sites

Q: IE8 not opening up suggested sites

Hello - I am using IE8 Windows 7, and lately whenever I google something, and find what I am looking for - when I click on the suggested site - the new screen stays blank.

In exasperation I opened up Mozilla Firefox and I had no problem opening the suggested page that I had previously googled.

Can anyone help please?


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Preferred Solution: IE8 not opening up suggested sites

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: IE8 not opening up suggested sites

I have rephrased the message to hopefully make it clearer. (as I have had no nibbles lol)

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Does anyone use this feature on IE11? I quite like it but tonight it doesn't seem to be working. Not sure if that was the case pre patch tuesday today or not. Anyone else seeing same? I have another laptop running ie9 and thee aren't working on this either - very very occassionally the suggestions do come up

A:Suggested sites

Ignore me - it's fine now. Must of been a temp glitch at Microsoft!

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No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?

A:Suggested Sites

Quote: Originally Posted by Edsaid

No matter how often I say "No" to "Suggested sites" in IE 8 (Windows 7) it keeps coming back and hogging my taskbar. Is there a way I can shoot this thing so it stays dead?

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I guess the IE is messed up resulting this behaviour. The best thing to do would be to reset IE to default settings then try to turn off suggested sites might fix it.

Tools | Internet Options | Advance | Reset

Hope this helps,

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Often when I log on to IE 9, suggested site icon appears on my favorites bar. I can remove the icon,but the suggested sites (3), keep coming back. How can I get rid of this icon once and for all.

A:IE 9 suggested sites

If you right click in the top bar you can uncheck the Favorites bar, but also via Tools - Internet options - Advanced - in the Browsing section, ensure that the box for Enable Suggested Sites is also unchecked - Apply - OK

And Welcome to the forum

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Another day, another pointless and waste of my life ie11 problem.
What is it today?  enterprise mode? Activex? nope, suggested sites.
Tell me why every user has 100s of suggested site links adding to their favourites bar? Also why are all of them empty. Just 100s of empty favourites called suggested sites.

How does this software get released.
This is the same in windows 10 as well, so don't come with that non sense about it being a windows 7 problem.

At least in windows 10 ie11 doesn't need 10 broken prerequsties and another 10 cumulative updates before it works correctly.

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I have IE9; Suggested Sites keeps appearing on my toolbar, even though I have unchecked it in the options. Is there a way to prevent Suggested Sites from appearing?

A:Suggested sites keeps appearing

Try this

Disable and Remove Suggested Sites From Internet Explorer 8 - How-To Geek

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I have unchecked the Enable Suggested Sites feature in Tools > Advanced > Browsing.
Yet, IE 10 keeps suggesting web sites to my while I'm typing web addresses into the address bar.
How can I reliably disable this behaviour? I don't want to feed search engine robots.

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A:How can I disable Suggested Sites feature in IE 10?

How can search from the address bar be disabled?

In the Manage Add-ons Search Providers dialog you could disable Search Suggestions for your default search provider and optionally uncheck:  Search from the Address bar.   Related to this from the Options Contents tab you could
navigate to Autocomplete Settings and uncheck Use AutoComplete for Address bar.   I think it is probably Search Suggestions that is bothering you the most but you might not be liking the AutoComplete for Address bar feature too.  Otherwise
I think disabling Search from the Address bar means that you can't use the IE search feature at all, even trying an explicit question mark space (? ) prefix, which I think is more drastic than one might expect.  Disabling Search from the
Address bar also has the quirky effect of forcing the feature of allowing single-word Intranet names to be used without a protocol prefix, which is otherwise needed to bypass the user's default search provider when such connections are slow.

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hi i turned off suggested sites in ie9 but it still shows up on favorites bar sometimes 2 or3 times heres a pic

is there a registry key to delete it it constantly does this im on windows 7 home premium 64 bit thanks

A:internet explorer and suggested sites


If you right click it, will you be able to see a box where you can get a possibility?

Best Regards,

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I keep deleteing Suggested Sites, and they keep reappearing.

I went to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced and unchecked "enable suggested sites" but they still keep coming back.

A:Suggested Sites keeps appearing on Favorites Bar

What do you mean when you say they keep appearing?

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I am running windows xp pro sp3 with IE8. I have tried everything to try and remove the Bing browser and it keeps returning no matter what I do.
Does anyone have a fix for this.
Thanks in advance.

A:how to permanently remove Bing and Suggested Sites

EDIT: I just remembered something where you may not have to do any of the below. I never use IE so it slipped my mind. Go into IE's options, programs, manage add-ons. Right click any crap you see there and remove it if possible or disable it if removing is not an option. I would still go to add or remove programs and see if there's any crap there.
Well, try going into add or remove programs and uninstall IE8 and any other entry with Bing or MSN. You will have to reboot afterwards and will be back to IE6. Download Internet Explorer 8 and install it. This is the original version without all that crap. When installing, have it download updates. When finished you will be asked to reboot. Go to Windows Update and run a scan to make sure everything is up to date.
To disable suggested sites, first back up your registry by following the instructions below.
Please visit http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/, download and install/unzip ERUNT. Run ERUNT, click OK at the Welcome dialog, accept the default values that are pre-filled in and pre-checked, click OK, click yes and OK when it's done.
To restore the backup at a later date, navigate to the ERDNT folder in your Windows directory, open the folder with the date you want to restore from and then click ERDNT.EXE. It will restore your registry but it needs to reboot to do so. When it asks you to do so, click yes.
Once you've backed up the registry, merge the attached reg file by double clicking ... Read more

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I want to infect me. This thing seems strange or crazy, but I would like to see how some malware behaves and also so that I can try to remove them. I need tips to infect me and sites that I can collect malware to analyze them (or rather, try to analyze them). 
In the study of malware, need to keep me motivated and I do not infect me, I will not be motivated to learn how to remove infections. 
I appreciate any help, and if they can not post links malware here, for obvious reasons, send me MP.
Note: Excuse me for the bad english, I used Google translator.

A:Suggested sites database to analyze malware

One of the primary goals of Bleeping Computer is to assist victims of infection with removal and to prevent the spread of malicious programs, not encourage them. Therefore, we will not provide links to malware or malicious sites where infections have been contracted and spread. Others reading this topic may use the information for nefarious purposes or an unwitting novice user may accidentally click a link and end up infecting their computer.For those and other obvious reasons, we are not going to provide specific information in a public forum and by policy, we don't provide assistance via PM. However, you can perform a Google search on "how to infect your computer on purpose" which will provide information such as this article.You can also read this topic which explains the most common ways malware is contracted and identifies the types of sites where you can easily get infected by not following the advice provided to protect yourself.If your intention is to infect a VM for the purposes of testing, be aware that not all malware will work in that environment. Malware writers have been able to create malicious files which can detect if it is running in a VM. When that detection is made, the malware is able to change its behavior by not running any malicious code which can infect the operating system. This is a deliberate technique to make analysis/detection more difficult for security researchers who use VMs to study infections in order to understand the methodology used and f... Read more

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The address bar in IE11 displays some (famous) websites which I have never visited. I think they stated to appear after I updated IE recently. Any ideas how to remove them? They do not show up in favourites. I have attached the example images.

A:remove default favourites/suggested sites IE11

Hi mpallins welcome to SevenForums,
Go to Internet options via the Gear symbol on the top right,
Content section/ Autocomplete settings,
See if suggesting url's is checked,

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Since the recent upgrade to Windows 10, my history, favorites and Bing suggested sites are visible on the address bar.  I tried to remove this thread, but I was not successful.  I was directed to Group Policy and the page suggest that my computer
is covered under a corporate restriction, but this is my personal laptop and my internet service is provided by Spectrum, which includes a TV Streaming package.  Does the Streaming package allow Spectrum to attach a Group Policy to my laptop?  If
not, I need clear instructions on how to remove any superfluous or hidden restrictions from my laptop I did not give permission to restrict or make available for sharing with anyone.  Please be advised that through this service (Spectrum), I have experience
extraordinary hacking, malicious mischief, and blocks of interruptions, off-line, and lack of service for two or more weeks.  This created a massive lost in Windows 10 upgrades, which I had to solicit three technical assist from Microsoft.


Grace B. Wade-Jones

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I have Windows XP and use Firefox 3.0.11 as my preferred browser, though the problem occurs while using IE8 as well.

While browsing, a series of new windows will open automatically. They are new, full sized windows (as opposed to small pop ups) and are usually for dating sites, various ad sites (horoscopes, who has a crush on you type stuff) and the search site www.icanseek.com (complete with random"pre-programmed" search results). I know I'm infected, it's the "What do I do" part that I'm after!

I believe it is some form of malware, but I'm not sure what I'm dealing with (not a computer expert, that's why I'm here!)

I have tried the following Anti Spyware/Malware programs in an attempt to remedy the problem:

MalwareBytes' Anti Malware
Spybot Search and Destroy
Spyware Doctor
AVGFree 8.5
Windows Bit Defender

All were the free versions. I shut down and restarted the computer after EACH scan. (This has taken me a few days.)

Most of the programs found and healed/deleted/dealt with several "infections" but none actually fixed the problem.

On another forum I read that this may not be a simple malware issue, and that it is possibly attached to a larger application or program installed on my computer. Possible sources listed were www.DesktopSmiley.com and something called System Search Dispatch. I found a program called System Search Dispatch in my add/remove programs list. It w... Read more

A:Ad sites and "icanseek.com" search sites opening randomly

We need to disable Spybot S&D's "TeaTimer"TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.Click and then on "Advanced Mode"
You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, press Click on Click on Uncheck this checkbox:
Close/Exit Spybot Search and DestroyPlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.38) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and cont... Read more

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Hey All,

I created this thread that can hopefully serve as a FAQ about these new features of IE 8, how they work, how they are the same and different. I have modified my Favorites Bar to remove the Suggested Sites icon, because I personally don't care to have recommended sites downloaded when IE is not running and IE 8 gives an "Are you sure?" as to whether or not you want to turn "Suggested Sites On." I am just learning the +'s and -'s of these new features.

If any users want to give an overview, positives, negatives, or personal experiences with these new features or ask questions about them, please post here, Thanks for your help!


A:IE 8 FAQ on Web Slices, RSS Feeds, and "Suggested Sites" Option

Sorry, did not find the thread.

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Hello all, I looking for some help on tring to get rid of the "Suggested Sites" link in my favorites bar, even when is turned off from the options menu. I delete it and after a few re-launches of the browser it reappears (but still turned off). I just want it off & not to ever reappear in my favorites bar. I'm now running Windows 7 w/ IE8 & this also happened when I was using Vista. Thanking you in advance

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i am using Windows7 32Bit
Firefox 3.5.5
Google Chrome
Some of the Sites are not opening [aima-ind.org]
Says "The connection has timed out"
SS Attached
neither on IE8 nor on Chrome or FF
PLz Suggest...what to do.

A:Some Sites Not Opening


I believe that is a good clue the site is down. Try accessing the site from another machine, preferably outside of your current network.

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Hi, after visiting a site which tried to make alterations to my home page yesterday, IE7 cannot open many sites - but is happy to open my home page google, yahoo etc.

I have run spybot s&d and fixed problems, but no luck. I would be very grateful for you any assistance.

Thank you


Hijack log is:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:54:48 PM, on 7/17/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...rio&pf=desktop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page... Read more

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Hi Guys i am trying to open a website in UAE http://eas.itzcash.com/ . its opening in india very well but here its not working. it says connecting and after few minutes page displays network error or server busy.
Can anybody help to open this site in UAE? Will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Sites not opening in UAE

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My friend's IE isn't working. She uses IE 6 on Windows XP.


I can open my homepage just fine, check my e-mail on my homepage, but as soon as I try to go to a different website, my friggin computer freaks out, opens like 57 new browser windows and then freaks again and closes them all

What can she do to fix this? She can't open up the Windows page to download IE 7, which is the only thing we could think of that she hasn't tried.

A:IE 6 not opening most sites

Click on this link to download IE7

to download IE7 form the link above just right hand click on it and click 'save file as' then save it and install it.

the link comes from:

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Some sites work and some don't. Just says cannot be found. Hotmail and other main sites.

Hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:08:04 AM, on 9/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\STOPzilla.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\Ser... Read more

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Hello, Recently I just installed AVG 9.0 (from a bittorrent site, yes I know, I know) and after completing the installation my browser is either slowwwww or a tab will open up to a new website. I've ran Windows Defender, Spybot, removed that AVG suite and installed Avira free edition and my firewall is on. But still nothing is happening. I did notice while using super utilities spydoctor that it says that I have hotbar but It's not in my program features to remove it. Now as far as my computer performance without using a browser, it's still great but once I get on the internet pages load slowly after the first url pops up. So here are my logs dds/ark.txt/attach.txt.Windows 7 spybotMalewarebytesAvira Free editionOkay I finally solved this problem which I should have done this in the beginning.So I went into safe mode and ran Spybot, found a few cookies that were tracking = ok, Antimalware didn't find anything hmmmm = ok and then finally ran the micrsoft security essentials and found the virus win32/alueron so I'm good now, no more redirecting tabs...Thanks and you can mark this as solved!!!

A:Firefox keeps opening another tab/url (various sites)

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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this is the log file created when combofix is run pls help meComboFix 09-07-14.07 - Killer 07/15/2009 14:19.1.2 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1013.576 [GMT 5.5:30]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Killer\Desktop\Fix.exeAV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090714-0] *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\windows\Installer\195e238.msic:\windows\system32\msssc.dllc:\windows\system32\tmp.reg.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-06-15 to 2009-07-15 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-07-10 11:33 . 2009-07-10 11:33 15739760 ----a-w- c:\documents and settings\Killer\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\www.macromedia.com\bin\airinstaller1x0\airinstaller1x0.exe2009-07-10 05:24 . 2009-07-10 05:24 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\Sun2009-07-10 05:06 . 2009-07-10 05:06 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\xing shared2009-07-09 10:11 . 2009-02-05 21:06 23152 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswRdr.sys2009-07-09 10:11 . 2009-02-05 21:06 51376 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\aswTdi.sys2009-07-09 10:11 . 2009-02-05 21:05 26944 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\aa... Read more

A:microsoft sites not opening

ComboFix logs should not to be posted or discussed outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic in the Am I Infected forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/Explain the nature of your problem. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.This topic is now closed. The BC Staff

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I have a problem that when i try to go to the page of google i.e., www.google.com then it shows some error message or goes to some other websites.
But I am able to access some sites like www.ask.com etc..
Please Help me.

A:Google And Other Sites not opening

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I have been having problems lately but haven't had time to deal with them - it's now time. When doing a google search - often times am redirected when I try to go to a link from google. Now some web sites are being redirected or not working when entering the address in the address bar. I've run adaware & spybot - below is my hijack this log. Am getting the following when trying to open some web sites, either that or page cannot be displayed. res://C:\Windows\System32\shdoclc.dll/dnserror.htm Also, control panel won't open. Another weird thing is System32 folder launches at startup.Please HelpThanks!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:56:35 PM, on 12/26/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2800.1106)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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC... Read more

A:Ie Sites Not Opening Or Being Redirected

You may want to print out these instructions for reference, since you will have to restart your computer during the fix.Please download FixWareout http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exeorhttp://swandog46.geekstogo.com/Fixwareout.exeSave it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, then make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish. The fix will begin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.When your system reboots, follow the prompts. Afterwards, Hijack This will launch. Fix these with HJT ? mark them, close IE, click fix checkedO17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D70710FE-08B8-4A01-9FAA-F42A9756853F}: NameServer =, - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer = you have connection problems after this* Go to Control Panel. - If you are using Windows XP's Category View, select the Network and Internet Connections category. If you are in Classic View, go to the next step .? Double-click the Network Connections icon? Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties.? Hilight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.? Be sure Obtain DNS server address automatically is s... Read more

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Here is a basic description of what is going on.. Ocasionally (every 5-10 min) a pair of IE windows pop up and attempt to direct me to various sites to by crap. Recently a dialouge box in vista has asked me to allow an item to continue, it refers to a file in my temp folder. I have run DDSI have disabled my cd emulation, i havea firewall runningi have attempted to run GMER However it has repeatedly caused page faults and BSOD. once it got a fair way through the scan before failing but i have been unable to complete a scan. here is my dds log. DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Travis Henderson at 9:09:24.04 on Mon 08/23/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1542 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svcho... Read more

A:IE opening and sending to add sites and more!

Hi Valisk,Welcome to Bleeping Computer!My name is mpascal, and I will be helping you fix your problem.Before we begin, I would like give a few guidelines so that we can fix your problem as quickly and efficiently as possible:Be sure to follow all my instructions carefully! If there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask.Please do not do anything or perform other steps unless I have asked you to do so.Please make sure you post all logs I ask you to, and make sure that the entire log gets posted.Don't attach any logs unless asked. Posting them in the forums will make them easier to analyze.If you are unsure of how to reply, or need help with anything regarding the website, please look here.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. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will revi... Read more

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i have just started having a problem with web sites opening at random
while i'm on line , not porn sites but sites like stampe .com etc.

this just started happening and i don't know how to fix ??

any help would be great

A:un wanted web sites keep opening

hijack extract to it's own folder,run it and then post the log in the security forum for one of the experts to tell you what to do with it
you can d/l the programs here

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I can not get IE7 to open my college netmail. (it just keeps trying until it times out) I ended up downloading firefox which opens it just fine. But want to know is there some setting in IE7 that I can change to make it work?

A:IE 7 not opening poperly on some sites

Hello and welcome to TSF

What security programs do you have installed?

Open up Internet Explore, click Tools, Internet Options, click on the tab Security and underneath 'Security Level for this Zone' put it on Medium.
Then click on the tab Privacy and under 'settings' put it on Medium. Click Apply then Ok.

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Some sites like yahoomial.com are not getting opened in any of my browser. I have tried to disable my firewall, reinstalled the browser, cleaned the system everything but nothing works... it keeps on loading but never loads the page.... while from cmd i m able to ping the sites... plzzzz help plzzz!!

A:Some sites not opening in any browser :( :( HELP !!!!

are all those sites java, flash? what do they have in common?
did you try multiple browsers like IE, firefox, chrome?

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in my computer i am unable to open any antivirus sites and also unable to update antivirus

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Hi all,I am new here and would like to start by thanking you for providing a great place to get help with malware problems.In the last week or so I have been having a problem when using Firefox (I didn't try any other browser). In middle of nowhere, a new tab would open up and take me to some ad site or similar. To try to find the problem I downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials ran it and fixed whatever it told me to. When the problem persisted I downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and ran it and fixed all the problems found. My next try -- at the advice of a technician I know -- was to download ComboFix, I ran it and fixed all problems it found. But the problem is still persisting! That's when I came here for advice.I followed all the instructions found here.So here is my DDS log, and thank you very much in advance!:DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Matti at 12:43:29.43 on Thu 11/18/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16830Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.2046.750 [GMT -5:00]AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDE}SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Norton Internet Security *enabled* (Outdated) {CBB7EE13-8244-4DAB-8B55-D5C7AA91E59A}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\... Read more

A:Firefox opening new tab - ad sites

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Ive been having this problem for awhile now, and it is a growing frustration for me. For some reason, certain aspects of microsoft related websites will not open for me. The main two ive noticed are microsoft downloads and zuneboards.com. I can browse microsoft downloads, but whenever i try to download a file it takes me to a "this page cannot be displayed" error. This happens no matter where i attempt to download the file from, be it the microsoft download center website, a direct download link (go.microsoft.com/...), or from another site (such as a download from the zune site. I am also having troubles with zuneboards.com. I can see the other zune sites, but for some reason every time I attempt to access this site I get the page cannot be dispayed error. This goes for all links to within zuneboards.com as well. I am totally confused on what could be causing this, it seems like a peculiar error. I have been having the problem for awhile, and with various links/files, so i know its not just a temporary issue with the site being down or something. My computer is pretty bogged down, perhaps there is some level of spyware/malware doing something strange that i havent been able to find with my limited protection (avg free, lavasoft). Any help would be greatly appreciated, and let me know if i can do anything to help (HJT log or whatever). Thanks again

A:Microsoft Sites Not Opening

Download and install Superantispyware (freeware) here:


Be sure after installing to update the definitions and run a complete scan of your system. Superantispyware detects a lot of items other spyware apps do not.

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Recently my laptop started opening IE itself.

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:27:43 PM, on 8/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\... Read more

A:IE opening itself and going to random sites

Anyone? It's not as bad as it was but is still happening.

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All day at work when I use my laptop I can log onto a certain site/message board that I use on a daily basis yet when I get home and turn on the same laptop for some reason I cannt log onto teh site.

Anyone know how I can fix this?
Oh yeah, this only started after I installed SP 2

A:Problems opening certain sites....

FWIW - the site associated with the ezboard.com site and it won;t even let me log into the ezboard.com site.

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I was using win xp and i have change it to win 7 then all secure sites like https:// are not opening why it is happening there is no problems on opening HTTP sites how to fix the problems?

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I've had an ongoing problem with pop up ads. They open a IE browser window periodically, whether I have launched IE for that session or even when its process isnt running like This is one:
or http://ca.thelovercalculator.com/Other/?a=AdOn

the window usually has a name that says trafficking site and it sorta scares me.. Even blocking some of the various sites at my router is not helping as it seems to cycle through a great many sites.
I am running XP Pro SP2, and I have run a spybot scan and an Ad-Aware scan with no success. I have looked in msconfig for any suspect services or startup items. Not sure what else to do there...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:54:33 PM, on 2007-12-09
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007\pavsrv51.exe
E:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007\AVENGINE.EXE
E:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007\TPSrv.exe
E:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
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A:iexplorer is opening random sites!!

You are being helped here: http://forum.tweakxp.com/forum/Topic231349-29-1.aspx

I am closing this thread.

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hi all. I am new to this as well as not being overly computer literate! This is what I would like to know:
can an unwanted site open itself up in a new tab in firefox?
does the 'recent pages' list show pop ups or only sites that have actually been opened (including sites that have opened 'themselves')?

cheers for any help

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Does anyone have any idea what could be causing IE not to open PHP sites. I own a few sites and they open fine but the foums to them do not open. Also I have a few photobucket accounts and they don't open either, and there PHP.

What I mena by not opening is, it will go to the site and say done in the status bar but just hang there on a white blank page. I have done everything I could think of, including resetting IE, reloading IE, spyware removal with spybot, spysweeper, Ad-Aware, CWshredder, LSPFix, Bug Doctor, and ewido security suite. I now have the cleanest system on the internet but still can't open PHP sites.

I can however open these sites with firefox, but rather use IE seeing firefox does not show style.css pages and is not compatible with some sites.

Does anyone know why this could be happening. Here is what HiJackThis picked up, anyone know what's going on here.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:27:09 PM, on 10/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:PHP sites not opening with internet explorer

Closing duplicate, please reply here:



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I am able to access few websites out of my favorites list and many others as Facebook are not opening since a clean-up 2 days ago. Please help.

A:Internet working but many sites not opening!

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I would be grateful for any assistance you can offer about a problem which has developed on my laptop.
When connected to the internet I get a regular quantity of unrequested webites opening at random, some of which are definitely websites I don't want to view. They are sometimes associated with an error message saying MAHelper has stopped working and Windows closes the site down.
I am running an HP G70 laptop with Vista Home Premium 32 bit SP2 with Avast antivirus. The PC is mainly used for work activities (document authoring) with a bit of internet access for emails and hobbies.
Thanks for any help you can offer

A:Unrequested web sites opening at random

Hello it appears you have picked up at least a browser hijacker. I am moving this from Vista to the Am I Infected forum as you are.Hello and welcome please run these next. If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it.Next run ATF:Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 2MBAM 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.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-c... Read more

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quick question - my IE7 is logging me out of password-protected sites whenever I click a link that opens a new window.

It happens when I log onto a site then click a link in that site that opens a process for that site in a new window (e.g. inserting a picture or selecting a search option).

I've tried the technique of going to "Folder View -> View -> Launch Folders Windows in a separate process" but it's still logging me out.

Any other ways to fix this?


A:IE7 - logs out of sites when it opening new window

I'm not sure if i understand this problem but if i'm right try to right click the link and hit open in a new tab.

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i know someone has to know the answer to this question....i cant figure it out figure that its something easy to do but i must be overlooking something....each time i open a site in a new window the screen comes up in a small window...all i would like to know is how to set it so it will come up in a normal sized window...i dont know what made it decide to open in a small one but its very aggrivating having to resize it each time....any help will be greatly appreciated

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A little confusing your instructions ask me to attatch the Attach.txt file but reading this file it says UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT

So I have sent both

I hope that is ok


Stephen Hoadley

A:Links keep opening ip addresses to other web sites

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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In Internet Explorer or FirFox i am unable to open mcafee sdat, i want to download sdat but unable to open site. i am having 30 pc in my network, some are windows XP and some are windows 2003, in some pc's i am able to download sdat either windows (xp or 2003). and in all pc's i am using same public IP for internet

what would be the problem please help me

thanks & Regards

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Hi! Just want to start when this problem started. I usually leave my computer alone for when I am downloading big Steam games.But yesterday when I came back I noticed that my computer restarted, "No biggie" must have been a Power outage or something.I opened up Google Chrome and here is what I got:http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/444/6232012114654am.jpg/http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/815/6232012114647am.jpg/This only happens to Google sites. Facebook, Yahoo etc are not affected.I tried using the common anti-viruses AVG, Spybot and MalawareBytes here is what I got:http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/407/6232012113919am.jpg/ http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/42/6232012113556am.jpg/http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/6232012113015am.jpg/http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/254/6232012112058am.jpg/The LogFILE for MBAM:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Trial) version: v2012.06.22.12Windows 7 x64 NTFSInternet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385Lorenzo :: LORENZO-PC [administrator]Protection: Enabled6/23/2012 10:09:54 AMmbam-log-2012-06-23 (10-13-03).txtScan type: Quick scanScan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUMScan options disabled: P2PObjects scanned: 208233Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 34 second(s)Memory Processes Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Detected: 6HKCR\CLSID&#... Read more

A:Having Problems with Opening Google Sites

closed topic as being helped on http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1058212-having-problems-opening-google-sites.html

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i tried a few Winsock "fixes"... nothing has worked....
i tried IE 7 beta.... nothing...
i tried Firefox.... nothing

any HTTPS:// works great.....

any ideas?

A:Windows is only opening HTTPS sites!?!?!

Please, one thread per issue. Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/467725-windows-only-opening-https-sites.html

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