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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by punkyjewster41, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. punkyjewster41

    punkyjewster41 Senior Member

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    Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but it was just getting really annoying. I use firefox as my browser, but still everytime i start up my computer IE opens up automatically and stalls or slows my computer down. Does anyone know how to undo the setting to make it automatically open when i start my computer?
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Why does IE open when you start your computer?
     
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    punkyjewster41 Senior Member

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    um...I dont know? thats why i posted this.....
     
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    Had the same problem, and i'm pretty sure there is no way to stop it.

    Best bet is too use Adaware, spy sweeper, seek & destroy, or any other spyware demolishing device to get rid of all the shit on your computer.

    Other than that, your only choice is to reformat. I dunno what else to tell you.

    Stay away from pr0n sites. :ph34r:
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    or go on the Ad-free porn sites. :eek:
     
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    lswhitecivic Senior Member

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    Did IE get put in your startup folder? Go to

    C:\Documents and Settings\*Username*\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    where *Username* is the name that you logon as. If there is an IE icon there just delete it.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Open "run" from the start menu, type in msconfig and hit enter. Open the startup tab, and see if "Internet Explorer" is on teh list, and if it is, see if it's checked. If it is checked, uncheck it, and hit "apply" Then reboot.
     
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    ^^ I don't think thats going to work. I have a feeling he has mad spyware problems.

    go to http://www.lavasoft.com and download Ad-Aware. Run that and see if that takes care of the problem. If you can't remove the spyware with Ad-Aware, I suggest you back everything up and reinstall windows. I had to do this a couple of times when I got horrible spyware.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Better advice than I think anyone here is going to post about getting rid of Spyware, trojans, and virus....

    http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

    If it is Spyware/Malware/Virus and it is opening IE on it's own, than Adaware and other removers may not be able to really get rid of it.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    start-> run
    msconfig

    start up

    uncheck all the crap you don't need.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    That's what I am saying :) I think it is just a misconfiguration somewhere, clciked a "yes" to do something without thinking about it. Just I haven't heard of a spyware/malware that opens IE at start up, of course there are millions of them out there.
     
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    thanks, worked perfect
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Cool. Now if it starts doing it again, than we can assume an outside force is causing it to open itself. If that's the case, we can figure it out.
     
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