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IE causing problems for me in firefox

Post by JuddWack » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:52 pm

Don't know why but recently ie has been in my task manager at boot up but I used EasyCleaner to check my boot up programs and it isn't listed. The problem is that I randomly, but always frequently here a clicking noise and it sends firefox to the background. If I'm typing it is incredibly annoying. When I click End Process it will resurrect itself in about 30 seconds. What is going on?
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Post by JellyWarrior » Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:08 pm

I'd do a spyware check. Perhaps some nasty program is using the IE active X control to do things.
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Post by hearld500 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:54 am

Firefox? Go opera.
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Post by JellyWarrior » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:29 am

Opera is an EXCELLENT browser, but I find it too limited.
Even with the fancy stuff turned off it's still too fancy for it's own good.

It has the best CSS, and SVG support of all the browsers though, and the Pocket PC version kicks total arse.
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Post by Skynet » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:35 am

Been using Opera on and off, mainly as a secondary browser and not primary, for the last... 8-9 years or so.
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Post by JuddWack » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:59 am

Well searching for spyware worked. Easy enough.
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Post by JuddWack » Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:39 am

This problem keeps coming back and it looks like it has to do with the iexplore.exe process. Seem like a virus. I haven't found a source on the internet yet I believe I can trust for help. Then again I just had a 16 hour flight and haven't slept in about a day and a half so I can't think properly. Has anyone had problems with this?
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Post by butters » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:39 am

I'd go ahead and reinstall Windows if I couldn't get rid of a piece of spyware.
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Post by Ex-Cyber » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:18 am

Sounds like BHO (browser helper object) malware. This stuff uses an Internet Explorer programming interface intended for toolbars, download managers, and other software that "needs" to integrate with the browser. It's not terribly hard to get rid of the BHO itself, but butters has the right idea; there's no telling where else it may have hooked itself into your system.
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Post by JuddWack » Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:37 pm

Yeah it might be time for a clean sweep. Some other people recomended that. I just wish I knew where it came from so I'm sure it doesn't happen again.
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Post by djray » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:56 pm

hey judd... what are you using to clean out your spyware?

i'd use AVG Anti-spyware:
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5

HijackThis! is also useful if you know your stuff.

anyway i wanted to post in the first place about opera!
make the interface more like firefox with this handy opera toolbar setup:
http://my.opera.com/Rijk/blog/2007/02/0 ... -new-munin

it's my primary browser, and after that it is *gasp* IE7 with the IE7Pro add-in.
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Post by JuddWack » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:01 am

I've been very cautious of my browsing these days and it seems to have stopped. I cleaned it out with spybot and rebooted. Seems ok, been a few days since it caused any problems.
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