Possible Virus or Browser Hijacker

United States
March 16, 2009 4:58am CST
I just started getting a popup message in internet explorer saying "scripts are usually safe. Do you want to allow scripts to run?" This message keeps popping up repeatedly so I can't really use explorer. I tried to go to preferences to check for a problem but got a message saying something like "this option is not allowed, check with administrator, this option is blocked". Well, I am the administrator and I am the only one that uses this computer and I didn't purposely do anything that would do this. Does anyone know what might be causing this?
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• United Kingdom
17 Mar 09
It sounds like there might be a virus on your system. Internet Explorer works just fine for me, no problems. Do you have an antivirus product on your system? If not then I would advise that you do this immediately. I personally use AVG 8.0 the free version and it works very well, I've had no problems. If you cannot access the Internet at all I suggest you restart your computer and press F8. This should take you to the Advanced Options Menu. Once you are there select Safe Mode with Networking. Try accessing the Internet by using Internet Explorer from this mode. In safe mode it's likely that the virus is non-existant. If this doesn't work there are a couple of other things you can try. How long have you had this problem with Internet Explorer? Was there a time when it was working fine? Perhaps you can use system restore to go back to this point. If this works, make sure that you get that antivirus product on your system without doing anything else. Here's the website for that: www.free.avg.com Good luck and I hope you sort your problem out. Andrew
• United States
17 Mar 09
Yes I use Avast. I am always careful about keeping an ant-virus program up-to-date and running something just got past it. And yes, I can access the internet. I normally use firefox but some websites will only allow me to use explorer. I have actually fixed the problem now. It was some kind of browser hijacker and after running several mal-ware programs I then ran "hijack this" and used it to clean out some affected registry items. I still had to go to control panel and reset my internet options to default to completely fix the damage done. My computer is back to normal although I am going to install Kasperky's and try that. Thank you all for the help and responses.
@louisex2 (204)
• India
16 Mar 09
try new version of IE i.e. 8...or try to scan ur system with latest virus definition...it's some kinda of spy-ware or something like that...