Need tech support

April 2, 2007 7:16pm CST
Ok, first off, this just happened to me today. I didn't even know where it all began. I was browsing a couple of sites then after a while, Internet Explorer keeps opening to a certain site. I closed it, then after a few seconds, It opened again, this time to another site. And all this sites opening are all can't find servers. I checked the sites it opened they look normal. i wonder what hit me. this are the sites my pc kept opening and so on. So pls be careful in opening sites & autosurfs because that's where i suspected this all began. I wonder how I can solve this.
1 response
@glvfrank (32)
• China
3 Apr 07
It very much sounds like malware, if it is not virus. Some web sites, maybe wanting to increase their traffic, would "force" your computer to "automatically" install little "add-ons" for your browser, very like IE. I'm not sure exactly why people enjoy messing around with IE and making it look so vulnerable. Anyway, these so-called "add-ons" can be activated each time you open IE, even start up along with your operating system. So I guess maybe you can go to Control Panel and see if there's any unfamiliar programs installed. If so, you know how to get rid of them, or I guess maybe you need alternative browsing software or anti-virus stuff. Firefox would be a very good alternative for IE; It's faster and a lot more secure, and there're thousands of "skins" to choose from to make it prettier. As for anti-virus programs, I prefer Kaspersky, the Russian software; Very powerful and doesn't take as much of your computer's resources as Norton.
• Canada
3 Apr 07
Thanks a lot my friend. your post is highly appreciated. I tend to understand a lot more about how to deal with this kind of stuff. thanks again.