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Windows 7: many browser windows opening automatically (must be virus?)

22 Jul 2012   #11
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chas53 View Post
thank you very much.

I talked to a very knowledgeable friend.
he suggested I get rid of malwarebytes.

and download and run spybot.

I did. it found 12 problems and fixed them. including 2 browser helper objects.

will hold off on sfc scannow for now.

thank you very much.

hoping problem is fixed.
Spybot S&D was a very good product sometime ago and is most likely still viable, but I wouldn't remove MBAM and replace it with Spybot. Plus, it never hurts to have additional tools to use when trying to solve a problem.

Just my .02 cents worth.


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22 Jul 2012   #12
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you Sir George so very much for your reply.

I downloaded and ran malwarebytes. it did not detect any problems.

per my friend's recommendation, I deleted the program. and downloaded and ran spybot. it found and fixed 12 problems.

so far no more problems. am wondering if you still think I should download malwarebytes again (and then get rid of spybot s & d)???



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chas53 View Post
thank you very much.

I talked to a very knowledgeable friend.
he suggested I get rid of malwarebytes.

and download and run spybot.

I did. it found 12 problems and fixed them. including 2 browser helper objects.

will hold off on sfc scannow for now.

thank you very much.

hoping problem is fixed.
Spybot S&D was a very good product sometime ago and is most likely still viable, but I wouldn't remove MBAM and replace it with Spybot. Plus, it never hurts to have additional tools to use when trying to solve a problem.

Just my .02 cents worth.
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22 Jul 2012   #13
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chas53 View Post
thank you Sir George so very much for your reply.

I downloaded and ran malwarebytes. it did not detect any problems.

per my friend's recommendation, I deleted the program. and downloaded and ran spybot. it found and fixed 12 problems.

so far no more problems. am wondering if you still think I should download malwarebytes again (and then get rid of spybot s & d)???



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chas53 View Post
thank you very much.

I talked to a very knowledgeable friend.
he suggested I get rid of malwarebytes.

and download and run spybot.

I did. it found 12 problems and fixed them. including 2 browser helper objects.

will hold off on sfc scannow for now.

thank you very much.

hoping problem is fixed.
Spybot S&D was a very good product sometime ago and is most likely still viable, but I wouldn't remove MBAM and replace it with Spybot. Plus, it never hurts to have additional tools to use when trying to solve a problem.

Just my .02 cents worth.
My suggestion isn't to get rid of Spybot S&D, but to add MBAM as an additional source tool. My choice for malware detection is MBAM, but that's a personal decision and many people use other detection software and are quite satisfied with their choice.

Hope this helps to clarify my suggestion.
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22 Jul 2012   #14
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thank you very much Sir George.

I understand now.
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22 Jul 2012   #15
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Is your original problem gone now?
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22 Jul 2012   #16
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

yes koolkat77. thank you again.

so far so good.

fingers are crossed.
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22 Jul 2012   #17
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Well. Glad we were able to help.

You may mark the thread as "solved"
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23 Jul 2012   #18
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I will do that right now.

thank you so much again koolkat77 for the excellent help.

thank you again Sir George. and thank you cmmtch.
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23 Jul 2012   #19
chas53

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hey guys, would someone please tell me if they know the answer to this question:

I sometimes have 6 or 8 web browser tabs open at the same time.

I go back and forth reading articles, posting on forums, listening to songs at youtube, emailing at hotmail and on and on.

is it dangerous to do that?

I mean does it make you more vulnerable to getting attacked like just happenned to me?
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23 Jul 2012   #20
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chas53 View Post
hey guys, would someone please tell me if they know the answer to this question:

I sometimes have 6 or 8 web browser tabs open at the same time.

I go back and forth reading articles, posting on forums, listening to songs at youtube, emailing at hotmail and on and on.

is it dangerous to do that?

I mean does it make you more vulnerable to getting attacked like just happenned to me?
No it does not unless you know what you're clicking on.

This thread should help: Good and Free system security combination.
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