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Windows 7: I recently started having a problem with internet explorer

19 Oct 2014   #1
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
I recently started having a problem with internet explorer

So I've had firefox for awhile now and IE recently started randomly opening by itself. any idea why this is happening and how to fix the problem? I have AVG by the way and I've scanned the computer and theres no viruses so I'm lost.


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19 Oct 2014   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did you select IE as the default browser?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/i...ie=ie-11-win-7
Even if you did not, make sure that it is not the default.
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19 Oct 2014   #3
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I'm pretty certain that firefox is my default browser.
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19 Oct 2014   #4
richc46

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Check it to be totally sure and then report back.
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19 Oct 2014   #5
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

If I open up IE I get asked if I want to make IE my default browser
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19 Oct 2014   #6
richc46

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Follow procedure to make Firefox default browser
After you follow procedure, see if problem persists
If it does one answer, can be seen in this article. Some websites open
IE, even if not the default.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...irefox-default
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19 Oct 2014   #7
PeaB4YouGo

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

I think it's important to ask: What webpage comes up when IE starts? I have a game launcher that shows news about my game, and when I click to view a specific article, it opens IE (my default is Chrome). The page that comes up may be a clue to what is opening the browser.
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19 Oct 2014   #8
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Follow procedure to make Firefox default browser
After you follow procedure, see if problem persists
If it does one answer, can be seen in this article. Some websites open
IE, even if not the default.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...irefox-default
I set firefox as my default when I installed it
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19 Oct 2014   #9
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
I think it's important to ask: What webpage comes up when IE starts? I have a game launcher that shows news about my game, and when I click to view a specific article, it opens IE (my default is Chrome). The page that comes up may be a clue to what is opening the browser.
Random sites that I have never hear of load up when IE pops up. I think they might even be ads?
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19 Oct 2014   #10
richc46

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Download and try this software. It will stop pop ups of ads
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewd.../1-adwcleaner/
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