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Windows 7: Browser Pop up after pc boot

27 Feb 2013   #11
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Rogue Bolo,

Have you conjsidered disabling Sidebar/Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7 altoghether:
Disable Sidebar / Desktop Gadgets on Windows 7

Microsoft tells customers to disable Windows Sidebar, Gadgets - Technology on NBCNews.com


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28 Feb 2013   #12
Rogue Bolo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problem found

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
Rogue Bolo,

Have you conjsidered disabling Sidebar/Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7 altoghether:
Disable Sidebar / Desktop Gadgets on Windows 7

Microsoft tells customers to disable Windows Sidebar, Gadgets - Technology on NBCNews.com
Cottonball/kaktussoft,

Kaktussoft,
I have found the problem following your suggestion. The problem seems to be in one of my gadgets (181.fm) that is no longer supported by the internet radio website, but I have kept because it still plays one of music genre that I enjoy listening to. I suspect that because it is no longer supported, that goDaddy is sending out this pop up in search of someone or entity to buy this domain name. I deleted this gadget and installed a recently posted version from 181.fm (Radio 181.fm - Windows 7 Desktop Gadget), with the result being that the pop up reappeared. I have removed this gadget seeing that I found another one that plays comparable music (despite the size of the gadget being too large for it to fit with the rest of my gadgets in my sidebar).

Cottonball,
I just seen a similar article on a different forum ( Microsoft urges Windows Vista, 7 users to disable desktop gadgets - TechSpot ), Now that I know the source of my issue, and a possible cause, I am reasonably certain that my PC is secure with the firewall and antivirus protection that I use.

Thank you all for your assistance. Cottonball, Kaktussoft have been invaluable in helping me resolve this issue.
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