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Default Block internet explorer from running

i use firefox as my main browser, but recently my computer has started to open random pages in internet explorer, at random times, and i know ie cannot be removed from vista so, i was wondering iff anyone knows of any way to block ie from running atall, or atleast make it ask for permission to run.

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Sound like you have been infected with adware.

Download a sypware/adware remover and run it.
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i thort that to but i have spybot and it is nt finding anything

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Yeah. Try Adaware by Lavasoft. There is free version.

http://lavasoft.com/
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My advice would br to download Avast Professional (60 day trial) and run the boot time scan (if that is an option) and then the regular scan from windows. In my opinion Avast is the best antivirus available at the moment.

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thanks for help,

ad aware seems to have fixed the problem

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Happy to assist. Adware is nasty and annoying.

I highly recommend running ant adware and spyware on a regular basis, as well as antivirus scans and registry defrags.
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it appears i spoke to soon although ad aware removed 300+ problems and 1 big malware thing the problem is still occuring


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Did you try cpearson's suggestion?
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i will now, i did not initially because i thought ad aware had fixed it
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