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Navigating around on this forum us not the easiest thing to do when one doesn't have a Doctor's degree in computer science, just my opinion. Example, where do stsrt the thread that I am starting right now, I have on idea and will be the first to say that the thread is way off subject. Here is my question.

It has to do with the fact that when I go to Enternet Explorer and type in "rounter forum.com and then click on the appropriate listing for this forum, the forum's home page opens just fine and all works fine, no probem, but when I create a shortcut and put on the desktop and then use that incon to open the forum, I get a pop up at the bottom of the screen on a subject that has nothing to do with woodworking. No only that, but there is a list of other links that do have to do with woodworking but can't be closed, the combination of the the pop up and the list of links pretty much cover up the screen so that it is difficult to read the main page that one wants to see. I don't know why this problem exists, in my ignorance and/or absence of a degree in computer science, I don't know how to fix it. Now for more information, this problem only began after installing Microsoft Security Essentials which of course points to the fact that the problem is not with the forum but with the new program. I am only asking members of the forum if they have experienced this problem or not and if so, when did they do about it?
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I have Internet Explorer. I created my shortcut by going to the page I want the shortcut to take me to, and then pressed the "Add to Favorites Bar" button (the one that looks like a yellow star with the green arror on it). That puts a new shortcut near the top of internet explorer window. You can then copy and past that onto your desktop if you want.
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But the behavior you are seeing makes me think that your computer has a virus or some "malware" installed on it. Getting random windows that you can't close is a sure sign that something bad has somehow gotten on the computer.

Do you have an anti-virus program on your computer?
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I believe, along with Chris, You may a an issue with your computer. A virus scan would be a good place to start. I just copy the site from my favorites and make the short cut with little or no problem.

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But the behavior you are seeing makes me think that your computer has a virus or some "malware" installed on it. Getting random windows that you can't close is a sure sign that something bad has somehow gotten on the computer.

Do you have an anti-virus program on your computer?
This problem just started after installing Microsoft Security Essentials which is supposed to be virus protection program. I also have Advance Clean Sytem that is supposed to clean the computer from such things a malware etc. I run both scan on both programs to to no avail If I click on Enternet Enternet Explore and go the top of the window and click on the little down pointing triange where one would inpup a web address and then when the drop down window opens click on the address for the forum the forum opens and the pop up ad never shows up and the list of links on the right of the screen does not show up either, but if I create a short cut and use it to open the forums's website, then I get the pop up and list of links that prevent the entore screen from being seen.

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I believe, along with Chris, You may a an issue with your computer. A virus scan would be a good place to start. I just copy the site from my favorites and make the short cut with little or no problem.
Frank, when I click on add to favorites and then say O.K. and then go to favorites there is nothing in favorite windows, duh??????

I think I'll give this up and go make some sawdust, it's a lot easier,


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Frank, when I click on add to favorites and then say O.K. and then go to favorites there is nothing in favorite windows, duh??????

I think I'll give this up and go make some sawdust, it's a lot easier,


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more evidence that makes me think that somehow, something bad got installed on your computer that shouldn't be there. if you actually downloaded the security thing from Microsoft, then that it not it. but there are people who put up web sites that pretend they are microsoft to try to get you to do something that lets them get your password information or take control over your computer. the term for that is "phishing".

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sometimes, a web site you go to could have an ad that installs something bad if you click on the ad. other web sites automatically try to install the bad things, and if your internet explorer security settings allow it, it doesn't even ask you if it's ok or not.

i think you should get an antivirus program that includes web browsing security.
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more evidence that makes me think that somehow, something bad got installed on your computer that shouldn't be there. if you actually downloaded the security thing from Microsoft, then that it not it. but there are people who put up web sites that pretend they are microsoft to try to get you to do something that lets them get your password information or take control over your computer. the term for that is "phishing".

Phishing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

sometimes, a web site you go to could have an ad that installs something bad if you click on the ad. other web sites automatically try to install the bad things, and if your internet explorer security settings allow it, it doesn't even ask you if it's ok or not.

i think you should get an antivirus program that includes web browsing security.

The way that I got to folks that installed the security system was that I had first phoned Dell support on a matter and they told me that I had no virus protection on my computer and they gave me the phone number for the folks that inststalled the security program. They later phoned me to see how things were going. How would a person ever know who is legitamate and who is not.

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This problem just started after installing Microsoft Security Essentials which is supposed to be virus protection program. I also have Advance Clean Sytem that is supposed to clean the computer from such things a malware etc. I run both scan on both programs to to no avail
I have found that Microsoft Essentials wont catch every thing, so having the second program as you do is wise. But, if the antivirus signatures are not updated on a regular basis (at least weekly) a virus can slip by the software.

I tend to agree with Frank and Chris and suspect a virus. Did you get the Dell Support number from the web on that computer??

Make sure your signatures are up to date and run a new scan; if it finds nothing, can you uninstall and reinstall the browser?

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