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Thread: Internet Explorer Opens up on its own, but its not even the default web browser

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    rabiddogg Guest

    Default Internet Explorer Opens up on its own, but its not even the default web browser

    I have an issue in which Internet Explorer opens up on its own; but I use Firefox as my default browser. When IE opens up it does one of two things. It either opens to a website called "Stopzilla" which warns me that my computer may be infected and goes to a website which looks like it is checking the system configuration when I try to close it. If it does not go to that website it goes to a random website.

    This first started when I had Zone Alarm Security Suite so I went into the program control option and told it to ask me before opening up IE. When that did not work I told it not to open up IE at all. When I upgraded to Zone Alarm Extreme Security Suite it stopped for about a week but then started up again earlier this week (like the virus/trojan had to learn how to get around it).

    Does anyone have an idea as to what this is and how to stop it?

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:8.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Extreme Security

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    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Default Re: Internet Explorer Opens up on its own, but its not even the default web browser

    Hi!first you should wipe out your virtual data ( ZA browser security --> Settings --> Advanced --> Clear virtual data)[btw, is virtualization active? If not, turn it ON]Second follow closely the procedure below (link):** Also note that ZAXdoes not play nice with many other security tools. They may block its correct functioning including updates. For example, spyware doctor, spysweeper, trojan hunter, win patrol, PCtools Threat Fire, Mcafee, Norton, Symantec, Adaware, SpybotS&D, WinPatrol, AVG, NOD, Kaspersky and manyothers. If you want to troubleshoot issues with ZA please remove these tools (not enough to disable) and install back (if you really need) only after you see your ZAX is working as it should.**Cheers,Fax

    Message Edited by fax on 04-03-2009 06:22 PM

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