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Hey, just gotta say you guys are great, and I really appreciate your past efforts in helping me resolve some Malware. :whistling: there is just one other thing i need to fix. Mozilla Thunderbird keeps opening up automatically, and I don't know why :blink: any help would be appreciated!
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Mozilla Thunderbird keeps opening up automatically

<<can you explain this? When is it opening up automatically?
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Well it just randomly opens up, either when im web browsing on Firefox, typing up a paper, playing a game...whenever, really :whistling:
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I don't use thunderbird, but does it have an option of how often it is supposed to check your email? You might look around in options. There might be something checked that says check email automatically....every (blank) minutes or hours.
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Unfortunately, I can't find an option like that, could it be a worm trying to send itself out? (I hope not :whistling: )
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I don't know if this will help, but let's try this:

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oh ok, thanks for your feedback! :whistling:
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Hey FoxTrot1...

There IS an option in Thunderbird for checking for e-mail periodically. I think the default setting is 10 minutes.

Open Thunderbird, click on "Tools" on the toolbar, and choose "Account Settings". In the left pane, choose "Server Settings". You will find the setting about midway down the right frame.

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Edited by wannabe1, 03 May 2006 - 12:04 AM.

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Hey wannabe1! I found the settings and unchecked them, but Thunderbird keeps opening up.
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A fairly extensive search has yeilded very little on this issue. The most reasonable explaination I found was that it may be caused by a mass mailing worm. That being a possibility, I would suggest following coachwife6's advice and let the Malware experts have a look at the problem.

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Will do, thanks again!
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