Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

FF and IE closing down when accessing specific website


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Gourmetski

Gourmetski

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hello anyone who reads this,

For about a week now I have problems with accessing a few specific websites.
The following 2 are the ones I know of certainly that they make both FireFox and Internet Explorer close down:
http://gw.gamewikis.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://oblivion.game.../wiki/Main_Page


Both my browsers nicely load up the web page fully, then without a warning they close. No error message, nothing...

I have run a full anti spyware sweep with Hitman Pro (v 2.6.7.0) and additional virus scans (NOD32, Panda, symantec tool) nothing revealed a virus or trojan or spyware (still) being present on my system.

Still there seems to be something on my system which makes both my webbrowsers close without warning when viewing those specific websites...
I haven't installed, removed any software nor changed any settings in the last few months. So it is very frustrating to have this happen all of a sudden...

Is there anyone able to help me to solve my problem?

p.s. if I need to post some hijackthis or other information, please let me know. I'll then try to post all the information required to help you help me...

Kind regards,


Gourmetski

Edited by Gourmetski, 28 November 2007 - 10:29 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Gourmetski

Gourmetski

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Sorry to have been so impatient...

Turns out that my father who uses Internet Explorer only (and I use FireFox only) accidently had taken in some adware / toolbar program. The program itself already was removed. though a link of the toolbar with both browsers still existed...

I checked the Configuration Screen --> Software list again and saw some things I thought to smell 'adware' and removed them.


So far I no longer have seen either Internet Explorer or FireFox close down on me while visiting either website...


Perhaps this could be used as an additional check to see if you have some software installed which you don't want to have and uninstall it prior to adware removals...

Kind regards



Gourmetski
  • 0

#3
Kelvin

Kelvin

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 921 posts
Good to hear you solved the problem on your own - though, a tip for you: Firefox is far safer than Internet Explorer. My recommendations are to use Firefox as a default browser for everything.

One more tip - if you're wary of adware coming through Firefox, get AdBlock Plus and also NoScript. That'll stop most nasty stuff from attacking your browser and computer.

~Kelvin
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP