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[FONT=Geneva][COLOR=blue] On a computer running XP Pro SP2, I do not use IE (Firefox instead) but every few seconds a popup pops up saying that it cannot connect with a page, what do I want to do, connect or work offline. I have told IE not to work offline, have made sure that IE is not default browser, have tried to disable it in Services, and have done everything I can think of to get the popup to stop. It won't stop, makes it impossible to do anything else.
This machine had a bad virus/worm problem (teenage daughter's machine) but with various software I got it cleaned and running again, no indications of anything mal on it. I did a repair install of XP, but this problem existed both before and after the cleanup and re-install. I don't want to reformat and start over because of all the data on drive. Any ideas what causes this or how to get rid of it? Is it possible to cripple IE to the point where it just stays in its corner and leaves us alone?
Thanks for any help!
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Sounds like one of those Windows Messenger Spam !

Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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