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enjoytheride
Mar. 18, 2012, 12:46 AM
Hello all. I have recently started having issues with IE 8 opening an extra window when I first open it. It opens to my home page. I do torrent and I went looking on a website that I have not been to in awhile so that is why I am concerned. It could also be something else!

I run Symantec and Windows Defender, and my firewall is Zone Alarm. All are up to date and windows has updated all critical files. Symantec and Windows Defender run daily but I did a deep scan of Symantec and it found some junk which I deleted.

I use Spybot, Malwarebytes, and Ad Aware and none are showing any issues.

Chall
Mar. 18, 2012, 01:02 AM
Menu choices TOOLS, OPTIONS
Right there at the top of the dialog box, is there more than one listing for your default home page?
About:blank Is itself a new window that is blank.

enjoytheride
Mar. 18, 2012, 11:33 AM
Thanks, there wasn't anything there.

I am getting a popup that asks me to download a file from cdnfastlick.net I never say yes but it keeps showing up on random webpages.

LexInVA
Mar. 18, 2012, 11:50 AM
Upgrade to IE9. It has better security features and a built-in pop-up blocker.