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IE 5 prob - scrolling is jerky, windows won't maximize

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by slimeball, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. slimeball

    slimeball Thread Starter

    Aug 22, 2003
    Hi everyone!

    I've got a problem with Internet Explorer (who doesn't?). I have a wheel mouse and when I use it to go up and down a page, it used to scroll smooth as silk, but now the screen jerks and lags. Its really annoying. Only been doing it a couple of days. I just upgraded from 128mb to 256mb, and it still does it. This also happens in text documents.

    Also, when I open new windows, or when pages load with new windows, they don't pop up anymore, they minimize to the bottom of the screen and I have to right click+maximize to bring it up. About one out of every 10 or so times, they won't come up at all. I can't figure out what is causing this at all.

    The first problem might just be some setting with the mouse. I went into Control Panel/Mouse and played around with the number of lines (the default is 3) but it didn't help.

    Any suggestions? Both of these problems seemed to have started at the exact same time (about 4 days ago).

    I have an HP Pavilion 7960
    256 RAM
    1.3 ghz
    Windows XP Pro

    Thanks everyone
  2. EvileYe


    Aug 30, 2003
    Sounds like you have adware/spyware in there somewhere.

    First Delete Temp files, Cookies and offline content.To do this,
    Open Internet Explorer/Tools/Internet Options/delete cookies/delete files
    select off-line content/clear history.

    Download cwshredder from here


    Close all browser windows (including minimized windows)
    Run cwshredder

    When it is finished Reboot your computer.

    Download Adaware from here

    Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    Make sure you select "Check for updates now" and get the latest reference files.

    Run Adaware and hit the Scan now button, make sure Activate indepth scan is selected and then
    hit next. After the scan has completed delete everything it finds.

    Restart your computer.

    Then Download Spybot search & destroy from here. Read the instructions while you're there.


    Install the program (Close all browser windows) and run it.

    Before scanning press "Online" and "Search for Updates"

    Put a check mark at and install all updates.

    Click "Check for Problems" and when the scan is finished let Spybot fix/remove all it finds in red.

    Restart your computer.

    Download "Hijack this" from here


    Once you have unzipped it and have it running, Hit the scan button, when the scan is finished the button will change to a save log button, click it and then a notepad window will open, you need to copy and paste all of the log contents in here and someone will look at it for you.
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