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MSN evil browser causing restarts

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  1. john11m

    john11m Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    So heres the scoop. I just built my first computer, and everything actually went perfectly well with all the building stuff, and even the initial software configurations.

    Of course, the problem comes with something that is self installing when XP installed. MSN internet....

    Ok, i have dial-up with MSN. What i did was transfer over an exhausting account with them, to the new computer. I installed MSN when XP loaded (i went through the wizard), and am using my old account name and password. It installed an annoying MSN browser that forces windows messanger to automatically log on, and the browser is extreamly limited (can't even change the homepage!!)

    Buuuut, the system is unstable when going online. I get a RTC (something like that) error and XP automatically shuts down after a minute (even after i changed the error settings in XP so that it wouldn't automatically restart).

    The system is very stable with everything except this. I ran prime95 overnight without any problems, so i don't think it is a general system instability.

    So, the question is, how do i fix it? I already downloaded the updated windows messenger (like it nagged me 3 times each time i'd log online)...and i guess i haven't crashed since then...but i just did that a while ago.

    Basically, I'd like it if i just had a plain jane dialup. Just connect, then go into IE or avant browser and not have to worry about all the crap. I tried to configure my own network thing (putting in the phone number and password, but i kept getting an invalid user name and password for this domain message).

    Ok, sorry for the long and rambling post. I'd really appreciate any help i can get. Methinks the best solution is to kick MSN to the curve (even the older version i ran in win98se on my old computer had bugs. the "trayclient" never responded, and would freeze the system occasionally if you didn't close it via CTRL ALT DEL) Thank you for the help.

    P.S. i have winxp without any of the updates downloaded yet (hard to download them when the internet crashes, heh)
     
  2. buddhafabio

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    uninstall msn8 and see if you can find an earlier version like msn 5 (to find it try a google search for msn 5)
     
  3. john11m

    john11m Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the help, but it turns out that i had the blaster worm. Apparently when XP autoconfigures everything, it doesn't set up a firewall, so i got blaster right when i first got online.

    I still think i might try getting an earlier version of MSN. The browser really annoys me.

    Heck, it even says "steffen" instead of "steven" when it welcomes.
     
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