Outlook Express causing disconnection

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moonifa

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Hope someone can help me with this. Last night I downloaded a handgun screensaver with music. This morning I noticed that as soon as I brought up Outlook, I would be disconnected from the internet. I uninstalled the screensaver thinking that since it was the only thing to change, it must be the culprit. I also noticed in Windows Explorer that I had two G: drives listed although they didn't show in My Computer.
I even went into regedit and found the keys for the screensaver and deleted them and re-started my PC. Still, I am getting disconnected when I try to use Outlook to download my email.
I can usually trouble shoot but this has me stumped. Anyone have any ideas or links for support? Thank You! :)
 

JohnWill

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I guess that Microsoft is into gun control, and that screen saver offended them. :D

It sounds like you got a bit more than a screen saver with that download, did you do a AV scan? How about a spy-ware scan with something like AdAware?
 

moonifa

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That was cute! (Actully a lot of ISP's ARE anti-gun).
But yes, I have AV on my PC, and I used SpyBot to scan my entire system. So far I have found nothing on Microsoft support. I may need to re-install IE 5.5 but I sure hope not! Thanks for your feed back.
:) Moonifa
 

moonifa

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Okay, I have solved the problem of being disconnected. But now I have a new one in it's place. Outlook Express downloads my husband's mail into my inbox, and my email into his inbox!!! GRRRR! :D Any ideas out there! Moonifa
 
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