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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Coco767, Oct 12, 2018.

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  1. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys. I dont mean to post too much in the forum, but ive got another issue.

    This started three or four days ago. So i go into FireFox, and i go to a site, and a new site opens up in a nw tab thats random. This happens a couple times. Next day, it happens a couple times, not often enough to post. But today, its happening not with specific sites anymore, but with any. For example, i just loaded up a Youtube video, and it happened. I load up bleepingcomputer.com to read some threads, which i like to do, it happens. I go to a couple article sites, and it happenes again. And my pop-up blocker is on, but one started to show but then closed. Its just annoying. Its happened like 5 times in a half hour or so this morning. So annoying. Please help!

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 1526 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 37 GB (8 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0NF743
    Antivirus: None

    Also, it went from 15 GB to 8 GB of free space because i made some more VMs, just to let you guys know.
     
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    Could that be part of the problem?
     
  4. SpywareDr

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    Probably, which is why we need to make sure it's not infected first.
     
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