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

  1. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

    Jul 31, 2015
    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
    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.
  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
  3. 2twenty2


    Jul 17, 2003
    Could that be part of the problem?
  4. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    Probably, which is why we need to make sure it's not infected first.
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