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    Default IE7 displays login box on any page with advertising

    Every time I go to a web page that has advertising on it, a username/password login box pops up for each advertising domain (see attached photo - can't attach files. Typical login box asking for username/password and says Connecting to ads.adsonar.com or whichever domain is hosting the advertising).

    I have scanned my system with maleware, eset, and spybot scans, and none of them have found anything. All of the ad domains are listed in my HOSTS file and I have all of my settings up the highest levels but I still get these annoying prompts.
    What am I missing? The IE7 on this computer is identical to the one out in the kitchen and it works normal out there.

    I am using IE7, XP Pro.

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    Hi welcome aboard
    please upload your snapshot to ImageShack® - Image Hosting (it's free)

    Then insert the link with your image, thank you
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    I have reset the Reset IE button on the advanced tab and deleted everything that was available for deletion to no avail. I also have a Linksys router on my network, but like I said earlier, the other computer on my home network is not effected.
    I will try resetting the HOSTS file tonight and let you know.

    ---------- Post added at 06:01 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:58 AM ----------

    Here is the popup/login box i am seeing...

    http://reidmillers.com/adpopup.jpg


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    Just a question: does this happen even with other browser like Firefox, Chrome or Opera for instance (if you use one of them I mean)
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    I don't know. I don't have any other browser on that machine.
    I guess I could download FireFox to see. Assuming it did or didn't, does that tell you anything significant?
    Eric

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    Well, here's an interesting twist. I just opened up windows live messenger and while the advertising in the log on page was trying to appear, so did the logon popup box. I didn't even have IE open at the time.

    So, where does that leave me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saab340b View Post
    I don't know. I don't have any other browser on that machine.
    I guess I could download FireFox to see. Assuming it did or didn't, does that tell you anything significant?
    Eric

    please donwload Firefox portable edition

    Localization | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives

    or Opera usb portable

    Opera@USB : EN : download your free version of mobile Opera:

    (it is not compulsory to put it into a flash drive)

    use it for a while and tell me if you face the same issue.
    I suspect a trojan/Vundo or some rogue infection

    thank you

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    yes, it does it for Firefox as well...


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    Thank you

    • Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.
    • Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
    • Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)

    Then please visit

    Kaspersky Online Scanner 7.0

    and scan on line your system

    In your next reply please post back with the following reports:
    • RSIT log.txt
    • RSIT info.txt
    • Kaspersky report
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