17th November 2009, 02:56 #1
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.
17th November 2009, 03:05 #2
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Last edited by leofelix; 17th November 2009 at 03:08.
17th November 2009, 03:21 #3
17th November 2009, 10:58 #4
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.
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Here is the popup/login box i am seeing...
17th November 2009, 12:59 #5
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)
Last edited by leofelix; 17th November 2009 at 15:07.
17th November 2009, 17:59 #6
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?
18th November 2009, 01:53 #7
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?
18th November 2009, 04:31 #8
Originally Posted by saab340b
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
18th November 2009, 04:46 #9
yes, it does it for Firefox as well...
18th November 2009, 04:55 #10
- 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
Last edited by leofelix; 18th November 2009 at 05:21.