29th November 2012, 22:02 #1
Internet Explorer Tabs Gone Wild!
Since some work related estimating software would not operate on my ten year Dell laptop (XP - never had any issues), I finally purchased a Toshiba Satellite L755 (I'm cheap) from Best Buys in June.
A couple weeks after purchasing, I started having issues with tabs while using Internet Explorer 7 - I had previously always used Firefox - so tried that and shortly had the same issue. If I'm on say.. Craigslist searching cars, boats, etc - click on a link - new tab opens - I have to click at top to see link - every time I click a link a new tab opens rather than replacing current link, so I can accumulate tabs if I don't close each one. Also, I can't do any searches when this occurs - attempts to fill-in search boxes, bookmarks, etc results in getting all of the links/sites I've been to popping up and tabs opening up to infinity and beyond....
It has Microsoft Security Essentials and free Avast for virus protection. Both are set-up for automatic updates and scans. Also, downloaded and tried Malwarebytes. I spoke to one of the geeks at Best Buys and several said they had never heard of this issue?!
Regards and thanks for any assistance, AVAman
P.S. I will always be a computer neophyte - so please be gentle!
30th November 2012, 01:15 #2
For starters I would upgrade to IE9. The IE7 is too old.
30th November 2012, 01:29 #3
Yes upgrade to the latest IE version as suggested by whs, first.
Deep Scan your PC with your AV again.
Set your IE to open links in the same tab - thats what you want, right?
You could also try Reset Internet Explorer settings easily with Microsoft Fix It.
Hope something helps.
4th December 2012, 00:56 #4
Actually, I have IE 9. Tabs do open in same window until they go wild. Sometimes it happens fairly quickly - other times I can search for a while before it happens. Also, it's not just the tabs, but that's the first sign of whatever issue I'm having. In fact, it just happened prior to checking this message. I could not log in (type username or password) - had to do my unfortunate restart.