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Thursday, September 12, 2002

Internet Explorerer?

We face a constant assault these days by viruses, worms, spyware and the like. You would think yourself safe by installing virus-protection software, ditching spyware like Gator, and refraining from downloading questionable software. But no!

For months now, pop-up windows keep appearing on my desktop despite the fact that I run Pop-Up Stopper, a free and powerful pop-up ad blocker. I know of no logical explanation for how this keeps happening. And I know for a fact that the pop-ups are not being caused by specific sites, because the ads sometimes appear on my own sites. And I sure as hell ain't putting gambling pop-ups on my sites!

The only clue I have is the name of the browser window that appears. The title in the blue bar at the top of the window says "Internet Explorerer." Even you non-English majors know that this is a misspelling of Microsoft's IE browser. I've searched far and wide on the Web, but can't find any explanation for it. So, I'm turning to Traffick readers for help.

If you know what is causing this insidious intrusion on my browser, please tell me!

Posted by Cory Kleinschmidt




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