Anybody know how to make Yahoo or my computer stop doing this?

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  1. Sarge

    Sarge Enthusiast

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    Whenever I do a Yahoo search, it opens in new window. And then I try to close that window, it opens back up again.

    I end up with a computer that has a zillion windows open and slower than an 8th grader with a hall pass.

    Is this a Yahoo problem or a windows explorer problem?
     
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  3. Peachyness

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    Well, there's the problem. You're still using IE. :p

    Just asked my brother who is a programmer (former Microsoft employee-- he said to mention that part :p) and he said it sounds like neither. He said that it sounds like you have a virus.
     
  4. Linguist92021

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    It doesn't sound good if windows are opening up against your wishes. You should give your hard drive a good clean, or take it to someone to do it. If you do have a virus, things could get a lot worse, so it's best not to wait.
     
  5. BaileyTN

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    Yep, sounds like a virus. I run Spybot every few weeks (it's free) and it cleans up everything. Just check for updates every so often and you should be good.
     
  6. Sarge

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    It's my school computer. The virus protection is built in and completely controlled by the DO.
     
  7. PolarBear

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    Open IE.

    Go to Tools in the upper menu.

    Then go to Internet Options.

    When the new window opens up, choose "Advanced"

    Then go to Browsing section and find the option "reuse window..." and click that box. Close IE, re-open, and that should fix the issue.

    I use Google instead of Yahoo for searches. Same search engine, but Google's much more streamlined to use.

    I have a iMac at school. Speedy, but annoying for someone used to a PC. No love for Mac's here, I'm afraid.
     
  8. bros

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    Your anti-virus might be a bad one, like Norton, AVG, or McAfee.

    You could try running a tool like HiJackThis! and running it through the hijackthis log analyzer (google for it)
     

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