My son has just had winddows xp reinstalled etc. ive added a few spyware programs etc. and all was ok. he ,s always on Msn,but hes just told me when he opened Internet Explorer , it keeps opening,ive just looked aand its like a line going up /down on the main page as if it keeps opeening, was ok when i was on it ,putting spyware . Any ideas please any1. thanks Swanny.
Is it opening up explorer displaying pop-up advertising? If so looks like a virus (Common on MSN if your son clicks on something seemingly sent by a "friend") Run an up to date checker in Safe mode and look out for something like Vundo virus.
thanks i installed spyware blaster search and destroy windows defender cc cleaner. avg and windows firewall is on. ive told hm not too click on any links,,but u know what kids r like. like talkin too a brick wall at times :O)
swanny2 it may be worth installing a 'better' firewall, from what I understand Windows own firewall only protects one-way (not sure if its information from the internet or information to the internet it stops/checks out) so why not try one of the firewall from here:
I dont think your son will get on with any of those other Firewalls as you keep getting pop ups to allow or deny access.Although the others are better.He will only get confused.Probably better staying with Windows Firewall.