Computer question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by capt-hook, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. I have an annoying pop up when ever I use an icon on my desk top.:(
    After it pops up it leaves and the requested site comes on. !!!!!!:)
    here is the error message:

    [Windows cannot find http: etc. . Make sure you typed the name correctly
    then try again.]

    You can not read the entire message before it loads the web site requested
    and comes on screen.

    Any hints or ideas?

    Capt Hook

  2. sounds like a virus to me. I would suggest running a virus scanner like lavasoft adware, ccleaner, ewido anti-malware. Those a re a few I use.

    I run firefox as well. I had one virus that took several days of cleaning.

    Also if you know the name of that website try going under the control panel and going under add/delete programs. Locate that program and delete it. Also empty trash can.

    I am no expert. I am in college working towards assoc in business (microcomputers).

    what website keeps loading? so I never go to it, lol.

    Let me know if any of that helps.
  3. marsh

    marsh atwood amateur

    which icon are you using? Is it your Firefox icon? Follow the advise of running a spyware cleanup program and check the homepage in the internet options settings.
  4. Thanks to those that answered.

    here is where I am at so far,

    it is tied to the browzer (Mozilla)
    open browzer, then shrink it.
    then you can use desk top icons.

    worked for me:D
  5. If you think your browser is corrupted I would download the new version then remove your existing program and reinstall:

    (Start)-(Control Panel)-(Add or Remove Programs)-(Mozilla Firefox)-(Change Remove)

    Download and (re)install Firefox

    You might lose your bookmarks and settings, so save those first.