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Computer problem

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2018 03:31 pm
When I started to use my computer just now, the pop up could not load at first. A box read that microsoft.go.com took too long to load.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2018 07:06 pm
@edgarblythe,
Since you are using Chrome instead of IE anyway, you might try just resetting IE to see if it cleans out any extensions:

a. Press Windows logo + R to open the Run dialog box.
b. Type inetcpl.cpl in the run dialog box, press Enter.
c. Now click the advanced tab and then click Reset.
d. Click apply and then ok.

This still doesn't sound like Malware to me because it keep taking you to a Microsoft site. It seems more like some type of Microsoft "feature" run amok.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2018 07:12 pm
@edgarblythe,
See if any of this helps:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3039827/windows/7-ways-windows-10-pushes-ads-at-you-and-how-to-stop-them.html
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2018 09:04 pm
@rosborne979,
I just did this one. Now to wait and see.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2018 08:07 am
It popped up more quickly than normal just now. I went to internet options and put it as I recall the address on the list of restricted sites. Gonna wait now and see what it does.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2018 12:49 pm
@edgarblythe,
When it popped up again, I saw I had the address wrong. This time I got it right.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2018 04:31 pm
@edgarblythe,
Nothing when I started it just now. I might have licked it.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2018 04:33 pm
@edgarblythe,
Good!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2018 06:56 pm
Didn't work. I am going to live with it for the present.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 23 Sep, 2018 08:17 pm
@edgarblythe,
Evil or Very Mad
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 25 Sep, 2018 03:50 pm
I may be overly optimistic, but I went to internet options again and clicked off a couple more MSN items. Then restarted. Today I haven't seen it.
thack45
 
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Reply Tue 25 Sep, 2018 03:54 pm
@edgarblythe,
Cool! Did you ever check in to System Restore? If it's not activated on your computer, you should go ahead and do so you'll have it if you need it.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 25 Sep, 2018 04:37 pm
@thack45,
I have solved problems with system restore in the past. Just didn't want to do it this time.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2018 05:34 am
Thanks to those of you who offered suggestions. The problem appears solved.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 11:29 am
Of course, the page continues to pop up. But I know now what is going on: I never activate the wifi. When the computer prompts me to do so, the MSN page pops up. I kill it. No problems.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 11:59 am
@edgarblythe,
If you don't ever use the WiFi you can go into Control Panel > Network > Adapters and right-click the WiFi Adapter and Disable it. That will probably stop it from annoying you if it's not being used.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2018 02:02 pm
@rosborne979,
I keep the option in case my wife should ever want it. Personally I just use this desktop and a flip phone.
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