Does your Internet Explorer browser open a lot of windows all the time? If this happens to you, you should know that it is possible to resolve this problem by following some simple instructions.
Step 1. Turn off and disconnect your wireless network
If you have a wired connection, unplug the cable from the computer and the router or set-top box.
Step 2. Restart your machine and boot into safe mode
On some computers, you can simply hold down the power button, and upon restarting, you will be given the option to run the system in a mode other than Start Windows normally.
- According to some sites, you can press the F8 key repeatedly, after your computer brand is displayed on the screen. This is another way to access this menu.
- After disconnecting your computer's Internet connection, choosing the option Safe Mode with Networking will not help!
Step 3. Open Control Panel
You will need to clean the files stored in the cache, history, temporary files, and even cookies, as well as pop-up blockers and disable some add-ons that you may see in the window that is displayed.
Step 4. Have a firewall with the latest version
If you don't want to install a third-party firewall, you can enable Windows default firewall. However, to protect outgoing connections, you must install a third-party program, which you can download and install for free. To overcome the Internet Explorer problem, you might need to enable firewall protection. PC Tools Firewall Plus is a great firewall that you can use to protect your computer, and you can download it here.
Step 5. Run a full PC scan with an antivirus
The first full scan may take a while, but the next one will only take a short time. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free, constantly updating program that works wonders in this area. However, there are different software available that work just as well, if you don't want to use any Microsoft product.
Step 6. Perform a full PC scan for malware
You can do this using software such as Malwarebytes, Spybot search & destroy (or any other available antimalware software).
Step 7. Save your work in all open programs
Ideally, this should just be your antivirus and antimalware software. After that remove any malware and viruses found.
Step 8. Close your programs
Step 9. Restart your computer
Step 10. Make sure your PC is working perfectly
There may be cases where to repair a computer you will need to contact a computer technician at your workplace or a computer repair company.
Step 11. Reconnect to the Internet to see if everything is working
However, if you are still having the same problem, you will only have to deactivate the connection and hand the computer to an expert.