Seems like a simple one, or should be, but it's baffled the hell out of me so far!
I have windows 98 SE will all latest updates patches.
Things I've done to try to stop this happening:
1) Checked system start-up for erroneous application launch. Can't find one, but something somewhere is launching this IE window!
2) updated & run DAILY full spybot cleanup.
3) Added entries in Internet Options under Security and Privacy to block
(I know it's the above sites, as I've found them by right clicking the unwanted window and looking at properties)
4) Updated c:\windows\hosts file with all the above, pluss all the latest spyware entires
None of these measures have any effect.
The window doesn't appear every boot, just occasionaly, and it appears just as all the desired start-up programs have finished loading.
I now have a sneaky feeling it has to be launched by one of my 'known' programs.
I have McAfee VirusScan Home Edition, and I'm wondering if they have some contract with an advertiser somewhere?
Any help with this would be gratefully received, as I really do not want this blatant spamming/unsolicited advertising.