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Something keeps creeping into my system that corrupts the use of Internet Explorer 8. Clicking on e-mail Web links open in IE, but the "InPrivate" moniker shows up in the address bar. All links or windows on the opened Web page are then inaccessible. I ran complete Malware Bytes and Microsoft Security Essentials scans yesterday and got rid of a bunch of identified "problems" and the PC has been working much better ... up until a little while ago. I am hoping to avoid the lengthy process of full scans again and would like to know how to avoid the issue in the first place. Thanks ... and ... HELP!

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Hello and welcome, hvoight: :)

Sorry to hear you are infected.

Cleaning malware these days can be a very time-consuming and challenging ordeal, given today's infections.

It often requires multiple, powerful tools and the help of experts.

(Once you are cleaned, there is some helpful info about safe computing at this sticky topic >>HERE<<.)

We cannot work on malware removal in this sub-section of the forum, so please read below for assistance with checking and cleaning your system.

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT use any temporary file cleaners unless instructed to do so - they can cause data loss, making recovery difficult.


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Thank you very much,


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