getting Internet Explorer Information bar warning

Hewlett-packard / S5704y
December 20, 2011 at 16:28:50
Specs: Windows 7, 3 GHz / 2815 MB
computer off for 2 days. back on and as i bring up a web page i now get the yellow warning box about : "to help protect your com.IE has block this site from downloading". it's coming up when i bring up site in my 'favorites' that i've used forever...came up when i brought up my google home page! what happened when i was asleep?

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#1
December 20, 2011 at 19:18:45
Restart in Safe Mode with Networking (Tap F8 at start up to access boot options menu and select) and install/run Malwarebytes to check for an infection, remove all it finds. If for any reason you cannot install or run Malwarebytes, do a system restore to at least a week before the occurrence, then try Malwarebytes again. Restart in normal mode. Update your antivirus program and run that also.
Yes, I believe that the warnings you are receiving are fake and that you already have the infection. If you did nothing, you would probably be convinced eventually to click on something or purchase something to 'fix' it. This 'fix' would either make the problem go to sleep for a while to appear fixed, or immediately make it worse.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
December 21, 2011 at 09:33:03
thanks so much. did as u directed. maleware showed 7 "arcadeweb" ...don't know if that's what the problem was. removed them. it does pose another question....why doesn't my avira program pick up these things? anywho i appreciate your timely reply

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#3
December 21, 2011 at 16:48:54
well well guess what. that didn't work. i've spent the last hour going over various suggestions from google, ie, and you guys. now i am totally confused. and still getting that d.... yellow warning bar.

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#4
December 21, 2011 at 19:48:15
Check your add ons in your browser, you may have something there or in your cookies. (Assuming Internet Explorer, others are similar)
Go to Tools (or Cog wheel) and manage add ons and disable or delete anything you did not put there yourself (disable if you are just not sure, delete if you know you do not want it).
Go to Tools (or Cog wheel) and select Internet Options, Under Browsing History select Delete, Select all from the list (especially Cookies, History, Temp Files), and Delete.
Close Browser and rescan with Malwarebytes. Sometimes it takes more than one scan or scanning in Safe Mode. No scanner can hope to protect against everything all of the time so Malwarebytes goes well to accompany your antivirus software. If you want to try something else you can try Avast free version (remains free if you register it) or Webroot (free trial, then you would need to pay). Remember that you need to uninstall an antivirus program before installing another one (exception: Malwarebytes which is not really an antivirus program, more of an auxiliary scanner).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
December 28, 2011 at 07:15:20
you always ask for a 'vote' i don't know how to do that, but thought i'd let you know that nothing here worked. that pop up still appears on google homepage. since i don't think google is a bug, i cancel out the 'warning' and get on with life.

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