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  • I'm running Internet Explorer 10.  On a seemingly random basis, I will hear one- or two-second snippets of sound from my laptop's speakers.  They seem to be clips from advertisements.  When I open Task Manager, under "Applications" I find an Internet Explorer task that is not visible anywhere on my desktop.  The task does not respond to "Switch to" or "End Task".  Under the "processes" tab, I find two instances of 'iexplore.exe *32', in addition to the normal processes of one iexplore.exe and one iexplore.exe *32 that appear when I have opened an IE window.  When I return to Tasks I see that the phantom task is rotating through a list of seemingly random list websites (partial list below).  It remains on one website anywhere from 2 - 30 seconds. 

    Other symptoms:
    I get repeated warnings in my visible IE session: "Internet explorer has modified this page to help prevent cross-site scripting" .

    Once I am operating in InPrivate Browsing, it seems to prevent the problem from browsing.

    Since rolling back from IE 11, my Task Bar behaves differently.  Normally each application icon is highlighted once the application opens, and if there are multiple windows of that application are listed by right-clicking the icon.  In the case of Internet Explorer, I open the first window by clicking the Task Bar icon.  That spawns a second IE icon on the task bar, which is highlighted and lists the open windows.  The original window.is not highlighted and does not list the open windows.

    What can I do to prevent this from happening?

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    makeit-loveit.com
    soapcentral.com
    planetminecraft.com
    phonearena.com
    ringsidenews.com
    lookbook.nu
    careercast.com
    touteletele.com
    lookbook.nu
    soccerway.com
    move.com
    demowatory.pl
    quackit.com
    mobygames.co m
    planetminecraft.com
    mackolikcom
    snagajob.com
    quackit.com
    fanfiction.net
    latribune.fr
    planetminecraft.com
    maraton.com.tr
    yourtango.com
    maraton.com
    lookbook.nu
    canyouactually.com
    makeitloveit.com
    uncrate.com
    phonearena.com
    armorgames.com
    quackit.com
    fanpop.com
    thedroiddemos.com
    ilyke.mobi
    lifestylesummit.com
    my10online.com
    seriouseals.com
    frugalqueen.co.uk
    CCC - Liverail - Click CPC RTE and ST Support
    browneyedbaker.com
    uncrate.com
    Industrial Vacuum Cleaner,
    Alibaba Manufacturer
    auto-selection.com
    superiorpics.com
    move.com
    Givology -
    Giveology GTM
    nuestra.com
    diytravelplan.com
    layover.com
    phonearena.com
    humminghomes.com
    eenadu.net
    eatdrinkbetter.com
    seriouseats.com
    CCC - Liverail - Click CPC RTE and ST Support
    lovebscott.com
    CCC - Liverail - Click CPC RTE and ST Support
    dailyentyertainmentnews.com
    mobygames.com
    dailymail.co.uk
    Privacy&Terms - Google
    makeit-loveit.com
    seriouseats.com
    15minute.it .lt?
    yourtango.com
    seekingalpha.com
    lovebscott.com
    phonearena.com
    makeit-loveit.com
    planetminecraft.com
    fashionsage.com
    phonearena.com
    autoscout24.pl
    phonearena.cm
    demotywatory.com
    terra.com
    knowyourmeme.com
    fabwags.com
    blic.rs
    sciencedaily.com
    uncrate.com
    vipboxtv.com
    topix.net
    Giveology
    www.gumtree.com.au
    cuantocabron.com
    phonearena.com
    icy-veins.com
    techsupportfoum.com
    whatismyipaddress.com
    browneyedbaker.com
    mackolik.com
    craftsview.com
    sciencedaily.com
    actublog24.com
    phonearena.com
    uncrate.com
    fashionsplurge.com
    yourtango.com
    poetry.com
    gamer.info
    teachertube.com
    drugs.com
    craftsconnect.com  *
    techfresh.net

    Monday, May 25, 2015 7:23 PM

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