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Internet Password Unknown

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by KenP, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    Hi all,
    All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    comes up with no luck.

    Thanks in advance.

    KenPe
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    The only thing you've told us about your setup is that you have Internet
    Explorer 8.

    Is it possible your computer is infected with malware?
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    KenP wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    > enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    > opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    > comes up with no luck.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > KenPe
     
  3. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    Guess that is possible but AV & defender is up to date. Running Win XP Pro.

    "Leonard Grey" wrote:

    > The only thing you've told us about your setup is that you have Internet
    > Explorer 8.
    >
    > Is it possible your computer is infected with malware?
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > KenP wrote:
    > > Hi all,
    > > All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    > > enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    > > opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    > > comes up with no luck.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance.
    > >
    > > KenPe

    > .
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    • Which version of the Windows operating system am I running?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...-of-the-windows-operating-system-am-i-running

    • Is my PC running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/find-out-32-or-64-bit

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your current IE
    version (e.g., IE6, IE7, IE8) when posting in an IE-specific forum or
    newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    KenP wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    > enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    > opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    > comes up with no luck.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > KenPe
     
  5. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    KenP wrote:

    > All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    > enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    > opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    > comes up with no luck.


    Oh, we are to guess what is your home page that loads when you run IE8?
    Guess you'll have to login to that unidentified web site.
     
  6. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    XP pro, 32-bit. Comodo AV only. No Norton or McAfee ever. May have been at
    time of purchase but removed it and installed Comodo. This was a year or two
    ago.
    Tks.

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > • Which version of the Windows operating system am I running?
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...-of-the-windows-operating-system-am-i-running
    >
    > • Is my PC running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows?
    > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/find-out-32-or-64-bit
    >
    > Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    > Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your current IE
    > version (e.g., IE6, IE7, IE8) when posting in an IE-specific forum or
    > newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    > What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >
    > Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    > machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    > it)?
    >
    >
    > KenP wrote:
    > > Hi all,
    > > All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    > > enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    > > opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    > > comes up with no luck.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance.
    > >
    > > KenPe

    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    WinXP SP2 or WinXP SP3?

    Is Automatic Updates enabled and is the computer fully-patched at Windows
    Update?

    How does the computer connect to the internet (e.g., dial-up; cable or ADSL
    broadband; satellite; mobile internet USB modem)?

    Is it a prompt for your internet connection password or a literal prompt to
    enter a password in order to be able to IE8 at all?

    Do you see the same behavior in another User Account?


    KenP wrote:
    > XP pro, 32-bit. Comodo AV only. No Norton or McAfee ever. May have been at
    > time of purchase but removed it and installed Comodo. This was a year or
    > two
    > ago.
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> • Which version of the Windows operating system am I running?
    >>
    >> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...-of-the-windows-operating-system-am-i-running
    >>
    >> • Is my PC running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows?
    >> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/find-out-32-or-64-bit
    >>
    >> Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit
    >> SP2;
    >> Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your current
    >> IE
    >> version (e.g., IE6, IE7, IE8) when posting in an IE-specific forum or
    >> newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >> Defender)?
    >> What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >>
    >> Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    >> machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought
    >> it)?
    >>
    >>
    >> KenP wrote:
    >>> Hi all,
    >>> All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    >>> enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    >>> opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    >>> comes up with no luck.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance.
    >>>
    >>> KenPe

    >>
    >> .
     
  8. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    Since u asked so nicely it's bladenonline.com.

    "VanguardLH" wrote:

    > KenP wrote:
    >
    > > All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    > > enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    > > opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    > > comes up with no luck.

    >
    > Oh, we are to guess what is your home page that loads when you run IE8?
    > Guess you'll have to login to that unidentified web site.
    > .
    >
     
  9. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    Problem was w/Content Advisor.

    Thanks to all.

    "KenP" wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    > enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    > opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    > comes up with no luck.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > KenPe
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    DOH!

    KenP wrote:
    > Problem was w/Content Advisor.
    >
    > Thanks to all.
    >
    > "KenP" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi all,
    >> All of sudden when I click on any Internet Explorer 8 icon I am asked to
    >> enter a password. To best of my knowledge I have not set a password for
    >> opening of IE 8. I tried a restore to week before password prompt screen
    >> comes up with no luck.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >> KenPe
     
  11. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    KenP wrote:

    > bladenonline.com


    That URL is unusable. Not all web servers (use their nameserver to)
    default to "www" as the host name. The "www" MUST be included for the
    URL to work, as in:

    http://www.bladenonline.com

    I saw no login fields. I skimmed very quickly through the long page and
    saw nothing that stood out as a login requirement. So I have to wonder
    what add-ons you installed into IE8. Perhaps one of them wants to login
    to some service to which you subscribe. For example, if you use the
    Google Toolbar to make available your bookmarks across multiple
    instances of the web browser running on different hosts (i.e., you are
    saving your bookmarks up on Google's servers) then that toolbar has to
    log into your Google account to get at those stored items.

    Have you yet tried running IE8 in its no add-ons mode?

    .... oops ...

    Just read your other reply. Apparently "someone" (or some program) has
    changed your configuration of IE8 to enable the Content Advisor. Is
    this YOUR host? That is, do you own it and are you the administrator of
    it? If so, perhaps you should reconsider letting other users login
    using an admin-level Windows account. Make them log under their own
    Windows account instead of sharing your account. Make their account a
    limited/restricted account so they cannot go screwing up app configs for
    the other Windows accounts.
     

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