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Weird "Website wants to open web content" warning when starting IE on new Win7

#11Kalirion(Topic Creator)Posted 4/19/2014 2:24:02 PM
Shub posted...
Does it happen if you just do Start | Run and type "iexplore"?


Didn't check at the time, and since then upgraded to IE 11 (was IE 8) and the alert does not pop up even with C:\Program present.
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#12ShubPosted 4/19/2014 3:15:05 PM
Well, my guess is there was an improperly formatted argument in the command line for the shortcut you were using, and upgrading IE replaced the shortcut with a fresh one without any arguments.
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#13Kalirion(Topic Creator)Posted 4/19/2014 11:16:26 PM
Shub posted...
Well, my guess is there was an improperly formatted argument in the command line for the shortcut you were using, and upgrading IE replaced the shortcut with a fresh one without any arguments.


Why would a brand new install of Windows 7 give both an improper shortcut and some weird 96 byte file that the shortcut interacts with?
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#14ShubPosted 4/20/2014 4:32:24 PM
Shub posted...
Now where it came from, I cannot say, but my guess is it was something from the driver updates DVD. I also doubt it was malware.


On top of that, we'll never know now since it's gone.
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#15Kalirion(Topic Creator)Posted 4/21/2014 2:11:53 PM
Shub posted...
Shub posted...
Now where it came from, I cannot say, but my guess is it was something from the driver updates DVD. I also doubt it was malware.


On top of that, we'll never know now since it's gone.


Well, I have the file in question backed up, but no clue where to give it to have it analyzed.

Did full scans of HDD with MSE and MalwareBytes. Anything else I should try?
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