Re: Query about Iceape, Iceweasel
Nate Duehr wrote:
> Bret Busby wrote:
>> The web addresses, or, URL's, that are involved with the unauthorised
>> "untitld windows" being opened, vary, from addresses to which I have
>> previously been, to addresses that I regularly visit, inclusing the
>> two below, with such addresses being unlikely to involve malicious
>> code, hence the problem appears significantly more likely to lay with
>> some bug (or, possibly malicious code (?) ) within the particular web
>> browser applications.
>> It recently happened while the system monitor showed memory usage of
>> less than 50% total (out of 2GB RAM).
>> The "untitled windows" appear to open as pop-ups, although I have a
>> setup configuration of the web browsers, to block pop-ups, which
>> obviously does not work within the software.
>> The problem also appears to occur, apart from when I open links in
>> either new tabs or new windows, when a tab within a window,
>> automatically refreshes, such as the news and weather web pages at
>> http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60034.shtml and
>> http://www.abc.net.au/news/justin/ . Then, I get multiple "untitled
>> windows" opened, even if I am not doing anything, other than leaving
>> browser windows displaying web pages, open.
>> Leaving web browser windows open, appears to be dangerous, due to the
>> unauthorised actions performed by the software, including the opening
>> of the unauthorised "untitled windows", and, otherwise increasing
>> usage of preocessor and memory resources.
> Your installation is either broken, your machine has been compromised,
> or you have a setting turned on that is non-standard in your profile.
> The examples you gave above do not pop any extra windows here on any OS
> or browser I've tried. (Various browsers, on Windows, Debian, Ubuntu,
> and OS X.)
> I think the examples given by others of either rebuilding your profile,
> and/or purging and reinstalling are a good start for troubleshooting.
> You might also want to log into that machine as a different user and see
> if the problem happens to any other users other than your own.
> Preferrably not root, another regular user... for sanity.
Yup, I second that. That's what I would do as a test.
So, to the original poster: have you done this yet? If yes, what are the
> Note that on the top of the first example page it says:
> "This page has been replaced by an improved version so it will be
> discontinued after August 31st 2006. Please update your bookmarks."
> Cute. 2006, huh?
> They're right on the ball there at the Oz Meteorology department...