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I have a problem. It's to do with browser windows not opening in SOME instance. I think it has to do with http connections that need more than usual security or something. I have three browsers, IE9, Firefox, and Opera. Opera is my default, but whatever.

A good example of my problem is when I try to hit "ADD CREDIT" on my poker software, and instead of the cashier it opens up a disconnected window:

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When I try to add a contact to skype, it tells my my internet connection is faulted:

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So there is nothing wrong with my internet connections, just some of these windows that pop up wont displace what they're supposed to. They are not the usual windows with the address bars at the top, they are other ones, what kind are these? Maybe this is the problem? I cannot connect through these types of windows. I can, however, connect through https URL's, so it mustn't be that.

My operating system is Windows Server 2008, rigged up like Win 7,

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rigged up how? I don't think its that important but may help in troubleshooting if it is. This does look like 'standard' popups and an internet connection thats occationally glitching to me –  Journeyman Geek Oct 17 '12 at 23:36
    
@JourneymanGeek Basically just enabled desktop effects, Aero, things like that. Making it a desktop PC rather that a server. It's not occasionally glitching, those windows NEVER open. –  Snuff Movie Oct 17 '12 at 23:42
    
Starting with the obvious - have you done any checks for spyware/malware/virus's? It seems symptomatic of such an issue. –  Oliver G Oct 17 '12 at 23:43
    
@OliverG Well yeah, I do daily full system scans with MalwareBytes and Avira Home User edition. No problems there. I don't know why a virus would want to disable IE popup windows though. It doesn't really accomplish anything, beyond annoying me. It seems to be like a setting in IE that might be wrong/or something. But I did reset to recommended settings, cleared cache, and enabled active x filtering. That was all I could think of. –  Snuff Movie Oct 18 '12 at 0:25

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