Almost daily I have one or more of the following annoying issues when browsing with IE: 1. Pop-up windows of the type "Would you like to set your home page to.." 2. Windows media player opens automatically 3. Minimised windows that refuses to close (end process in Task Manager is required) 4. ActiveX plugins trying to install 5. ActiveX plugins install when I try to close them I am aware that there is a general problem with pop-ups, but how can Windows Media Player be opened without my permission? Why will closing an ActiveX plugin windows cause it to install? Can I prevent one or more of the above problems by editing the default settings in IE?