What is uninstall publisher?

Question

Suddenly while using Internet Explorer and Google to search for employment websites and discussion rooms I now have a new web home page loading everytime and anytime my computer makes a connection whether to MSN, Google or now Yahoo it requests a install for MS Publisher 2002 everytime I change the scene. This is crazy. I can't input MSN to Explorer because each time it is overridden by this other site and I can't find where it is initiated from. The problem with trying to install MS Publisher everytime I need to go on line is a real problem because I am looking for a job and every 4 or 5 minutes I have to waste 3 or 4 minutes to cancle out the attempt to install MS Publisher 2002. It is funny because I already have MS Publisher and It works fine. Also when I go to Outlook Express to communicate by email I have to go through the same problem with the Window Installer for MS Publisher 2002. What the heck is going on? I have Norton Antivirus 2004 and it has worked fine. I have never had this problem with the Window Installer trying to install MS Publisher 2002 everytime there is a connection to the net before but I have had the problem with the home page changing without my changing it. Please help me I have been unemployed for over a year and can't handle this continued interruption of my searching the net for a job bank to submit my resume anymore.

Thanks Fred Hann: Telephone 317-884-1840. I live in Indianapolis, In.

Answer

This question was answered on October 31, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You should uninstall publisher; reboot; see what happens

if you notice a change then do a clean installation of publisher.

if the problems presist wtih the reinstallation of publisher we could assume that it's the publisher software.

you can also use event viewer to see what programs are causing the problems:

To view more details about an event

Open Event Viewer

In the console tree, click the log you want

In the details pane, click the event you want

On the Action menu, click Properties

Notes

To open Event Viewer, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Event Viewer

To view binary data as characters, in the Data box, click Bytes To view binary data as DWORDS, click Words

To view details about the previous or next event, click the up or down arrow To copy the details of an event, click Copy

Not all events generate binary data Binary data can be interpreted by an experienced programmer or a support technician familiar with the source application

To retain the event description in binary data form, archive logs in the log file format (.evt) Saving logs in text format (.txt) or comma-delimited text format (.csv) discards the binary data

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Posted by christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 31, 2004