Re: [NTO] Need some help about IE
- View SourceMordechai,
Have you tried using FireFox to see how it works. IE does become corrupted
at times. There is a free service that I use as it seems to be run by
Microsoft people, could be wrong but they know Microsoft programs. It is
www.techsupportforum.com it just takes more than a day sometimes to get
help but they have solved many problems for me. By the way I find the Avant
browser to more like the IE browser. I really prefer the new Free Opera.
No ads just a great browser. I keep IE around only because sometimes to
find and secure needed microsoft updates and information you need it in
order to get on their web pages.
----- Original Message -----
From: "M.M." <m.mordechai@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 10:30 AM
Subject: [NTO] Need some help about IE
> Recently have serious problem with IE (version6), when I start my
> right after the starting sequence ends, the known IE window saying how
> they are that IE has to shut down, and to report MS about the problem -
> I am not connected to the net yet.
> This window pops up every few seconds, I close it and after couple of
> seconds it is up again.
> When I open the task manager I can see 2 (two) iexplore.exe running in the
> 'process' window, (IE is not yet opened by me, and still not connected !),
> click to end it and it opens there again, using quit a lot of memory. When
> open IE I see there 3 (three) iexplore.exe, but the "sorry...." windows
> not popup.
> What I did so far: Scan virus run - clean, in IE tools activated default
> options, deleted all cookies, all temp files, all history, and I am the
> OS = win xp pro with the most security updates.
> I started thinking on re-installing IE, but there is no option to
> it first, so the last thing will be errasing drive C and reinstall windows
> and all other programs.
> Any ideas about this problem will be welcome.
> Thanks in advance
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- View SourceHi Mordechai,
I don't have a specific cure for you, however, the following may help:
<<Recently have serious problem with IE (version6), when I start my
Download and install MSIE version 7. I don't remember whether you need to
uninstall version 6 before you install version 7. Just follow the prompts,
however, if you really want to uninstall MSIE version 6, use the free CCleaner
utility. When CCleaner is running, click on Tools then Uninstall. The browser
is listed as "Windows Internet Explorer 6". Get CCleaner from
http://www.ccleaner.com/ Note, CCleaner has the power to clean out lots of
areas of your PC. Use it with care -- especially if you use it to clean your
Use Windows Update to get Service Pack 3 for WinXP Pro.
Do a free online virus scan from Panda (
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/ )or HouseCall (
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ ). Both of these services require you to
install their search engine on your PC the first time you run the scan. Both
will delete or quarantine real viruses but Panda requires that you register.
Registration is free, otherwise it will report any problems it finds, but it
will not delete or quarantine the problems.
Run HijackThis ( http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html ).
Run SpywareBlaster ( http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html ).
Run Spybot Search & Destroy ( http://www.safer-networking.org/ ).
Please be aware that some malicious software is available for download with
names that are very similar sounding to the legitimate sites. The URLs above
have been tested by me recently, and they appear to be safe.
Use all of these aids cautiously. Do complete backups of critical data before
you run them. A very good registry backup program which creates backups that
will not evaporate like some System Restore points is ERUNT (