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IE Problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by tripwire45, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    I think IE sux but this is my son's laptop. He can connect to the Internet and use IM but he can't open IE and browse. I suspect some nasty virus or malware. I've cleaned the computer to within an inch of it's life but 2 viruses continue to elude me.

    I've tried going back to a restore point when IE did work. It worked for about a day and then refused to open again. I have to admit, I haven't really had the time to work on his computer. Has anybody else come across this problem?
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    It's a long shot Trip, but have you tried running the line that I posted in the Article Section a while back about "de-customising" IE:

    Code:
    rundll32 iedkcs32.dll,Clear
    Like I say, you never know - it might just help.
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Trip, will IE open in Safe Mode?

    If so, I would suspect it has a browser highjacker.

    I don't know which versions of malware removal tools you are using. But I would recommend downloading the latest version of Ad-Aware which is Ad-Aware SE Personal edition and the latest definition file is SE1R26 25.01.2005

    If you have an older version of the program, the update won't work!

    Download it free for personal use..

    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

    Same goes for Spybot Search and Destroy. You NEED the latest version of the app, which is 1.3 - and there are loads of updates which the earlier version (1.1) won't find!

    Download ver 1.3 free

    http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10122137.html?part=104443&subj=dlpage&tag=button

    There are other apps which boast similar things but mostly they are just rip-offs of these two beauties :eek:

    Pete
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Thanks Pete. I installed Ad Aware SE a month or two ago when I tired to clean up his machine the last time. 18 year old boys are a pain in the arse when it comes to their computers. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Don't I know it :biggrin for some reason they just want to download tons of rubbish, mostly cracked software, unpaid for MP3s, bootleg films, not to mention pr0n

    Some 49 year old boys are just as bad :oops:

    :biggrin
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    :eek: Just don't let the missus find the pr0n files. :oops: jk :biggrin
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Isn't that what rights and permissions are for :biggrin
     
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  8. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    ok guys, i hate to be a nitpick but internet ettiquete requires me to point out that its pr0n not pr0n when referencing amongst fellow computer users :)

    this ofcourse is the granddaddy word that caused the flux of poor spelling and l33tsp34k c00ln3$$ amongst younger net users :D

    how i know these details ofcourse, is irrelivant ;)
     
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  9. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    Ok, so what is right, pr0n or pr0n? lol, just joking mate, NOI. [​IMG]
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    :rolleyes: G33k$ r so literal. You nailed me dead to rights, Ryan. Spelling corrected. :biggrin
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    :thumbleft Bang on dude!
     
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  12. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    So, if I understand it right, if I talk about p0rn then I'm an adolescent teenager looking for it but if I talk about pr0n then I'm a mid 30's computer geek?[​IMG]
     
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  13. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    ...who is secretly looking for it. LOL :biggrin But I digrest. :oops:
     
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