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    Internet Explorer Ver. 6 problems ...

    Hello:

    My computer tends to lock up a lot, and act weird when IE is open. Would anyone recommend just reloading Internet Explorer to assure it works correctly?

    Thanks all,
    Kristina

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdriver
    Hello:

    My computer tends to lock up a lot, and act weird when IE is open.

    Thanks all,
    Kristina
    check your computer for spyware that might be installed while browsing the internet with internet explorer,

    follow this guide,
    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9739
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    Thanks much! Will do.

    I have McAfee VirusScan and check for viruses periodically, but I've always seemed to experience problems. Would it hurt to re-install IE? Or would it just lead to more headaches!?

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    many users here would like to find the easy way out.

    this involves taking the computer to the store and having a tech format and re-install everything

    i am not sure if re-installing internet explorer will help you determine and elliminate the source (eg... spyware, adware etc...)

    you need to first assess the situation and determine if you have a virus or trojan or spyware that is straining your computer.

    follow the steps in the spyware removal thread including the online virus scan

    each scanner detects things others miss.

    spyware tends to mess with internet explorer and cause lockups etc...

    after you scan and clean your computer you should stop using Microsoft's internet explorer and use a safer alternative like firefox.
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    it is better than internet explorer in many ways and is also safer.

    btw
    welcome to techzonez
    Last edited by egghead; October 19th, 2004 at 23:59 PM.
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    Thanks so much again! I will definitely take your advice and see what happens.

    I TRULY appreciate all your help!

    Have a great evening,
    Kristina :-)

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    you are welcome!

    please keep us updated with your progress and results
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    Internet explorer won't let you install anything pass
    version 6.0 for some retarded reason, or I might just
    have something bad living on my PC. I was able to find
    a file which contained all of the options that Internet
    explorer would have if it was located on the start menu
    but I can't find it. I would love to use firefox or perferably
    Netscape Navigator 7.0, but I have an online class that
    requires me to use Internet Explorer, which really sucks

    I don't even have Internet Explorer on my Add/Remove Programs
    list but many icons throughout my files contain Internet Explorer icons.

    What can I do about this? People at school haven't even been able to help really...

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    What can I do to simply emininate all Internet Explorer files
    when Internet Explorer 6.0 isn't on my add/remove programs list?

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    Try the suggestions in the "Most Honored Eggheads" thread here.

    Or click the link in my Sig "Eggheads Spyware Removal tips"

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