BHO - toolbar failing to load

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Periander, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Periander

    Periander Guest

    Hi Folks,

    I'm using IE9 on a fully patched Win7 system.

    I used to have the crawler toolbar from loaded together with the
    mail notifier gadget that appeared on the taskbar.

    How I don't know but I've disabled both of these and can no longer access
    them. Installation programs for both report that they are both properly
    installed and I have gone so far as to uninstall them and re-install but
    they don't appear.

    I have tried using the "Manage Add On's" tab within IE Options but the (crawler) BHO doesn't appear on the currently loaded list, it does
    appear though on the "all" list and reports that it is enabled - however it
    remains invisible and inaccessible.

    Also the toolbars and extensions button is marked with a red circular
    warning symbol - I haven't seen this before and I presume that it serves to
    indicate that the toolbars and extensions function is locked down. I thus
    further presume that if the lock can be removed I can get back to using or
    at least seeing the toolbars I want to.

    Has anyone any idea of what I can do to fix this? ... Please no comments
    along the lines of switch to Chrome, Firefox etc ... I already have both but
    it's IE I wish to fix.

    Also ... and it may or may not be related I had set IE to open my homepage
    when opening a new tab - in between browsing sessions it now defaults back
    to a "Blank page" and no amount of telling it not to will persuade it to go
    back to opening my homepage as default.
    Periander, Feb 21, 2012
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  2. Periander

    Don Varnau Guest

    1. Go to Internet Options> Advanced and check "Enable third-party browser
    2. Right-click the shortcut/icon you use to launch IE> Properties> Target.
    If the target includes "-extoff" edit it out and click OK.

    New tab page...
    1. Are you running Spybot Teatimer or another program that "protects"
    Internet Explorer settings?
    2. With the warning that a reset will delete AutoComplete data, such as
    passwords and you will have to re-enable browser add-ons, use the Reset
    Internet Explorer Settings button (Internet Options> Advanced.)

    Useful for recovering stored passwords before you clear all stored login
    IE PassView- NirSoft:

    What a reset of IE settings will do:
    Reset Internet Explorer settings [Windows 7]:

    Don Varnau, Feb 24, 2012
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  3. Periander

    Periander Guest


    A lot of useful information all read and explored with my thanks but none of
    the above applies ... it's a relatively new system and I haven't even got
    round to installing spybot ... yet. Re the advanced tab - the enable 3rd
    party etc was already active.

    I'll grab my passwords and give the nuclear option of a full reset a try
    sometime over the weekend when I have a few minutes free to swear at the

    I suspect that I may have inadvertently ticked a box on my AVG setup or
    possibly system mechanic but for the life of me I can't see what.
    Periander, Feb 24, 2012
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