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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Ron, Mar 25, 2008.

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    Ron Guest

    It all started when I had problems with setting up my network. I heard that
    Norton can cause problems, so I uninstalled it. During the uninstall
    process, I think Norton gave me a parting gift. (A couple viruses and some
    spyware and Malware) Since then, I reinstalled Norton, also installed
    Ad-aware, ran full scans, and more scans every other day. Keep getting more
    viruses, trojans, ect. Also Norton is telling me it blocked an attack
    from....My own PC!! I seem to have everything cleaned up now, but the cookie
    setting in Internet options keeps resetting to the lowest setting. I created
    a shortcut on the desktop and reset it myself several times a day. I tried
    uninstalling IE 7 and still had the same problems. I also have repeatedly
    deleated the cache and offline content and add-on info. also tried
    expermenting with disableing add-ons. This is as far as my computer
    knowledge takes me, can anyone out there help me out? (sorry for the dragged
    out question) ( I have figured out how to get my network running, just having
    problems with the cookie setting dropping.) Using IE-6 or 7 and also MSN
    Ron, Mar 25, 2008
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Time to show your computer to a professional, my friend. You're in over
    your head.

    Don't be stubborn like I was. If you don't know what you're doing...
    let's face it're doing yourself harm.
    Leonard Grey, Mar 25, 2008
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  3. One or more options/settings in an ever-growing number of third-party
    applications may be disallowing the change(s) from "sticking". These include
    but are not limited to Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, Spybot Tea Timer,
    SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor, Norton AntiVirus, McAfee
    VirusScan and/or Antispyware, and Zone Alarm (Free, Pro, & Security Suite).
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 25, 2008
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    Ron Guest

    shut down Norton and its firewall, and tried a restart and same thing

    Ron, Mar 26, 2008
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    Ron Guest

    Not stubborn. This is how we learn. In every aspect of life. If you have
    children, they will probably be living with you forever if you give that kind
    of advice out to them. Stubborn would be doing it without backed up files.
    There is always reinstallation of windows if it ever becomes nescessary. I
    will figure this out eventually. Have a little optamism my friend. (My
    first computer came with Windows ME!) Talk about learning how to solve
    Ron, Mar 26, 2008
  6. Did Bob suggest "shutting down Norton and its firewall" and restarting?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 26, 2008

  7. When one of my kids broke a leg instead of trying to fix it myself. I guess
    I'm not very daring.
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Mar 26, 2008
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    Ron Guest

    Thanks for the replies. I'm sure it does have something to do with Norton.
    Norton is as bad as a virus! Wierd thing happened today though. After
    having an unstable computer, (sluggish and wierd things happening, including
    the cookies setting), for over a week....Today it's running as fast as ever
    with no problems at all! maybe Norton had to work this thing over several
    times to get it fixed? So if something like this happens again some day, I'm
    going to do my best to fix it for a few days and then wait before doing
    anything drastic. Thought the info on this circumstance might be useful.

    Ron, Mar 27, 2008
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    Ron Guest

    No, that is just one of the many things I tried, just to see whether or not
    it is a particular setting in Norton. Problem is fixed though...check out
    reply to Bob

    Ron, Mar 27, 2008
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    Ron Guest

    My problem is fixed, thanks for your advice. It was very informative... (for
    people who think computers are people.) Sorry about your kids leg. Let me
    know when your computer becomes less important than them.
    your logic is a bit twisted. Although I can't blame you for trying to keep
    the computer experts out there busy.
    Ron, Mar 27, 2008
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