Help - I Can't get IE to work, but Netscape & Firefox work fine

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by ravisachan, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. ravisachan

    ravisachan Guest

    I can't get IE to work, but Netscape & Firefox work fine. So I know its not
    my internet connection.

    I've been having this problem with IE6 for a while, so I tried IE7 and the
    same problem persists. When I open IE it just says: "Internet Explorer
    cannot display the webpage". The weird thing is once in about every 100
    times I try to open IE, it works fine.

    I have McAfee Internet Security Suite, run Spybot and AdAware SE frequently,
    and use BHO Demon. I can't figure out what the problem is. HELP!
    ravisachan, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. ravisachan

    Burt Guest

    I have exactly the same problem, broadband router connection running fine,
    other Web enabled programmes not affected, as far as I can see. Still
    waiting for the one instance where it works, though. Don't fancy having to
    launch it 100 times!
    Burt, Feb 3, 2006
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  3. Those symptoms would be consistent with a (broken) spyware add-on.

    Try running IE through a proxy tracer such as FiddlerTool.
    I see two possibilities for you if you do:
    1. it works which gives you a workable circumvention
    (e.g. the infiltrator may be coded to inhibit its activities when
    it can detect that tracing is in effect)
    2. it still doesn't work but you get some better clues about
    what is happening when a request is sent by IE.

    BTW I have asked users of these security packages before
    and never get an answer so I have to ask: does your security
    suite have any diagnostic tools built into it? E.g. if it is acting
    as your firewall perhaps it is already tracing what is happening
    and could give you more clues from its perspective.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 3, 2006
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