IE Internet Options freeze when options changed

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by djscas, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. djscas

    djscas Guest

    When I make any changes to the options on the various tabs within Internet
    Options the program will make the changes, but it will then freeze with the
    error message (program not responding). It will not return me to IE... the
    cursor changes to the hourglass, or the sliding progress meter just runs and
    runs without completing the process. I have to use the Task Manager to exit
    the running program and get out ot IE. When I go back into IE I find that
    the changes have been made, but if I try to do any of a number of things the
    program hangs up...
    For example: selecting the home page, deleting history files (all of the
    other deletions work fine), changing the security levels, or
    checking/unchecking any boxes on the advanced tab.

    Uninstalled IE7 and went back to IE6. Made no difference. Reinstalled IE7
    from the Microsoft Download site. Still have problem. Everything else within
    IE7 works fine.

    Hope someone can help resolve this issue.
     
    djscas, Mar 22, 2007
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  2. djscas

    PA Bear Guest

    Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
    to an appropriate forum.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
    http://wiki.castlecops.com/Malware_Removal_and_Prevention:_Introduction
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v1.99.1
    (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip) is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware with
    assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
    http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html,
    http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7,
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums for expert
    analysis, not here.**

    If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
    isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.

    Those with IE7-specific questions or comments are asked to post to and seek
    support in this newsgroup: microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    On the web:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    In your newsreader:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
     
    PA Bear, Mar 22, 2007
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