IE7 in Windows Xp search engines want work and stalls when searchi

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by justjacqueline, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. my ie7 in wxp stop working properly. If I go to google it will not search and
    my aol and yahoo accounts it will not allow me to visit any of the sites I
    have tried to reinstall and reset and it is like somethng is blocking my
    seaches. Also I tested other search engines and the only that will work
    barely is live search.
    justjacqueline, Jun 28, 2008
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  2. I know of three causes for the vast majority of such problems:
    1. You might have incompatible add-ons:
    Go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools
    and click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).

    2. Tools | Internet Options | Advanced
    Scroll to the bottom and click Reset Internet Explorer Settings. Read this
    article first:
    How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES):
    Note that the Reset IE Settings button will delete AutoComplete data (such
    as passwords.) Do you have those backed up?

    3. Malware already installed on the computer: Help with malware
    All MS-MVP Sites.

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.

    So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
    For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
    whose ads for
    malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince you that you
    owe it to the author. See also:
    Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
    what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure

    You might also try the steps here:
    "Internet Explorer stops responding, stops working, or restarts"
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jun 28, 2008
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