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):
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    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.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

    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:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    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
    of.

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