IE7 Won't Let Me Download ANYTHING

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by lisaawesomeface, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. I got this computer for Christmas, and immeadiately downloaded Firefox. About
    a week ago, Firefox just wouldn't open, but IE would. So I uninstalled FF,
    and tried to re-install. Everytime I try, the error window pops up and the
    browser shuts down and re-opens to the homepage. I tried to dowload IE8beta,
    but it shut down then too. It only resets like that when I attempt to
    download something. I have cleared temporary files and tried just about every
    other suggestion I could find.
     
    lisaawesomeface, Aug 31, 2008
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  2. Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) and your
    IE version when posting to this newsgroup, please.

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

    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://defendingyourmachine2.blogspot.com/
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
    (http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.exe) is the preferred tool to use (in
    conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
    its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
    hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30,
    http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html, or other appropriate forums for review
    by an expert in such matters, 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 or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Aug 31, 2008
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