Vista Internet Explorer misery

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Harry, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Harry

    Harry Guest

    I did a clean Vista (business) install. When I import my "favorites" and
    start using IE, an error message appears every time I stop using IE by
    clicking on the red square in the top rh side of the screen. The message:
    Internet explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. It tries to
    find a solution (would be nice if it did) but it hangs there for 15 minutes
    after which I have to end the program manually, (without the promised
    solution) and without knowing why this happens.
    I disabled the add-ons and did a restart, but same problem occurs. I
    reinstalled Vista 3 times but I run into this misery every time, after the
    Vista upgrades have been DL and installed. My conclusion is therefor that
    the Vista upgrades are responsible, since before DL and installing the
    upgrades it works OK.
    I have never experienced a similar problem in XP prof, which on my PC also
    uses IE-7. At this moment I have reached the point that I no longer wish to
    be exposed to Vista problems and decided that XP is a better choice.
    Does anybody have a solution?
     
    Harry, Mar 9, 2007
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  2. I know of two causes for the vast majority of such problems:
    1. Incompatible add-ons: What if you right click the IE icon on the desktop
    and choose Start Without Add-ons?
    Or go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
    Explorer (No Add-ons).

    2. 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 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.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Mar 12, 2007
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