web pages not loading

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by alfparks, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. alfparks

    alfparks Guest

    I downloaded IE 7 with no trouble to my desktop computer about a week ago and
    it is running beautifully. Today, I downloaded IE 7 to my laptop and the web
    pages will not load. I keeps saying connecting but never does. I don't know
    what to do. I am thinking about going back to IE 6, I really need some advice.
    alfparks, Oct 1, 2006
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  2. Please first review the advice at this link:

    Also go to the connections tab and check the settings for your connection
    and LAN. Make sure 'automatically detect settings' is disabled.


    Sandi Hardmeier
    Microsoft MVP since 1999
    Internet Explorer Community
    The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get read.
    Sandi - Microsoft MVP, Oct 1, 2006
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  3. 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.

    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 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
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jan 13, 2007
  4. I'm having a similar problem with IE6. When I right click the IE icon there
    is no "Start Witnout Add-Ons" to select.
    In WXP-Home/SP2 that there is no Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) to select.
    What do we do?

    Windows Defender, Spy-Bot, Adaware and Hijack This, AVG found nothing. Where
    do I go from here?

    <brevity snips>

    M.K. Lokawitz, Jan 14, 2007
  5. Control Panel | Network and Internet Options | Internet Options | Advanced
    Uncheck Enable third-party browsing enhancements.

    Do the thorough malware checks, too.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jan 14, 2007
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