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Add-ons and other plugins.
Firstly I would recommend you download and install another browser type. The system won't care which browser is used at any time, and in fact will work perfectly well with two different browsers open at the same time. Then, if anything happens to IE, you can still use the other browser.
Back to your problem, this can often be traced back to bad or corrupted Add-ons, so you can try an elimination test. In IE, goto Tools > Manage Add-ons, and work through the lists disabling then testing. it will take time, but maybe you will find the offending add-on that way.
Re: Add-ons and other plugins
Another browser type such as what? My problem, could a virus have caused it? As I posted earlier I scan regularly with my security software and so far have not detected any threats.
1. Another browser, like Firefox or Chrome.
2. Either it's not a virus, or your security software doesn't catch it. So first see if it's an add-on or toolbar or accellerator or whatever is active in IE besides IE itself. Mark told you how to do it. If it still happens without any add-on active, only then do we start thinking malware.
OT: I'm now having to enter my email address and password everytime I sign in, I have remember my email address checked but I'm still having to manually type it and my password in. Is that something to do with your new enhanced site? Now when I sign into my bank account online I have to do that but it's my bank account, but on a discussion board?
Is this a different problem?
I'm not sure why installing Firefox causes this email problem. Firefox is not an email client. or do you mean that you are accessing your emails via logging into a web page?
Why would the new CNET forums format affect your emails?
If this is a new problem it may be better to create a new discussion and give 'full' details.
Did you solve the Internet Explorer problem?
Re: Is this a different problem? - New!
I haven't installed Firefox but now I'm able to login without entering my email and password each time. I haven't solved the IE problem yet, still working on it.
IE: If You Have Yet To Try What Mark & Kees Suggested..
The below Microsoft FixIt diagnostic tool will do it for you:
'Fix Internet Explorer add-on problems when IE hangs or freezes'
If you already resolved the problem .... "glad to hear it".
If you haven't resolved the problem, and failed to take their advice ... "you should". (Take their advice, that is. )
Best of luck..
Re: IE: If You Have Yet To Try What Mark & Kees Suggested
Please don't hit me with your ruler again, it hurts, I promise I'll be a good boy. Please don't hit me again. I'll turn in my assignment next Monday morning. I'm not going to say I've been busy because the last time I said that here some of the MODs "tarred and feathered" me pretty good then slow roasted me over an open fire pit and basted me with lots of Sweet Baby Ray's "extra spicy" barbeque sauce.
"Busy" is ALWAYS Ok With Me. It's My Middle Name!! :)
Take all the time you want. Just looking to lend a helping hand, as long as I was in the area.
Due to the all the abuse you've encountered, I'm going to give you a reprieve and extend your assignment until the end of the month. Forget Monday!
Enjoy what's left of your weekend..
Re: "Busy" is ALWAYS Ok With Me. It's My Middle Name!! :)
I ran your test, one item popped up: AVG Safe Search.
I then clicked "fix it" and it appears that my problem has now been fixed so the test results said. I'll let you know if my problem happens again. Isn't AVG an anti-virus software? I have Avast but not AVG unless they are the same.
My weekend could have been better, my New Orleans Saints lost to the Arizona Cardinals, the Saints played some sloppy football in Arizona yesterday.
Test reply, seems to be working.
I See Your Test Worked.. :)
Steve, Did You Ever Have AVG Installed?
Sorry for the delay. Today "Busy" was my FIRST name. Not my last.
You are quite correct, in that AVG is an A/V. AVG's Safe Search is an add-on, which comes with AVG. If you never installed AVG, I can't imagine how it got there.
Stranger yet, while digging around, I found where the Safe Search seemed to be causing problems for a good deal of users. BUT .. more so with FF, than IE. As far as I know, the FixIt Solution is only suppose to disable the add-ons. Not remove them. Why not check your add-ons, to make sure it's actually installed. Too many things don't add up.
If you come to find the Microsoft tool, fixed your non-responsive IE, maybe the best thing to do is.......
look the other way!
Another consideration might be, to post at CNET's AVG forum, and ask if they know how (or why) it "found a home" on your system. Very strange.
So sorry to hear about your Saints. Hopefully, they'll do better against Tampa Bay!
Re: Steve, Did You Ever Have AVG Installed?
I might have installed it a few years ago but after reading many complaints about it I uninstalled it then downloaded and installed Avast 4.8 AV. Every morning when I update my Avast this pop up appears prompted me to upgrade to a paid version, I keep ignoring it. Is the free version of Avast about to expire? As for my MS non-responding problem it's back.