Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera etc. Google Earth can be downloaded via any browser.
IE can be affected by add-ons and there are methods to try and solve problems. IE 7 or 8;
1] Open IE and goto Tools > Manage Add-ons. Disable all add-ons restart IE and see if it works with no problems. If so, start adding in Add-ons one at a time until you find the one that breaks IE. Remove that if you can, or keep it disabled if you cannot.
2] The 'brute force' method. In IE goto Tools > Internet Options then the Advanced tab. Click the "Reset" button. This resets IE back to default and removes all 3rd party add-ons and tooolbars. Beware, this may delete all Favorites, cookies, history and any web site login/passwords that IE has saved.
See if either of those help.
i am having a problem setting up google earth and just getting the download. when i go to try to download google earth in ie it brings up error message and says it encountered a problem and had to shut down. there have also been a message about a problem with addon's with internet explorer. i have had it on this computer in the past with no problem. a few months ago i cleared off the hard drive and reinstalled windows xp and the needed programs we use. how can i fix this problem with internet explorer and be able to install google earth? the computer is a dell dimension 2400 windows xp. thanks, alan.