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Brower problems...please help me

I hope someone can help me with this constant problem. My computer has eMachine, Media Center edition. Pentium(R) 4 CPU, 3.06GHz, 960 mb RAM and Windows XP Operating system. Using Internet Exployer 7 and Mozilla Firefox (MF) I have Verizon DSL. I downloaded Firefox because many times I can't access the internet thru IE. This is very frustrating. I have three user accounts. The fist one, I no longer use because I'm unable to get IE to open. My second user account is my Work and my third account is my son's. I have PC tools total spyware, virus and firewall package. My problem is trying to access the internet thru IE 7 and now the MF won't open. When I use my Work account and double click on MF or IE nothing happens. Neither browser will open. I run the spyware and virus program weekly. Most of the infections found on my computer is tracking files which comes back as low risk. When I use my son's account, I have no problem opening Firefox however, most of the time IE won't open. What is wrong with this IE 7 not opening on either account? Why won't IE 7 and MF open on my work account? This is very frustrating. Many times I have to call my Verizon and tell them I can't access the Internet, after being on the phone with them for 1 hour they finally tell me you have internet access thru your modem, but your browser won't open, you need to call the company you purchased your computer from. Can anyone help me...please.


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If Firefox opens but not IE try the usual fix.

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Look up the words you don't know on Here's my usual fix -> "Remove all BHO's from Internet Explorer. To do this I use HIJACKTHIS."

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I'm sorry but I'm not following\understanding what you're saying, nor how to fix the problem. Could you explain more. What does BHO mean Thanks

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It appears I was not telling you this one thing.

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Put the word you don't know into

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In IE terms:

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Tools>Manage Add-ons and disable all. Then one by one enable the ones you trust.


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Have you gotten all Win and MS updates?

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Have you made the url for the browser trusted, allowed and exempted?
Are you keeping PC tools total spyware, virus and firewall package updated? You may need more RAM for that Media Center edition.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:=

HOUSECALL from TRENDMICRO - FREE online Virus scan and repair = (Check the autoclean box) = ( IT IS OK TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE ANT-SPYWARE/MALWARE PROGRAM ENABLED AND RUNNIBG AT THE SAME TIME) = Download Here >>>>

MS Windows Defender -- = Windows Defender = -

+ A-squared Free:

+ FREE SUPERAntiSpyware =

Spybot-S&D = Be sure to use the immunize feature, and as with everything else, keep it updated. When installing, probably best to uncheck TeaTimer. DOWNLOAD HERE >>>>

and Ad-Aware = DOWNLOAD HERE >>>>

WinCleaner AntiSpyware 5.4, Free protection against spyware =

+ SpywareBlaster/SpywareGuard - Freeware =

+ Comodo BOClean : FREE Anti-Malware =

McAfee SiteAdvisor - Free =

AnalogX Script Defender- Freeware =

and = Freeware - WINPATROL

An important thing to keep in mind, regardless of which anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-worm, anti-malware, anti-spyware and firewall you use -
( ) is to keep it UPDATED, just as it is important to make sure you have all windows critical and security updates +

Note: The way I have mine set is to only notify me that updates are availiable, but to not download them automaticaly. Then I can check to be sure I get just the ones I want. I then click on "custom", and after the updates have been downloaded I look them over to see which ones I want, then disconnect from the net, disable firewall and anti-virus program, and then install the updates, and then re-enable the firewall and anti-virus programs before reconnecting to the net. =

Calendar Of Updates=

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yes, I have my updates set to automaticall download and I decide when to update. I like your idea to disconnect the firewall and virus program. I have not tried that process. I also keep my PC tools updated daily. Although the malware program is suspect and does not identify worm, for me. If and when I can access the internet I will try another spyware\malware program. Thanks for the advice

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