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Dodgy Internet

by pop_moo / January 12, 2007 11:02 PM PST

My wifes computer is attached to mine through a network. She is running Win XP and I recently went to the microsoft updates site on her computer to download IE7. Everything seemed to go all right and I had to restart the computer so it would take effect. IE started up but the old version and I cannot seem to get any web page apart from her home page which is MSN.
When I type in a new web address I get the message saying
"The Requested Lookup Key Was Not Found In Any Active Activation Context"

Any help would be useful

Thanks

Tantalus

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My gues is spyware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2007 11:06 PM PST
In reply to: Dodgy Internet

Why? If I read http://www.peterritchie.com/Hamlet/Articles/63.aspx and other links about this message it appears that spyware could be trying to startup a browser and has failed. It's either that or some other program that needed updating.

What I usually do is scan the machine with Free AVG AntiSpyware and eject what it finds.

Bob

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Oops. Forgot to mention BHOs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2007 11:07 PM PST
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