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IE address box

by Micci / October 16, 2004 8:24 AM PDT

Since I loaded spybot sd 1.3, I have been unable to go to an address without adding the .xxx to the end. For example, I use to be able to type cnet and it would give me my choices on MSN, now i have to type cnet.com and it takes me right to the screen. Without the .com, it tells me the page cannot be displayed and at the bottom says cannot find server or dns error internet explorer. What did I do wrong? do I need to reload MSN?

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Re: IE address box
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2004 8:31 AM PDT
In reply to: IE address box

MSN is not IE. If IE has an issue, look up and use IEFIX which will help restore most settings of IE.

Have you tried Firefox?

Bob

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Re: IE address box
by Micci / October 16, 2004 9:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE address box

Thank you. IEFIX didn't work, so I downloaded Firefox and will now use Mozilla as my browser. Took me some time to figure out how to get my homepage back, but managed to get that, too.

thanks so much.

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Re: IE address box Part II
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2004 9:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: IE address box

The IE address bar, when HIJACKED by another search engine does things like that. It's a valient effort to repair, but I like to run IEFIX first since it automates much of the usual...

Try this discussion -> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q316894

In the following four articles you can take a journey through all the screens and settings of Internet Explorer to see if you can find the error induced by the hijacker.

Best of luck,

Bob

PS. My mind says "look up friendly URLs", but I don't have a Windows ME box to test this on.

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