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IE problem

by PC Catastrophe / June 11, 2007 11:20 AM PDT

Why would Internet Explorer not display pages on one user account, but be just fine in another user account? I havent found any more spyware or viruses on the computer in any user accounts.

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(NT) IE6 or IE7?
by tomron / June 11, 2007 1:13 PM PDT
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IE 7
by PC Catastrophe / June 11, 2007 1:21 PM PDT
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It has IE 7, so I did an uninstall to IE6. Same problem. Firefox connects fine. I also ran CCleaner, AdAware, Spybot, HJT, AVG Free, Housecall, and Windows Live OneCare, all are clean. I also disabled the firewall. Any ideas?

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(NT) Does the user account have administrative rights?
by tomron / June 11, 2007 1:38 PM PDT
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by PC Catastrophe / June 11, 2007 10:48 PM PDT

There are three user accounts on the pc. Two have admin rights, the other does not. The user account in question is one of the accounts with admin rights.

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(NT) How about system restore to a previous date
by tomron / June 11, 2007 11:15 PM PDT
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"I havent found any more spyware or viruses on the computer
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 11:17 PM PDT
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"I havent found any more spyware or viruses on the computer in any user accounts."

Here's a cruel truth. ANY spyware or virus can do oddball damage and incur too much work.

If you want to spend time on this, go ahead. Here I need to move on so I'll create a new account and move the person over. If they quibble about the new account name I move the profile out, dust the old account, create it anew and put the profile back there.


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No restore points

There are not any restore points to fix the problem.

The computer belongs to my grandmother and it is just her user account that has the problem with IE. I really do not want to mess with the small problem and had thought about just telling her to move over to another account if she HAD to use IE (I am not an IE user!) I just wondered if I was missing something stupid. Probably not though, right? I guess I am just going to leave it alone. She has had too many people's hands in this computer to even begin to figure out if someone did something or it is just virus damage. Thanks for the reassurance. If anyone thinks of something off hand that it might be please post it. This one has stumped me!

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Why be stumped?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2007 12:46 AM PDT
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Thank you again
by PC Catastrophe / June 13, 2007 10:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Why be stumped?

I printed out the directions from the link you provided for her. I gave her pc back to her early yesterday. She didnt want to change accounts, I tried my best to explain that it was not a big deal and she could keep all of her documents. So, if she changes her mind she will have directions to do so.

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Thank You Again
by HPJOHN / June 14, 2007 9:32 AM PDT
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I had nothing but trouble with IE7 so I switched back to IE6. No problems now!!

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by PC Catastrophe / June 14, 2007 11:53 PM PDT
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I do not usually use IE. The first few months IE7 was out, it seemed like everyone was having problems with it. Uninstalling back to IE6 seemed the wisest solution. It seems that the majority of errors with IE7 have been smoothed out, as much as IE can be smoothed, lol, and there doesnt seem to be as much complaint.

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