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Internet Explorer 8 Issue -- Driving me crazy!!

Using internet explorer 8. running windows XP. Problem is I can not open any non-secure sites (i.e. google) UNLESS I am in safe mode. maybe a virus?? any ideas??

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In reply to: Internet Explorer 8 Issue -- Driving me crazy!!

From Internet Explorer, click on "Tools", select "Internet Options", then click on the "Privacy" tab. Make sure it indicates "Medium". Next, click on the "Security" tab, then click once on the "Internet" icon (the world globe), then make sure it indicates "Medium High". Click on "apply", then OK..

If that doesn't get it done, then visit the Internet "Security" tab again, and click on the "Reset to all zones to default levels" button, then select OK/yes when it asks "Are you sure?", then "apply", then OK.

And just in case it's a malware issue, download, install, update, then run a full system scan with BOTH of the free tools below:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

Hope this helps.


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Another option

In reply to: Internet Explorer 8 Issue -- Driving me crazy!!

If Grif's advice doesn't do it for you, just check IE's Tools > Internet Options, Connection tab.

Click the LAN settings button. Is there any Proxy Server settings there? If so, and if you do not use a Proxy connection, remove those settings and select the "Automatically detect settings" option.

Why? I've seen similar posts here before. Proxy settings appear to allow https, (secure), pages, but fails with normal http.


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