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Internet Explorer keeps giving me Script Error messages

by peter444wolf / May 19, 2010 1:49 AM PDT

Internet Explorer keeps giving me Script Error messages even though I never use any browser other than Firefox. I've followed all the advice I can find, been into tools and checked and unchecked all the debug options.
This randomly happens even when the computer is idle with nothing open - its driving me mad, is there a way to uninstall Explorer. I'm running Vista Home on a dual core 3.6 Intel processor with 1.5mb ram. AVG antivirus and Windows System care.

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Please Give Us EXACT Error Messages..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 19, 2010 3:36 AM PDT

And if you haven't already, because it certainly could be a malware issue, please clear all files from the Temporary Internet Files folder, the Cookies folder and your user's "Temp" folder. Then clear out the Recycle Bin. Next, download, install, update, then run a full system scan using the program below:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

Hope this helps and let us how it goes.


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Thank you Grif
by peter444wolf / May 19, 2010 10:27 PM PDT

Followed your instructions to the letter, downloaded Malwarebytes Antimalware, scanned all drives and it came up with 27 malwares. Its now 15 hours without a script error compared to ten times an hour. Thank you so much

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If you had malware
by Jimmy Greystone / May 20, 2010 12:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you Grif

If you had malware while only using Firefox, it seems pretty safe to assume the malware came from something you downloaded... Probably something from a file sharing network. And so long as you continue using programs like that, you will continue having issues with malware.

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Thanks Jimmy
by peter444wolf / May 20, 2010 4:41 AM PDT
In reply to: If you had malware

You could well be right. What puzzles me is why it was an Internet Explorer error message appearing on my desktop without any programs open.

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by Jimmy Greystone / May 20, 2010 5:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Jimmy

Because Internet Explorer's engine is used for a great many things within Windows, and sometimes even other non-MS programs.

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downloading problems
by canadiangalbc / May 19, 2010 11:07 PM PDT

I too have that problem. I bought the game Mahjong Garden Deluxe and it gives me that script error as well. I have windows 7 but I not quite sure what kind of computer I have as it was personally built for me. The monitor is XFlat KDS and the tower is BENQ. I have downloaded many games without problems. Can I get my money back?

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And You Checked The Game's Site For Patches?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 20, 2010 12:29 AM PDT
In reply to: downloading problems

Scan the computer with the malware program I mentioned above but in your case, it would be best if you checked the Mahjong game's website to see if there are patches which make the game fully Windows 7 compatible.. It may be nothing more than a compatibility problem. Win 7 is new enough that not all programs are functioning as one would like.

Hope this helps.


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