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by sjtewks / November 28, 2009 11:34 PM PST

How does one download program updates without the update changing toolbars/settings/configurations? I updated AVG, and it changed my toolbar, removed toolbar icons, and installed its own setttings. I managed to figure out how to get it back to where I wanted it. I updated Advanced System Care, and it changed my toolbar, removed my most used icons, and I can't get it back to where I want it.

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I just installed AVG and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2009 11:40 PM PST
In reply to: Keep settings

Watched carefully for options on toolbars and opted out. What happened to you did not happen here. I wonder if most just click OK?

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Not the problem
by sjtewks / November 29, 2009 4:25 AM PST

I watched those carefully. I restored the correct toolbar by re-downloading it, but when I close the browser and re-open, it's gone again.

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That's a clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2009 4:32 AM PST
In reply to: Not the problem

Sorry I missed that. I ran into the similar issue on Vista and 7. I had to launch the browser differently. I had to right click on it and "Run as Administrator" for the changes to stick.

Hope this helps,

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by sjtewks / November 29, 2009 4:54 AM PST
In reply to: That's a clue.

Would I alter how I sign on? I am running XP and Windows 8 and I sign on as HPUser(admin) ?

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I think you meant IE 8.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2009 4:59 AM PST
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I meant
by sjtewks / November 29, 2009 5:14 AM PST

to write IE 8. Sorry. I did set up another user and tried that, but same problem.

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IE 8.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2009 10:21 AM PST
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Remember that I don't use IE 8 except for one thing. Windows Update.

I can't afford the lost time with IE 8 so I don't use it. But there are security options in IE 8, Norton, Teatimer and what else people install that could cause this issue. I know it's tough but you have to reveal more. I can't guess what you have for security. However a hijackthis log does a good job of revealing such.

Of course, open up the IE 8 controls and set them all to "defaults" then try again.

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Toolbar settings are account specific.
by Kees Bakker / November 29, 2009 5:04 AM PST
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What happens if you make a new account now and logon to that. Everything fine? Then continue using that (after transferring whatever you need to transfer).


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