Computer Help forum

General discussion


by jagrun / April 22, 2004 12:51 AM PDT

I am receiving the message "Windows can't find NBROWSER.EXE This program is needed for opening files of type 'URL: HyperText Transfer Protocol.'" It appears it may have deleted in error or got wiped from the system (Windows 98). Can it be found and reloaded?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: NBROWSER.EXE
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: NBROWSER.EXE
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 22, 2004 1:46 AM PDT
In reply to: NBROWSER.EXE


There are a couple of possibilities here.

First, do you have an "Estox" program installed and running on your computer, or maybe you recently uninstalled one. Here's a link that describes that possiblity:

Whether you do or not, you need to make a check for "malware/spyware" on your computer. Click on the links below to download, install and run the free removal tools:

CWShredder Hijack Removal Tool

Ad-Aware 6 Spyware Removal Tool

?Spybot Search & Destroy? Spyware Removal Tool

Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.


Collapse -
by jagrun / April 23, 2004 11:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:NBROWSER.EXE

Thank you Grif. I downloaded CWShredder, and already had the other two. Ran them all but the NBrowser.exe message still pops up. Can't seem to find it in my programs and I've never had stock programs on the PC. Any further advice?

Collapse -
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 23, 2004 2:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:Re:NBROWSER.EXE


The only other thing I can find about the "Nbrowser.exe' file name comes from a "Start Note" program listed at the link below. At the bottom of the page, you'll see the "Nbroswer.exe" file mentioned.:

Start Notes from Browser

If this program was uninstalled, it appears like the start up "call" has been left in the registry and the file is now gone, therefore, you get the error message. If you have any experience editing the registry, your best bet will be to do a search of the registry and delete all references to "Nbrowser". The main "call" will probably be located at the path below, but it could be elsewhere, so do a complete search of the registry.:


Be sure to create a backup of the registry before doing any deletions.

Hope this helps.


Collapse -
by jagrun / April 24, 2004 3:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Re:Re:NBROWSER.EXE


Thanks for the information. I'm afraid messing with registries is over my head. I'll either live with it or when I get bothered enough haul it to a local PC repair facility.

I appreciate your help very much.

Collapse -
by chuckieu / April 24, 2004 6:26 AM PDT

Also, nbrowser.exe needs visual basic 6 to run. You might
double check that. chuck

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!