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Problems with IE 6.0

by dawillie / September 23, 2007 5:16 AM PDT

I need some help please.

Running XP-PRO-SP-2 fully patched, AVG, Spybot, Ad- Aware and Windows Bit Defender.

All definitions current and scans remove the tracking cookies.

64-bit processor 1GB RAM and behind a firewall.

The problems are as follows and have begun recently, say within the last 30 days.

For the record have been with IE since the days of IE 3.0.

Problem # 1.

I periodically cannot open the browser.

Problem # 2.

Sometime I am in the middle of reading something and get the 'Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close'.

Then it goes into the error reporting and the browser shuts down.

Problem #3.

Sometimes shut down/ re-start hangs and then I get at least two 'program not responding' messages about iexplore.exe so I have to manually 'end task'.

I note also that my task manager sometimes shows at least 2-3 instances of iexplore.exe even when the browser is not open e.g. when reading mail in Outlook Express.

Problem # 4.

When in Outlook Express I have difficulty opening a link someone sends me.

I sometimes can open by C&P into a browser window and sometimes not.

Believe this may be as a result of periodic inability to open the browser.

As stated before all security scans come clean.

I have also run a check disc and sfc /scannow and added *.dlls from the installation disc.

I have read in both Aumha and Big Blue Ball and cannot seem to find anything on point.

For the record this post is hanging with the 'opening page' in the bottom of the browser.

Hope this will be posted.

What needs to be done to fix this browser problem.

T/Y in advance.

David Williams

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Have you tried...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2007 5:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Problems with IE 6.0

Try IE without any BHO addons.


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Thank you Bob.
by dawillie / September 23, 2007 6:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Have you tried...

Have the Google Tool Bar and McAfee Site Advisor.

Nothing else.


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Can you share...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2007 6:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you Bob.

Just the BHO's and IE addins that HIJACKTHIS shows?


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(NT) Have not sent my data to Hijack this.
by dawillie / September 23, 2007 9:21 AM PDT
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(NT) Send it to you on email?
by dawillie / September 23, 2007 4:25 PM PDT
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Following your request
by dawillie / September 24, 2007 4:16 AM PDT
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Here are the BHO from the Hijack This Log.

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {089FD14D-132B-48FC-8861-0048AE113215} - C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6009\SiteAdv.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.1.615.5858\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee SiteAdvisor - {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6009\SiteAdv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

I have the entire log and can send if you like.

Thank you.

David Williams

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2007 5:52 AM PDT
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Thank you
by dawillie / September 24, 2007 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Try BHODEMON.

Went to the site you provided, this was what I saw.....

"I am very sorry, but BHODemon is currently on hiatus, as I no longer have the time to devote to it (due to a house fire). You will not be able to download updates or upload reports, and I will no longer be answering emails. At some point, BHODemon may return. I would like to thank everyone for their support over the years."

Will try and d/l and run what is available.

In the alternative, if you are aware of some other malware remover, I am willing to try it as well.

For the record I did run Pervx2 and it scanned clean as well.

Thank you.

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by tomron / September 24, 2007 6:59 AM PDT
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Thank you
by dawillie / September 24, 2007 7:54 AM PDT
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D/L as we speak.

Will run when done and hope this helps.


David Williams

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Found BHO Demon on
by dawillie / September 24, 2007 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Try BHODEMON.

D/L and ran it and disabled all BHO except McAfee.

Will run for a while and report what happens.

Thank you.


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