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Problems with interent browsers

I am having a problem with IE7. I have had my laptop for about 2 plus years, then about two months or so, IE stopped working. I switched to Netscape, and having problems with it, but I atleast can surf the web. I also downloaded FoxFire, but that won't either. I went to the microsoft site and tried the trouble shooting it had and none worked. I have some programs that depend on IE, that now do not work. I even tried to uninstall it and re-install it. Nothing works!

Is there any thing I can do?

Thank you


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Could you supply more info

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maybe you need to check your internet connection?

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Please follow the instructions below to scan your computer for malware. Since you've given us little information to go on, I'll guess that you are using Windows XP SP2 or SP3.. If not, please let us know. If you are not able to download files on your computer, please use a friend or family member's machine to download the files, then copy them to a flash drive or CD and transfer them to the problem computer.:

First, download the tool below to your desktop using the link supplied.

1. Smitfraudfix

After that's done, then restart the computer into Safe Mode.. While in Safe Mode, run the SmitFraudFix tool per the instructions in the link I supplied above. When it asks to reboot the computer, do so and let Smitfraudfix finish..

2. Once that's done, then follow the steps below:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
* The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.

Hope this helps.


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Perhaps he doesn't want to shell out $30, Grif...

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D'OH! Never mind, Grif...

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...I answered my own dumb question by going to the MBAM site. Sorry!

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(NT) Yep, MalwareBytes Is Free

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Sorry I forgot about that info. I have an HP with Windows XP.

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What does ...

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"stopped working" exactly mean?

What happens if you start IE and type "" in the address bar?
Same question for Firefox?


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Browser issue

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Go into control panel and open INTERNET OPTIONS,see what your HOMEPAGE is listed as. If it looks odd or doesn't match what you normally use do a BACKSPACE and type in MSN.COM. and click APPLY. If all is well your default browser should be INTERNET EXPLORER.

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try below method

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Try the method, click Start > Run, input:
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll
regsvr32 browseui.dll

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