Internet Explorer won't stay up!#*%&^%$@

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  1. goatranch

    goatranch

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    About a week ago when I would open my browser and go to a web page, shortly after the page would come up I got the message box that says, "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and has to close." I started clicking on "send error message" but after awhile I thought whats the use.I can hardly stay online now for this **** happening. I've done everything I know to do which isn't much and cannot figure it out.

    Some of you guru's out there help me out on this.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. grantglock

    grantglock /dev/null

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    are you running windows 98 or windows me?
     

  3. goatranch

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    I am running Windows XP Home.
     
  4. Soujurn

    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

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    Dump IE ( short for Incredible Errors) and try Firefox.

    I'd bet real money those problems with IE having to close is not your fault, or anything you can remedy. It is just buggy as hell.
     
  5. Toyman

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    If you're comfortable editing the registry, try this:

    Go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects


    Listed there may be some Browser Helper Objects (aka BHO's). They are basically add-ins (dll's) that attach themselves to IE. A misbehaving one can crash IE.

    The keys below that key look ~like~ this:
    {6291957C-8CE9-4c90-BEFF-12D9E68CFF30}

    It's called a Class ID. It maps to the location of the DLL under:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6291957C-8CE9-4c90-BEFF-12D9E68CFF30}\InprocServer32\(Default)=C:\Program Files\Internet\LostGoggles\LGoggles.dll

    You can rename them to something like this:

    _{6291957C-8CE9-4c90-BEFF-12D9E68CFF30} which should prevent IE from finding them.

    If you rename them all and ie runs, then try renaming them back one by one until you find a bad one.
     
  6. goatranch

    goatranch

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    Thanks so far. An update.
    It's still doing it, maybe a little less...maybe. Also when I don't have my browser open, I get popups that Google's tool bar popup blocker won't block. Up until now nothing was getting through that. I have been EXTREMELY satisfied with Google popup blocker.the popup in question puts shortcuts on my desk top and icons on the tray at the bottom of screen. I have scanned almost everyday with Aluria Security's Spyware scanner and removed one or two spyware items. It keeps coming back.

    This morning I downloaded Zone Alarm Pro Firewall pack.Popup in question still coming. do I have a serious problem??
     
  7. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    The problem is, IE and the OS are so intertwined. I honestly wouldn't put a whole lot of effort into it myself. One of two things, Backup critical data, and re-install XP. 2. Switch to Firefox(definitely the easier of the two)....

    http://www.mozilla.org

    IGF
     
  8. goatranch

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    So far today, since my post about downloading Zonealarm Pro, It seems to be flying right. IE has shut down only once since the download. Thats 95% better. Maybe Zonealarm helped me out. We'll see how the rest of the day goes. Thanks for the help so far. I'll post again latter this week.
     
  9. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    Goat, run Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3 and Ad-AwareSE to rid your machine of malware.

    Also, what antivirus app are you running? And did you use the Windows Firewall previous to the install of ZA?
     
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    Yes, I used the XP firewall prior to this fiasco.

    I had McAffee Virusscan but something happend. It started showing me a window that said, "Some parts of Activeshield are missing, reinstall." McAfee's website said to uninstall Virusscan. I uninstalled it and can't get it reinstalled. What a boner! I loved Virusscan. It caught a e mail with a virus last week. Wish I could get it back but cannot even get their website. something must be going on with their site???

    Now, I'm just going with the ZA Pro. I'll try the Search and Destroy.
    Thanks
     
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    goatranch

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    I thought I would post an update to my problem.

    It seems I got a virus through an e mail and it caused 9 kinds of hell! It disabled my Macafee VirusScan and blew past it. Infected 168 files with the Beagle virus and a Trojan downloader. Finally when I would try to connect to the internet it shut my computer off and went blue screen! I had a friend come on help me figure out how to fix. He had the same thing happen to his PC. The only way I got rid of the virus was with eAcceleration softwares Stop Sign Threat scanner. Awesome stuff. It would not let me access Macafee's website or any links. Now I have new firewall, virus scan, e mail scanner, popup blocker from eAcceleration. I highly recommend it.

    www.stopsign.com Computer protection services.

    Thanks for your help here. I hope by posting this I can help someone else.
     
  12. JMag

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    FIREFOX...Viagra for your IE problems staying up...;e