1. When you change a setting in Internet Zone or Trusted Sites Zone, does it
stay changed or does it revert to its former setting on restart or when you
close the last IE window?
These *and other* third-party programs can lock the IE homepage and block
changes to other IE settings.. Examine the settings of
security/privacy/antispyware programs for an option to lock the homepage,
prevent spyware from changing settings, etc.
Spybot (Advanced Mode) Tools> IE Tweaks
Norton AV 2006 (Web Browsing > Spyware protection)
McAfee AV or Antispyware
Zone Alarm- free and pro.
2. See if the problem is being caused by a browser add-on.
For troubleshooting/diagnostic information see:
928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
Problem: Crashes or hangs
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorers (No Add-ons) Mode:
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
3. See if a third-party program is causing the problem.
936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE7 in
(Also applies to XP)
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"smaxx55" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm running Vista SP1 Home Premium and IE 7.0.6001.18000. I have reset
> saved my IE Security settings to either enable or prompt for all of the
> ActiveX settings but when I should be prompted to install an ActiveX
> nothing happens. It is like something is blocking or overwriting the
> settings I've setup. I've tried several different settings and even
> Sites, etc. but nothing seems to work. I've set up the configurations via
> itself (Via Tools menu) as well as the Control Panel. I've also tried
> Resetting my IE settings but that has also not worked. I'm using Windows
> Live One Care for antivirus and firewall. I have other machines running
> Vista on the same system that do not have this problem. Any advice or
> to try would be greatly appreciated as this problem is blocking a control
> need to run my company payroll.
> Thank you,