"pamacs" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I am running XP/SP3 IE7 (all installed long ago...nothing new). Starting
> 11/03/08 I began getting the attached window displayed whenever I connect
> my ISP AND also whenever I attempt to go to ANY website. Bottom line I can
> no longer display webpages although I can still receive and send e-mail. I
> have not installed anything recently and have been unable to pinpoint
> anything new on my system. I have tried restoring/restarting to before
> 11/03...I have tried registry-cleaning/restarting...I have tried running
> with no add-ons...my windows firewall continues to be present...I removed
> Norton months ago and have had no problems until now...I am at a loss! Any
> advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.
The fact that you have used one or more Registry "cleaners" makes me
hesitant to suggest anything.
Think your Registry needs "cleaning"? Read
and draw your own conclusions.
So my real recommendation is to format and reinstall. However,
I know of three causes for the vast majority of such problems:
1. You might have incompatible add-ons:
Go to Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools
and click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons).
2. Tools | Internet Options | Advanced
Scroll to the bottom and click Reset Internet Explorer Settings. Read this
How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES):
Note that the Reset IE Settings button will delete AutoComplete data (such
as passwords.) Do you have those backed up?
3. Malware already installed on the computer: Help with malware
All MS-MVP Sites.
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
whose ads for
malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince you that you
owe it to the author. See also:
Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
what else is being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure
You might also try the steps here:
"Internet Explorer stops responding, stops working, or restarts"
Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
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