Hi, I am using Internet Explorer 7.0, on Windows XP Home edition. My
browser's default search engine is Google.
However, IE on my computer has suddenly stopped opening Google
), iGoogle, Google Toolbar, and all related google
sites (such as images, maps, books, scholar etc.)
I can open any other website I want to (the usual - hotmail, facebook, msn,
yahoo etc.) but not google.
In addition, the search function on other search engines doesn't work. For
example, if I open www.yahoo7.com
, or www.ninemsn.com.au
I can click on any
of the links to pages and access those pages, but typing anything in the
search tool and hitting the return key or clicking search gives me an error
message 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage'.
So basically my IE works only by typing in specific URLs in the address bar,
and clicking on links. Search functions on search engines do not work, and
anything related to Google doesn't work.
My PC is protected by Symantec Norton 360 Ver. 188.8.131.52 and I have run
countless virus, spyware and malware scans to try and solve this issue. These
scans show up the odd threat or tracking cookies (though mostly no threat at
all) but no ammount of scanning or fixing of anything seems to solve the
Can someone help me? Or at least guide me as to the best way to find help?
It will be much appreciated!
Thanks a lot!