You may have a horked (dirty; bad; flawed) install of IE7. I suggest that
1. Uninstall IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6) EXACTLY per
[Only use the Command
%windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe if you cannot uninstall via Add/Remove
2a. Uninstall all toolbars and third-party Windows Themes (including Window
2b. Disable all Norton Add-ons, if applicable.
3. Reinstall IE7 EXACTLY per
<= Steps #1-8, #10 &
#11; take note of #12, then STOP!
NB: Use http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/default.mspx
installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.
Or Direct Download link:
Tip: Save the installer to your desktop, do not Run it.
4. IMMEDIATELY go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
and install any
critical updates offered. If a "Root Certificates" update is listed in the
Optional category, install it to take full advantage of IE7's additional
IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
What's New in Internet Explorer 7
IEBlog: IE and Windows XP Service Pack 3
Doug Mc wrote:
> IE7 (as I mentioned), WinXP3....
> I should have said "Custom" rather than Optional.
> Yes, Automatic Updates in enabled.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> [Crossposted to Windows Update newsgroup]
>> Please state your current IE version full Windows version (e.g., WinXP
>> SP3; Vista SP1; Vista SP2 Beta) when posting to this newsgroup.
>> What "Optional" update are you referring to, Doug?
>> Is Automatic Updates enabled?
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>> Doug Mc wrote:
>>> I heard about the hacker problem to IE7 today and ran a check for
>>> Loaded the "Optional" update and got two errors:
>>> Both are "Windows can't find........"
>>> 1. 'C:\DOCUME~1\Doug\LOCALS~1\Temp\IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe'
>>> 'http://oca.microsoft.com/resredir.aspx?SID=1966&jBucketTable=1&jBucket=7518 07071&LCID=1033&OS=5.1.2600.2.00010300.3.0'
>>> I can't find a way to get to Microsoft and get some help.
>>> Can anybody here help me out??