Chances are that you're seeing the affects of a hijackware infection.
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
2. Run this online scan (in safe mode w/networking, if need be):
3. Run additional checks for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis
log to an appropriate forum.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
) is the preferred tool to use (in
conjuction with some other utilities). HijackThis will NOT fix anything on
its own, but it will help you to both identify and remove any
hijackware/spyware with assistance from an expert. **Post your log to
, or another appropriate forum for review
by an expert in such matters, not here.**
If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
Barb Reinhardt wrote:
> I am unable to open IE on a computer with a Vista operating system. I
> an error "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000022).
> Click OK to terminate the application." The name on the window is
> I've tried starting IE with all add-in's disabled and get the same
> I've done a google search and haven't found anything that works.
> I have no other browser installed on this machine at this time, so I'm not
> sure what to do next.
> Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
> Barb Reinhardt