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Old 03-09-2009
Gary Wardell
 

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IE6 serious problem
Hi,

OS= XP Sp2
IE 6 Sp 2

I'm having a problem where typing a URL into the address bar result in a
message box that says "Application not found".

IE displays the home mage with no problem.

Also, clicking "Windows Update" in the start menu also results in
"Application Not Found".

Also, the IE desktop shortcut does not have an "Open Home Page" selection,
The top right-click menu choice is "Create Shortcut".

The only way I can get IE to run at all is from the Start/Programs Menu

I have tried:

Repairing the OS. "Selecting "R" in the setup.

Doing an "Inplace Upgrade" of the OS. KB315341

Reinstalling SP2.

Doing a "clean boot" as per KB 310353.

Disabling all add-ins.

Resetting the websetings to defaults.

Deleting cookies and cache and offline content.

So far nothing helps.

At the present I am convinced that it must be a registry problem, but have
not been able to get anything to rebuild IEs registry keys.

Any suggestions?

Gary


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Old 03-09-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: IE6 serious problem
You have a very serious hijackware infection (and I notice that you mention
nothing about an anti-virus or anti-spyware application in your post). A
Repair Install will not resolve it, only a format & clean install. Or you
could try...

1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

2. Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!) in Safe
Mode with Networking, if need be:
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

Checking for/Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...moving_Malware

**Seek expert assistance in
http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachi...php?board=10.0,
http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22,
http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30, or other appropriate forums.**

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
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Gary Wardell wrote:
> Hi,
>
> OS= XP Sp2
> IE 6 Sp 2
>
> I'm having a problem where typing a URL into the address bar result in a
> message box that says "Application not found".
>
> IE displays the home mage with no problem.
>
> Also, clicking "Windows Update" in the start menu also results in
> "Application Not Found".
>
> Also, the IE desktop shortcut does not have an "Open Home Page" selection,
> The top right-click menu choice is "Create Shortcut".
>
> The only way I can get IE to run at all is from the Start/Programs Menu
>
> I have tried:
>
> Repairing the OS. "Selecting "R" in the setup.
>
> Doing an "Inplace Upgrade" of the OS. KB315341
>
> Reinstalling SP2.
>
> Doing a "clean boot" as per KB 310353.
>
> Disabling all add-ins.
>
> Resetting the websetings to defaults.
>
> Deleting cookies and cache and offline content.
>
> So far nothing helps.
>
> At the present I am convinced that it must be a registry problem, but have
> not been able to get anything to rebuild IEs registry keys.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Gary


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