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Old 05-04-2009
twincam
 

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IE8 and Manage Add Ons
Since installing IE8 on WIN XP Home a pop up always comes up that a program
tried to change my search provider, when I click OK the Manage Add On screen
then pops up. This happens everytime I open IE8
I cannot add new search agents or change the default either. How can this
be fixed? I have already reset IE settings, deleted cache and this has not
helped.
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Old 05-04-2009
Leonard Grey
 

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Re: IE8 and Manage Add Ons
It's very possible your computer is infected: One of the tricks malware
likes to pull is to change your default search engine.

One of the the new features of IE 8 is the ambiguously titled "User
Preference Control," whose role is to alert you when something is trying
to change your default search provider.
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Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

twincam wrote:
> Since installing IE8 on WIN XP Home a pop up always comes up that a program
> tried to change my search provider, when I click OK the Manage Add On screen
> then pops up. This happens everytime I open IE8
> I cannot add new search agents or change the default either. How can this
> be fixed? I have already reset IE settings, deleted cache and this has not
> helped.

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Old 05-04-2009
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: IE8 and Manage Add Ons
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315

Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested logs
in an appropriate forum.

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://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup, 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 or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

twincam wrote:
> Since installing IE8 on WIN XP Home a pop up always comes up that a
> program
> tried to change my search provider, when I click OK the Manage Add On
> screen
> then pops up. This happens everytime I open IE8
> I cannot add new search agents or change the default either. How can this
> be fixed? I have already reset IE settings, deleted cache and this has not
> helped.


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