"Full sweeps" (using what?) cannot and do not detect & remove all
Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3?
What happens when you try to access, e.g., www.google.com?
1. Does the behavior persist if you access the page in Compatibility Mode?
2. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? To start
IE in No Add-ons mode:
=> Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerâ€™s (No Add-ons) Mode:
3. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
<= Read before using!
4. Does the behavior persist if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?
[Careful! Only remain in Safe Mode just long enough to test!]
5a. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed, is your
subscription current, and is it supported in IE8? What anti-spyware
applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?
Were any of these applications running in the background when you installed
5b. Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
6. Do you have an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I have ran a full sweep several times and quarantined anything
> I am running XP.
> The problem started when I downloaded IE 8. Today I went back to IE 7
> thinking that might solve the problem but it is still there.
> I would contact Google and see what they think except I cant pull up their
> It's pretty strange. Any thoughts/help is appreciated.
> "TaurArian" wrote:
>> We don't know, perhaps you would like to tell the folk here what OS
>> running (and SP level) and which IE version you're using.
>> Provide further information and anything that may be relevant and perhaps
>> someone may be able to assist.
>> Have you actually considered a malware infection or virus related
>>> The last few weeks IE will not access any google sites. Why?