Thank you for beginning your own thread.
You do NOT want to upgrade to IE8 at this point!
There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of a hijackware
NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
2. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
**Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
or other appropriate forums as well.**
If these 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
Jack's stuff wrote:
> I've never had any problems with IE7 until just the last few weeks
> and can't figure out what is causing it. Some have suggested removing
> Flash and reinstalling, which I did and it is still happening.
> Quite often, when I first turn on the computer, boot up and then try
> and open IE7 it will just hang or if I wait, it will take up to three or
> four minutes for it to activate and open.
> There are many times that I'll attempt to access a common website
> and again, IE will not open that URL.
> I've checked several forums looking for an answer and it seems there
> are many that are having the same problem. Some suggest it is due to
> Microsoft's updates and security issues they are trying to solve..
> I am using Vista Ultimate 64x..
> I would try IE8 but my bank is not accepting that version yet and I
> couldn't use it for bill pay..
> Using Firefox and even Google's new browser, I don't have those
> problems but really hate to quit using IE.. I have all my bookmarks
> in IE and access to different sites require IE.. ???????