Please state your full Windows version (e.g.,Vista x64 SP2) when posting to
Judging from other recent threads of yours...
....I suspect something's very wrong with your computer and IE has nothing to
do with it, Lauria.
For example: There is a very good chance that you are seeing the effects of
a hijackware infection!
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 Client - since 2002
> I have IE8 and I kept getting this "Internet Explorer has stopped
> alot and it's getting old. I look it up and it has something to do with
> Compatibility View. Am I suppose to add every website that I surfed?? I
> have Window Vista, 64x I hope I can fix this so it'll stop giving me the
> message and close my internet and re-open.