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1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?
Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerâ€™s (No Add-ons) Mode:
2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
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3. 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
4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
> Can anyone help. Since I downloaded IE8, every time I start IE protected
> mode is off so on tools I reset security and restart IE.This works but
> I shutdown my machine and restart protected mode is off. Please help its
> driving me crazy.