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Old 03-01-2010
Dwayne
 

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IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400 64-bit
platform PC.

Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other day,
Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search and
Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and temp
files.

Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can store
your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I close
the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies, but the
problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've also
changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files

I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory c:\Documents
and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary Internet
Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and check
the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the above
folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates that
folder behind the scenes?

Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version of IE
because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I cannot
play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage Add-Ons, it
shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add Remove
Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.

Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall IE8, I
couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead to
download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and Word
files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the same
problem...unable to download the file.

After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to lockup
sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional popup
"Window is busy" message.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.


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Old 03-01-2010
rob^_^
 

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Re: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
Hi Dwayne,

Do you have a restore point prior to installing Spybot?

It is not actually the problem, but when you deleted your cookies and temp
files etc. it appears that you have also deleted your saved form data for
autocomplete.

Try...

1. Tools>Internet Options - Advanced tab, click the "Reset Advanced
settings" button to restore the default IE Advanced settings.
2. Internet Options - Content tab, Autocomplete "Settings" button.
ensure that "Forms", "User names and passwords on forms" and "Ask me before
saving passwords" are all checked.

This won't recover your deleted Autocomplete forms data, but it should
ensure that sites will prompt to store your login credentials the next time
you visit them. You will need to recover to a restore point to do that.

Was Spybot slowing down IE8 for you? Is that why you uninstalled it and
tried to "Fix it" yourself by deleting temp files or resetting IE settings?

Regards.

"Dwayne" <msnews08@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:OlY#DJOuKHA.652@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400 64-bit
> platform PC.
>
> Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other day,
> Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search and
> Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and temp
> files.
>
> Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can store
> your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I close
> the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
> password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
> stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies, but
> the problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
> reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've also
> changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
> location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
> Internet Files
>
> I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory c:\Documents
> and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary Internet
> Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and check
> the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the above
> folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
> though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates that
> folder behind the scenes?
>
> Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version of
> IE because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I
> cannot play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage
> Add-Ons, it shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add
> Remove Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.
>
> Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall IE8,
> I couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead to
> download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
> example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and Word
> files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the same
> problem...unable to download the file.
>
> After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to
> lockup sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional
> popup "Window is busy" message.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you.
>

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Old 03-01-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
What Rob said.

Any particular reason you installed Spybot? While Spybot was installed, was
Tea Timer enabled?

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender &
Spybot)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
applications running in the background when you installed IE8?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


Dwayne wrote:
> I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400 64-bit
> platform PC.
>
> Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other day,
> Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search and
> Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and temp
> files.
>
> Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can store
> your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I close
> the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
> password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
> stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies, but
> the
> problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
> reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've also
> changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
> location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
> Internet Files
>
> I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory c:\Documents
> and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary Internet
> Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and check
> the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the above
> folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
> though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates that
> folder behind the scenes?
>
> Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version of
> IE
> because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I
> cannot
> play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage Add-Ons, it
> shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add Remove
> Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.
>
> Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall IE8,
> I
> couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead to
> download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
> example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and Word
> files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the same
> problem...unable to download the file.
>
> After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to
> lockup
> sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional popup
> "Window is busy" message.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you.


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Old 03-01-2010
Dwayne
 

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Re: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
I had gotten infected with some malware, which I ended up removing following
some manual instructions which took care of it. I had installed Spybot for
that reason, but it didn't catch the virus. I'm not sure if Tea Timer was
enabled?

I have a linksys router, which has a built-in firewall, but other than that,
no other firewall except the default that comes with the OS. Currently no
anti-virus software installed.

No McAfee or Norton anti-virus software ever installed on this PC.

IE8 had been running on my PC for at least a few months before any of this
happened. It seemed like the InPrivate browsing was turned on because I can
login to a site, browser out of the site, not close my browser session and
then come back to the site and the username and password are remembered.
But, InPrivate browsing is not enabled. I also checked if delete cookies on
exit was checked, but that is not checked either.



"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:OaVnrqQuKHA.4492@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> What Rob said.
>
> Any particular reason you installed Spybot? While Spybot was installed,
> was Tea Timer enabled?
>
> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender
> & Spybot)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
> applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
>
> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
> bought it)?
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>
>
> Dwayne wrote:
>> I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400
>> 64-bit
>> platform PC.
>>
>> Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other
>> day,
>> Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search
>> and
>> Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and temp
>> files.
>>
>> Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can store
>> your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I close
>> the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
>> password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
>> stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies, but
>> the
>> problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
>> reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've also
>> changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
>> location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
>> Internet Files
>>
>> I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory c:\Documents
>> and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary Internet
>> Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and check
>> the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the above
>> folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
>> though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates that
>> folder behind the scenes?
>>
>> Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version of
>> IE
>> because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I
>> cannot
>> play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage Add-Ons,
>> it
>> shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add Remove
>> Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.
>>
>> Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall IE8,
>> I
>> couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead to
>> download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
>> example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and
>> Word
>> files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the same
>> problem...unable to download the file.
>>
>> After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to
>> lockup
>> sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional popup
>> "Window is busy" message.
>>
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> Thank you.

>



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Old 03-01-2010
Tom Willett
 

Posts: n/a
Re: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files

: some manual instructions which took care of it. I had installed Spybot
for
: that reason, but it didn't catch the virus. I'm not sure if Tea Timer was
: enabled?
:
Spybot is not an anti-virus program.

: I have a linksys router, which has a built-in firewall, but other than
that,
: no other firewall except the default that comes with the OS. Currently no
: anti-virus software installed.

No anti-virust software installed? Bingo.


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Old 03-01-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
> Currently no anti-virus software installed.

Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
trustworthy at this point) then format the HDD & do a clean install of
Windows. Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will NOT
fix this!

HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps and/or Method 1 in
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307

After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
the machine to the internet or a local network (i.e., other computers) and
before using a flash drive or SDCard that isn't brand-new or hasn't been
freshly formatted:

4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
http://www.microsoft.com/security/pypc.aspx

Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched (again?), download/install
KB971029 manually: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971029

NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the computer
when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus application
(which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).

Norton Removal Tool
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe

McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe

--
~PA Bear

Dwayne wrote:
> I had gotten infected with some malware, which I ended up removing
> following
> some manual instructions which took care of it. I had installed Spybot
> for
> that reason, but it didn't catch the virus. I'm not sure if Tea Timer was
> enabled?
>
> I have a linksys router, which has a built-in firewall, but other than
> that,
> no other firewall except the default that comes with the OS. Currently no
> anti-virus software installed.
>
> No McAfee or Norton anti-virus software ever installed on this PC.
>
> IE8 had been running on my PC for at least a few months before any of this
> happened. It seemed like the InPrivate browsing was turned on because I
> can
> login to a site, browser out of the site, not close my browser session and
> then come back to the site and the username and password are remembered.
> But, InPrivate browsing is not enabled. I also checked if delete cookies
> on
> exit was checked, but that is not checked either.
>
>> What Rob said.
>>
>> Any particular reason you installed Spybot? While Spybot was installed,
>> was Tea Timer enabled?
>>
>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
>> Defender
>> & Spybot)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
>> applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
>>
>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
>> bought it)?
>>
>> Dwayne wrote:
>>> I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400
>>> 64-bit
>>> platform PC.
>>>
>>> Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other
>>> day,
>>> Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search
>>> and
>>> Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and temp
>>> files.
>>>
>>> Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can
>>> store
>>> your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I
>>> close
>>> the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
>>> password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
>>> stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies, but
>>> the
>>> problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
>>> reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've also
>>> changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
>>> location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
>>> Internet Files
>>>
>>> I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory
>>> c:\Documents
>>> and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary
>>> Internet
>>> Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and
>>> check
>>> the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the above
>>> folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
>>> though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates
>>> that
>>> folder behind the scenes?
>>>
>>> Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version
>>> of
>>> IE
>>> because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I
>>> cannot
>>> play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage Add-Ons,
>>> it
>>> shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add Remove
>>> Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.
>>>
>>> Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall
>>> IE8,
>>> I
>>> couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead to
>>> download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
>>> example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and
>>> Word
>>> files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the same
>>> problem...unable to download the file.
>>>
>>> After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to
>>> lockup
>>> sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional popup
>>> "Window is busy" message.
>>>
>>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>> Thank you.


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Old 03-02-2010
Dwayne
 

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Re: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
Thanks for the help and the steps. I am planning on doing a clean install.
In the meantime, I uninstalled IE8 and am back running IE7. Now, the
cookies are getting persisted fine using IE7.

I'm still not able to download files or run Flash movies, but everything
else seems to be working fine in IE7.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23mgZXTWuKHA.1852@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Currently no anti-virus software installed.

>
> Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
> trustworthy at this point) then format the HDD & do a clean install of
> Windows. Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will
> NOT fix this!
>
> HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps and/or Method 1 in
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307
>
> After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
> take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
> the machine to the internet or a local network (i.e., other computers)
> and before using a flash drive or SDCard that isn't brand-new or hasn't
> been freshly formatted:
>
> 4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/pypc.aspx
>
> Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched (again?), download/install
> KB971029 manually: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971029
>
> NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the computer
> when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
> reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
> appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
> Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus application
> (which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).
>
> Norton Removal Tool
>
> ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe
>
> McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
>
> http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe
>
> --
> ~PA Bear
>
> Dwayne wrote:
>> I had gotten infected with some malware, which I ended up removing
>> following
>> some manual instructions which took care of it. I had installed Spybot
>> for
>> that reason, but it didn't catch the virus. I'm not sure if Tea Timer
>> was
>> enabled?
>>
>> I have a linksys router, which has a built-in firewall, but other than
>> that,
>> no other firewall except the default that comes with the OS. Currently
>> no
>> anti-virus software installed.
>>
>> No McAfee or Norton anti-virus software ever installed on this PC.
>>
>> IE8 had been running on my PC for at least a few months before any of
>> this
>> happened. It seemed like the InPrivate browsing was turned on because I
>> can
>> login to a site, browser out of the site, not close my browser session
>> and
>> then come back to the site and the username and password are remembered.
>> But, InPrivate browsing is not enabled. I also checked if delete cookies
>> on
>> exit was checked, but that is not checked either.
>>
>>> What Rob said.
>>>
>>> Any particular reason you installed Spybot? While Spybot was installed,
>>> was Tea Timer enabled?
>>>
>>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
>>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
>>> Defender
>>> & Spybot)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
>>> applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
>>>
>>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
>>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
>>> bought it)?
>>>
>>> Dwayne wrote:
>>>> I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400
>>>> 64-bit
>>>> platform PC.
>>>>
>>>> Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other
>>>> day,
>>>> Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search
>>>> and
>>>> Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and temp
>>>> files.
>>>>
>>>> Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can
>>>> store
>>>> your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I
>>>> close
>>>> the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
>>>> password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
>>>> stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies,
>>>> but
>>>> the
>>>> problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
>>>> reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've
>>>> also
>>>> changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
>>>> location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
>>>> Internet Files
>>>>
>>>> I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory
>>>> c:\Documents
>>>> and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary
>>>> Internet
>>>> Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and
>>>> check
>>>> the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the
>>>> above
>>>> folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
>>>> though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates
>>>> that
>>>> folder behind the scenes?
>>>>
>>>> Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version
>>>> of
>>>> IE
>>>> because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I
>>>> cannot
>>>> play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage Add-Ons,
>>>> it
>>>> shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add Remove
>>>> Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.
>>>>
>>>> Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall
>>>> IE8,
>>>> I
>>>> couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead to
>>>> download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
>>>> example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and
>>>> Word
>>>> files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the same
>>>> problem...unable to download the file.
>>>>
>>>> After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to
>>>> lockup
>>>> sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional popup
>>>> "Window is busy" message.
>>>>
>>>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>>> Thank you.

>



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Old 03-02-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
Your computer's still infested with hijackware and all of your data
(including online banking usernames and passwords) should be considered
compromised.

Dwayne wrote:
> Thanks for the help and the steps. I am planning on doing a clean
> install.
> In the meantime, I uninstalled IE8 and am back running IE7. Now, the
> cookies are getting persisted fine using IE7.
>
> I'm still not able to download files or run Flash movies, but everything
> else seems to be working fine in IE7.
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23mgZXTWuKHA.1852@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> Currently no anti-virus software installed.

>>
>> Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
>> trustworthy at this point) then format the HDD & do a clean install of
>> Windows. Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will
>> NOT fix this!
>>
>> HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
>> http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html#steps and/or Method 1
>> in
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978307
>>
>> After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer"
>> so
>> take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
>> the machine to the internet or a local network (i.e., other computers)
>> and before using a flash drive or SDCard that isn't brand-new or hasn't
>> been freshly formatted:
>>
>> 4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
>> http://www.microsoft.com/security/pypc.aspx
>>
>> Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched (again?), download/install
>> KB971029 manually: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971029
>>
>> NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the
>> computer
>> when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when Windows is
>> reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial and download/run the
>> appropriate removal tool before installing any updates, Windows Service
>> Packs or IE upgrades and before installing your new anti-virus
>> application
>> (which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).
>>
>> Norton Removal Tool
>>
>> ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe
>>
>> McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool
>>
>> http://download.mcafee.com/products/...tches/MCPR.exe
>>
>> --
>> ~PA Bear
>>
>> Dwayne wrote:
>>> I had gotten infected with some malware, which I ended up removing
>>> following
>>> some manual instructions which took care of it. I had installed Spybot
>>> for
>>> that reason, but it didn't catch the virus. I'm not sure if Tea Timer
>>> was
>>> enabled?
>>>
>>> I have a linksys router, which has a built-in firewall, but other than
>>> that,
>>> no other firewall except the default that comes with the OS. Currently
>>> no
>>> anti-virus software installed.
>>>
>>> No McAfee or Norton anti-virus software ever installed on this PC.
>>>
>>> IE8 had been running on my PC for at least a few months before any of
>>> this
>>> happened. It seemed like the InPrivate browsing was turned on because I
>>> can
>>> login to a site, browser out of the site, not close my browser session
>>> and
>>> then come back to the site and the username and password are remembered.
>>> But, InPrivate browsing is not enabled. I also checked if delete
>>> cookies
>>> on
>>> exit was checked, but that is not checked either.
>>>
>>>> What Rob said.
>>>>
>>>> Any particular reason you installed Spybot? While Spybot was
>>>> installed,
>>>> was Tea Timer enabled?
>>>>
>>>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
>>>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
>>>> Defender
>>>> & Spybot)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
>>>> applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
>>>>
>>>> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
>>>> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
>>>> bought it)?
>>>>
>>>> Dwayne wrote:
>>>>> I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400
>>>>> 64-bit
>>>>> platform PC.
>>>>>
>>>>> Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other
>>>>> day,
>>>>> Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search
>>>>> and
>>>>> Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and
>>>>> temp
>>>>> files.
>>>>>
>>>>> Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can
>>>>> store
>>>>> your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I
>>>>> close
>>>>> the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
>>>>> password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
>>>>> stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies,
>>>>> but
>>>>> the
>>>>> problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
>>>>> reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've
>>>>> also
>>>>> changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
>>>>> location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
>>>>> Internet Files
>>>>>
>>>>> I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory
>>>>> c:\Documents
>>>>> and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary
>>>>> Internet
>>>>> Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and
>>>>> check
>>>>> the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the
>>>>> above
>>>>> folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
>>>>> though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates
>>>>> that
>>>>> folder behind the scenes?
>>>>>
>>>>> Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version
>>>>> of
>>>>> IE
>>>>> because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I
>>>>> cannot
>>>>> play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage
>>>>> Add-Ons,
>>>>> it
>>>>> shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add Remove
>>>>> Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.
>>>>>
>>>>> Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall
>>>>> IE8,
>>>>> I
>>>>> couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead
>>>>> to
>>>>> download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
>>>>> example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and
>>>>> Word
>>>>> files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the
>>>>> same
>>>>> problem...unable to download the file.
>>>>>
>>>>> After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to
>>>>> lockup
>>>>> sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional popup
>>>>> "Window is busy" message.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>>>> Thank you.


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Posts: n/a
RE: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
About not being able to see the temporary internet folders in c:\Documents
and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ and this goes the same for Vista
c:\users\username\local settings\ get the zip program winrar and use their
file browser instead of explorer. I guarentee you'll see not onlt the
temporary internet files directory but also see the Content.IE5 directory
which stores all of your IE cache!!! You'll never see these file directories
w/ explorer. Why does Microsoft hide these directories? Use winrar's file
browser, you'll see what i'm talking about!

"Dwayne" wrote:

> I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400 64-bit
> platform PC.
>
> Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other day,
> Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search and
> Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and temp
> files.
>
> Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can store
> your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I close
> the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
> password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
> stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies, but the
> problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
> reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've also
> changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
> location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
> Internet Files
>
> I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory c:\Documents
> and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary Internet
> Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and check
> the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the above
> folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
> though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates that
> folder behind the scenes?
>
> Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version of IE
> because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I cannot
> play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage Add-Ons, it
> shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add Remove
> Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.
>
> Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall IE8, I
> couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead to
> download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
> example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and Word
> files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the same
> problem...unable to download the file.
>
> After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to lockup
> sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional popup
> "Window is busy" message.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you.
>
>
> .
>

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Old 03-05-2010
VIC G
 

Posts: n/a
RE: IE8 browser issues - cookies, flash, download files
About not being able to see the temporary internet folders in c:\Documents
and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ and this goes the same for Vista
c:\users\username\local settings\ get the zip program winrar and use their
file browser instead of explorer. I guarentee you'll see not only the
temporary internet files directory but also see the Content.IE5 directory
which stores all of your IE cache!!! You'll never see these file directories
w/ explorer. Why does Microsoft hide these directories? Use winrar's file
browser, you'll see what i'm talking about!


"Dwayne" wrote:

> I am using IE8 on Windows XP Professional on a Dell Precision T5400 64-bit
> platform PC.
>
> Everything has been running fine for the last year and just the other day,
> Internet Explorer started behaving odd after I installed Spybot Search and
> Destroy and cleaned up some temporary internet files, cookies, and temp
> files.
>
> Here is what started happening. The remember me checkboxes that can store
> your username and password are no longer are persisted. Everytime I close
> the browser and come back to sites that I had saved my username and
> password, I have to login again. It is like my cookies aren't getting
> stored. I've tried dumping the temporary internet files and cookies, but the
> problem still occurs. I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and
> reinstalled Internet Explorer 8. Still the problem persists. I've also
> changed the TIF folder location and then changed back to the default
> location: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary
> Internet Files
>
> I noticed that if I actually navigate to the above directory c:\Documents
> and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\ I don't see the Temporary Internet
> Files folder, but if I open IE and navigate to Internet Options and check
> the path and view files, it will open the cookies and files in the above
> folder. Not sure why I don't see the Temporary Internet Files folder
> though, wasn't sure if that might be a problem or if IE just creates that
> folder behind the scenes?
>
> Also, flash video used to run fine on IE (points to the 32-bit version of IE
> because 64-bit doesn't support Flash, I am aware of this), but now I cannot
> play Flash videos in IE8 (32-bit). If I go to Tools >> Manage Add-Ons, it
> shows the Flash Shockwave player installed and if I go to Add Remove
> Programs the flash player and Active X programs are installed.
>
> Finally, I cannot download files from IE. When I tried to reinstall IE8, I
> couldn't download the installer exe, so I had to use Firefox instead to
> download the file and then run the install for IE8. That is just one
> example of files I cannot download. I've tried to download Excel and Word
> files through Outlook Webmail from my company email system and the same
> problem...unable to download the file.
>
> After re-installing IE8, I am noticing that the browser just seems to lockup
> sporadically and when I try to close, I'm getting an occassional popup
> "Window is busy" message.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you.
>
>
> .
>

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