>> I have tried most things I know to fix this and still it frustrates
>> Am running Windows 7 and IE8. IE8 does not connect to the Internet, it
>> just waits with "Connecting..." in the tab bar.
>> Firefox and Chrome connect and work as a dream.
>> The internal Windows Firewall is used, but IE looks to be enabled,
>> settings the same as FF.
>> Using MSE for anti-virus.
>> 1) Resetting IE8, deleting everything
>> 2) Removing it, rebooting and installing again
>> 3) Running the malicious software tool
>> 4) Checking under 'network settings'
>> Everything :-(
>> Recently had a crash so wonder if something was corrupted, though
>> hoped the removal, reinstall would fix that.
>> I use OpenDNS, but as above everything else but IE apparently works
> ...and tried running with no add ons...forgot to say that
When (approx. date) did you install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and
was the computer fully-patched at Windows Update at the time?
What anti-virus application was installed before you installed MSE, was your
subscription still current, and did you uninstall it before you installed
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
Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002