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IE7 is a mess


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RickMath

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After Microsoft sent some updates over the last two days, my IE7 is a mess. every time i open it it goes to a run once page. I can't seem to get out of it. I change it to my home page in options and can get to my favorites (which I hope I have not lost. Then when closing and reopening I go back to the go.microsoft.com page. Can't seem to get rid of the runonce page. I think microsoft has screwed me up again.

Please help. I can't get my work done.

Thanks Rick

More on this. I have tried several fixes even the suggested registry change to add the runonce keys. They worked and then when I rebooted the problem cam back again.

This is a real pain.

Thanks again

Edited by RickMath, 10 January 2009 - 10:00 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Uninstall IE7, restart and reinstall again.
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I tried to reinstall IE7. It worked fine until I downloaded new security updates from Microsoft. Then the problem came back. MICROSOFT STRIKES AGAIN :)

Can some one please offer something else. This has become exasperating.

Rick
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Have you tried just going through the selections you want? That is the whole purpose of that page; to help configure which settings you want... (I think)

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Yes and It will not let me change anything. It says I have exceeded the number allowed for the search selection. It lets me reselect the MSN search and them goes to MSN as my home page.
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What's the registry fix you've tried? I've done this before and it's worked fine. This is the solution I used. If you're going to use this, you should back up the registry first, since it will modify it. ERUNT is a good tool for doing this, and that link includes instructions.
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The last time I experienced this it was done by malware. Microsoft don't change peoples homepages via a trivial routine update.

Edited by ePost, 11 January 2009 - 03:18 PM.

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This is not malware, it is an error experienced by many people. Please don't try to identify malware where none exists.
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There is no Malware. I used Malwarebytes to check it. Everytime Microsoft sends and update for IE7 the problem persists. Have tried several fixes found in a search for the problem in google. None seem to work.

The registry app IE7 Runonce Remover 1.05 did not seem to fix the problem.

I am also running AdWatch but have the registry modification blocker disabled.

What else can I tell you?
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Try using Firefox.

Its a much better and faster browser all around.

Edit: btw I know this doesnt fix your IE problem, but IE isnt a great browser anyway.

I recomend Firefox from personal experience, even the Safari browser for windows is better than IE.

Edited by wambo, 15 January 2009 - 09:21 AM.

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wambo, while I agree that Firefox is a better browser, that doesn't fix the problem. There are times that IE is needed - I've been to sites that don't work properly on Firefox, and Windows update requires IE.

Rickmath - are you saying every time you get an update to IE the runonce reappears? As if the registry key keeps getting reset?
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Hi Sari,

I know that but I was just voicing my opinion to him. Sorry if thats a problem.
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I understand, but it's more beneficial to the original poster if you have some actual insight to the problem.
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RickMath

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Sari

Yes it seems that whenever I get an update from micorsoft the problem reappears. After much work in going through the runonce thing. I am able to get my homepage reset. Yes it seems to alter the registry. Sometimes the update even kills all the keys in the registry and even if I recreate the runonce keys they do not stay in the registry. Hope this helps to understand the problem. Let me know if I can provide more information.

Yes I agree with the comment by wambo, but Firefox alone does not solve the issue as there are some applications that must have ie7 present. Wambo - thanks for your comments, but remember that the experts at Geeks to go give their time and experience to help us all solve problems like this. I have used the site before and eventually have solved problems. Not to be unfriendly, but simply saying use something else does not sove the problem.

OK that said, I will wait for suggestions from Sari and others on the GTG staff to help.

Rick

Edited by RickMath, 15 January 2009 - 11:46 PM.

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Totally undestand dude.

I wasnt trying to say "blah use firefox dont use IE"

was more a kind of temp fix and my opinion.

Sorry mate.
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