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skamar

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I had a long thread on the Malware forum and I finally got rid of all malware and
was told I'm clean. Everything was working fine.

I then ran the uninstall procedures for combofix and the other malware tools, and then I updated Adobe Reader
to version 9. After that, my IE 6 is acting all crazy.

The first IE window opens fine. But when I click on some links, or especially when I try to open a new URL (either with Cntrl-O or just entering it in the address bar on top), IE automatically opens a new window. That window does not load and instead, both windows hang. I have to go into Task Manager to kill them both.

I'm using Firefox now for web browsing. Running XP - SP3.
Could the uninstalls or adobe reader install have corrupted something??
Any other ideas?

Any help is appreciated!
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This error is typically caused because Internet Explorer 7 was on the system before, and for whatever reason, it was rolled back to IE6.
Using an alternate web browser such as Firefox or Opera, download a copy of Internet Explorer 7 from Microsoft's website and install it. It may say it can't update required files - this is rarely a problem in this situation. Restart the computer and the problem should be solved.
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I never had IE7 installed to begin with. :)
But I was thinking to update to IE7 anyways to see if that would solve the problem.
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In case of applications like IE, when you can't simply uninstall old version, and install new one, upgrading usually won't solve any problems.
Try repair: http://www.theelderg...ie_and_oe_6.htm
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well, I updated to IE7 and that solved my problem.
Thanks to all for your help :)
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I'm glad, I was wrong :)
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