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Ie Add-ons Showing As Disabled


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#1 geeneeree

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 06:20 PM

i've been trying to solve a problem with Internet Explorer add-ons for a friend... he is running XP Home sp2, has the latest version of IE, and all the updates... for some reason when he opens IE it says he's running with add-ons disabled... i have done everything i could think of to enable the add-ons but when i go to Tools and Manage add-ons, it shows the add-ons as enabled... there isn't one add-on listed as disabled... so i don't know if the add-ons are really disabled or enabled...

his computer account is the main account, and there is one other account for his sons... when i logoff his and change to the other account and bring up IE, everything is fine there... no add-on problem...

i don't know if it's related to the problem or not, but i just cleaned up his computer from a really bad bout with one of those trojans where it has the fake virus warnings that keep popping up saying there are viruses, trojans, and spyware installed... i did a good clean up of that, including the registry so i'm not sure if that might be related to the add-on problem... the programs that have been run and show the computer as clean now are: CCleaner, Registry First Aid, a-squared, Rogue Remover, AVG, and AdAware...

i have also reinstalled IE...

everything else on the computer is running fine... hope someone can help me (and him)...
thanks!
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#2 TMacK

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:06 PM

Hi geeneeree,

Try going to Internet Options/ Advanced/ Browsing.
Verify that Enable third-party browser extensions is checked.

Does the problem still occur if you start IE7 from Start/ Run/ iexplore.exe instead of using the IE shortcut?

If you uninstall/reinstall IE7, first read Known Issues, Installation and Troubleshooting Advice
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:39 PM

wow, after working on that problem for months, i got it fixed, thanks to you, TMack! i checked the Internet Options and that was ok... then i did a Run on iexplore.exe and it opened IE normally without any add-on error messages... so i deleted the shortcut that i had used before, opened IE with the shortcut in the Start up menu, and it was ok again... i did the downloads required by IE and i guess i'm fixed!

thanks so much for the info!

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:24 AM

Good to hear you've sorted out the problem geeneeree. :thumbsup:
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