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Internet Explorer Damaged...unable To Repair Or Reinstall

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#1 czmom3


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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:09 AM

I am having some strange things going on...It started with the inability to update my McAffee and AIM. Neither would allow me to do so on my daughter's name, but I could do the AIM on mine. But now, I can't install either. I have tried to update IE6 and install IE 7, but am unable to do that either. When I check what version I have running of IE, it is blank. it isn't in my add/remove programs. I thought i would just uninstall and try again... I also have Mozillla running on the computer and it isn't 100%, but I thougth we'd start with the IE for now.
I did post a malware issue on another forum and used Hijack this and combo fix and probably other programs and was told the computer is clean.

The computer is running windows xp home edition version 2002 with Service Pack 2.

Can you help???


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#2 Keithuk


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Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:40 AM

The computer is running windows xp home edition version 2002 with Service Pack 2.

I had problems installing McAfee updates so I switched to AVG Free Edition it works a lot better than McAfee. It found a virus that McAfee couldn't. :thumbsup:


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#3 usasma


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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:48 AM

It seems likely that an infection could be causing these problems.
I would suggest that you post over in the "Am I Infected" forums located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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#4 sanjay213


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Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:53 AM

thanks for the info. Good combo is AVG with Zone alarm fire wall :thumbsup:

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