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Can "not" Log Into Forums Using Ie6

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#1 eddie11013


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Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:56 AM

Hello, I’m new to this forum. Hoping someone can help or give guidance. Dell Dimension, model 2350, 2.0 Ghz, Windows XP Pro, SP3, 1GB, Cable Modem. All windows updates current. Ran virus scan and spy ware scans with the following: A-2 squared free, SuperAntiSpyware, AntiVir, MalwareBytes’ AntiMalware, also have Spyware Blaster active and Ccleaner - used also the registry cleaner part. Also ran disk defrag.

I noticed a little while ago that I could only view web pages in the three forums that I am registered in, using IE6, my choice browser for some time now. When I tried to log in, and then “hit” enter, the system would go into this endless loop, as if to say that I hadn’t ‘typed’ anything. I was presented with the option “again” to “log in”. And the process would repeat. The three forums that I am registered in are:

In addition, and maybe the “real” issue, for some time now, I have been getting "IEXPLORE.EXE" 'hangs', even after I closed the browser, with 100% CPU usage. When I did the ‘end task’ for IEXPLORE.EXE, I got a popup saying this was not a good idea, but I did it anyway since this was the only way to get the CPU usage down to normal of 2% or some such. I tried to reinstall Ie.inf. No luck.

Decided to reformat. Problem still the same. Decided to install Firefox. Using Firefox, I am able to log in and out. Pages display properly. Everything seems fine.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix IE6. And, please, don't say quite using IE6 and use Firefox. I happen to like IE6 and all my programs are geared to using it and Outlook Express. Had not had a virus or other varmint in years.

Obviously, since I can’t log in to the forum I usually use, this is why I am posting here. I have seen solutions in this forum in past and am hoping someone can help.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Sorry for the long post.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:09 PM

Hello eddie11013,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/160662/can-not-log-into-forums-using-ie6/ Because you have this log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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