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: http://forums.cnet.com/http://www.msfn.org/board/nLite-f89.htmlhttp://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php?act=idx
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.