I have recently noticing a really slow startup and sometimes ie7 crashes for no reason. I started cleaning the hard drives and ran ccleaner, there after ran virus utilities. Norton, AVG, Ikirus and then ad-aware. They removed some spyware and give a clean report, however I noticed after running adwatch, as soon as ie7 is launched i get an error message that says the following:
The process "iexplore.exe" (5040) is trying t o modify (ValueChangeOrAdd) the registry
Do you want to allow or block it?
I initially chose to allow to all 6 notifications like this, then my computer slowed. I did a system restore and still there. I then did a system recovery twice and still the same thing. If I choose to block this process, then the system freezes upon restart and i just see a black screen for a long time. After hitting the esc key several times I find that the system then slowly begins to appear but then soon after it redraws, one item at a time, it hangs and wont respond to right mouse clicks or anything..
Do I have an issue with a faulty reinstall with ie7, is this an ie process and if not then why do none of the anti virus and spyware agents remove it?
I appreciate your help and your time..
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Pandy, 06 December 2008 - 02:07 AM.
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