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Access the internet using Calculator or Paint


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#1 Bouken Red

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:31 PM

Hi there are some times that a computer may be infected with a malware and you will not able to use IE.
You can try to access internet using Paint or calculator .

Step1. Click Start --> Run --> and type mspaint or calc

Step2. Once you open one of this program press F1

Step3. Place your mouse curser on the yellow question mark and rigth click it and click "Jump to URL"

Step4. Once you press that you will have the option to put an address bar. NOTE: You need to input all the address including "http://"
Example: "Https://www.bleepingcomputer.com"


Hope this helps.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:46 AM

Why Paint or Calculator?

Why not give straight command in Start Menu > Run :
hh http://www.microsoft.com/

It will open microsoft website in HTML help. If your firewall allows HTML Help to access internet.

PS: HTML help also uses IE settings, so you may or may not get lucky there if IE is not working.

#3 Bouken Red

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:05 PM

Good question.

The reason I posted this info is that there are times that my IE is corrupted or infected by a malware that blocks any antivirus program.

So what I did is go to Safemode with Networking

Access Paint and input a link to be able to launch some program

So far it works for me
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 06:05 AM

Very good trick, many should know about!

I had to do this one before because I got a virus that cleared my desktop, start menu, links, I had to find a way to fix the virus so I went on the net using this methood because I could not access the internet browser anywhere else. I believe my Start > All Programs > Accessories was still there, I opened paint to get the internet browser up. This was a long time ago too.

Edited by Hertsky, 11 April 2009 - 06:06 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:32 PM

THanks Hertsky.


That info is for XP

On vista just, go to Run and type Help and open any .CHM file and press F1
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:56 AM

that is simply amazing, thank you for this neat trick. it would have saved me a lot of time and efforts had i known it earlier. a valuable information for future references though :thumbsup:

and what if the mouse is non-responsive, how do i get to open "Jump to URL" :flowers:

Edited by systembolt, 30 May 2009 - 03:02 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:04 AM

^^
There s always 'Tab' Key to rescue.. LOL
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:01 AM

I am using Windows Vista and I cannot seem to get it working, as per your description.
Just thought I would add that.
HP Laptop with Windows Vista Home Basic.
Just sold my best computer ever: MacBook witth Apple Mac OS X Leopard (same about the wireless issues).

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:29 PM

On vista just, go to Run and type Help and open any .CHM file and press F1
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:58 AM

Good trick. I'm bookmarking this. :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:44 PM

For those who cant user thier mouse please go to Control Panel and open the Accesibilty Options select Mouse Tab and check the UseMouseKeys and you can now use your number keypads as a mouse..
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:09 PM

for those with no mouse....

holding the windows key and pressing r will bring up the run dialog box

Edited by Iturnem, 10 November 2009 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:16 PM

that is simply amazing, thank you for this neat trick. it would have saved me a lot of time and efforts had i known it earlier. a valuable information for future references though :thumbsup:

and what if the mouse is non-responsive, how do i get to open "Jump to URL" :flowers:




for those with unresponsive mouse, press Left Shift key + Left Alt key + Num Lock then press OK to activate Mouse Keys. Now, you can move your cursor by using Numpad arrow keys and Num5 for mouse click.
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