Thank you very much for this:
scanned with everything i had.. then reinstalled internet explorer considering E-trust needs it to work.. and it fixed both..
After you mentioned it, I went looking and found that E-trust requires a change in Firefox in order to use it
. Here's a link about that: http://iso.csusb.edu/download/av/itm-firefox
Whether it can work with IE removed, I don't know, but you need to have IE installed for your Windows Updates
. Without Windows Updates, your computer is excessively vulnerable. I'm not sure where you are with your windows updates, but if you don't have SP3 and decide to install it, you may want to uninstall IE7 or IE8 first (through add/remove programs), then install SP3, and then re-install IE7 or IE8. Otherwise, these cannot be removed in add/remove programs. Here's some information on that: https://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2008/05/0...-and-xpsp3.aspx
Additionally, it would be a good idea to make sure your Java is updated
. Old versions of Java are entry points for malware. Here is the information on getting the most recent version of Java. Be sure to check add/remove programs after the installation, to make sure the most recent version does remove the old versions.Updating your Java
The newest Java download and installation should remove old versions of Java. I'll have you check after we run the installation to see if this was the case.
Please go to Current Java Download and do the following:* Download the latest version of Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)JRE 6 Update 14.
* Click the "Download" button to the right.
* Select your Platform and check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 License Agreement.".
* Click on Continue.
* Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u14-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager..
* Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
* Double-click on the Java installation program on your desktop and allow it to install the newest version.(Vista users, right click on the jre-6u14-windows-i586-p.exe and select "Run as an Administrator.")
* When you finish installing it, just delete the installation program (jre-6u14-windows-i586-p.exe) from your desktop.
Again, thanks for getting back to us about this. If you post back, I'll give you some recommendations on how to make your browsers more secure.
Edited by Zllio, 03 July 2009 - 12:13 AM.