Hello again, world. It seems I have another problem for you brilliant minds to solve. I am working on this machine here, and Internet Exploder (curse the name
) is having a problem working all of a sudden. When you load iexplore.exe. It brings up a page that resembles an about:blank. However, the homepage (and what it attempts to load) is Yahoo.com. Navigation to other pages yields even fewer results. Now it gets weird:
Tools-> Internet Options does not work. However, I can disable UAC (and restart), and see the Options window. To make matters worse, I am able to right-click, Run as Administrator, and everything will work without fail. From this mode, I dl'ed Firefox 3.6, just to troubleshoot, and it works without fail.
Things I have tried:
Cleared Cache/Personal Settings
hard reset IE (Options -> Advanced -> Reset..)
Checked for bad/incompatible add-ons
Attempted no add-ons mode
deleted IE8, and re-installed it.
I read on a related forum that the issue is resolved by disabling the Sophos On-Access Scanner / IE Add-on but it is not on this machine. I also read that it could be related to the Malware/Virus "Vundo".
I ran a very powerful program we call VundoFix that would fix it, But Vundo was not present. I was unable to locate any kind of UAC* variant virus either.
Anyone up for a challenge? I can post logs for Combofix/HJT if necessary.