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Can't enter text in web forms after spyware cleanup

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#1 jfoust


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:45 AM

I'm very experienced in spyware cleanup, but this one has me confused. In the past few weeks, after cleaning up relatively simple scareware infections of the "Security Tool" variety, I've seen a few systems where Internet Explorer won't accept typed input within the web page.

You can enter a URL like "google.com" in the URL bar, but when you click in the text entry area where you'd enter your search request, the cursor does not appear and no characters are accepted. This is true for any web site.

I'd like to find a quick fix. Everything else seems back to normal. Reinstalling would certainly fix it, but that wastes a few hours.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:56 AM


Have you tried resetting IE to default settings?

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#3 jfoust

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:09 PM

Apart from the "operation restricted" notice I'd get when I would try to open Tools / Options, I also noticed that the INETCPL.CPL wasn't showing up in Control Panel and wouldn't run on its own. I gave up and reinstalled IE 8. Everything's fine now.

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