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Internet Explorer Wants To Open At Computer Start Up

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#1 dodiemom


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Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:57 PM

Whenever I start up my computer, the Internet Explorer wants to open. It of course is not connected to the Internet, so it says "page not found". Sometimes it opens up endless windows and I can't shut them down faster than they open.

I tried deleting Internet Explorer from my computer and seeing if that would stop it. But each time I turn on my computer again, it is back. It never goes away. I can close the IE window if it only opens one of them and my computer works fine after that, but it is always back at the next start-up.

I am currently using Windows XP professional and I use the Yahoo Browser for my internet access. I don't really use the Internet Explorer program itself.

How do I get rid of this annoying window that wants to open every time I turn my computer on??


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 06:13 PM


First of all let me say Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My first impression is that you have IE in your start up menu somehow. Also I would highly discourage attempts at "uninstalling" IE. Especially if you are using Windows XP. IE is such an integral part of XP, that by attempting to uninstall IE you may corrupt you OS irreparably. You may use alternative browsers if you wish and just leave IE in place. One other thing I might advise is that Yahoo does not make or have a browser per se. The browser is still IE however "branded" with the Yahoo logo, and possibly has Yahoo tool bar attached. Underneath it all, it's still IE. To stop IE from opening at start up follow the instructions below. These instructions are assuming you are using Windows XP. If you are using another OS please post back.

Start by cleaning out your Startup folder. Find it in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, where username is your Windows logon name. Delete the shortcuts of any programs you don't want to run on start-up. As with any shortcuts, when you delete them, you're deleting only the shortcut, not the program itself. (You can also clear out the start-up items by going to Start > Programs > Startup, then right-clicking items you want to remove.)

Be (IE Startup) Safe

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