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#1 lucky419

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 04:11 PM

Ok, yesterday I had to deal with a spyware problem (SpyFalcon) I got rid of it useing this pages many, many walk-throughs and help topics. But now it seem that I can not get access to microsofts webpage or even msn.com. I'm sure it has something to do with the spyware, but I just don't know what.

Also, I keep getting a error message about activex saying, "Your current security settings prohibit running ActiveX controls on this page. As a result, the page may not display properly." Now both of these problems happened after I removed the spyware, so I assume these are a result of that. Anyone have any ideas what is the cause of this problem? (Please note that activex is enabled under internet options.)

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 04:43 PM

What security level is IE set for? (Look under "Tools->Internet Options->Security")

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 04:53 PM

Medium. As I said this problem did not start happening until after I had cleaned my computer of Spyware. I think it has something to do with the removeal of that spyfalcon, but I'm not sure and I don't know what else it could be.

Edited by lucky419, 24 February 2006 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2006 - 02:05 AM

In Internet Explorer click on the “tools” tab
Click on “Internet Options”
Click the “Security” tab
Click “Custom Level”

Under Active X Controls and Plugins

Download Signed Active X Controls
Choose “prompt”

Download Unsigned Active X Controls
Choose disable

Initialize and Script Active X controls not marked as safe
Disable

Run Active X controls and plugins
Enable

Script Active X Controls marked as safe
Enable


If the above doesn't work you will have to repair IE.

Let us know.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:29 AM

Well, thanks for everyone's help. But it did not work. So, i guess I'm going to have to reinstall IE.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:41 AM

You can repair IE, not reinstall it unless you wipe the drive and reinstall Windows too.

Try the repair first.

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:43 AM

A firewall in the background running? Disable your firewall and try again. Then you know if there's a setting in your firewall misconfigured/ set too high.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:26 AM

The malware could have affected your winsock.

Try this:
WinSock XP Fix 1.2
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:09 PM

Try reinstalling Windows Script 5.6

You may have to download it from another PC if you can't reach the page.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone. I went ahead and just formatted the computer, didn't have anything important on it anyway. But I did try to reinstall IE and several other things but nothing worked. I think the registry got corrupted somehow. But it works wonderfully now, thanks again. :thumbsup:




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