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IE 8 res://ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm error

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#1 willy800


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

I open IE, in which Yahoo is my home page, click on a news story, and because I use the Host file from HOSTS.MVP, certain parts of the web page will not open. But instead of the page that says IE cannot connect in that space where the ad is a whole new page opens with this url-http://www.google.com/hws/dell-usuk/afe?hl=en&channel=us&s=res://ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm-it goes by so fast I can't stop it. Hence reading any news from Yahoo or going to any website that has an ad on it that the host file blocks is useless.
I also have Firefox and it does not happen when I use it, but the wife likes IE better :whistle:
Did a MBAM scan, it says clean and Avast has found nothing.

What should I do next?


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

Hi -
If you would like to "reset your Hosts file", please use one of the programs below that should work for IE or F/fox >>
Please Re-set your host files back to default. >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034 <<Run the microsoft fix it in the link.

Or - Download Rogue killer to reset Hosts file
Right click on it, and select Run as ... Administrator
Now, click on HOSTS FIX option on right side
A log should get generated after the fix ,post the log here

Thank You -

#3 willy800

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

noknojon, thank you for your reply.
After some more research I found the answer.
Hope this might help others.


Why do I get a Google /Dell search page instead of a blocked ad?

It seems that Dell has added several new Google related programs to their new machines. One of which causes a blocked advertisement to return the user to a Google/Dell search page.
The solution (provided by Jill C) is to uninstall Google AFE (older versions) via Add Remove.
Newer versions of the pre-installed Google/Dell add-ons = uninstall - Browser Address Error Redirector
Eric Osborne sends along this tip: If the above Google programs are not listed in Add Remove ...
Go to - Internet Options | Programs | Manage Add-ons | disable CBrowserHelperObject

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