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Hotfix for IExplorer, Windows Update uses only IE


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#1 JoanneMT

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:11 PM

Apparently after a major update such as XP SP2 to SP3, it breaks the .NET Framework ver 1 or 1.5. Microsoft FIXIT has the hotfix for IE, but cannot run without .NET Framework 2.0 or later. Looking at another machine, it appears that each version of .NET framework builds upon the previous version. Ver 3.5 is the most current stable release. (4 is out there for customers to test, ha ha). IExplorer opens, but stays blank in the address bar with no error messages, just a blank where a link would display. The bad guys have us in a pickle. I saw a fix for .NET Framework ver.1 that gets broken after update, but my notepad files w/that link are now blank. I ran a MiniToolbox report, and it showed a bunch of users that I did not define. I have two desktops, both on XP. Last night I was trying to download Bleeping's malware fighters on the e-Machine that has been updated all along, but McAfee shows 14 trojans and reports all is well. Tonight I am working on the HP machine that was recently upgraded to SP3 (Thank you, Sightless). I thought I posted the command to fix .NET Framework 1.n but cannot find it today. All the new posts for XP are talking around these problems (the needed hotfix for Explorer ver 6 and/or 8: they are advertising the fix is for IE6, but I am running IE8 and have the same problems reported for the hotfix. So, to summarize,

1. IExplorer ver 6 & 8 need a hotfix that is only available via IE MS update site. I must have found the command last night elsewhere, but it got wiped from my notepad file.

2. A major upgrade to XP breaks .NET framework ver 1, but the fix can be gotten from MS Fixit which does not work without .NET 2.0 or higher. I've never gotten 2.0 to install on the HP machine that was recently upgraded from XP SP2 to SP3.

I hope this helps, maybe I posted somewhere besides my topic here at Bleeping but I cannot find it. This malware is nasty, it changes filenames ( actually saw it happen. Now my typing is very slow to hit the screen, and I hav ...been frozen for ten minutes. I shut down Seconia from the tray, it is eating my RAM.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/use-spywareblaster-to-protect-your-computer/ describes the hotfix for IE. You guys are great :clapping:

I am going to need help with the e-machine that has 14 trojans and several user accounts that I did not set up. I am trying to fix it using the instructions for cleaning my HP machine. I think I saw the other user accounts in a mini toolbox report that is on the other machine. I do not need immediate help, I am exhausted and have several steps to follow. I was hoping this might help the moderators with all the problems tonight. Microsoft's website crashed on me too, it was trying to ask me one question, but i lost it and could not get a chat session going.

I have to sign off now. If a moderator wants more info, you can call me for a couple more hours. Thank you.

Edited by JoanneMT, 02 December 2012 - 09:31 PM.


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