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IE10 Search Providers Corrupted

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#1 Nickhamm


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:48 AM

Every time I open Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows 8 laptop, it pops up with a message "A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has reset this setting to your original search provider, Bing (www.bing.com). Internet Explorer will now open Search Settings, where you can change this setting or install more search providers."


Things I have tried so far:

Running ADWCleaner

Running JRT

Running RKill

Resetting IE10 defaults (In Internet Options>Advanced>Reset...)

Checking the User Shell Folders AppData registry key

And the fix that commonly fixes the problem, deleting the CREDHIST file in the %appdata%\Microsoft\Protect folder


And it's still popping up. Any suggestions?

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#2 dicke



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:09 PM


Have you checked in with the experts in the 'Am I infected' forum here? That would be the easiest and quickest way to get the correct solution

Keep us posted

Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E

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