Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:36 AM
It sounds as if the cure was worse than the disease! Often what happens is that the removal of spyware/viruses will break something (it's because the malware is so invasive).
The usual fix is to reinstall the application. But, I'd expect that the installation of IE7 should have fixed this issue for you (but it obviously didn't).
I'm thinking that the high degree of integration between IE and XP may be a part of the problem here.
As such, here's a couple of suggestions:
1) Run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from Run dialog ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/
2) If that doesn't fix it, then you may want to try a repair install of XP (this will leave your programs and files intact): http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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