Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:45 PM
Thx for the reply, I have had more time to spend on the notebook and tried your suggestions and I also went into the CP > Set Programs Access Defaults>Browser as the configuration is "custom".
I changed it to "IE" as it was set at "use my current web browser" and I was doing OK, I was able to open hyperlinks.
I talked to a work colleague as we all had the install of M$ Office 2003 at the same time as it is sufficent for our needs; and no one else was experiencing the problem I am.
The next day after the install of the Office I did a d/l of free Super Antispyware and started to notice this problem, maybe coincidence I don't know.
My notebook is a toshiba mx-50 m5, Pentium M750,1.86 ghz, 1 gig Ram, windows xp sp2.
My security programs are spybot, spyware blaster, trojan hunter, NAV and SMC Router and Alpha Shield all required by management; but the notebook is mine.
I update and scan daily and nothing has shown up.
Today I decided to uninstall Super Antispyware as it is the only new addition to the notebook. After I did this uninstall it came up with a Purchase offer asking for my Web Browser name from a long drop down menu and my e-mail address. I didn't fill anything out.
I did a search and found some fragments of the program and deleted them and then found 2 www.antispyware.com folders that I can't delete.
Anyway I did a reg clean and started to do some work again and found that I could not accesss my Links again, including hyperlinks from forums.
So I went back into the CP and checked and found that the "IE" setting in "Set Programs Access Defaults" will not stick, it changes back to "use my current browser".
I'm not having any other issues, like home page change or getting redirected to another site.
The version of IE that I have is 6.0.2900.2180xpsp_sp2_gdr.061219-0316.
This inability to make the IE remain has occurred after this uninstall and these 2 folders sitting there in my search that I can't delete.
Of course it is the long weekend and no one is around and so this indeed is a mess. I would like to straighten it out myself b/c the office software techie is not going to be pleased on Tuesday when I return to work.
Thought I would fill in what is presently occurring.
So indeed it now seems to me that it is the IE that is the problem and our management at the office does not want IE7 installed until more time goes by.
We can't install any other browser.
I hope that this is intelligible, thankyou.
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