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Internet 5.5 Problems

Postby fishoutofwater579 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:20 am

I am helping somone figure out thier problems with thier computer and the main problems lie within the area or Internet Explorer. I have never liked IE but I have to try to help them. Here's the situation:

The computer is running Windows 98 obviously and Internet Explorer 5.5. The first problem is, when I double click IE it does not open. I might have located why it is doing that but I don't know how to change it. When you right click the IE icon it has open homepage bolded not open. If I right click and select open it will open. Is there any way to change that or is it another problem?

The second problem is, there is an annoying search bar that loads up on the desktop as Windows starts up. It is called IEPlugin Desktop Toolbar. I have looked for it everywhere and how to uninstal it but I could not find anything on the computer, the only way I thought to combat that was to uninstall IE and reinstall. I don't know what else to do Thank your for helping
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Postby Limp » Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:20 am

I had the same exact problem a while back and found that it was the IE plugin that was keeping me from launching IE. Here is the link to the fix that I used. » IEPlugin Removal
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Postby liljim » Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:35 am

You also need to visit windows update.98 can run IE6 and being that its still on IE 5.5 i would think theres other updates avaliable as well.
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Postby fishoutofwater579 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:24 pm

Thanx guys I'll try it when I get home
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Postby fishoutofwater579 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:47 pm

I tried it and there arent the files that it says should be in the registry and when I try to run those commands in dos it fails. I will keep on searching but maybe you guys can help me out.
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Postby fishoutofwater579 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:54 pm

The only other thing that I can think of doing is uninstalling IE and reinstalling.
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Postby PCguy » Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:09 pm

I would download and install IE6 on the PC.
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Postby fishoutofwater579 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:49 pm

Since the computer itself does not have the internet of a NIC i downloaded the file on another computer and transferred the setup file on a floppy. It tried to connect to windows updates to get some files or something. Is there anyway I can do it without the internet?
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Postby fishoutofwater579 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:57 pm

Also will installing IE6 remove the IEplugin and 5.5 or is there some way that I have to remove the previous version?
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Postby liljim » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:28 pm

I havent personally tried this but it just might help you out.

How to download the full IE6 SP1

give us a Hijack This logfile,maybe we can get rid of the plugin that way, and no, you will not have to uninstall IE 5.5. IE6 will install over 5.5.
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Postby fishoutofwater579 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:00 am

Contrary to popular belief installing the IE6 over 5.5 does not get rid of my problem. The same things happen. IE won't start with a double click and the IEPlugin is not gone.
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Postby Limp » Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:54 am

Don’t know whether or not you have tried this but I figured I would throw it into the mix»

Go to C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer

Look for the iexplore icon, and double click it

If that works - right click the icon - create shortcut - then drag and drop the shortcut to your desktop.
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Postby liljim » Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:53 am

Get us a hijack logfile..we should be able to fix it from there.
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Postby fishoutofwater579 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:59 pm

Hi-Jack will be up when I can get to the computer being I am currently at school. Also I like the idea of the iexplore deal Limp and that may work but then we still need to get rid of that piece of crap IEPlugin. I am also working today so it could be a while before I get all of my crap together.
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Postby Limp » Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:52 pm

Do you use any anti spyware? I have read a few articles that said spybot search and destroy gets rid of the IEplugin and its free.

SpyBot S&D

Also here is a link that list SpyBots updates and the IEplugin is listed.

Update List
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