Internet Explorer Closing Itself

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jpom, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. jpom

    jpom OSNN Addict

    This is so much a request for help as just a curiosity.

    On Friday I recieved a call from an individual who was trying to open internet explorer, everytime he did it immediatly closed afterwards. I took a look at the system and in the end uninstalled the Yahoo tool bar, afterwards it was fine. I chalked it up to a glitch in the install as he had just installed it that day.

    As of today I have had another 5 people with the exact same problem for the exact same reason. IE opens then closes and if you uninstall Yahoo tool bar everything is good. Now most of these people have had it installed for who knows how long. Has Yahoo tried to do an automatic update kind of thing and screwed it up or is there some sort of 3rd party software (Read: Malware) screwing with people??

    I'm searching google regarding it and so far havn't found anything, but I thought I would post it to see if anyone else has seen similar incidents.


    Apparently I am a little behind the times,
    kinda sux though since it comes with adobe reader and people are installing it without even realizing.