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Wierd IE Problem

  • Thread starter Nathan Alexande
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Nathan Alexande

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Hi guys...I am working on my mother's computer...running Win2K Pro...and her IE has a problem. It will go to all sites, except for search engines. No matter what engine I try, IE will not open it. I am currently running a virus scan on it, and have already run Spybot...any other ideas? Also, all cache and cookies have been deleted.

Thanks.

-Nathan A.
 

muzikool

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Hmm, doesn't sound like it would be a DNS issue if IE can reach most other sites. You could try the "end all to be all" IE fix...

Open the command prompt and type the following, one at a time, hitting <enter> after each.

regsvr32 urlmon.dll
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 msjava.dll
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 mshtml.dll
regsvr32 browseui.dll
regsvr32 shell32.dll
 
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Nathan Alexande

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Hmm...no viruses found. Spybot and AdAware came up short. Tried the above suggestion, and it did not work either...any other ideas???

Thanks.

-Nathan
 
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Nathan Alexande

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I forgot to mention that whenever I try to go to a search engine, the url of the error page puts "www.*.org" aroung my intended url. For example, if I type "www.google.com," than I get "www.www.google.com.org" as the url in the error page.

-Nathan
 
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Nathan Alexande

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I figured out that it was indeed that malicious code that screws with the DNS. It works now. Thanks, guys!

-Nathan
 

muzikool

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#7
Interesting that I ended up seeing this same problem on a friend's computer tonight. I actually figured out that it was the hosts file before I came back and read the forum here, but it's good to know the trick (in the registry) to prevent it.
 

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