IE 6 am I missing something

  ollie < one> 21:18 27 Jun 2005

hi all
my friend has a problem with IE6 he can log onto the internet as usual but if he tries to log onto microsoft to upgrade or his bank he is not able to gain access i have checked the cypher and it appears up to date 128bit my question is
is IE6 in need of a repair/new install or is there a virus avg is not picking up also how do i set up remote access to help him,both machines are win xp home

many thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 21:20 27 Jun 2005

click here;en-us;318378&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH
How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP

  Diodorus Siculus 21:22 27 Jun 2005

click here i meant!

  VoG II 21:23 27 Jun 2005

This may be due to an unwanted entry in the HOSTS file.

Look for


(no file extension). If found rename it to HOSTS.TXT, restart the PC and try again.

  ollie < one> 21:27 27 Jun 2005

am i able to set up remote connection and do this myself

  ollie < one> 21:30 27 Jun 2005

sorry vog
is hosts.tx or HOSTS.TX

  Diodorus Siculus 21:38 27 Jun 2005

hosts has no extension

  VoG II 21:38 27 Jun 2005

You are looking for a file called just hosts (no .tx, .txt or anything).

You can rename it to anything - hosts.txt is best because it will then open in notepad and you can see what's there.

  ollie < one> 21:47 27 Jun 2005

sorry to sound silly but why do i need to rname this file and open in notepad and what am i looking for

  VoG II 21:55 27 Jun 2005

Just try to find it and if you do, rename it and restart the PC.

If this works we will deal with Notepad etc later.

  ollie < one> 22:02 27 Jun 2005

i was speaking to friend on phone and have found and renamed hosts to hosts,tx he has restarted his pc then tried to access his bank online with no luck.

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