More help needed please! I have now installed Internet Explorer 8 five times. Each time the "successfully installed" message is followed by restart, logoff, Configuring stages 2 and 3 to Welcome. All works well (including Windows Mail) until I click on the Internet Explorer shortcut icon. Then I get "(1) A website wants to open web content.... Name: AVG Security Toolbar Publisher: AVG Technologies. overwritten by (2) Internet Explorer has stopped working. A problem has caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available"
Then a flag tels me that: "To help protect your.... .... Data Execution Prevention has closed IE."
Every time this has happened, I've used System restore and reverted to using Internet Explorer 7.
What have I been doing wrong, and how do I get IE8 to function? (And is it worth the hassle?).
Many thanks in anticipation of some wise words from the experts who daily give so much help to idiots like me.
Hello peter99co. Thanks for your response. Yes, AVG 8.5 is the only anti-virus software I have, and it seems to run perfectly with IE7. I'll try your suggestion of uninstalling AVG, installing IE8 and then re-installing AVG or perhaps I'll try the new Microsoft MSE. No-one has yet told me if the change to IE8 is worth all this hassle!
Another try! I uninstalled AVG, replaced it with MSE and then installed IE8. It "installed" but then stopped working and was closed by DEP as it has done every time I've tried. The only difference this time is that (obviously) the message about wanting to open AVG did not appear. There was no warning about MSE. I'm reluctant to attempt installation of IE8 with no anti-virus in place.