IE 8 search problems-switching off

  jackwalsh 13:42 25 Aug 2010

Just the last couple of days I've noticed every time I try to type in a 'search' subject into my IE8 search box,for some reason,it closes down IE8.Everything else,including the search on my Google toolbar,works ok.Is this just a passing glitch or the sign of something starting to go wrong?
Any advice would be much appreciated,thanks.

  birdface 15:20 25 Aug 2010

Maybe update and run the free version of malwarebytes.
Try Tools.Internet Options.Advanced and press reset.
That resets Internet explorer to its original state.
You may have to enable some of your add-ons after doing it plus update spywareblaster if you use that.

  birdface 15:21 25 Aug 2010
  jackwalsh 15:45 27 Aug 2010

Hi again,
Thanks Buteman for your advice.I installed malwarebytes,ran a scan and it picked up a few things,seemed to do the trick but the same problem still occuring.As far as resetting IE/enabling add-ons,is this an easy process to carry out? Cheers
ps don't use spywareblaster

  birdface 16:01 27 Aug 2010

Just go to tools add-ons and any that is disabled just enable them.

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