ie8, vista - delete downloaded prog files

  rsturbo 22:51 29 Nov 2010
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when i go into ie8, tools, internet options, general tab, browsing history, settings, view objects there are some objects i want to remove but i cannot delete anything it won't allow me.
right click just gives properties flag, organise - delete gives nothing, delete on keyboard does nothing too. scanned for virus and spyware - nothing. am trying to delete 2 damaged hexadecimal entries but cannot delete ANY of the objests - pls help!!

thanks in advancefor any suggestions

ps tried safe mode and even cmd prompt

  northumbria61 23:03 29 Nov 2010

From Tools - Internet Options - Advanced Tab - try a "reset" ie: "Reset Internet Explorer Options" - then OK and restart IE.

  rsturbo 23:08 29 Nov 2010

thanks for suggestion but no joy. can't even rename files. they are both active x files.

  northumbria61 23:24 29 Nov 2010

Have you tried in "safe mode" ?

  northumbria61 23:27 29 Nov 2010

Have a read here under the heading "Can I delete add-ons or active x controls" click here

  rsturbo 23:48 29 Nov 2010

so it looks like i cant remove them?? how strange is that? can do it in win 7.

will look on my other vista machine to see if its just vista..

thanks for help

  northumbria61 00:00 30 Nov 2010

Just tested it in Windows 7 - I deleted an Active X file and restored it.

  northumbria61 00:02 30 Nov 2010

rsturbo - sorry I misread your comment "can do it in win 7" - I had read it as a question ie: can you do it in Win 7 - that's why I tried it out.

  northumbria61 00:05 30 Nov 2010

There's more here - click here AND if you scroll down to almost bottom of page it says "These steps should also work for Windows Vista as well (although I haven't tried them)

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