At the weekend a scan with A-Squared detected and removed a Trojan from my Internet files (stupidly I didn't take note of the name). I discovered that my browser (IE6) had disappeared, although it is still showing in Add/Remove programs. Clicking on Repair displays the message "Internet Explorer could not be repaired. Please run Setup again to reinstall all components".
So back to square one, because I had already tried reinstalling, both from disk and from the web. It takes two seconds to load the files (suggesting it thinks they are already present, and goes into setup. A short while after accepting the Agreement I get the message "Setup was unable to install all the components. Please close all applications and try running Setup again" The Help button reveals "It appears you have the correct Setup files, but the installation failed. Try closing down all other programs and try running setup again".
My system is Windows98SE. I really need some way to uninstall what is left of IE6 so that I can reinstall, but I'm not aware how that can be done. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
PS I'm using Firefox at present which I find very good, but sadly some of the websites I use insist on having IE.
Having deleted references to IE6 the setup now runs to the end OK but says not fully installed - the internet connection wizard did not install. It has also not placed a shortcut icon on the desktop as normal.
I would assume the internet connection wizard is only used for setting up a new ISP connection. However, although everything else seems to have installed I still can't access IE6.
Hopefully that IXP doesn't refer to ops XP as I am using Win98SE
However, I notice that CCleaner has a tool which would appear to be able to uninstall IE6. I thought I might run that - then run CCleaner to mop up - and then try to reinstall IE6 yet again. Any thoughts?