Internet Explorer 8

  Darbyal 12:19 18 Apr 2009

I am unable to access Internet Options in the Tools dropdown menu. When I attempt ti open Internet Explorer., it opens momentarily and then closes. Anyone know how to solve this one for a non-techie please please

  User-1229748 13:18 18 Apr 2009

can you access internet options via control panel or try running internet explorer with no add ons from the start menu?i remember being able to do that with ie7.

  Darbyal 15:04 18 Apr 2009

Unable to access through this route either I'm afraid.

  birdface 15:17 18 Apr 2009

It maybe a Virus.maybe run your security programs to see if they find anything.That was one of the problems found in IE7 so maybe on IE8 as well.

  Darbyal 15:22 18 Apr 2009

Already done a virus check (mccaffee)- all clear.

  User-1229748 15:25 18 Apr 2009

what firewall and other security software are you using?had you updated anything before the problem started or used any registry cleaner or the like?

  birdface 15:25 18 Apr 2009

How about a Trojan check with Malwarebytes or Superantispyware.

  Darbyal 07:35 19 Apr 2009

I am most grateful to all who offered good advice. I am now almopst certain my problems are caused by a nasty called Geberic PUP.x. Half the problem now solved. Anyone know how to get rid of this beastie. (Laymans terms would be most helpful)

  Andsome 07:56 19 Apr 2009

Have a look on here,

click here

  Darbyal 08:02 19 Apr 2009

Thanks Andsome, already done that but the virus(?) won't let me download a solution. I'm afraid it's going to be a manual job and I don't have the technical know-how to mess about in the Registry

  birdface 09:19 19 Apr 2009

Maybe try here

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