Windows 7 Woes

  tobyjug2007 15:29 28 Jun 2010

I have recently updated my PC from XP to Windows 7, for a few weeks everything seemed to be working fine, now for some strange reason Internet explorer 8 keeps crashing, and rebooting itself. I downloaded google chrome browser, and this seems to cure the annoying occurence, but although quicker i dont like google chrome. Can anyone advise a free programme i can download and run, to check that my initial windows 7 installation has not been compromised in some way. I use Incredimail 2 as my email client, again worked fine untill just recently i was receiving hundreds of spam mail from where else but US ( Viagra mainly) i have run windows defender, plus NOD 32 antivirus and cant seem to clear these two issues up. I really dont wish to have to do a fresh install of Windows 7, but these two small cliches are doing my head in...if anyone can advise, i'd be very grateful.

  ronalddonald 19:44 28 Jun 2010

im using linux mint which is faster.

  morddwyd 20:33 28 Jun 2010

Do a search on IE8 in this forum, and others, and you will see plenty of adverse comments about it (and probably just as many good ones), including some from me!

I won't have it on any of my machines.

If you don't like Chrome have you tried Firefox?

  Marko797 20:38 28 Jun 2010

uninstalling IE8? click here

Then get ccleaner, and run the registry section which will clear out any remnants of IE8, then dl IE8 agin and re-install. Might be worth a try?

  Marko797 20:43 28 Jun 2010

dl malwarebytes anti malware (MBAM), and run that too.

MBAM click here

CCleaner click here and follow the filhippo link

  birdface 22:55 28 Jun 2010

Try Tools.Internet Options.Advanced and reset.
This resets Internet Explorer to its original state.
You may have to enable your add-ons after doing it also enable Spywareblaster again.

Incredimail played up on me last week until I discovered there was another update for it.
That was two updates within a fortnight so make sure you have the latest version.

  birdface 22:56 28 Jun 2010

Also make sure you have Compatibility view ticked under tools.

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