Iam posting here for a friend who couldnt access this website for some reason-I hope she has not been able to get on and cover the problem. She operates an ME PC on an NTL broadband connection.Recently she has found that after browsing websites she clicks the X in the top right hand corner of the screen to close IE6 but all that happens is it goes PING through the speakers and IE dosnt close down.To close she has to click ctrl alt del and do it this way. Any ideas what has gone wrong/what she has done and how to put it right? We went into add/remove progs and clicked repair IE it then said restart but still had the problem after restart. Thanks
VOG thanks for the reply-I was hoping for more replies-they were rather thin on the ground which kind of makes a joke of my reccommending these forums at PCadvisor to the lady. I have told the lady to try clicking close in file next time she is online.Down side is after I last spoke to her she fell down stairs and has broken her nose and arm so not sure when that will be. Thanks again
Right had a chat to the lady.She has tried clicking file the close on IE6 and found still nothing happens.Does anyone have any ideas as regards what else she can try? will it be a case of trying to reinstall IE6? if so how does she go about it? She runs IE6 on an NTL broadband connection on a PC using Win ME. Thanks
Thanks GAZ I will get the lady to check that her virus software is upto date.I think she uses Norton and keeps it upto date=she never used to but think I have just about heat her into it. I will do abit of searching around on that virus. Thanks again
Spoken to the lady again.She ran her Norton virus scan which she tells me found nothing.She then emptied her temp internet files but still finds IE 6 wont shut down-just pings when she clicks X. I really dont know what else to tell her. How would she reinstall IE 6?
It could possibly be a Browser Helper Object , spyware/adware/foistware, have a look in the registry and see if this line is there HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects , if it is you could back up the registry first then delete the line , save , reboot.
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