I/E start up problem

  platters 13:50 15 Feb 2010

My Internet Explorer has started saying about 60%
of the time ( on auto start up ) ' your last browsing session closed unexpectedly - do you wish to restore the last session or go to the home page' I close I/E correctly and it has only just started doing it. It works o/k after I go to either restore last session or go to home page. Any advise on how to correct this problem so that it starts up correctly again and goes straight to the home page.

  johndrew 15:06 15 Feb 2010

Sounds as if you may have picked up a `nasty`.

I suggest you run your anti-malware software to check for any virus/spyware/trojan/etc. you may have picked up.

Make sure you update prior to running the scans.

If you do find malware you may be wise to turn off Restore, do a Restart, run your anti-malware software again and turn Restore on again.

After cleaning your PC you should create a Restore Point and run Ccleaner or similar to clean up the Registry.

If you still have problems post back.

  johndrew 11:42 16 Feb 2010

No problem.

There have been difficulties reported with IE8, but I always think that a scan - especially if it is possible to have picked up a `nasty` is not a bad thing.

However there is one potential solution on the MS forums that may help both of you if it`s not malware related click here and it is a known MS IE8 bug apparently click here

  Ventad 10:08 17 Feb 2010

I get this now and again about two months apart and when it gets too muchh I go to tools/internet options/advanced tab/ and down the bottom click RESET. then it is OK for about another 2 months

  platters 14:08 17 Feb 2010

Hi all.I run Malware and Anti-spy ware etc, no threat was detected and the problem remained.I even tried to down load I/E8 again but the problem remained. I resolved it by deleting I/E8 and putting on Firefox. It works well and is faster then I/E8. Thanks for all your advice.

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