Unable to connect to net with IE6, OE or MSN

  bremner 13:27 09 Nov 2003

My daughter was sent a program called My Web Searches (or similar) which added a toolbar to IE6. Since then she cannot get IE6, OE or MSN Messenger to make a connection. She has W98 as her OS. I have done a repair to IE6 but this made no difference.

Her machine is connected to a wireless router connected to a cable modem. It is one of three machines on the network and non of the others has a problem. I can still see the shared files on her machine from mine and she can print on the printer connected to my machine. ie there is not a problem with the network connections.

Is it likely she has a virus...although AVG6 reports not.


  [DELETED] 13:32 09 Nov 2003

click here may help.

  [DELETED] 13:32 09 Nov 2003

if you put your floppy boot disk in then reboot the pc and when the A:\> appears type without quotes."scanreg /restore " (Not forgetting the space between scanreg and /)then select a restore point before the problem.

  bremner 13:34 09 Nov 2003

Thanks for the link.

I had used Add/Remove to remove both entries relating to the program and that did not fix the problem.

  bremner 13:35 09 Nov 2003

Will give it a try.. thanks.

  [DELETED] 13:36 09 Nov 2003

another way is to ..click here

  bremner 13:44 09 Nov 2003

Restored as suggested - unfortunately no difference.

  [DELETED] 15:40 09 Nov 2003

I think it is part of this group click here

Email smilies etc.

I have smily central on mine, win 98, bb router, single computer but no probs with access to net, before or after download.

Connection to router settings problem ?

  bremner 16:05 09 Nov 2003

I have checked the router and on her machine the router is seen and is showing internet connection 'OK'

This seems to be a problem with this machine and it can not be coincidental that it occurred imediately after installing this "mywebsearch" add on.

  [DELETED] 16:16 09 Nov 2003

Why not reinstall IE ,OE and MSN messenger, her settings should stay ok.

  bremner 16:57 09 Nov 2003

Have tried to re install IE6 but it fails to load.

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