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Disable opening Internet Explorer on startup

July 20, 2005 at 12:12:43
Specs: 98se, 512

This sounds like a dum ?, but I'm gonna ask anyway. My IE starts up when I start my computer. How do I stop it from doing that? It just recently started doing that. I recently had removed some IE hjck junk and may have not gotten it all. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Verv


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#1
July 20, 2005 at 13:08:27

Hi Verv, hi everyone

There aren't any dumb questions. 0:-)

See if you can locate iexplorer in the Start-up. Click on Start -> Run -> type in msconfig click OK, click on the Start-up tab, if you find iexplorer.exe untick the checkbox in front of it.
You may also need to look in Start -> Programs -> Start-up.

Best Regards and Wishes,
The Count, Co-webmaster of mesich.com


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#2
July 20, 2005 at 13:52:21

Your too kind! Thanks for the assist, your awsome.

Verv


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#3
July 20, 2005 at 14:11:44

Hi Verv, hi everyone

Glad to know I could have been of assistance to you, I assume you have sorted the annoyance.

Thanks for posting back, it's appreciated.

Best Regards and Wishes,
The Count, Co-webmaster of mesich.com


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#4
July 20, 2005 at 16:32:50

Great workaround but I can't help thinking that the file iexplorer.exe should now be removed (if it exists) plus applying any other action that might be necessary in removing this nasty from the system.

Verv - for info:
Explorer.exe is Windows Explorer and a valid file fundamental to your system.

Iexplore.exe is a crucial file for Internet Explorer (Browser).

Iexplorer.exe is a nasty and not a valid Windows/IE file. It's just trying to "look like" a valid file.

DerekW


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#5
July 20, 2005 at 18:05:02

Hi Verv, Derek, hi everyone

Ooops, I believe... no I know for sure I made a typo in response #1. :%(
I meant Iexplore.exe as mentioned by Derek as I was aiming on the executable crucial to Internet Explorer (IE).

If Iexplorer.exe does exist, do as Derek said.

Best Regards and Wishes,
The Count, Co-webmaster of mesich.com


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#6
July 20, 2005 at 18:07:18

Hi Verv, Derek, hi everyone

P.S.: Nice catch, Derek.

Best Regards and Wishes,
The Count, Co-webmaster of mesich.com


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#7
July 20, 2005 at 18:19:27

Hi All

I have to say that I find it odd that Iexplore.exe ever appeared in msconfig (if that was the case).

If it does then great, unticking it would cure the problem but perhaps leave a nagging doubt as to why it was ever there in the first place.

Most unusal, probably the result of whatever junk you got rid of. The msconfig entry can be removed using the registry if so desired.

DerekW


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