i E cannot open a webpage

November 22, 2010 at 21:39:01
Specs: Windows XP
Internet Explorer tries to go to the home page ( or any other page) and it says it cannot open it. tried many possible solutions. Only one page opens , nothing else will.

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November 22, 2010 at 23:24:56
scooter3226, if only one proggie will open things, I'm thinking some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.)? Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
That's the first thing I'd do. Next is the possibility that your homepage has been hijacked. It's defined in IE, so take a look and be sure it's correct. Many worm/trojans reset it when they run.
If that still doesn't do it, find a list of 'what opens what' @:
Ed in Texas.

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November 23, 2010 at 09:05:30
What is this "one page" that opens?

How to know you are getting old 3:
You start converting your age to hexadecimal

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November 23, 2010 at 10:40:13
Super anti-spy is pretty redundant any more.

Try resetting IE as it probably has some faulty addons installed.

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