Running IE8 can I remove earlier IE versions?

October 7, 2011 at 14:53:29
Specs: Windows XP
Can I remove older versions of Internet Explorer now that I have 8 I am trying to create space, to improve speed

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October 7, 2011 at 15:07:10
Creating space does not improve speed. But yes, if IE8 is working for you, you can uninstall older versions.

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October 7, 2011 at 18:40:25
"Creating space does not improve speed"....unless you didn't have enough free space BEFORE you un-installed or deleted the data on the partition Windows was installed on , which is usually C . You should have a least about 10% free space on that partition - if you have less than that, Windows will run slower than it would if you had more free space.

Installing a newer version of IE REPLACES the older version, and backs up the older version's files iin the background, in case you want to go back to it.. You can un-install the newer version to restore the older version, but there is no older version to un-install in Add or Remove Programs when you have installed the newer version.

XP comes with IE 6 - you can't un-install it in any case because it's built into Windows.

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October 8, 2011 at 08:23:22
"Installing a newer version of IE REPLACES the older version"

Not always, I have seen instances where IE8 was installed and IE7 was still listed in Add/Remove programs.

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October 9, 2011 at 08:52:48
Thank you I obviously have a different problem. I have done delete browsing history, disc defragment and and disc clean up and still computer is very slow and has a mind of its own ie: freezing, taking over my cursor, when I succeed in getting to where I want I'm often thrown off to somewhere else. I run Norton virus and am bug free. It is like having Gremlins on the screen guess it's the age old problem of ISP TalkTalk.

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October 9, 2011 at 09:44:44

Your computer is infected. I would dump Norton Antivirus and go with something like Avast Free edition. Norton is a big resource hog and by itself can slow down a computer. Download and install the free versions of the programs I listed above. TDSSkiller will get rid of the rootkit virus that;s redirecting your webpages. The other programs are for cleaning up the rest of the computer. Disable Norton before you run the scans.

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October 9, 2011 at 10:51:45
"...taking over my cursor....."

It's very rare for malware to make your mouse or touchpad move your cursor on it's own.

That's a lot more likely to be caused by a defective mouse (usually caused by damaged wires inside the cord) or a defective (damaged) touchpad. Try a different mouse, or an external mouse if you have a laptop or netbook.

Also, some corded and wireless mice are very sensitive - the cursor will move on it's own from mere vibration when you don't have your hand on it and are holding it absolutely still.

It sounds like you may have crap a maker of "rogue" anti-malware software was responsible for contaminating your computer with.

In most cases, Malwarebytes will get rid of that.

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Ignore the part about loading your latest System Restore restore point unless you did what the guy in that Topic said he did in the first post - loaded a previous restore point.

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October 11, 2011 at 05:27:04
Sincere thanks for all replies. I will do my best to solve this problem with your help. Couldn't access my webmail today until now.

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