How to uninstall then reinstall Windows 7 Internet Explorer

November 17, 2013 at 08:34:46
Specs: Windows 7
I need to uninstall I E then re-install it, in an effort to remove do-search. I have tried everything else, such as removing all traces from the registry, resetting home page etc.

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November 17, 2013 at 10:27:50
See the link below. Probably not necessary to remove IE. If the version you are running is what came with your version of Windows then you can't uninstall it anyway.

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November 18, 2013 at 01:20:45
Many thanks for the fast response.

OK I was looking for a way to get rid of do-search which has taken over. I have removed all references to it in the registry and on the machine. But still, in IE and Firefox, do-search comes up as the first page. A simple click on the home page icon takes me to what I want. It is annoying and was installed when I downloaded Wordpress.



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November 18, 2013 at 06:14:23
Did you look at the link above. It points to many threads on your issue.

Just click on the link.

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November 18, 2013 at 06:20:10
I did try the link, from which I tried the browser repair tool. This has not worked either. I will keep looking, meantime many thanks.

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November 18, 2013 at 06:39:18
Try a quick scan with malwarebytes and fix all it finds, sounds like your PC is infected:

HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions

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November 18, 2013 at 11:03:25
While you are at it run ADWCleaner too:

"Save" the file and double click on it. Run the Scan then the Clean.

Keep all logs in case further action proves necessary.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 18, 2013 at 23:33:44
My previous reply has vanished.........

I had Malware on the machine and had tried that to no avail.

Will try ADW later today and post result. Meanwhile Firefox is repaired with a complete uninstall and re-install.

Many thanks.


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November 19, 2013 at 07:08:20
Have now tried ADW but do-search is still coming up using IE. It must have some code buried really deep.


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November 19, 2013 at 10:54:54
Have you seen the links below?

You may need to temporarily turn off Windows system restore, if this is writing to the registry.

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