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How to get rid of "Windoes File Assn" site?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Adela, May 6, 2010.

  1. Adela

    Adela Flightless Bird

    [MS WinXP Home 2002 - SP2; OE 8; IE 6; MS Office Pro; Avast Antivir
    Personal Free anti-virus; Dell Dimension XPS T448MHz Pentium III; 384MB RAM;
    high speed cable]

    Hello, I finally upgraded my IE6 to 8 thinking, as some people told me, that
    it would make my computer faster and easier...well, it is even slower than
    it was before! Though it was slow with IE6, NOW, I'm puzzled - it's much
    slower! Additionally...

    ....when I go to another Internet page, a little window appears asking "save"
    or "find", I click on "find" and instead of finding the file, it slaps me
    with this WINDOWS FILE ASSOCIATION.site!

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx#tab=4

    It won't leave my screen when I click on the "Back" button so then I have to
    click on the red X to delete but it deletes of course ALL my other open
    sites too! What does it do? Is it from MS or Adobe or a fake site??? And
    how to get rid of??? It's called: I think it's trying to teach us how to
    best use IE8? I clicked on "next" (or some other name, button) to see what
    it wanted, and it said how much I was going to enjoy IE8 etc. hence I want
    to get rid of it and can't.

    Any suggestions please? Thanks so very much! Adela
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    Re: the save or find message... What file type (if any) is mentioned?

    Possible fix: Go to http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm download,
    unzip and run (merge) the fix for HTM/HTML files.

    See the instructions at the top of that page.
    -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Adela" <nuevadela2@rcn.com> wrote in message
    news:eykooBU7KHA.4208@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > [MS WinXP Home 2002 - SP2; OE 8; IE 6; MS Office Pro; Avast Antivir
    > Personal Free anti-virus; Dell Dimension XPS T448MHz Pentium III; 384MB

    RAM;
    > high speed cable]
    >
    > Hello, I finally upgraded my IE6 to 8 thinking, as some people told me,

    that
    > it would make my computer faster and easier...well, it is even slower than
    > it was before! Though it was slow with IE6, NOW, I'm puzzled - it's much
    > slower! Additionally...
    >
    > ...when I go to another Internet page, a little window appears asking

    "save"
    > or "find", I click on "find" and instead of finding the file, it slaps me
    > with this WINDOWS FILE ASSOCIATION.site!
    >
    > http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx#tab=4
    >
    > It won't leave my screen when I click on the "Back" button so then I have

    to
    > click on the red X to delete but it deletes of course ALL my other open
    > sites too! What does it do? Is it from MS or Adobe or a fake site???

    And
    > how to get rid of??? It's called: I think it's trying to teach us how to
    > best use IE8? I clicked on "next" (or some other name, button) to see

    what
    > it wanted, and it said how much I was going to enjoy IE8 etc. hence I

    want
    > to get rid of it and can't.
    >
    > Any suggestions please? Thanks so very much! Adela
     
  3. Adela

    Adela Flightless Bird

    Thanks so much Don! I went to the link you so kindly sent me, but I'm
    afraid to do those steps with the registry etc. It didn't say what type of
    file it was, but lately it didn't appear anymore. So I'll keep my fingers
    crossed... :)

    Ever since I upgraded to IE8 a number of glitches appear which irritate me a
    lot. Because I suspected this to happen it is that I didn't upgrade it
    until now, and this is why also I'm waiting till the last moment (July 13?)
    to install SP3...

    Thank you again! Adela


    "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    news:-OQM1hcc7KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    > Re: the save or find message... What file type (if any) is mentioned?
    >
    > Possible fix: Go to http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm download,
    > unzip and run (merge) the fix for HTM/HTML files.
    >
    > See the instructions at the top of that page.
    > -
    > Hope this helps,
    > Don
    > [MS MVP- IE]
    >
    >
    > "Adela" <nuevadela2@rcn.com> wrote in message
    > news:eykooBU7KHA.4208@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> [MS WinXP Home 2002 - SP2; OE 8; IE 6; MS Office Pro; Avast Antivir
    >> Personal Free anti-virus; Dell Dimension XPS T448MHz Pentium III; 384MB

    > RAM;
    >> high speed cable]
    >>
    >> Hello, I finally upgraded my IE6 to 8 thinking, as some people told me,

    > that
    >> it would make my computer faster and easier...well, it is even slower
    >> than
    >> it was before! Though it was slow with IE6, NOW, I'm puzzled - it's much
    >> slower! Additionally...
    >>
    >> ...when I go to another Internet page, a little window appears asking

    > "save"
    >> or "find", I click on "find" and instead of finding the file, it slaps me
    >> with this WINDOWS FILE ASSOCIATION.site!
    >>
    >> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx#tab=4
    >>
    >> It won't leave my screen when I click on the "Back" button so then I have

    > to
    >> click on the red X to delete but it deletes of course ALL my other open
    >> sites too! What does it do? Is it from MS or Adobe or a fake site???

    > And
    >> how to get rid of??? It's called: I think it's trying to teach us how
    >> to
    >> best use IE8? I clicked on "next" (or some other name, button) to see

    > what
    >> it wanted, and it said how much I was going to enjoy IE8 etc. hence I

    > want
    >> to get rid of it and can't.
    >>
    >> Any suggestions please? Thanks so very much! Adela

    >
     
  4. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Adela <nuevadela2@rcn.com> wrote:
    > Ever since I upgraded to IE8 a number of glitches appear which irritate me a
    > lot. Because I suspected this to happen it is that I didn't upgrade it
    > until now, and this is why also I'm waiting till the last moment (July 13?)
    > to install SP3...


    Actually it was quite unwise to first install IE8 and then later SP3.
     
  5. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    The file association fixes by Doug Knox are quite safe. But if the problem
    has disappeared, that's OK.

    As Rob suggests in his post, it's a good idea to uninstall IE8 and verify
    that IE6 is working OK before installing XP SP3. SP3 for XP has been out for
    some time and has been troublefree for most users. You should go ahead and
    install it, then reinstall IE8.
    -
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]

    "Adela" <nuevadela2@rcn.com> wrote in message
    news:-O52$K3l7KHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Thanks so much Don! I went to the link you so kindly sent me, but I'm
    > afraid to do those steps with the registry etc. It didn't say what type

    of
    > file it was, but lately it didn't appear anymore. So I'll keep my fingers
    > crossed... :)
    >
    > Ever since I upgraded to IE8 a number of glitches appear which irritate me

    a
    > lot. Because I suspected this to happen it is that I didn't upgrade it
    > until now, and this is why also I'm waiting till the last moment (July

    13?)
    > to install SP3...
    >
    > Thank you again! Adela


    > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
    > news:-OQM1hcc7KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi,
    > > Re: the save or find message... What file type (if any) is mentioned?
    > >
    > > Possible fix: Go to http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm download,
    > > unzip and run (merge) the fix for HTM/HTML files.
    > >
    > > See the instructions at the top of that page.


    > > "Adela" <nuevadela2@rcn.com> wrote in message
    > > news:eykooBU7KHA.4208@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > >> [MS WinXP Home 2002 - SP2; OE 8; IE 6; MS Office Pro; Avast Antivir
    > >> Personal Free anti-virus; Dell Dimension XPS T448MHz Pentium III; 384MB

    > > RAM; high speed cable]
    > >>
    > >> Hello, I finally upgraded my IE6 to 8 thinking, as some people told me,

    > > that
    > >> it would make my computer faster and easier...well, it is even slower
    > >> than
    > >> it was before! Though it was slow with IE6, NOW, I'm puzzled - it's

    much
    > >> slower! Additionally...
    > >>
    > >> ...when I go to another Internet page, a little window appears asking

    > > "save"
    > >> or "find", I click on "find" and instead of finding the file, it slaps

    me
    > >> with this WINDOWS FILE ASSOCIATION.site!
    > >>
    > >> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/default.aspx#tab=4
    > >>
    > >> It won't leave my screen when I click on the "Back" button so then I

    have
    > > to
    > >> click on the red X to delete but it deletes of course ALL my other open
    > >> sites too! What does it do? Is it from MS or Adobe or a fake site???

    > > And
    > >> how to get rid of??? It's called: I think it's trying to teach us how
    > >> to
    > >> best use IE8? I clicked on "next" (or some other name, button) to see

    > > what
    > >> it wanted, and it said how much I was going to enjoy IE8 etc. hence I

    > > want to get rid of it and can't.
    > >>
    > >> Any suggestions please? Thanks so very much! Adela
     

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