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IE8 and Win 7 - no internet

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by David, May 19, 2010.

  1. David

    David Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I have tried most things I know to fix this and still it frustrates
    me.

    Am running Windows 7 and IE8. IE8 does not connect to the Internet, it
    just waits with "Connecting..." in the tab bar.

    Firefox and Chrome connect and work as a dream.

    The internal Windows Firewall is used, but IE looks to be enabled,
    settings the same as FF.

    Using MSE for anti-virus.

    Tried:

    1) Resetting IE8, deleting everything
    2) Removing it, rebooting and installing again
    3) Running the malicious software tool
    4) Checking under 'network settings'

    Everything :-(

    Recently had a crash so wonder if something was corrupted, though
    hoped the removal, reinstall would fix that.

    I use OpenDNS, but as above everything else but IE apparently works
    fine.

    Hope someone can help.

    Thanks
     
  2. David

    David Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 19 May 2010 16:28:44 +0100, David
    <amharcAE@ice.age.fastmail.fm> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >I have tried most things I know to fix this and still it frustrates
    >me.
    >
    >Am running Windows 7 and IE8. IE8 does not connect to the Internet, it
    >just waits with "Connecting..." in the tab bar.
    >
    >Firefox and Chrome connect and work as a dream.
    >
    >The internal Windows Firewall is used, but IE looks to be enabled,
    >settings the same as FF.
    >
    >Using MSE for anti-virus.
    >
    >Tried:
    >
    >1) Resetting IE8, deleting everything
    >2) Removing it, rebooting and installing again
    >3) Running the malicious software tool
    >4) Checking under 'network settings'
    >
    >Everything :-(
    >
    >Recently had a crash so wonder if something was corrupted, though
    >hoped the removal, reinstall would fix that.
    >
    >I use OpenDNS, but as above everything else but IE apparently works
    >fine.
    >
    >Hope someone can help.
    >
    >Thanks



    ....and tried running with no add ons...forgot to say that
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    David wrote:
    >> I have tried most things I know to fix this and still it frustrates
    >> me.
    >>
    >> Am running Windows 7 and IE8. IE8 does not connect to the Internet, it
    >> just waits with "Connecting..." in the tab bar.
    >>
    >> Firefox and Chrome connect and work as a dream.
    >>
    >> The internal Windows Firewall is used, but IE looks to be enabled,
    >> settings the same as FF.
    >>
    >> Using MSE for anti-virus.
    >>
    >> Tried:
    >>
    >> 1) Resetting IE8, deleting everything
    >> 2) Removing it, rebooting and installing again
    >> 3) Running the malicious software tool
    >> 4) Checking under 'network settings'
    >>
    >> Everything :-(
    >>
    >> Recently had a crash so wonder if something was corrupted, though
    >> hoped the removal, reinstall would fix that.
    >>
    >> I use OpenDNS, but as above everything else but IE apparently works
    >> fine.
    >>

    > ...and tried running with no add ons...forgot to say that


    When (approx. date) did you install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and
    was the computer fully-patched at Windows Update at the time?

    What anti-virus application was installed before you installed MSE, was your
    subscription still current, and did you uninstall it before you installed
    MSE?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    computer?
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msescan/thread/87058857-d181-4019-a723-efd9a49d9275

    Microsoft Security Essentials Support Forums
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/mse
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
     
  4. David

    David Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 19 May 2010 15:20:20 -0400, "PA Bear [MS MVP]"
    <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    >David wrote:
    >>> I have tried most things I know to fix this and still it frustrates
    >>> me.
    >>>
    >>> Am running Windows 7 and IE8. IE8 does not connect to the Internet, it
    >>> just waits with "Connecting..." in the tab bar.
    >>>
    >>> Firefox and Chrome connect and work as a dream.
    >>>
    >>> The internal Windows Firewall is used, but IE looks to be enabled,
    >>> settings the same as FF.
    >>>
    >>> Using MSE for anti-virus.
    >>>
    >>> Tried:
    >>>
    >>> 1) Resetting IE8, deleting everything
    >>> 2) Removing it, rebooting and installing again
    >>> 3) Running the malicious software tool
    >>> 4) Checking under 'network settings'
    >>>
    >>> Everything :-(
    >>>
    >>> Recently had a crash so wonder if something was corrupted, though
    >>> hoped the removal, reinstall would fix that.
    >>>
    >>> I use OpenDNS, but as above everything else but IE apparently works
    >>> fine.
    >>>

    >> ...and tried running with no add ons...forgot to say that

    >
    >When (approx. date) did you install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and
    >was the computer fully-patched at Windows Update at the time?
    >


    A while ago - pretty much when this was fully released so last year
    sometime from memory and things have been working faultlessly since
    then

    >What anti-virus application was installed before you installed MSE, was your
    >subscription still current, and did you uninstall it before you installed
    >MSE?
    >


    eSet --

    >Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    >it)?
    >


    Nope - installed Win 7 clean

    >Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    >anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    >computer?
    >http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msescan/thread/87058857-d181-4019-a723-efd9a49d9275
    >
    >Microsoft Security Essentials Support Forums
    >http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/mse
     

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