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Windows 7/IE8 Javascript will not run.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by bugolax, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. bugolax

    bugolax Flightless Bird

    I am having major issues with IE8 recently. I get no error messages, things
    just don't work. For example, I can't download files from sites, windows
    update will not download files either. I viewed the html source on a
    particular page that wasn't working and there was some text in the html that
    said Javascript was not supported in my browser (but the text didn't show on
    the screen).

    FWIW, I have now installed both chrome and firefox and they don't have any
    problems with javascript or download files, etc.

    This problem started after I switched from McAfee to Norton Security Suite
    (from Comcast). I have two other computers with identical setups that had no
    issues with this. In any case, here is what I tried so far (nothing has
    worked):

    - Uninstalled Norton Security Suite
    - I have checked all the security and advanced settings in ie8 to make sure
    active scripting, security levels, etc are all ok.
    - regsvr32 on jscript.dll and vbscript.dll
    - deleted temporary internet files
    - reset IE settings

    I was trying to figure out how to uninstall IE8 but the two references I
    found don't work for me:

    1. One site said I should see IE8 in the windows features list from "Turn
    Windows Features on/off" but it doesn't show up for me.
    2. Another reference said it should show up in the Installed Updates list,
    but my Installed Updates list is empty.


    Anyone have any ideas on what else I could try?
     
  2. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    If Javascript was not supported in your browser the text will show on the
    screen.....

    http://www.hot-text.ath.cx/jscript.html <<<<<a Javascript TEST For your IE
    browser





    "bugolax" <bugolax@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C1FD973C-623A-4F9A-BB0E-230E0DB31517@microsoft.com...
    > I am having major issues with IE8 recently. I get no error messages,
    > things
    > just don't work. For example, I can't download files from sites, windows
    > update will not download files either. I viewed the html source on a
    > particular page that wasn't working and there was some text in the html
    > that
    > said Javascript was not supported in my browser (but the text didn't show
    > on
    > the screen).
    >
    > FWIW, I have now installed both chrome and firefox and they don't have any
    > problems with javascript or download files, etc.
    >
    > This problem started after I switched from McAfee to Norton Security Suite
    > (from Comcast). I have two other computers with identical setups that had
    > no
    > issues with this. In any case, here is what I tried so far (nothing has
    > worked):
    >
    > - Uninstalled Norton Security Suite
    > - I have checked all the security and advanced settings in ie8 to make
    > sure
    > active scripting, security levels, etc are all ok.
    > - regsvr32 on jscript.dll and vbscript.dll
    > - deleted temporary internet files
    > - reset IE settings
    >
    > I was trying to figure out how to uninstall IE8 but the two references I
    > found don't work for me:
    >
    > 1. One site said I should see IE8 in the windows features list from "Turn
    > Windows Features on/off" but it doesn't show up for me.
    > 2. Another reference said it should show up in the Installed Updates list,
    > but my Installed Updates list is empty.
    >
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas on what else I could try?
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    1. Download the McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool, saving it to your
    desktop:
    http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

    2. Close all open applications (i.e., anything with an icon on the taskbar).

    3. Right-click on the file you saved in #1 above and select Run as
    Administrator to run the utility. Don't TOUCH your keyboard until the run
    completes, then reboot.


    bugolax wrote:
    > I am having major issues with IE8 recently. I get no error messages,
    > things
    > just don't work. For example, I can't download files from sites, windows
    > update will not download files either. I viewed the html source on a
    > particular page that wasn't working and there was some text in the html
    > that
    > said Javascript was not supported in my browser (but the text didn't show
    > on
    > the screen).
    >
    > FWIW, I have now installed both chrome and firefox and they don't have any
    > problems with javascript or download files, etc.
    >
    > This problem started after I switched from McAfee to Norton Security Suite
    > (from Comcast). I have two other computers with identical setups that had
    > no
    > issues with this. In any case, here is what I tried so far (nothing has
    > worked):
    >
    > - Uninstalled Norton Security Suite
    > - I have checked all the security and advanced settings in ie8 to make
    > sure
    > active scripting, security levels, etc are all ok.
    > - regsvr32 on jscript.dll and vbscript.dll
    > - deleted temporary internet files
    > - reset IE settings
    >
    > I was trying to figure out how to uninstall IE8 but the two references I
    > found don't work for me:
    >
    > 1. One site said I should see IE8 in the windows features list from "Turn
    > Windows Features on/off" but it doesn't show up for me.
    > 2. Another reference said it should show up in the Installed Updates list,
    > but my Installed Updates list is empty.
    >
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas on what else I could try?
     
  4. bugolax

    bugolax Flightless Bird

    That worked! Thank you very much.



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > 1. Download the McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool, saving it to your
    > desktop:
    > http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe
    >
    > 2. Close all open applications (i.e., anything with an icon on the taskbar).
    >
    > 3. Right-click on the file you saved in #1 above and select Run as
    > Administrator to run the utility. Don't TOUCH your keyboard until the run
    > completes, then reboot.
    >
    >
    > bugolax wrote:
    > > I am having major issues with IE8 recently. I get no error messages,
    > > things
    > > just don't work. For example, I can't download files from sites, windows
    > > update will not download files either. I viewed the html source on a
    > > particular page that wasn't working and there was some text in the html
    > > that
    > > said Javascript was not supported in my browser (but the text didn't show
    > > on
    > > the screen).
    > >
    > > FWIW, I have now installed both chrome and firefox and they don't have any
    > > problems with javascript or download files, etc.
    > >
    > > This problem started after I switched from McAfee to Norton Security Suite
    > > (from Comcast). I have two other computers with identical setups that had
    > > no
    > > issues with this. In any case, here is what I tried so far (nothing has
    > > worked):
    > >
    > > - Uninstalled Norton Security Suite
    > > - I have checked all the security and advanced settings in ie8 to make
    > > sure
    > > active scripting, security levels, etc are all ok.
    > > - regsvr32 on jscript.dll and vbscript.dll
    > > - deleted temporary internet files
    > > - reset IE settings
    > >
    > > I was trying to figure out how to uninstall IE8 but the two references I
    > > found don't work for me:
    > >
    > > 1. One site said I should see IE8 in the windows features list from "Turn
    > > Windows Features on/off" but it doesn't show up for me.
    > > 2. Another reference said it should show up in the Installed Updates list,
    > > but my Installed Updates list is empty.
    > >
    > >
    > > Anyone have any ideas on what else I could try?

    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You're welcome.

    PS: When it's time to get rid of that Norton app (and believe me, that time
    will come), you will need the Norton Removal Tool the same way:

    1. Download the Norton Removal Tool, saving it to your desktop:
    ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/removal_tools/Norton_Removal_Tool.exe

    2. Close all open applications (i.e., anything with an icon on the taskbar).

    3. Double-click on the file you saved in #1 above to run the utility. Don't
    TOUCH your keyboard until the run completes, then reboot.


    bugolax wrote:
    > That worked! Thank you very much.
    >
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> 1. Download the McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool, saving it to your
    >> desktop:
    >> http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe
    >>
    >> 2. Close all open applications (i.e., anything with an icon on the
    >> taskbar).
    >>
    >> 3. Right-click on the file you saved in #1 above and select Run as
    >> Administrator to run the utility. Don't TOUCH your keyboard until the run
    >> completes, then reboot.
    >>
    >>
    >> bugolax wrote:
    >>> I am having major issues with IE8 recently. I get no error messages,
    >>> things
    >>> just don't work. For example, I can't download files from sites, windows
    >>> update will not download files either. I viewed the html source on a
    >>> particular page that wasn't working and there was some text in the html
    >>> that
    >>> said Javascript was not supported in my browser (but the text didn't
    >>> show
    >>> on
    >>> the screen).
    >>>
    >>> FWIW, I have now installed both chrome and firefox and they don't have
    >>> any
    >>> problems with javascript or download files, etc.
    >>>
    >>> This problem started after I switched from McAfee to Norton Security
    >>> Suite
    >>> (from Comcast). I have two other computers with identical setups that
    >>> had
    >>> no
    >>> issues with this. In any case, here is what I tried so far (nothing has
    >>> worked):
    >>>
    >>> - Uninstalled Norton Security Suite
    >>> - I have checked all the security and advanced settings in ie8 to make
    >>> sure
    >>> active scripting, security levels, etc are all ok.
    >>> - regsvr32 on jscript.dll and vbscript.dll
    >>> - deleted temporary internet files
    >>> - reset IE settings
    >>>
    >>> I was trying to figure out how to uninstall IE8 but the two references I
    >>> found don't work for me:
    >>>
    >>> 1. One site said I should see IE8 in the windows features list from
    >>> "Turn
    >>> Windows Features on/off" but it doesn't show up for me.
    >>> 2. Another reference said it should show up in the Installed Updates
    >>> list,
    >>> but my Installed Updates list is empty.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Anyone have any ideas on what else I could try?

    >>
    >> .
     

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