Internet Explorer

The Microsoft IE browser displays web pages for PC users. It was originally launched in 1995 with Windows 95. In 1999 it became the most popular web browser in the world.

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Internet Explorer

How can you prevent your Internet homepage from continuously defaulting to 'about blank'?

You need to run these 5 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

4. Run Superantispyware

5. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

Preventing an Internet Page ErrorHere are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers:
  • In Internet Explorer go to the Web page that you want your default page to be (I use Google, but it can be any page). Click on 'Tools' and select 'Internet Options'. Select the 'General' tab and under the 'Home' section click on the button marked 'Use Current'. The next time you open IE it should start with the page of your choice.
  • I am going through the same thing. I believe it is the Trojan Horse "StartPage" that is causing it. Check the entries re: StartPage for more info. Good Luck.
  • I've just suffered from this same problem and I found it to be caused by "DSO Exploit". I found it with the help of "Spybot- Search and Destroy". To actually get rid of it, you'll need to search the net for a small DSO protection app called "dsostop2.exe". If this is the problem, the DSO won't let 'Internet Options' revert the home page to your choice so, as far as I can find, this is the only cure. On the download page for dsostop2.exe there are full instructions for applying it. Good luck!!
  • I paid �16.91 for a program that could be seen to be the modern equivalent of a hucksters snake oil for headaches, within minutes about:blank was back.
  • Sounds like you have the horrible about:blank virus that I finally "killed" after a week of torture. The home page continuously changes to an "about:blank" even if you manually set your home page via the internet options. I ran (many, many times) the Avast, McAfee, shredder, etc. to no avail. However, I noticed the McAfee virus scan consistently indicated that all but one virus had been deleted. At wits end, I jotted the file's name and searched for it. Once the file was located, I renamed the file and then deleted it. It worked!! If that's what's happening to you, try the following: 1) Run a virus scan to locate the file(s) that were not deleted during the scan; 2) Write the file name as shown in the scan; it may end with .dll; 3) Go to start, search file or folder, and search for the file name indicated from the scan; 4) Once located, right click and rename it to something like "virus"; 5) Right click the new name and delete the file. If more than one file is shown as undeletable, you must go through this procedure for each file.
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main. Double click a string value that is "Start Page" and enter the Web address that you want to set ..... make sure that your registry is not readonly.
Entertainment & Arts
Internet Explorer

How do you make an advanced web browser in VB 2008?

Simple awnser: by coding it... good luck with creating a good working advanced webbrowser in :) i'd rather use C# or C++ :)


Irock Too's Edit:

>Insert 7 buttons, 2 textboxes, web browser, two OR three radio buttons.

>Rename all captions to:

Button1: <--- OR Back

Button2: ---> OR Forward

Button3: Stop

Button4: Refresh

Button5: Home

Button6: Go! OR --->

Button7: Search OR Search Web


Textbox2: Search

RadioButton1: Google

RadioButton2: Yahoo!

(opitional) RadioButton3: YouTube

>Code them with these codes:














If RadioButton1.Checked Then

WebBrowser1.Navigate("" & ComboBox2.Text & "&btnG=Google+Search&meta=")

End If

If RadioButton2.Checked Then

WebBrowser1.Navigate("" & ComboBox2.Text & "&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fp_ip=IN&vc=")

End If

If RadioButton3.Checked Then

WebBrowser1.Navigate("" & ComboBox2.Text & &"search_type=&aq=f")

End If

>Test it!!!

Office Applications
Internet Slang
Internet Explorer

How do you make a new email address?

Go to email sites like G-mail, Hotmail, Yahoo!. Then register.
Go to and click make account

Computer Viruses
Web Browsers
Internet Explorer

How do you get rid of a virus that links almost every word in Internet Explorer to ntsearch?

Download and run firefox to protect your computer from future spyware attacks and pop ups which are coming in through internet explorer (Trojan downloaders, win32 ).Browser attacks aren't easy to spot because they piggyback on legitimate traffic that doesn't exhibit many obvious warning signs

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run the vundo and combo fix

3. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

4. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

5 Run Superantispyware

6. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

I found an uninstaller that gets rid of it at this worked, but it appears to be installed with Kazaa. When I uninstalled it Kazaa would no longer work (said part was uninstalled) but at least I know where the culprit is :) p

Two days I got NT SEARCH problem and at the same time couldn't display many pages due to windows/system32.shdocl.dll/ dnserror.htm .I am not sure if these two problems were connected but Lava ad-aware and anti virus didn't help. I solved both problems by using xp system restore to some previous date and now everything is ok. p.s. Instead of using risky Kazaa it's better to switch to no-ads Kazaa Lite .

NTsearch publishes a link to an uninstall program at:


To discontinue of using NTsearch please download and execute the uninstall tool located here

the virus process is mslti32.exe. a search reveals it also called x-bot. I disabled it editig the registry and removing the only instance i could find of it, it was in the explorer toolbars. on my system i could find yet the executable.

I had the same problem. It also made many pages in the explorer to look blank.

Deleting a file called SP (without recognized icon) in the Kazaa default download dircetoy solved the problem with this annoying virus!!

I tried System Restore for XP, and it didn't work for me. Perhaps the virus set in at an earlier date than I could restore to! D'oh! Will try the NT Search site to remove it, hopefully that works. I also get the dsn ll error, and "Operation Aborted" windows a LOT! If they are unrelated, does anyone know how to remove them? :'(

Blimmin annoying!! Keeps popping up i don't know where from. Have read these messages and did go to the site and uninstalled. All is go. YAY!! I also had the "SP' file showing up when i did "alt,ctrl, delete" it showed up as running in the background. Have also found that it came back after visiting a song lyric site, and winmx, that now is not working for me. Otherwise, do uninstall it.

"cwshredder" will cure your browser hi-jack. you can get it from here:

Try the following programs-they will stop all unwanted stuff from getting on your PC-I went to and found a way to remove it by doing the following-clicked on green link at the top of the page stating "FREEWARE",then clicked on virus tools/or you can search on that site for this program-"Avast home edition".It is the best freeware program,that i have ever used and removed the virus in no time.The Funweb A is a Trojan horse virus,and when Avast picked it up was goung under another name-i think that's why everybody have difficulty in removing it,and cant find anything under funwe A ,coz it is going under another name.Avast has also detected and removed 2 other virus infected files on my PC!It is important to do a live update of avast virus deff and to set program to run a full system scan.Do download the full free home adition and not just the computer cleaner.Its AMAZING and kicks budd! : )Thank you so much Avast!!!!Two programs going really well with Avast and also freeware on the same site is Ad-Aware spy detector and Zone Alarm firewall.I have all three and they work together like magic!: )GREAT STUFF!!!!Try it,you wont look back!

This can be done in three steps:

Step 1 : kill sp.exe process running

Step 2 : delete sp.exe from c:/

Step 3 : remove from registry every instance of sp.exe


Computer Viruses
Internet Explorer

What do you do if you can't open Internet Explorer and get the message 'EGCOMLIB 1034 DLL is missing' whenever OS is loaded?

Run hijackthis

Download HijackThis 2.0.2 -

And remove all 02,03 entries and then try internet explorer

If it still does not open
Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot
Run Superantispyware
Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

IE Problem

It's likely to be a virus infection. Make sure you have a good anti-virus program running. There are lots of malicious websites out there that will automatically put junk on your computer whether you want them or not. Would also be a good idea to regularly run Spybot Search & Destroy (a free program) to weed out all the spyware that websites also like to deposit.

You need to run these 6 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run the vundo and combo fix

3. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

4. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

5 Run Superantispyware

6. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

Google Gmail and Messenger
Internet Explorer
Google Chrome

How uninstall face moods?

First, go to the Control Panel in your start menu, then click on Add/Remove Programs, find Facemoods and click Remove.

If you use Firefox you also need to remove the Facemoods Add-on, go to Tools/Add-ons in the Firefox toolbar menu and click to uninstall.

If you use Chrome, please click on the Wrench icon on top right, go to extensions and click to uninstall.

How to remove Facemoods from Google Chrome

1. Click on Facemoods icon and select Uninstall.

2. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon - Options.

3. Change Google Chrome homepage to or other and click the Manage search engines… button to remove Facemoods from the list.

How to remove Facemoods from Internet Explorer

1. Run IE, click on Tools - select Manage Add-ons.

2. Choose Toolbars and Extensions and uninstall Facemoods and everything from the list: Facemoods toolbar,, etc

3. Click Search Providers. Click on Bing or Google and make it as your default search provider, then select Facemoods Search and click Remove (it's on the lower right corner of the window).

4. Click Tools - Internet Options and select General tab. Change the homepage under the General tab.

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Internet Explorer

How do you get unlimited health on raze?

get the hacked version

Computer Viruses
Internet Explorer

How do you fix your computer if the Internet does not work and when you try to go to a website it loops back to onestepsearch biz and comes up blank?

You need to run these 6 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run the vundo and combo fix

3. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

4. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

5 Run Superantispyware

6. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

Internet ErrorHere are opinions and answers from FAQ Farmers:
  • I had this very annoying problem. I tried spybotd13, but the problem persisted. Eventually I got Ad-aware 6.0 and it fixed the problem. It seemed like Ad-aware had to remove the bad registry entries after a re-boot but before any of my other programs started. It worked really well and gave my registry a clean bill of health thereafter. I'm back to being able type my urls into the Address space!
  • The following worked for me. At the URL: Go to where it says "How to Deactivate the Quick! Service" and where it says Internet Explorer Users, hit "click here". For Netscape Users, try the "click here" just below. Once I hit "click here" I was immediately able to use the URL field without it looping to onestepsearch.
Internet Explorer

How do your restart your browser?

An easy way is to exit out wait ten seconds then retry see how that works

Pop-Up Adware
Computer Viruses
Internet Explorer

Does the chosen one pop up blocker exist?

Yes, it does.

Internet Explorer

What are some uses for the internet?

Communicatio, research, purchase, downloads, advertise and sell.

Pop-Up Adware
Search Engines
Internet Explorer

What happens when you deactivate your pop up blocker?

every time you go to a site there is a decent chance you'll have your eyes smacked by a irrelevant piece of advertisement.

Computer Networking
Computer Viruses
Internet Explorer

What virus causes the My Computer Internet Explorer Network Neighborhood and My Documents folders not to open?


Just found this virus on my pc, formated my hard drive and reinstalled programs, of course this worked, but since then I have found a procedure that works (without formating) This virus is known as WIN-ETO HIGHJACK and sets itself up as your home page, no need to try and reset your home page as soon as you do it's back. ( Here is a link that explains in detail how to do it.

You need to run these 6 essential steps to remove all the spyware and virus on your computer.

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run the vundo and combo fix

3. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

4. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

5 Run Superantispyware

6. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

Web Browsers
Windows XP
Internet Explorer

How do you remove everything from your address bar?

Simple answer:right click on the tool bar that it is on and try to delete it from there.

Sorry, I assumed you meant task bar, because nothing is in the address bar except

the URL of the site that was placed there in internet Options.

If you want to delete history of the address bar,then follow what people said below.

You should make a shortcut of Internet Options on your desktop so you can delete your browsing history when done surfing the net.

It would be better if you used firefox as a browser,it is safer then Internet Explorer.

You can try it and if you don't like it just uninstall it.

You always delete your browsing history, this is where malware hides.

When you ask a question you should post what OS you are using and which

version of what you are asking about,this will help you get the best answer.

All the other information is below this


First, you can just type something in the address bar, then delete everything in the autocomplete by hitting the delete button.

Alternatively, you can getting a cleaning program (like CCleaner), to clean out your autocomplete/browing history.

just go in your internet browser >> Tools >> internet options , at General >> browsing history press delete (delete or delete cookies or temporary files ....)delete all of them wait little till finishing and check your browser (no web sites)

Assuming that the address appears when you first open up the Web Browser(for example Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator).

In Internet Explorer: go to Tools> Internet Options...

In "Home Page" section, remove & replace with another address (such as

I'm not sure if this is the same in other web browsers.

Hope this helps! :)

click tools internet options then delete browser history and its all gone.

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You can remove every thing from the address bar by following these steps .

1 First of all try to open intenet explorer

2 Go to the Tools > internet options .

3 Under the General > Temporay internet files .

4 Under the Temporay internet files , click on the Delete cookies , Delete files .

Web Browsers
Internet Explorer

Why does Internet Explorer take more than 200MB of memory?

The term "Explorer" can be reference in several ways, as the Windows operating system uses three individual types. 1. Internet Explorer - The obvious web browser 2. Windows Explorer - For listing the contents of the hard drive 3. Explorer - the actual GUI (Graphical User Interface) which provides the graphics and "point & click" functionality while running Windows

As 200mb seems an excessive amount for any program to be using, this very likely could be a result of a possible virus, spam or unnecessary programs running in the background.

Try this if you haven't yet done it.

There is a fantastic system utility, called Faber Toys. It's mainly developed for power users who want to know what programs are running in the background and the processes as well. It's very similar to clicking CTL-ALT-DEL on your system, but also informs you of what those programs are used for. You can download Faber Toys here: http:/wwwzperiodzfaberboxzperiodzcom/fabertoyszperiodzasp

After determining which programs are not needed, you can then prevent those from starting up automatically by unchecking them in MSCONFIG. MSCONFIG is a system configuration utility in Windows. 1. Go to (start),(run),(type msconfig), (start up tab). 2. Uncheck all programs that start from a fresh boot. 3. After making those changes you, must restart Windows. 4. Check to see if the explorer.exe memory usage is the same. If it seems back to normal after that, go back and check the programs you want running at start up one by one to see which program is guilty.


I doubt it is 200Mb, as that amount would surely overload most pcs. You may mean 200K, but never the less it is a large amount. Run a virus and spyware scan. Also try the disk cleanup utility as cookies and websites are stored onto your computer, eventually eating up a lot of space.


Explorer alone cannot take more than 200MB of memory, unless a version of Windows Explorer is corrupt. Or, you are using several Windows Explorer related components (like Internet Explorer) that take more than 200MB memory total. Check your Internet cache settings as well.


Internet Explorer may use a large amount of memory if you have many web pages open at once, or large pictures in the web pages.

Ask yourself:

Does it still use a large amount of memory after closing it, then reopening?

Does it still use a large amount of memory after rebooting the computer?


1: Create restore point and take registry backup.
2: Delete all temp files.
3: Delete all unwanted software and security software using add and remove program.
4: Disable all unwanted services from the startup and then remove from registry.
5: Reset Internet Explorer, then register all .dll files.
6: Scan with spyware removal, hijackthis and trojon removal.
7: Check Windows Update, if updates are found, then download and install them.
8: Restart the computer, and then check it.

Wired Broadband Data Access
Internet Explorer

What did the internet do for us?

It has given us more time and location insensitive communication, purchasing, finance management, work, and information gathering. Plus greater access to pooled knowledge and increasingly tailored services and products.

However, the internet has not completely ruled out the relevance of time and location. While we can now receive and respond to messages from friends and family regardless of where and what they're doing, there are still many things we can only read on paper, like old books. We now have better access to pooled knowledge. Think a pair of ski boots look awesome? Well now through websites like you can find out if they are as awesome as they look by reading what actually owners of the boots think. This type of public feedback is forcing companies to provide us with better products.

While we can order shoes online we have not yet perfected the service of ensuring the shoes are a good fit. Somethings still require us to be there in person.

Specific services include:

  • Internet banking (no longer need to be there in person or call during business hours to change something with your bank account)
  • Online purchasing (no longer need to be there in person or call during business hours to purchase something)
  • Increased pooled knowledge (no longer dependent on a friend or relative telling you if something is good)
  • More and better products (as customers can better communicate their needs companies can now better tailor products and recognize demand for the creation of new products)
  • Time insensitive communication (email, Facebook)
  • Interests shaped newsfeeds (you no longer need to skim newspapers to find stories that interests you. Now you can tell Google to send you stories that match you specified interests)
  • Speeder access to information (Google search engine)
Web Browsers
Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox

How do you download firefox on ds browser?

you can't, nintendo has restricted it to using only their browser.

Social Network Websites
Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox

How do uninstall Joobers tool bar?

Go to tools, internet options then manage add ons. You can uninstall from there.

Computer Networking
Internet Explorer

How do you connect both networked computers to the internet?

The switch itself. It sounds like the switch may be having a conflict between any two given NICs. And as for plugging the modem directly into computer #2, did you use a cross-over cable or just a straight cat5? Because if you are connecting anything (two computers, one computer to a modem etc.)without going through a switch or a router, you must use cross-o

Computer Viruses
Web Browsers
Internet Explorer

Why would the dial-up on your new computer have worked fine for a few days but now restart when you click on the Internet Explorer icon?

Someone told IE to always dial, if it's restarting the dialup connection. In IE, click "tools", "internet options", "connections" tab, and select "dial whenever a network connection is not present.

Web Browsers
Internet Explorer

How do you clear your history on Twitter?

Twitter doesn't store a "history". You can delete a tweet by hovering over it and clicking on the trash can icon.

Consumer Electronics
Computer Hardware
Internet Explorer

Can you connect any mini disc recorder to your computer or does it have to be specifically a Net MD?

yes you can using the usb and for steaming recording u can can use the line out either on the sound card or onboard audio There is also a firewire device desinged to run between a minidisc and your computer. Some minidisc recorders ive seen have them.

Web Browsers
Internet Explorer
Police and Law Enforcement

Do the police monitor every ones browsing history?

No it is a breach of a citizens privacy, which is illegal. They need a warrant to be able to search a property or certain location

Law & Legal Issues
Internet Marketing
Internet Slang
Internet Explorer

Is it legal to buy alozopram off the internet?

Not in the United States.

Internet Explorer

How do you fix the cause of the computer or Internet Explorer to freeze up when you click on a link in email?

Clicking on a link in an E-Mail is a dangerous thing to do unless you are absolutely sure it is safe. The fact that it froze should sound an alarm. If your computer exhibits no other strange behavior you are probably OK. If it does I suggest you do a virus and spy-ware scan with the programs you have. If you have no spyware scanner, I suggest a free program called AdAware.

many times a user must click a link in Email to verify themselves. I'm having this problem too and I'm having it with links that I know are trustworthy, they work on other peoples computers. "Don't click on links" is not the answer to this question... unfortunately I don't know what is.

nice and easy answer from me this one.....tell all my friends as well.

change to "firefox" internet brouser, and "thunderbird" email.

if iam not mistaken firefox hadnt had a brouser hijack in over 3 years, your lucky if yu survive the day on I.E.

as for thunderbird email client, virtually, identicle to outlook express.

as for email clicking, i have one golden rule i think is very easy to follow.... .. if u have ANY doubt at all were its from..delete it, if its important or from somebody you know...iam sure you wil get another one or find out anyway......usng this tecnique, i have never had 1 virus through an email in over 4 years.


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