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    I am now encountering the following message on Windows XP:

    "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close". The message pops up every few minutes. I have not looked to see the details of the error as I probably would not understand it anyway. I am unsure what I need to do. Any advise would be greatly appreciated....................:)

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    well you can always post the details from the event-viewer. if we didn't understand the error either then may be an IE repair will be in store but i would say you post the error details from "Event Viewer".
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    I did a clean disk, then a defrag. that did not do it.
    I took a look in add/remove programs and found what appears to be a bunch of spyware. I had noticed that on occasion I was being re-directed to a site different from where I wanted t go, but thought it was a glitch. I deleted all of that mess and have not had any problems. I would not have thought that spyware would have messed up IE, or maybe it was just something else. If it pops up again, I will post the nag message. Thanks for the reply.

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    Indeed some malwares do a whole range of heinous tasks.
    I just took one out of a PC yesterday that prevented the opening of "My Computer", "Control Panel", and a few other goodies too.

    Please, in future write down the error message - even if you don't understand it, someone else may.
    Amazing what typing in the key parts of an error may turn up using Google.
    There are so many things that can go wrong/be installed it would be pointless to guess, other than to say, "It's Windows - what did you expect?".

    OK, here is my shameless plug of the week for Spybot Search & Destroy;
    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    Freeware, works well, updated regularly and has a wonderful built in Internet Explorer Immunizer for those who wish to use it.

    Glad you were able to solve the problem, well done! :thumb:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C
    OK, here is my shameless plug of the week for Spybot Search & Destroy;
    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    Freeware, works well, updated regularly and has a wonderful built in Internet Explorer Immunizer for those who wish to use it.
    You plug that so often that you should just add it to your sig...

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    Currently it's only plugged in about 48% of my posts - when that average reaches 51% the sig idea will save me a great deal of time. :D
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    You are correct in that I should have included all of the relevant information. I only solved the problem by blind luck. I really had no idea where to start. I will have to do something about the spyware and pop-up problem that I am now experiencing. I am now beseiged with pop ups.:(

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    well you can always stop using IE and move to Mozilla Firebird. you will simply be amazed at its in-built pop-up blocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asklepios
    well you can always stop using IE and move to Mozilla Firebird. you will simply be amazed at its in-built pop-up blocker.
    that's not the only thing you will be amazed with :thumb:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    that's not the only thing you will be amazed with :thumb:
    yeh but that pop-up blocker is so good that i sometimes pray to see a pop-up. fyi none of them have been answered till now :p
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