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You could have a virus or trojan in your temp files, start your pc in safe mode, usually tap f8 when starting, try to run internet options
and delete all temp and cookies. I would go to AVIRA and run there online anti-virus scanner. they are the top anti-virus software on the planet,next is Kaspersky then Eset Nod 32.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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    odiebugs Mar 22, 2009

    With all the problems I am hearing,I had to add to this. But I should have told you,,, install Firefox, try it, it is safer, but not for everyone and that is because windows is different on every PC.
    A note-you can open internet options with control panel- when you do, it uses rundll32.exe to run and it is named internet properties.

    You can open internet options from IE,under tools. and it is called internet options, but it does not use rundll.exe,
    Now, internet options and internet properties are one in the same.

    One thing you can do if internet options do not start, open task mgr and rt click on rundll32.exe and pick end task, look to see if more than one is running and close them all.

    Now if you still have a problem but do not feel good about going into your registry, do not read on.

    Try this-expand- Hkey_current_user
    expand-internet explorer
    rt click on-restrictions
    now in the right field look for- nobrowseroptions -rt click on it and delete this from window. If it is not there you are going to-

    expand- Hkey_local_machine
    expand-internet explorer
    rt click on restrictions
    now look in the right field, if you see nobrowseroptions, rt click on it and delete it.

    To refresh your memory, fist check for malware (virus), go to F-Secure and run there online scanner. Try ending the rundll32.exe
    in task mgr, and try registry delete key.

    Now, if none of this works, either install Firefox, or uninstall IE8,
    and run IE7.

    I know I said to run F-Secure,it is a great online scanner,but I will list the top anti-virus from # 1 and so on. This is from the top industry testing,it is not my opinion, or my own testing. But I do have the same findings.

    # 1- G-Data
    Norton 2009
    Now some of these have a free version,but you must download it
    to run them.

    What ever you run,even if you don't like what I say, please do not
    run AVG, it is a very poor software.


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What version IE are you using?
This solution is for IE7 >>>>>
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Delete form data (saved information that you have typed into forms), click the Delete forms... button
Delete passwords, click the Delete passwords... button.
Delete all of the above, click the Delete all... button.
Click OK twice.
If you need any more help please post back.

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