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When I open Explorer 8 a window opens which says Internet Explorer Search provider default. A program on your computer has corupted your default setting for Internet Explorer. I click ok then a manage add-ons window opens. Is there a way to shut this off before I have to remove Explorer 8?

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You don't have to just go to your control panel, then to programs and features(if you have VISTA) or your remove programs feature. When there click on explorer 8 and remove. Another option which is what i did when mine didn't work was I went to system restore under system tools. Then restored the system to an earlier date before I had 8 and now everything works fine. I have since reinstalled 8 and have no problems at this time. There are a few problems with 8 still to be worked out but it should work fine some day.

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Every day I have some dyslexic out fit take the place of my chosen Home & Search page. put it in Add-On Every day -sometimes twice a day.


It can be frustrating when a program changes your default search provider, especially if the provider is changed without your permission. But you can stop this from happening. When a program such as an add-on or toolbar suggests changing your default search provider, Internet Explorer displays a dialog box that lets you decide whether to keep or change your current default provider.
If you want Internet Explorer to keep your default search provider and not prompt you again, select the Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider check box in the dialog box that appears when a program suggests a change.
You can also do the same thing by following these steps:
  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.
  3. In Manage Add-ons, under Add-on types, click Search Providers.
  4. Toward the bottom of the screen, select the Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider check box, and then click Close.
ref:
How do prevent programs from changing my default search provider Windows...

How to Fix Browser Settings Changed By Malware or Other Programs

I would also run a program called COMBOFIX by bleeping computers to help remove infections.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix

Feb 29, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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DELIETE ASK PROGRAM


Step 1:
To uninstall Ask Toolbar program from your computer,click the Start button, click on Control Panel, then select Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP users).
If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.

Search and uninstall Ask Toolbar Updater and Ask Toolbar from your computer.

On some computers these programs might be renamed or missing, search for any program developed by Ask or unknown applications, and uninstall them from your computer.

Step 2:

Remove the Ask Toolbar residual damage from your browser

Ask Toolbar has installed several browser extensions, has changed your homepage to nl.ask.com, and has changed your default search engine.

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com from Internet Explorer
  1. Remove Ask Toolbar add-ons from Internet Explorer. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon icongear.jpgTools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then select Manage add-ons.
From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Ask Toolbar, ask Bar BHO and any other unknown extensions, then click on Disable.

Set Internet Explorer default search engine from Ask Search to Bing or Google.
To change your default search engine, click on the gear icon icongear.jpgManage Add-ons, and then, under Add-on Types, click Search Providers.
Select Bing or Google and click on Set Default.

Search for Ask.com in the Search Providers list, and click on Remove to get rid of this search engine.

Change your Internet Explorer home page from ask.com to its default
To change your home page, click on the gear icon icongear.jpg General tab, under the Home page section, click on Use default to restore Internet Explorer default home page.

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com from Mozilla Firefox
  1. Remove Ask Toolbar extension from Firefox.
    At the top of the Firefox window, click the orange Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
Select the Extensions tab, then remove Ask Toolbar and any other unknown extensions from Mozilla Firefox.

Reset your default search engine and home page from Ask.com to their default.
To reset your search engine and homepage to their defaults, we will use the SearchResetextension. This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.
You can download Search Reset from the below link, and then we will just need to install it to revert Firefox to its default settings.
SEARCHRESET DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open another web page from where you can download the Search Reset Firefox extension)

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com from Google Chrome
  1. Remove Ask Toolbar extensions from Google Chrome.
    Click the Chrome menu chrome-button.png button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the Ask Toolbar and any other unknown extensions from Google Chrome.

2. Set Google Chrome default search engine from ask.com to google.com .
Click the Chrome menu chrome-button.png button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
In the Search Engines dialog that appears, select Google and click the Make Default button that appears in the row.

Search for Ask.com in the Search Engines list, and click the X that appears at the end of the row.

Change Google Chrome homepage from ask.com to its default.
The Ask Toolbar has modified your Google settings to open their web page whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
Click the Chrome menu chrome-button.png button, then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.

STEP 3: Remove Ask Toolbar registry keys with AdwCleaner.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK
    (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility, close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok.
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT, double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall, then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware checked, then click on the Finish button.
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
  4. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed, click on Show Result.
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.

STEP 5: Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download HitmanPro from the below link, then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you'll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
  4. Once the scan is complete,you'll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you'll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.

Feb 01, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Make google my home page


IN order to make google.com your home page with windows (I will assume XP)
open internet explorer or firefox , or google chrome,click on tools
internet options and then in the address bar section HOME PAGE enter www.google.com apple and ok. hit the red X to exit your browser.... then open it again and it should give you google.com

let us know if it worked out well..


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Jan 06, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Remove Ask from browser


1) To uninstall Ask Toolbar program from your computer,click the Start button, click onControl Panel,the select Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XPusers).

2) Search and uninstall Ask Toolbar Updater and Ask Toolbar from your computer.


Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com from Internet Explorer
  1. Remove Ask Toolbar add-ons from Internet Explorer. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon icongear.jpgTools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then selectManage add-ons.
From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Ask Toolbar, askBar BHO and any other unknown extensions, then click on Disable.

Set Internet Explorer default search engine from Ask Search to Bing.
To change your default search engine, click on the gear iconicongear.jpgManage Add-ons, and then, under Add-on Types, click Search Providers.
Select Bing or you may input what site you want to be your homepage and click on Set Default.

Dec 05, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I can't get internet explorer all i get is bing search


Change you search provider in IE. Open Control Panel, Internet Options, General tab, Change to http://www.google.com/. Open the Programs tab, open Manage Add ons, Toolbars and Extentions, Disable All toolbars not necessary, open Search Providers, delete all but Google, and set as default, In the bottom left of page Check both.

Dec 28, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Trying to disable/turnoff ie8 in dell latitude 610


Disable Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7
1. Click on the Start Menu and go to Control Panel. Change the View by category to Large or Small icons then from the Control Panel list go into Programs and Features.
2. In the Programs and Features window click on the "Turn Windows features on or off" link on the left hand side. The Windows Features screen opens up, uncheck the box next to Internet Explorer 8.
3. You will get a confirmation box when you uncheck it saying it may affect other Windows features. It will if you don't have another browser installed but otherwise everything that usually opens in IE will open in your default browser.
4. After verifying you want to turn it off click OK. You will get a progress notification while Windows turns off IE 8. Restart the system.
5. After restarting, you will notice Internet Explorer 8 is no longer there. Anything you had linked to IE will be associated with another browser if you have one installed. It will also no longer appear in the Set Default Programs section.
6. If you go to the Open With list in Explorer you will see a generic Internet Browser icon that will open up whatever is your default browser.

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When i try to open facebook mindjolt bouncing


why you are getting this issue means because of the internet explorer.
>please go ahead and uninstall the internet explorer 8.0 from the add/remove programs
>restart the computer
>then the internet explorer 7.0 will open by default
>now try to access the facebook and the issue will get fixed.
------------All the best-------------------

Nov 18, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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When i open IE 8 a message comes up that says "A program on my computer has corrupted my default search provider for IE" I can close the message and then another box opens to set my default search...


Set the default search provider to Google when you see the message. I then suggest you update all security programs and then run all your security scans in Safe Mode. You are more than likely infected with something.

Jul 31, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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