internet explorer problem

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  1. cruzr180

    cruzr180 I'm addictive!!

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    When I open explorer no websites will load, on the bottom where is says openeing the website that just flickers. I have the most recent IE. I have restarted my computer, did chkdsk, checked for viruses and spy ware. My aim and aol work fine though. Any ideas as to what is wrong with IE or what I can try?
     
  2. Apothis

    Apothis New Member

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    Try ditching IE. Problem solved.
     
  3. badguy106

    badguy106 Location:Tn

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    Try Firefox. I have used it for about a month, don't even use IE anymore.
     
  4. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    Delete your cache and reduce its size down to a couple megs... Problem should go away.

    Oh and Firefix is nice!
     
  5. cruzr180

    cruzr180 I'm addictive!!

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    ok I am using firefox now, works good

    did you guys remove IE totally or just not use it?
     
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    Can't remove it really. iexplorer.exe IS explorer.exe (windows, itself). Or more specifically, it's a vital compontent of it. "Uninstalling" it does nothing more than remove shortcuts. There are 3rd-party programs that can actually remove it, but you do so at your own risk. You'll lose a lot of windows functionality (including other programs based on IE), and possibly botch the whole OS. I "uninstall" it, though. I know it's still there, but gives a little peace of mind at least.
     
  7. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Alas, you can't remove it completely since it's so integrated into the Windows OS. All you can do is tell Windows it can't touch it through Program Access and Defaults and block it at the firewall if you have one.
     
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    opera 7.54 is kicking ass right now, imo. I'm lovin it.
     

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