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cannot change IE6 internet options

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by sb199, Dec 18, 2003.

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  1. sb199

    sb199 Thread Starter

    Oct 8, 2003
    I have Win XP HOME with Internet Explorer 6. When I wanted to go to INTERNET OPTIONS..I got a dialogue box stating I cannot get into it as I do NOT have administrative rights!

    I once had this problem before, as I had/have Spybot-Search & Destroy software on my PC, and all I had to do was change a setting in it, and ALL was AOK.

    Now on this new other PC, with SPYBOT s/w, I tried to log int it, and all it kept doing was SCANNING my PC for SPYWARE. For the life of me, I can not get into the SPYBOT s/w...except for it to SCAN my PC when I clicked on the icon. I REMOVED IT from the PC PROGRAM SELECTOR + then REINSTALLED IT, and same thing happens. I then tried REMOVING IT [successfully?] from ADD/REMOVE in CONTROL PANEL. Then rebooted. Same thing. I download a new install of SPYBOT. Do "install". Then, instead of giving me install screen, it creates it's ICONS. I click on ICON, and it SCANS my PC [for about 4 minutes]. But I cannot change anything in the program...or even get further into the program like I used to be able to do with the program on my old PC.

    Any help here?

    The real issue is that I cannot get into and change IE6 INTERNET OPTIONS. But I think it is related to SPYBOT. And now I cannot get into SPYBOT to fix things...even after removing + reinstalling it!

    Please help?

  2. Snugglebug


    Sep 22, 2003
    Hi...I had the same problem with Spybot...what happened is that I set it to start with windows...then it scans and wont let me in the progam. I tried what you did and no luck....When I uninstalled for the 3rd time...I then used jv16 power tools..and cleaned the registary...then went into search in Windows and deleted any files left behind...When I reinstalled Spybot I was able to access the program and change it to manually start program and got my IE options back

    The free jv16 program is here

    Hope this helps
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