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Can't open links since windows 7 update

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mickeyjunior, Jun 12, 2013.

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  1. mickeyjunior

    mickeyjunior Thread Starter

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    I am using windows 7 and ever since my last update, I am unable to click on most links. What happens is, a new tab opens up with FB, CNN, and various other icons. If I click on one of them a new identical tab opens up. This same tab opens up sometimes, when I click on some websites too. I tried to restore to a date previous to the latest update, but as soon as I shut the computer down, the updates were reinstalled. I could do this again and disable the new updates, but this is not recommended. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this problem? Thanks.
     
  2. ETech7

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    Does it happen with all browsers?
    Try installing updates one by one to see which one is causing that and then troubleshoot it.
     
  3. mickeyjunior

    mickeyjunior Thread Starter

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    I use internet explorer and often see a message saying internet explorer not working. When I close the window, the site or link will open up. Sometimes I don't get the message and the link will never open.
     
  4. ETech7

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    Try ressetting IE (Internet Options / Advanced / Reset...), also consider trying FireFox or Chrome.
     
  5. mickeyjunior

    mickeyjunior Thread Starter

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    I just installed google chrome and it seems to be working better. Any idea why the windows updates are causing this problem in explorer? I never had this problem before. BTW. Thanks for your help. This has been driving me crazy for a few days.
     
  6. mickeyjunior

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    Is that a safe option? For the most part, the Explorer is working.
     
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