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Illegal Operation when closing IE browser

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jennifer_g, Apr 24, 2004.

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  1. jennifer_g

    jennifer_g Thread Starter

    Apr 21, 2004
    Just today I started getting an Illegal Operation notice when closing my IE browser. I can browse fine, it's just when I close.

    I had quite a mess of ad/spyware and a couple trojans which was all cleaned a couple days ago. I used ad-aware, spybot, CWShredder and had someone help me through the hijackthis log. Everything that was deleted or changed was obvious stuff that shouldn't have been there.

    The only thing I know of that could still be a problem is something called werule. The only reason I know it's there is my firewall lists it as a program that asks for internet access. I have the box checked to never allow. No scan(virus, hijackthis or ad/spy programs) have picked this up and when I look for the files to manually delete them they aren't there. It might be a non-issue, I'm not sure.

    Any ideas on why I get the illegal operation notice?
  2. Dingenium


    Apr 14, 2004
    Ideas why you are getting the error: no.

    Ideas how to possibly fix it: yes.

    You should try to repair your Internet Explorer. Since it is not stated, I will assume it is 5.5 or higher. Either way, go into the Control Panel and into Add/Remove Programs. Find Microsoft Internet Explorer (or "Internet Explorer..."), and click "Add/remove." It will bring up a screen. You select REPAIR, and it reboots.

    Hopefully, that should fix it. If not, post back.
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