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internet explorer options will not open!

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  1. nayak

    nayak Thread Starter

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    a few days ago, i let in some programs (basically adware) that set up taskbars all over the place (ie, netscape and even in explorer windows). i used spybot and removed it. i also found some thirty other progarams and registry entries which i removed. the problem is that as soon as i completed this "cleaning out", there's been a problem with internet explorer, in that, when i right-click on the ie icon on the desktop and click on internet options, nothing happens. further, when i click on "options" in the tools menu in IE, i'm told that the facility has been removed and that i should contact my systems administrator. i'm the only one who uses the comp. there is no sys admin.
    i tried reinstalling IE, but that wouldn't happen either. i kept getting a message that i should clean out my cache before i attempt to download ie. i couldn't clean out my cache because, well that's the problem to begin with. i can't get to ie options. then i manually deleted all items in the TIF folder and tried again. i got the same message. i know it's not life or death, but it keeps eating at me. plese help.
     
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    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

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    <img src="http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=699270">

    Hello!

    Have you tried to access Internet Options in the Control Panel?

    Also try going to Control Panel, Add/remove programs. Hightlight Microsoft Internet Explorer and click add/remove... The choose "repair internet explorer" in the dialog box.
     

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  3. Del

    Del

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    What operating system are you using?
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Try this,

    Download the attached removeIERes.txt, and save as removeIERes.reg (save as 'all files')

    Doubleclick removeIERes.reg, and answer yes when asked whether you'd like the contents of the file added to the registry.

    Reboot, and test again.

    Good luck,
     

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  5. nayak

    nayak Thread Starter

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    thanks a lot guys. unfortunately, i've had to leave home for a while. will not be going back for 2 months. am very sorry for the trouble. will post when i get home and try your solutions. thanks a lot.
     
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