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  1. gian

    gian Thread Starter

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    I have always used microsoft internet explorer but my son recently added Mozilla which I have now uninstalled. The problem is that I am now unable to click onto any links either sent to me on an e-mail or those that I had saved on a word document since this was uninstalled. This didin't happen prior to installing Mozilla or when it was installed.
     
  2. Dr Dave

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    Have you thought about using System Restore to go back in time to correct the problem? I use Mozilla's Fireefox for the following reason.
    The popularity of alternative web browser Firefox continues to rise at the expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, according to a new study

    Mozilla, an open-source software foundation formed by Netscape, launched Firefox 1.0 in November, after recording more than eight million downloads of its test version. As downloads continued to surge, measurement firms such as WebSideStory and Dutch market researcher OneStat.com began releasing data tracking Firefox gains and IE declines. In December, OneStat reported that IE's market share had slipped to 88.9 per cent, a figure Microsoft disputed.

    Even though Microsoft maintains the dominance it has enjoyed since defeating Netscape Communications' browser in the mid-1990s, Firefox's snowballing popularity is raising eyebrows.

    Much of Firefox's success rides on it simply not being IE. Firefox fans have praised the new browser's automatic pop-up blocking and tabbed browsing features, but security has been one of the big points. Viruses and spyware are often aimed at IE because of its near-total market dominance.
    Since beginning its measurements last summer, WebSideStory has been cautious to draw any broad conclusions about Firefox's popularity. This time around, the company said many people are not only downloading Firefox, they're sticking with it and using it
    Geoff Johnston, an analyst at WebSideStory, said: "We are finding that in many cases there's room for two browsers on the desktop, and in other cases people are completely switched over."

    A Microsoft spokesman did not immediately comment for this story
     
  3. gian

    gian Thread Starter

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    Have run System Restore (I am on windows XP) but although it has restored everything the problem is still there. Any other thoughts would be gratfully accepted and put to the test.

     
  4. mike5532g

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    You might try in IE, tools>internet options>programs tab> and click reset web settings and click ok.

    Or this...IEFix Utility - Description
     
  5. gian

    gian Thread Starter

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    Thanks Mike the first option sorted out the problem. Great support from this site....
     
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