[Resolved] Windows XP Internet Explorer

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Williamtell

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 10, 2000
Messages
28
When i start up IE 6.0, I get the following error message

Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

This problem occurs when opening "My Computer" as well. I tried to reDownload IE 6.0 (Using Netscape) and the setup wont let me proceed becausse I already have IE 6.0. I downloaded service patches to no avail. Is there anything i should be looking for here, or a way to reinstall IE 6.0? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 
Joined
Dec 9, 2000
Messages
45,855
It would help first to see whether the problem is really IE's fault. It may be due to some installed plugin that you are not aware of.

Get the HijackThis application from the site below; unzip and run it. Click Scan and copy/paste the log here. Then click config and misc tools > Generate StartupList. Copy/paste the startuplist log as well.

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

If you do need to reinstall IE6, instructions are here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q318378&

Also, when you get that error message you will see a tab to click to get more info (report data), click that and note the file module that IE is having an error in.
 

Williamtell

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 10, 2000
Messages
28
Thanks for the kelp Rollin'. To follow is the log you asked for. Any ideas?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.91.2
Scan saved at 6:58:59 PM, on 1/20/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://uk.rd.companion.yahoo.com/slv/ycheck/as/*http://
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page=http://uk.rd.companion.yahoo.com/slv/ycheck/as/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.xupiter.com/toolbar5/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant=http://www.xupiter.com/search5.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default)=http://uk.rd.companion.yahoo.com/slv/ycheck/as/*http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%s
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://home.netscape.com/bookmark/7_0/home.html"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\s2qdev02.slt\prefs.js)
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CProgram%20Files%5CNetscape%5CNetscape%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\s2qdev02.slt\prefs.js)
O1 - Hosts: 216.177.73.139 auto.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 216.177.73.139 search.netscape.com
O1 - Hosts: 216.177.73.139 ieautosearch
O2 - BHO: Natural Language Navigation - {60E78CAC-E9A7-4302-B9EE-8582EDE22FBF} - C:\WINDOWS\System\BHO001.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6ACD11BD-4CA0-4283-A8D8-872B9BA289B6} - C:\PROGRA~1\ACCELE~1\StopSign\webcbrowse.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &POP - {645FD3BC-C314-4F7A-9D2E-64D62A0FDD78} - C:\Program Files\POP\pop104.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [RegisterDropHandler] C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\Bin\REGIST~1.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Desktop Weather] C:\PROGRA~1\THEWEA~1\THEWEA~1.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WeatherCast] C:\Program Files\WeatherCast\Weather.exe /q
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Corel\Suite8\Programs\CCWin\Aim\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PPWebCap] C:\PROGRA~1\ScanSoft\PAPERP~1\PPWebCap.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Mozilla Quick Launch] "C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe" -turbo
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BMUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\System32\BMUpdate.exe
O4 - Global Startup: APC UPS Status.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Corel Desktop Application Director 8.LNK = C:\Corel\Suite8\Programs\DAD8.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: EPSON Status Monitor 3 Environment Check 2.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_SRCV02.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Norton AntiVirus AutoProtect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Navnt\navapw32.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Reality Fusion GameCam SE.lnk = ?
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Block This Page (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab
O16 - DPF: {459729AC-727D-4D97-B18A-72EE224EFEC0} (MDefControl Class) - http://defender.veloz.com/pub/download/scandl_lycos.cab
O16 - DPF: {549F957E-2F89-11D6-8CFE-00C04F52B225} (CMV5 Class) - http://www109.coolsavings.com/ltc/download/cscmv5X.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37604.4464699074
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://bia.webex.com/client/latest/webex/ieatgpc.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/toolbar/my/yiebio5_0_2_7.cab
 

TonyKlein

Malware Specialist
Joined
Aug 26, 2001
Messages
10,392
You have eAcceleration StopSign installed, which is foistware and is even targeted by SpyBot S&D.

And you have some more spyware.

As Rog isn't here right now, allow me to stand in for him.

Run Hijack This, and check ALL of the items in bold. Doublecheck so as to be sure not to miss a single one.
Next, shut down all Internet Explorer Windows, and have HT fix all checked.
Reboot when you're done

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.xupiter.com/toolbar5/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant=http://www.xupiter.com/search5.html

O1 - Hosts: 216.177.73.139 auto.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 216.177.73.139 search.netscape.com
O1 - Hosts: 216.177.73.139 ieautosearch

O2 - BHO: Natural Language Navigation - {60E78CAC-E9A7-4302-B9EE-8582EDE22FBF} - C:\WINDOWS\System\BHO001.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6ACD11BD-4CA0-4283-A8D8-872B9BA289B6} - C:\PROGRA~1\ACCELE~1\StopSign\webcbrowse.dll

O16 - DPF: {459729AC-727D-4D97-B18A-72EE224EFEC0} (MDefControl Class) - http://defender.veloz.com/pub/download/scandl_lycos.cab
O16 - DPF: {549F957E-2F89-11D6-8CFE-00C04F52B225} (CMV5 Class) - http://www109.coolsavings.com/ltc/download/cscmv5X.cab
O16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://bia.webex.com/client/latest/webex/ieatgpc.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yah...ebio5_0_2_7.cab


Now download Spybot - Search & Destroy

After installing, press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

Next, go to the Settings tab > File Sets, and uncheck 'System Internals' and 'Tracks' .
These aren't needed for our present purpose, and you can always experiment with them later on.

Finally, after closing down Internet Explorer, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds.

NOTE: SSD will sometimes not be able to remove all active components in the first 'run'.
In that case you will get a dialog asking you to run SSD at next start.
Click yes and reboot.
Subsequently SSD will come up before the system puts these components 'in use', and it will then be able to 'fix' the rest.

When you've done all that, test your system, and see whether your problem is gone.

Good luck,
 

Williamtell

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 10, 2000
Messages
28
Tony,

You have the eye and the know how! Thank you, problem fixed.

Have a great evening.
 

TonyKlein

Malware Specialist
Joined
Aug 26, 2001
Messages
10,392
Thanks for the compliments, guys! :D

Glad to hear you got it fixed.

Cheers,
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top