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Internet Explorer, Search function and Real Player ...

Q: Internet Explorer, Search function and Real Player ...

I'm having problems with those 3, first of all when I'm using Internet Explorer it freeze 50% of the time when I click on a link or the 'stop' button for no reasons ...

When I click on the 'Search' function of my computer it simply freeze and I can't use it ...

As for Real Player I can,t open it anymore and when I try to uninstall it, it says 'uninstaller component missing' and I can't even overwrite it with a new version because I get the same message ...

Can something be done or I should format my computer ... ?

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A: Internet Explorer, Search function and Real Player ...

First you can make sure your system is free of spyware/malware.
Follow these instructions please.

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.

Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

After those Run the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.

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I'm using IE v5.5, Windows 95 and my search function seems to have been taken over by a search engine I'd never seen before. Instead of searching using the Search Assistant and previewing results from all selected search engines in the side preview pane; I just get results from one site (ixquick).

Can anyone help me get rid of ixquick and return to the regular function?


A:Internet Explorer Search Function

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I'm having an issue with my real player downloader . Every time I go to download a video, I get a window saying that "an error has caused downloader to stop and that windows will now close program". Now in Internet Explorer 9, You have the option of running Internet Explorer in both 32 and 64 bit browsers windows. Knowing that Real Player Downloader will only run on a 32 bit browser. I usually opted to run Internet Explorer as a 32 bit browser. However, I'm not seeing that you can run Internet Explorer 10 with this choice. So, How do I now use my downloader if the Internet Explorer doesn't provide a compatible browser to use. I'm sure I'm not the only one to run into this problem with Internet Explorer 10 vs Real Downloader.
Any ideas Guys? - E.J. McGuane

A:Internet Explorer 10/Windows 7/ Real Player Downloader Compatability

I would check out this thread:

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I have windows XP with SP2

My PC seems to have developed, for no reason the following problems. Iv'e had my HJT log checked and cleaned but the problems still persist.

Search companion - when i go to the start menu and click on search, the search window opens. i see the little dog in the blue box to the left of the window but nothing else. there is no where for me to type anything to search for, no buttons to click to start the seach, nothing.

Windows Media Player - Whenever i try to use windows media player i get a message which says internal application error. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. when it gets to the end of the reinstall it says internal application error.

Internet explorer - I am no longer able to open various web pages eg www.real.com and the windows update page, also pages which show calenders ie the type of ones you get when booking flights or holidays to help choose a date. I click on the link but all i get is a blank screen. Along the bottom of the screen is the message done. Also a lot of links on the windows dont work. Ive particularly noticed this when attempting to purchase items from teh internet. It can't be a web site fault because i have the problem with many unrelated sites.

Any ideas? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Various problems inc search companion, windows media player and internet explorer

1) Open your browser

Click on View--->Toolbars-->make sure what u want is clicked on in there.

If not make sure its not locked and hidden

2) What version are u using? If 9 try 10. Also try a reg cleaner like regscrubXP. You can find it on Majorgeeks.com then reinstall

3)do u have the firewall enabled in SP2? If so check it to make sure that you havent set up firewall rules to block these site.

Also make sure u have Java enabled on your webpages.

4) Get rid of SP2. Its too buggy still and cause too many problems for its own good.

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Please, someone help in my problem

My Search for Files or Folders don't open!!!!

and the option of Open in new window, not open too!!

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Windows XP Pro SP3, Avira, Comodo FW. Since the end of last week, if I try to use the Windows Search function in MyDocs it runs all right until it gets to a particular folder with a name beginning with "G," and just keeps chasing its own tail in that folder. Explorer.exe immediately goes ape and uses 100% of CPU. Even if I stop Search and everything else running, explorer.exe won't quit, and I have to reboot to be able to use the computer at all.

Search identifies directories it is looking in, but not files. So I transferred all of the files in the G folder one by one to a new folder, doing a new search each time I moved one, and got to the file that set off the weird behavior. I eliminated this file and tried again. This time it got as far as another file, this time beginning (appropriately) with "F," and the whole problem came up again. I shut down, restarted, and now it goes crazy in the original "G" folder.

Avira, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, and McAfee Stinger find no malware. While any of these programs was running, the computer was v slow.

Where do I go from here?

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Hello, a couple of days ago I visited http://www.warez.com and now my computer is acting up. When I click the search button on my explorer a lot of strange stuff happens. First, instead of getting the usual search engines popping up on the left of the screen, a porn site pops up instead. Second, my home page is automatically changed to another porn site. Third, three porn/download sites are added to my favorites list. And finally, numerous windows with porn sites pop up every once in a while. This is really pissing me off and I have no clue whats going on. Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks

A:search function on explorer

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When I use the Search function, I get a dialogue box asking if I want Windows Explorer to access the internet. I can't think of a reason why Windows Explorer would need to access the internet.
Why would Microsoft want to do this? Thanks.

A:The Search Function and Windows Explorer:

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The problem....

Typing anything into the search box on the start menu or in windows explorer/control panel has no effect, no results are found. It doesnt say no result are found it just displays nothing. This extends to everything, searching for files as well as things like 'cmd' and 'regedit'.

Example - If i search for 'notes', the name of a txt file on my desktop, it finds nothing. If I then click see more results I get the following message. "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"
I am the only user on my laptop and am of course the admin so this message makes no sense.
Solutions tried....

- Doing a full reindexing of everything from the indexing options.
- Turning the search feature off, restarting and turning it on again.
- Using the inbuilt troubleshooter to find problems (none found).
- Using the downloaded troubleshooter from microsoft (found two problems and corrected them, still not working though).

So now i'm out of ideas. Can anyone suggests any fixes?
Thanks for your time.

A:Start and explorer search function broken?

After searching all day I've found a solution to the problem in another forum.

Navigate to this folder,
c:\Users\Your name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\1033\
And delete the file StructuredQuerySchema.bin

Its that simple, my search started working straight away. With so many complicated fixes and solutions why didnt microsoft know about this.

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the start menu program search still works, but when I search in explorer for files I know exist, I get 'no result' ...usually. I mean, it's weirdly inconsistent. I can get results if I type in one or two letters, and I get incomplete results on other things (after finding a file myself, it showed up in search, while others with the same name didn't; a result got a hit as a folder title but not as all the files inside with that name).

I know [for some reason] Win7 search would never find "searching.doc" if I type in "rch" or "hing", so that's not the problem--I'm typing in the beginning of words.
I can only think of one correlation with this discovery of malfunction...

the other day I installed 'AbiWord' (from the '92-free-great-programs-windows-7' list) ...didn't like it, so I went to uninstall it.

...but it seems to have also been responsible for dumping a bunch of files on a non system partition (how it chose that directory, I have no idea!) -- what the files belonged to was listed on the CP uninstall list as Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistibutable blahblahblah (another one such thing is on the list currently, but with a different number at the end) ...because it had no business being there in my data partition I got rid of it. ...no idea if search was broken before I did that.

third-party search program Agent Ransack is able to yield the proper results (i.e., listing everything that fits the criteria)
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A:search function in explorer yields no results?!

It may be simpler just to use Everything Search and turn indexing off. That's how I'm running. When Everything first comes up it takes a few seconds to scan. Once it's running it gets notified of new files. The notification system is better than what Windows uses.

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I have Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista). At first I was able to use the (Windows) Explorer search function with success. Now it is not working. But here is the strange thing: it works in some folders, but not others. Does this mean that the function is turned off somewhere for the folders where it is not working?

I am able to use Google Desktop to locate what I am looking for, but I want Windows Explorer's search function to work in any folder I need to search.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Search Function in Windows Explorer Works Only Erratically

suggest you rebuid the index not sure what will happen with google as well though i imagine it will be a resource drain

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I have a major problem...
when i want to search for something i press Strg+F .. then the windows search opens ... after that i want to search for instance for all pdf-files i have on my computer... but when i press the search button.. nothing happens.. i dont know how to solve that problem..
...this really sucks!

A:Windows Explorer Search function doesnt work

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I have recently been tasked with upgrading my office to Windows 10 Professional from Windows 7. For a few weeks we encountered just minor bugs mostly caused by software compatibility. Recently however, I have found that some computers in the office (not all) generate a Visual C++ runtime error when one attempts to use the search function in file explorer. However, this error does not occur when the computer searches its own C drive, but rather when it tries to search a shared drive on our server. The server runs Windows Server 8 (2012). The odd thing about this problem is that it seemed to develop over time. At first, the computers would display "Working on it..." while they attempted to search the shared drive for minutes before the user prompted to back out. But now, the search function produces the runtime error and kills the file explorer, as well as causing a black screen for a brief moment.

I have tried using autoruns to disable all the extensions to the file explorer shell to no avail. I have also attempted to search in safe mode and the same error occurs.

Thanks for your help.

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I have recently been tasked with upgrading my office to Windows 10 Professional from Windows 7. For a few weeks we encountered just minor bugs mostly caused by software compatibility. Recently however, I have found that some computers in the office (not all) generate a Visual C++ runtime error when one attempts to use the search function in file explorer. However, this error does not occur when the computer searches its own C drive, but rather when it tries to search a shared drive on our server. The server runs Windows Server 8 (2012). The odd thing about this problem is that it seemed to develop over time. At first, the computers would display "Working on it..." while they attempted to search the shared drive for minutes before the user prompted to back out. But now, the search function produces the runtime error and kills the file explorer, as well as causing a black screen for a brief moment.

I have tried using autoruns to disable all the extensions to the file explorer shell to no avail. I have also attempted to search in safe mode and the same error occurs.

Thanks for your help.

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Check screenshot for more details.

Search function works just fine, for example, in Drive D or E.

A:Search function is broken in Windows Explorer -> Libraries -> Documen

Hello dda,

Double check to make sure that the Windows Search service is set to Started and Automatic. If disabled, you could still do a non-index search in normal Windows Explorer folders, but libraries require the index for search to work in them.

Hope this helps,

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My search function in Windows 10 has stopped working. I am also having problems with the file explorer in that whenever I try to create a new folder, it freezes.
grateful for any suggestions

A:search function in Windows 10 not working, also problems with file explorer

Have you tried opening Command Prompt as an administrator and typing sfc /scannow ?

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Any pros on using Real Player and Real Player library?
I've got questions on Real Player and it's library.
1. When I play a video in my library, as soon as the video is over, it starts over, with no time to move to another one or "pause" should I be trying to burn that video.
2. I'm finding problems with the volume control. When the video starts, if I have the volume adjustment all the way to the right, maximum volume, I can move it back to the left maybe 25% of the way toward "minimum" and back to the right to maximum and this increases the volume of the video as it begins to play. If I leave the volume control on maximum then the video will play at a slightly lower volume, then if I quickly move the adjustment to the left a little and back to max. This is an issue both on wanting to listen to the videos and for burning. I do not need to spend the first 1-2 seconds of each video making volume adjustments.
3. How to move videos around on the list. Do they drag to create the desired order?
4. These are flash videos. How would I move these videos to my desktop or where ever so the format can be changed from flash to something else?
5. How to delete a video from the list.
6. Even when I am on a site like www.espn.com and there is a 20 second commercial playing, there is always an option to let Real Player download the video of the commercial. I find this option on all videos regardless of website. Who has given Real Player the right to offer t... Read more

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Real Player SP win32 Scheduler Locks-Up Real Player
Version: 1.0.1
Helix Powered
Distribution: R51X01

I have had to kill, disable and rename realsched.exe in order to keep realplayer from locking up, hanging and requiring me to kill realplayer to be able to restart relaplayer.

With realsched.exe off, real player works flawlessly on Windows 7 Build 7100.

Yes I plan to get the new code, but it will have to wait till after this semester.

A:Real Player SP Scheduler Locks-Up Real Player

I have always known of the Realplayer add to not be that great...

May I reccomend installing the real codecs and use WMP or another great media player app like VLC?

Real Codecs: Free-Codecs.com :: Download Real Alternative 2.0.1 : Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player

That package also includes Media Player Classic which is one of the best Media Players out there

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I use Windows XP Pro SPIII and Real Player Gold 11.

After listening to an Internet Radio, I have a specific problem when shutting down Real Player.
This occurs ONLY with Internet Radio, probably a plugin problem.

When I shut down Real Player, it starts to shut down, then reopen, then re-shut down, then reopen , and so on two or three times, sometimes up to eight times.

The longer I listen to an Internet Radio, the longer lasts this unpleasant shut down!

Any idea?

A:Real Player 11 shut off problem when listening to Internet Radio

I have good results using Real Player Alternative.


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Win XP (sp2)

Last night I decided to perform maintenance on my computer, which included:

-uninstall any programs that were outdated or that I did not use (via Revo Uninstaller)

-update/upgrade existing programs

-clean temp folders and junk files (CCleaner)

-remove leftover registry entries (Ace Utilities)

-perform a defragmentation (PerfectDisk)

In a nutshell, I encountered problems uninstalling a few programs including Kaspersky Internet Security, XP Smoker PRO and Java RE. During the uninstall process of one of those programs....it messed up my Windows XP.

When I try to access the search window....it's blank and only the yellow dog in the corner is visible. When I open up IE7.....I can only access yahoo.com and a few other sites. Any other site I try going to doesn't load (white screen). When I go into the "My Documents" folders, there's a moving flashlight for a couple of minutes before it opens up the folder.

Also when I reboot, I'm getting a blue or black (color changes) background screen with a large box in the middle with weird characters on the left corner and an "OK" button towards the bottom. The ONLY way to get back into my desktop is to click on "OK."

I ran "CHKDSK /R" twice and it did not fix this issue.

I do not have my Windows XP CD to repair or reinstall the OS and I need to find an alternate method of resolving this issue. Any help/insight is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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My university requires Cisco Clean Access Agent, and today the program decided I needed to update Real Player and Quicktime.

The thing is I started this computer from a clean install (DBAN, the whole nine yards), and never installed either program. I did, however install Real and Quicktime Alternative.

The tech support people here looked at my registry (which is scary in and of itself), and said there were traces of the programs there.

A:Does Real alternative create Real Player registry entries?

For the codecs and file associations.

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Does anyone know how I could play real media files (.ram) and avoiding Real sotfware? I uninstalled it I want to avoid it like the plague

I'd like to listen some radio stations like the Beeb and it's all about Real files.

Thanks for your help

A:How can I play Real Media content without real Player?!!

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I have Windows 7 and mostly use interest explorer but since I'm having trouble updating the java for my computer and especially for the x64 side of things I thought I'd try my internet explorer. I go to open it and it does nothing but sit there.
Any reason for this would help me.

A:Internet Explorer doesn't function

To get your IE working again run inetcpl.cpl and go to advanced and click the reset and reset everything.

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Dear Sirs,

My name is Clifford Griffin. I just happened on this site by accident.
I sure hope you can help me.

My operating system is Windows XP SP2.

I am currently running IE version 7. But you should know that I will
experience the Identical problem while running IE v6.0.2800... or IE

Since my IE does not work I am using Firefox to communicate with

Most of the time when I try to access the browser I get a blank
window with the following error pop-up.

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

Included in that message is a statement that says: "To see what data
this error report contains click here." Upon clicking here I see
the following error signature:

"AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 7.0.6000.16441 ModName: kernel32.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2945 Offset: 00012a5b"

There is also an extremely lengthy and detailed report entitled "Error
Report Contents" included, but it will not allow me to copy it.

Sometimes when I bring up the browser a window will appear just
as it should. But when I try to follow any link I get the same scenario
as explained above.

Can you help me?

Please let me know what further information you need.

Kindest Regards,

Clifford Griffin

A:Any version of Internet Explorer I try will not function.

Hi Clifford, welcome to TSF...

how long has the problem been present and have you tried a system restore to a date when all was well? Can you think of any downloads or any websites which were visited which may have triggered the problem?

Also, there is a chance of a malware infection so the following link may be helpful:

Finally, do you have a Windows XP installation disc?

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Downloading programmes etc with Firefox provides a choice of Open or Save. However Internet Explorer 9 does not provide any option, just proceeds to download.
Is there a way to configure IE9 to provide such an option please,

A:Internet Explorer download function

Originally Posted by robandot

Downloading programmes etc with Firefox provides a choice of Open or Save. However Internet Explorer 9 does not provide any option, just proceeds to download.
Is there a way to configure IE9 to provide such an option please,

When/after you clicked downoad, did you not see something like this at the bottom of the screen ?

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it says "bSkilljamTwoWeek" is undefined and when I click yes to continue running scripts, I can't see any images on the realarcade

A:Real Arcade Internet Explorer Script Error

No one? my firewall doesn't seem so i don't know what the problem is.

Edit: the problem seems to be that it can't load the very first .htm page for some reason, but all other pages on RealArcade load. And Game downloads won't play

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A screen popped up that says:

"Update: Microsoft Internet Explorer"
Security Alert: Spy Software may be installed in your Company
Current Spyware Threats
C:\Windows\Systems\My Documents and Settings\AllUers\Blaster.T.Worm
C:\Windows\Systems\My Documents and Settings\Desktop\SoftwareKiller.dll
C:\Windows\Systems\My Documents and Settings\SharedDocuments\W32.Netsky
Unable to Remove Items
>System Status: Urgent Attention
Click the OK button to Remove Items

I ran my "find" for W32.Netsky just to check on one of the items, and my computer does not find it. That's what made me suspicious that this is bogus.

Please tell me if this is real or not and if I should click the OK button.

Thanks much!

A:Is this a real or bogus security alert from MS Internet Explorer?

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Hello. I recently switched to a Verizon Blackberry Pearl with the data package for mail and internet. However, when I click on the web browser icon, it brings me to a screen with links to News, Sports, etc. but doesn't seem to offer the option of typing a specific web address. For example, I want to go to google.com and I can not for the life of me figure out how to simply type in a web address. Please help!

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I have noticed that I'm unable to use CTRL+P function in my Internet Explorer 11. This does work for Chrome but not IE. Browser has been reset, also done Windows update and restarted PC several times to no effect. Please provide any suggestions.


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I have tried to load a few webpages while using IE 11 and they fail to load correctly. When I use Edge, they work just fine....why is this?

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My IE history function stopped working quite a while ago when I was using
version 5.1. It has stayed broken through upgrades to IE 6.0 and to 6.0 SP1.
When I select the "history" icon I get a list starting with History and containing only the file "index.dat". The only other item in the history list is
"desktop.ini". I have scanned the registry and it is OK. Is there any way to fix this without reinstalling IE?

A:Internet Explorer history function broken

Try going to Control Panel - Add/Remove programs-
select IE 6 - click add/remove- select Repair IE.
You may have to reboot.
See if that helps.

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Internet explorer starts fine when windows first loads. After a variable amount of time, when reopened, it will pop up but will not navigate anywhere, no statusbar as such. Eventually to the point of freezing the computer. I have a DDS log and GMER log.DDSDDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86 Run by Mike at 14:00:30.51 on Wed 10/20/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.193 [GMT -5:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\bmwebcfg.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Common\DataServer.exeC:\Program Files\Kodak\AiO\center\KodakSvc.exeC... Read more

A:Internet explorer ceases to function. Log files

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The ... Read more

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Hello everyone!
Last night I installed Bitcomet (latest version). Well I'm done using it and I uninstalled it via programs and features. Then I rebooted. Now when I find a file on Internet explorer 7 (any kind of file really) that I want to save or open, nothing happens.

If I click on a file to download the usual Windows Prompt opens and asks me to Save/Open/Cancel and if I click Open or Save, nothing happens. This use to work fine before I installed BitComet.

I figured out the problem. When you install bit comment it ties itself to I.E. browser extension during the install. So it kinda becomes the download manager for I.E. So I need to figure out how to set this back to default since I uninstalled Bitcomet.
I set programs to default. I looked in file extensions and that looks normal. Crap this sucks!
Any ideas?


A:Internet Explorer Save/Open Function

You could try opening Internet Options in Control Panel. Click on the Programs tab and select Manage Add-Ons. It is possible that removing BitComet did not remove the reference within Internet Explorer.
Other than that may be worth checking your File Associations and make sure BitComet is not set as the default application for opening specific file extensions.


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A few days ago I noticed in the task managers App History tab that Edge had logged 925 MB in the past month, more than all other applications combined. When I went to Edge settings, I tried to delete saved history etc.. I turns out I wound up deleting saved log-ins and passwords in Windows/Internet Explorer. I did not realize that they are interconnected, is there any to recover them?
Microsoft keeps trying to get us to use Edge but it does not have the same functionality as Internet Explorer....Logman

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I have upgraded to Internet explorer 9 a long time ago. When it first came out as a matter of fact but now when I use ANYTHING that I want to print out (Like MapQuest.com)

It will not print any more. I can fire up Fire fox and all printing works just fine. It didn't work even when I had didn't Fire Fox Installed. I just installed Fire Fox to try to see if it would work for my printing needs.

Can someone give me any suggestions on why Internet explorer has stoped printing? Right after not printing the web page crashes also.

I have no Idea what has gone wrong. Any suggestions?


A:Internet Explorer Print Function has stopped working any more!!

Please have a look at advice in this post.
It is about how to get more info on an error and also has couple links to Microsoft IE fixes.

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Now when Internet Explorer 8 is finally a bit moore realiable it feels prioritated to fix this issue..for me its an issue atleast, everytime i write in an adress i get site suggestions after "first word" typed in, picking from my favorites and previous unrelated sitevisits.

how do i disable this damn function thei dont even have asked for to enable in the first place?

It will not be enough to link to a Microsoft FAQ that i can search throu myself, i even have diagnose papers (that im holding up infront of my screen right now ) from the braindoctor that i can't search and find in large documents even thou the answer can be right infront of my eyes
so a direct klick by klick instruction paste could help here
Thanks in advance

A:Disable Internet Explorer 8 site suggestion function

Open IE
click on tools top of the page , right hand side beside File Edit View Favourties, then tools is next, come down to Internet Options
then click on the Content tab
then the autocomplete box
take the check out of web addresses
then click on clear forms
then in the general tab in Internet Options
click on delete history

Hope this is clear enough for you to understand


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The search box in Windows Exploer is a real pain the ass. I regularly need to find files in a large directory with a lot of sub directories, with thousands of files.

The annoying thing is the way that as soon as I start typing it decides to start searching - but with so many files this just jams things up and stops me typing. I have to wait for it to sort itself out before it will let me type any more and this is becoming extemely tedious.

It's getting to the point where I have to type the search into notepad then cut and paste it into WinEx, which is clearly a ridiculous state of affairs.

How do I switch this highly annoying feature the hell off?

A:Windows Explorer "auto search" is a real pain - how do I switch it off

That is not possible, but something similar is possible.

See point number 51 on this page: Windows 7: 77 Windows 7 Tips

Type faster! LOL!

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I have a phantom item that says "search with bing" on my right click menu in IE11, which I can't remove.  It doesn't appear in the list of search providers in IE options, only the right click menu.

A:Unable to remove "Search with Bing" from Internet Explorer 11 right click search

I think the Bing bar comes as part of win 7 install on a lot of computers so you should find it in add remove programs
and be able to uninstall it from their.

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hi everyone. I keep on getting the 404 error. until I typed this out manually and voila, just click the add link below google and you will manage to add google as your search provider. just visit the following link. hope this helps many of you :) www dot
Microsoft dot com/en-us/iegallery
ps cant add the link as ms doesn't allow it 

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There is a problem in which Flash Player stops once during the operation of the business portal currently operating based on Flash Player, so please contact us.

As a result of the verification, it is confirmed that it is not related to Adobe's Flash Player and is related to the function of Shockwave Flash Object installed in Windows 10 Internet Explorer 11.

Therefore, I would like to know whether it is possible to delete and reinstall the Shockwave Flash Object function.
And I would like to know if it is possible to upgrade or downgrade only the version of the Shockwave Flash Object (or any other related function) while leaving the version of Internet Explorer.

Thank you.

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I've never seen anything like this. Okay, here's the system rundown --- Running win 7 pro sp1 64 bit on a Dell xps 8000. Replaced hard drive one month ago, and I've used Seagate's diagnostic tool to check out hard drive, which didn't find any errors with the hard drive.

So, here's problem 1:
Computer was running great up until four days ago. It wouldn't wake up out of sleep properly. It would freeze. I would have to reboot to wake it up. It won't even let me LOG OFF correctly because when I go to log back on, I don't get the prompt to choose the user or enter my password. When I reboot --- that I can only do by shutting on and off the power, it's fine. The computer starts up fine in SAFE MODE, so I'm not detecting any issues there.

Problem 2:
Internet explorer 10 (got it with one of the updates two weeks ago) simply would HANG and not open. Even with I would click it once and open task manager to see what was happening, it showed multiple instances of explorer open. So, what I did was turn OFF Explorer 10 in the "turn windows features on or off" section. But when I when to turn them back on to see if it would reset, I not only lost the default windows icons from the start bar, Explorer refused to initialize when I tried to start it from "Programs" or from clicking the explorer.exe icon in both Programs (64 bit) and Programs (x86).

To this point I've done the full scan disk, and also run SCAN NOW. I also have anti malware software ... Read more

A:Windows Internet Explorer AND sleep function not working properly!

What is your Anti-Malware? Try this: System Restore

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Here's the deal - I have a quick shortcut to my C drive on the desktop, so that I can just double-click it and go straight to browsing my files. However, today, the search function decided to make itself the primary function. When I double-click it now, it opens a search window instead of the C: drive.

Can someone tell me how to make it so double-clicking it will, by default, use the "open" function instead of "search?" Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Search function has overridden open function in XP

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If anyone can figure this one out, they are a better man than I. The "Search" function in my History file in Explorer (5.0) will not seem to clear. When I click on the History icon on the tool bar, I get a split screen on my Explorer window showing the contents of the History folder. If I have cleared the contents of the file in internet options and cleared temp. internet files, the file is clear. But, when I hit the "Search" function in the split screen display and type in a letter and then hit search, there are a few links which still appear. Even if I right click and try to delete them, they will not go away. Thus, they still appear when I have auto complete on even though I cleared my history file. I even tried uninstalling Explorer and reinstalling it (they must get saved in the older default Explorer which will not go away). When I go to the history file by way of the c: drive, they do not appear since there is no search function in it. I'm baffled. If anyone has any ideas, I would be happy to hear them. I assume another way to solve this is to delete the back up explorer which came with Windows 95... but I don't know how to do this either since there is no uninstall option for the earlier version. If someone knows how to uninstall it, I would appreciate info on that too.

A:Frozen Links in "Search" function of Explorer History File

Better person. Sorry.

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I've just done a full factory default restore using Packard Bell's Smart Restore. Wiping out all my installed programes which is what I expected however when re-installing my browser and addon IE7Pro I no longer have the drop and drag function allowing me to highlight a search term or web written link and drag it to the left or right opening up a new tab in a new window.

I would like to know how I get it back, Or if I've missed something simple disenabling this function thanks.

Both my browser and add-on version is the same as before I did the restore.

Internet Opitions & IE7Pro Tab Preferences:


A:Lost drop and drag function to open a new link in Internet explorer 7

No reply. Is this a tech forum or what ? unbelievable your all the same. Only here to help dummys figure out how to turn on their PC

Delete my account
Delete my sign up details

what a waste of my time this has been

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90% of the music or video sites I go to are RealAudio only and will it (Real Alternative) play any video file that RealPlayer does along with its sound?
Am currently using RealPlayer 8 (Basic) & keep getting notices that it isn't supported anymore & would I like to upgrade to RealPlayer 10?

Will Real Alternative work in the system below? VBrun files 3 thru 6 are installed.

NOTE: WHILE Computer was in the shop having new Hard Drive installed the Audio Drivers were updated and now are:

"Driver Version: built by VIA"
Codec Type: VT1611
DirectX Version: 6.1

A:Real Player or Real Alternative. Which should I get

I won't have RealPlayer on my system.

Personal thing, obviously, but it has a lot of issues.

Real Alternative works, for me.

Why not get it and try it, then you'll know, yourself!

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Does anyone know if there's a stable plugin or codec for Windows Media Player 10, to play Real Player files streamed from the web? Thx for any help.

A:Need a stable plugin or codec for Windows Media Player 10 for Real Player web content

Not sure of a plugin for WMP but I use a program called Real Alternative, it plays RMV files faultlessly.


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