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Q: blocked from setting Internet Options

I'm trying to help a friend with a series of Malware related problems, He was hit by "Antispyware Soft "

It seems to regenerate, and sets him up to use a proxy server. Now, it has somehow blocked him from even going to look at Internet Options at all, he gets an error, "cancelled due to restrictions on this computer"

The only way I can help him is to login remotely, and now I can't even do that. He's a local admin on a standalone computer, any ideas on how to get to Internet Options?

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Preferred Solution: blocked from setting Internet Options

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Hi, I have xp home eddition with 4 user accounts. 2 accounts work fine the other 2 are having problems.

The desktop settings will not change. You can click what you want and hit apply but changes will not be made and when you open them up again they are back to where they were (which is different to what they should be).

Same for internet options. They have gone to 'never dial a connection' also cannot change home page etc. In the two problem accounts the internet is inaccessable.

Also when you click 'start' button the whole left hand column is blank.

The whole appearance of the accounts is like half xp style and half classic windows style.

I have done a sytem restore (that wont work) says no changes have been made, run adaware and spybot plus avg virus scan (all were updated).

The 2 working accounts are working perfectly!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I wont be able to try out all the helpful information you are going to give me until tomorrow night.

I hope someone can help.

Thank you

A:Desktop setting and Internet Options wont work

Delete the offending accounts. Reboot and make new ones. Sometimes user accounts become corrupt.

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I have strange issue with Windows 8.1 x64 Pro with Media Center. Since it was upgraded from 8, there have been issues with Software Store. Despite internet connection working fine with Firefox and other applications, Store would not connect to the internet. After long investigation I found out that Proxy server setting in Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings must be disabled in order to get Store working again. For some reason proxy server only stays disabled for the current session, which means when the windows is rebooted it comes back enabled again. My question is how to make it stay permanently disabled, as I don't use any proxy. Thanks.

A:Internet Options Proxy Server setting won't stay off.

Try resetting IE11, Tools> Internet Options Advanced tab, Reset button.

Others have this same problem not sure why.

LAN Connection settings keep changing back to proxy server after - Microsoft Community

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Help guys!

I think I got a virus - I can't change the firewall settings anymore, on avast - my real time shields status is unknown and it won't let me turn it on. When I try to turn it on it says "Unable to start the file system shield! Shield unreachable."

ALso I can't access the internet. I get the computer icon with the exclamation mark and when I try to diagnose, it says "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings."

I scanned with spyware doctor, malwarebytes, adware, super antispyware already and now scanning with avast. The previous ones removed alot of viruses but I still think there are some remaining.

I can't even use restore point cause it always fails :/ Please help!

A:Help! Internet blocked, Antivirus blocked, Firewall blocked...

Updated with ark.txt, attach.txt, and DDS.txt

I wasn't sure how to compress them with windows compressor cause it became a winrar file so I just left it as normal.

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I just bought a new MSI laptop. However, Win 8.1 was not activated at the factory, so I keep getting the activation reminder. I've tried to get the keys using those apps and Microsoft support told me they are blocked and and MSI has to clear them so I can activate. A useless call to MSI said they have to get the laptop back and they will perform a new install of Windows. Questionable is if this service is free and the length of time they will take, as they are renowned to have fairly poor service.

It appears I have the OE version (nothing in the PC Settings says "pro")

There are dealers on Ebay (with many good reviews) selling unused pro discs with the license keys/stickers, for good prices.

I would like to avoid a new installation, but the dealer said that if my Win 8.1 is an OE, the keys can't be used with my laptop and I must do a fresh install with the Pro disc they provide in order to use the license key on the sticker.

Is there any other way to avoid a new install and possibly upgrade to Pro? I'm thinking for the price of the disc and key, it's good insurance to buy it to keep it on hand for periodic reinstalls, but I'm strapped for time right now and need to continue working with the laptop. I can only do a new install at a much later time.

I checked the search and I didn't see something that aligned with my particular situation. Thanks in advance.

A:New Laptop, WIN8 OE Not Activated, Key Blocked, Options?

Hi there!

I've been a custom PC builder for years, and I've always loved ASUS and MSI boards, although I've not had experience with MSI-based laptops, so I haven't had to tussle with MSI's customer support.

On the other hand, Microsoft's Product Keys are - shall we say - difficult, at best?
For some reason, Microsoft wants us to pay some company to reinstall Windows for us, or use the manufacturer's "Recovery Media", and it's often loaded with garbage that we don't want, or it doesn't do what we want or need in the first place.


Now, if I may offer a helpful hand, I have located a script some years ago that translates the string values from the Windows Registry and makes them into a product key that you can actually read.

If you have the media available, then ProductKey.VBS should find your Product Key for you, from which you can perform a re-install and should be able to activate Windows from there.

If you DON'T have the media available, then the following tutorial can help you create the re-installation media.

Tutorial: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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my laptops display shows everything elongated/squashed and as for display setthings I only have:1152x864 ,1024x678 and 600x800
my laptop has an 17.3 inch pnp monitor, win7 os, 64 bit i5 core, vga adapter

at the color settings 32/16 I saw that I had more display settings: advanced settings->adapter>list all modes and none of the listed modes had 1280x800 you posted for the 17-18 inch monitors, every option still had a squashed look and it looked even poorly when I choose a lower resolution.

what should I do?
ps sorry for my english spelling

A:why don't I have the same setting options as you?

This is more than likely a display driver issue, please complete your systems specs a bit more thoroughly, i.e. ATi HD5770, ASUS MRP45678ie, etc w/o knowing your hardware it's very hard to really help you.

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Where is the option setting for Win 10 to NOT display a file as anything but it's name?
Running around this AM with Hurricane Irma in the offing taking pics of house and grounds. My camera records a JPEG and a Raw file. When I download (to backup) the images on to my Desktop it takes Win 10 f-ing forever to stop trying to display the Raw files. Obviously I've got something set so Win 10 can't ignore the files. What? I set the view option to detail only but it still takes an inordinate amount of time. Arg! Advice please.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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Hi. I have been Googling this, but haven't been able to find the information I need. Maybe someone can help here?

I want the option to open a DVD/CD in Windows Explorer to show on the Autoplay option window that appears when I insert a disc into the drive. I am asked every time I put in a disc, which is what I want; the option is there in the configuration settings, but it doesn't appear in the autoplay window.. See screenshots.

I can remove the Open in Windows Media Player option if only four items will show (but how??)



A:Setting Autoplay options

I just discovered that if I insert a DVD-RW with video files on it, I get the above 'annoyance'. If the same DVD-RW has jpegs on it, I get a different autoplay window open, with different options (including 'Open with Windows Explorer)> I'd thought (clearly wrongly) the action was media dependent, not as to what was on the disc.

So how do I get the Windows Explorer option for a disc with .VOB files on it?

Thanks again.

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I am having difficulty setting power options. If I enter and then save my settings, I get a popup saying 'revisions don't match'. No explanation, no help in getting them to match. Are there default settings, or can someone give me an example of some working settings. I'd like the monitor to go off, machine go to standby, then hibernate. But when to have discs spin down? I hope this is clear, and I'm sure it's a stupid question, but what can you do? Thanks. excentric

A:Setting Power Options

Hi excentric and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,Possibly because Standby and Hibernate are more or less the same thing.This option quickly saves your work and puts your computer in a virtual sleep.....a delicate mode between on and off.If you want to, Turn Off the computer when you are done for the day.You will have to power off the monitor manually.

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A few weeks ago after a registry clean and a few other fixes, I lost the autofill functionality on IE 7.

It is checked off in Tools--Internet Options--Content--AutoComplete--Settings (all options checked except password - same as always!).

All, for example, search fields (google, dictionary.com, etc.) are not double-clickable. Do not produce any prior words entered in the field. Etc.

Any sense how this happened? Have searched Microsoft forums but found nothing on this and wonder if it's a new bug...


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I have downloaded Google Chrome on my home pc which is running Windows xp professional SP3 and I kept getting numerous warning boxes in the bottom right hand side of my screen saying "an attempt to change your default search setting has been blocked".
It is driving me mad, as everything I try to do to stop it just fails and it keeps returning, sometimes 3 or 4 times at once.
Can somebody please help me get rid of this message once and for all ??

A:'an attempt to change your default search setting has been blocked'

that will be your antivirus or anti-spyware program alerting you to the fact that chrome tries to change the default search from MSN to Google

there will be a setting somewhere in your AV to allow the change

what antivirus/antispyware are you using?

or try this

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As I bought my laptop when I was living abroad, it has an American (I suppose) style keyboard, where (for example) the number keys 1 to 5 in Caps are marked (and produce the symbols) ! @ # $ %. Given that the laptop sits on the desk mostly, I find it a lot easier when doing emails or whatever to use a USB keyboard on my lap, but this has a UK layout, where the same keys in Caps are marked ! " ? $ % ... but produce the same symbols as the first example (laptop's own keyboard).

I don't suppose there is any way to get Windows to recognise the two different keyboard layouts, so that the USB one produces the symbols depicted on the keys? Can I remap it without affecting the laptop one? Can't work out how, if so.


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Hi guys was changing some icons last night and managed to mess up somewhere. When i went to folder options to try and change the icon for drives it somehow reset the setting for opening drives to find. I changed it to open with windows explorer for now so that i can open things but this doesnt help as they all open in new windows. Does anyone know how to reset this action to default? I checked on my other comp and there doesnt appear to normally be a default option it just opens...
Any help would be great,

A:Setting Program Open Options

Try a system restore

Go to start/run/ type in msconfig
click on launch system restore.
Pick a date in bold, go back to before you messed up

Good luck


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I recently picked up a old HP psc 2510 photosmart all-in-one printer at a yard sale for 10 bucks in great condition. Problem is, it was missing all documentation and driver CD. Fortunately, HP included "in-OS" drivers for Win 7, so I was able to set it up over USB very easily. But now I'm trying to get it up and running with wireless printing, which it supports on XP, but isn't perfectly ported to 7.

Following the advice from the 4th comment on Re: HP PSC 2510 Photostmart drivers for WIndows 7 - Page 4 - HP Support Forum, I was able to connect to it via my wifi network when I plug an Ethernet cable into the printer.

Now, this works, but being a huge nerd, I think it'd be even better if I could set the printer up to be completely wireless. I'm not much of an expert on the finer workings of wireless connections, but I think it's possible to do this with an ad hoc netwrok. But I can't find any instructions for doing this on 7. Closest thing I found was this page with instructionsfor XP, which I was unable to follow on 7.

Since the printer has an on-screen option to enable or disable the "wireless radio" which can only be turned on when the ethernet cable is unplugged, I assume this functionality is to broadcast the "hpsetup" ad hoc network from the printer without it being connected to a router (since I don't think it can connect to an actual wifi network wirelessly; but if it can, it'd be great to know how to do that too!). But even when I do... Read more

A:Options for setting up a wireless printer

Instructions for creating an ad hoc network in Windows 7 can be found here:
Windows 7: How to Create an Ad Hoc Network | kombitz.com

I also wonder if maybe it has anything to do with encryption?
It seems that with the linkout you have provided with instructions
for setting this up in XP describes setting up WEP encryption connection
through the HP setup page. Wondering if the device you are making the
ethernet connection to is handing the printer an IP by checking that option in
the setup through Win7 (Automatically obtain IP address therefore it should) but check if the router is also using
WEP encyption which whilst reading the documentation seemed to be required for the printer.

Is that making sense! I'd start with that first

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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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Hi All,

I have had many problems since I installed Vista Ultimate, both major and minor. I have solved some and am still working on others. I won't try to adress them all now. The problem with folder view settings is one of the most aggravating, though not operationally significant. Still, it does CONSTANTLY Piss Me Off. Pardon my language, but it IS appropriately descriptive. Regardless of whatever settings I choose, the next time I go to that folder or any other, they have reverted to some set of system defaults, which I CAN'T CHANGE. Several I don't use and some I don't want or actually get in the way of what I want to do, such as "AutoArrange". (If I ever meet the person who invented "AutoArrange" I will probably be arrested for assault.)

Does ANYONE know what I can do to set my folders the way I want them and retain the settings?

A:Setting Folder View Options

Have you tried this? Windows Explorer Folder View settings

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new to Windows 7

.windows 7.fresh out of the box, first time being turned on, whats the VERY first step towards having the same options applied to ALL folders and seeing the same options the second/third time you use windows explorer?

All previous versions gave us a list of steps to set folder options......we'd go through the steps.....youre options might be fine ...........now, but the next time you use windows explorer, your options are......not there.
Nobody ever knew how to permanently set folder options in all previous windows versions.

is it the same with windows 7

do we still have to change options on each folder that we need to?
each time we use that folder?

I haven't yet tried and I'm not touchin' folder options untill i see what you folks have to say.

A:Solved: setting folder options

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After using the RTM build for about a week with no issues, the option to open a folder in the same window when clicked, is no longer working properly.

Now, when clicked, all folders are opening up in a new window and this is very annoying! I havent changed any settings and the folder options are still set correctly. I have tried changing the folder options to see if it would change this behaviour but it did not. What is really strange is that this also happened on my first install of Vista RTM before reinstalling this copy, after about the same time of usage-about 1 week.

Has anybody ran into this or know what is happening? I havent installed any new hardware or software and I havent tried any repairs or recovery yet. I wanted to ask before I started poking around and making any changes in the OS.

A:Vista folder options setting issue

Try this link. It's really simple, the extra is just if the quick merge option doesn't work, it's safe also. I have used it twice, I need to do a reinstall. It fixed alot of my problems with folder options.

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In access 2000 with my database opened, I clicked on the TOOLS menu > selected STARTUP.

In this window I removed checkmarks for
> Allow Full Menus
> Allow Default Shortcut Menus
> Allow Built-in Toolbars
> Allow Toolbar/Menu Changes
> Use Access Special Keys

This had the effect I was hoping for and made it more like an application.

The problem is i haven't finished the database and still need to work on it.

I need to get these tool bars back.

How do I get them back?.
Please help.



A:ms Access - Setting Startup Options ? how do I reverse

Does the old trick work?

Open Windows Explorer
navigate to the folder with your database in
hold down shift and double-click the icon

You should have Tools available for use again.

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Hello community,
I've been googling for this quite a long time but I didn't find an answer. I got a Dell Studio 1747 and when I open the Windows Mobility Centre and start the Radio Control Options it says that it got blocked in the BIOS. The List for activating or deactivating the adapters such as Bluetooth or Wifi is just greyd out. I remember that this worked for me, but since a while it doesn't work anymore. I don't know how to unblock this in BIOS.
The only thing which I accidently changed in BIOS was activating Computrace, and now it just says activated and I can't deactivate it anymore. But the Computrace software itself isn't running on my notebook, theres no such process, because I have been googling for that, too and know what the name of the process is. Maybe this has something to do with it?
I'm happy about evey answer

A:Radio Control Options is blocked in Windows Mobility Centre (accidently activated Computrace), help please

I suggest going into the BIOS. Start the system while tapping F2, choose the Wireless tab and change the wireless switch option to "all", then check to see if you have more options in Windows Mobility Center.  Play around with the different wireless settings in the BIOS to see if it makes any difference.
If you are having problems with Computrace, I suggest contacting Absolute Software.  
Absolute Software can be reached here:

Website:  http://www.absolute.com
E-mail:  [email protected]
Telephone:  (888) 999-9857

I hope that this helps.

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Here's my problem with Vista.

When I go into any folder for the first time, it comes up with a set of random things to sort the folders by, and random view settings.

I want every folder to have the "details" view by default. Also, I want the tabs "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" that I can click on to sort these, with "Type" being the default selected one.

This is how I had things in WinXP. All I had to do was click "Apply to folders" in the folder options. I do this in Vista, also, I do have "Remember each folder's view settings" checked. Yet it makes up a random set of view settings for any folder I haven't manually set myself.

So, how do I make Windows Vista stop coming up with random view settings for folders? When I click on a folder of pictures I still want it in "Details" view, with "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" tabs. With "Type" selected as the default to sort by.

Yet, it appears in "Large Icons" view, with "Date Taken", "Tags", "Size", and "Rating" as the only sort by options.

How do I stop this madness?

A:Folder view options? How do I make a default setting?

Greetings =)

After having a go at this my self to see if I could come up with a fix I found my PC doing the same thing, So after a bit of a google crawl I found this post - Hope it helps =)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-10019957-68.html - Long way around good for beginer and intermidiate users

CAUTION: "This involves editing the registry. It is always recommended to create a back-up of the registry before making any modifications. Before performing any of the actions below, please save your work and close any Windows Explorer windows, as you will need to log off for these changes to properly take effect." If you dont know what your doing I would recommend against the following fix.


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In Windows XP SP2
If I Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
In Network Connections, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
In Local Area Network Connection Properties, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
In Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties, click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab.
There are two options at the bottom of the dialog box.
Register this connectionís addresses in DNS
Use this connectionís DNS suffix in DNS registration
Is there any way to set these two options with Registry entries or by scripting ?

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Our end goal is that when someone selects an email link inside of Internet Explorer it goes to either the O365 Outlook login page or presents a composed email from
https://outlook.office.com/owa/. We have been able to accomplish these settings using the following command line:
ftype mailto="C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" "https://outlook.office.com/owa/?viewmodel=IMailComposeViewModelFactory&wid=62&ispopout=1&path="
This works 100% of the time when Protection mode is disabled for the Internet zone

When protection mode is enabled we get the prompt
"A website wants to open web content using this program on your computer"
Name: Internet Explorer 11
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
when I select "Allow" nothing happens and I'm not seeing any corresponding event logs to why this is happening
Looking for how to get past this while still having protection mode enabled

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I need to register a dll using regsvr32 and set identical options for MS Word and MS Access for 9 users (with user permissions) on 10 computers running XP pro. All users are on a domain on a server running SBS 2003. Is there an easier way than changing each user to administrator privledges, register the dll, change the user back to user privledges, set the options in Word and Access and do this 90 times?

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My browser (internet explorer) is missing the delete history and other genreal tasks under the internet options in the tools section. as well at time my broswer will not open, and typing and scrolling is very slow. i do not currently have virus protection, and was worried this might be a virus.
any help?

A:missing options on internet options

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In Windows 8.1, I need comma as a decimal symbol. However, after restart it changes to dot and I need to reset it and restart all the programs. It is annoying. In Region settings, input method, Welcome, User setting etc. are the same language/region (Slovak).
Is there registry key that would prevent OS changing the settings after restart? The default settings are correct, so I do not understand where does the change come from. After OS installation I used different system language (English) for a time, because
it is easier for me to do setup in English, so maybe that is the reason. Thank you.

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My colleague brought me his computer. Apparently, he uninstalled AVG and at some point installed Malware Defense. I've deleted all traces of Malware Defense from the registry and unregistered the associated dlls but I cannot successfully install AVG9--the installation always fails due to not responding in a timely fashion. I can install Spybot 1.62 but it won't launch in either regular nor safe mode. Likewise I can install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but it won't respond.

Any ideas?



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I'm new here, having been recommended by someone who has succesfully removed viruses in the past, with your help.

My 12 year old son was surprised by the invitation to run Vista Internet Security 2011, and said Yes (groan). Since then, I have tried to run my Avast, both in and out of safe mode, but it has not detected any files, despite the fact that the VIS 2011 security window keeps coming up on my screen. I have tried to download the Microsoft security tools, but my access to the internet has been denied, even in safe mode. I've also tried to identify the virus files in Task Manager, but they are either hidden, or well disguised.

I am now completely unable to access IE, as every time I try, it tells me that the programme is absent. I accessed my email three days ago (after the computer had been infected), but I have not tried since, as I am afraid I will cause problems there if I keep trying.

I've read the guidelines for what to do before submission, but I can't action most of them because they require downloading, which I'm not able to do!

I have an Acer computer, with up to date Avast antivirus (free version). I also have a Mac book which is about three years old, and I can access the internet, and my web based email, through that.

I'm hoping you can help me turn the IE back on on my PC, and get rid of the VIS 2011.

I know my way around a computer a bit, but I am by no means expert.

I'm about to go away for the weekend, but I... Read more

A:Vista Internet Security 2011 and blocked Internet Explorer

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.If you still require help then please try the following:Please download OTH.scr to your desktop.Now download OTL to your desktop.Double click the OTH file and select Kill All Processes, your desktop will go blank

Then select Start OTL, - OTL will now run:Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedCasey

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I've been unable to use my laptop computer fully for almost two months now. I have a feeling when I downloaded an extension for Chrome, a bad malware was attached to it. I cannot access the internet through any of my browsers: Chrome, Firefox, or even the dreaded Internet Explorer. When trying to go to a site in Chrome, the message "this page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred." In the lower left hand corner if my homepage does load and I type in a different address, the text "waiting for proxy tunnel" is visible. I've never seen that before and I'm pretty sure that I'm going through a proxy since I have Comcast as my ISP. Another message I would see after attempting to go to a website is "ERR_PROXY_CONNECTION_FAILED."   On the rare occasion that I do get to a new webpage, the https is crossed out. When checking to see if it was just Chrome acting up, Firefox would show an error message 'the proxy server is refusing connections" or it wouldn't change from the homepage at all. I've done Google searches on the fixing the proxy problem and when I checked the LAN settings in the Internet Options, I'm unable to uncheck the "use a proxy server for your LAN" option (greyed out). I don't believe that was checked before, but then again, I had no need to mess with those settings. In order to install programs to help fix this (i.e. Farbar Recovery), I had to use another computer other than mine, copy the download file to a flash drive, then paste it t... Read more

A:Unable to Search Internet, Proxy Server in Internet Options Uncheckable. Help!

Hello dixie6000 and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.   
My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
Please complete all steps in the specified order.
Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
Please open as administrator  ... Read more

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When I click on the IE icon on the desktop the only screen it brings up is the Internet Options Screen. Just like you clicked on TOOLS and then OPTIONS. Can anyone tell me why this happened?

A:Internet Explorer Desktop Icon Only displays Internet Options

Does the same thing happen when running it from C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe?

If it does not happen with that maybe make a new shortcut to the desktop?

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A:Internet Explorer wont stay open!! NO INternet options either

Need some more info. What is your OS? Are you wireless or hardwire? What are the make and model numbers of your Router and Modem? Are there any red x's or yellow flags in the Device Manager next to your network adapter? Open a command prompt and type the following without the quotes and paste all the results back here, "ipconfig /all".

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I am having a problem with accessing the internet through internet explorer. Today, I installed FireFox and it is running great.

In internet explorer, when I choose "tools" and "internet options" it says I am restricted. I am not quite sure what program is blocking me from access.

I have went through internet options in My Computer and reset all the defaults to no avail.

I appreciate any help you guys can provide for me.


A:Internet Access Blocked in Internet Explorer

Hi jollyjingles and welcome to TSF !

Are you logged as an admin ?

See this :

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I have a problem that started the other day. When I click on any of my Internet Explorer icons or shortcuts, the screen flashes but nothing pops up. The only way I can access the internet is through My Computer and even then I cannot click on some links, even through my email. I have tried accessing internet options, but it says the operation has been cancelled due to restrictions set by computer administrator. There is only one user account on here, and I am the computer administrator. I have virus, spyware, and adware on here, I have removed all threats, still no luck. I have even looked through the registry looking for restrictions but didn't see any. I am running XP. HELP Thanks

A:Internet Explorer won't open, can't access Internet Options

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what infections were found?

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i have run hijackthis on my other comp here the report i got rid off all virus so i dont know whats wrong
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:14:24 AM, on 6/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Embarq Online Security 8\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\Embarq Online Security 8\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Embarq Online Security 8\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Embarq Online Security 8\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Netscape Internet Service\ncupdatesvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Embarq Online Security 8\Common\FCH32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
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A:my internet exploer dont work or my internet options

i have tryed everything to try and make it work it stared by me deleting firefox so i did sys restor then nothing would work at all i tryed explor nothing it pops up then disapers. i tryed to log in to my internet options nothing happens plz help me fix it

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Win XP Internet Explorer 6's Advanced Tab (under Internet options) missing:

I have a problem with Internet Explorer 6, Under "Tools", "Internet Options", the Advanced Tab is missing.
I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out with this.

A:Win XP Internet Explorer 6's Advanced Tab (under Internet options) missing

Internet Explorer Control Panel Restrictions (Part 2) at Registry Guide for Windows:

Deleting the AdvancedTab registry value should do it.

Also, do a thorough scan for Malware in your system, as this restriction may have been caused by them.

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Every now and then while browsing, my work is interrupted in my browser with the message that I can't connect to a proxy. Checking my internet options in the LAN settings shows that it keeps turning on the proxy option with a proxy IP of After some research I learned this was a virus meant to steal my information by rerouting my browsing through a proxy. I have tried several services to remove it, be it ESET, MalwareBytes, JunkRemover, AdwCleaner, and even deleting certain registry entries which just come back. None helped as they don't detect any viruses or malware. Turning the proxy option off fixes the problem for about an hour before it comes back and turns the option on again. I use a 64x Windows 10 system, so ComboFix doesn't work. The log is as follows:

 FRST.txt   207.08KB
Please help when you can.

A:Internet Options keeps turning on Proxy for all Internet connections

I've noticed this in the whitelisted section: ProxyServer: [S-1-5-21-1993721000-4116074352-2927827119-1001] => http=;https=
Considering that it is the ip address for the proxy hijack virus, I'm assuming that it's important.

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I've been having this problem for about a year now, and I just can't get it fixed. Whenever I try to open Internet Explorer it just flashes for less than a second, and then automatically closes. Also, I can't open Internet Options. I try to click on it from the Control Panel, but nothing happens. I try to enter inetcpl.cpl in Run, but nothing happens.

However, i've read on some other forums and threads here about looking for "inetcpl.cpl" in the System32 folder, and it is NOT there on my computer. I really don't know what to do now.
EDIT: After using Microsoft's Fix It program, inetcpl.cpl is back in the System32 folder, but nothing happens when I click on it. I tried to access it through the browsing fuction of Run, but it doesn't sure up there. Maybe that's normal, but I thought I should note it anyway.

NOTE: If this belows in a different section, please move it. I wasn't really sure.

A:Internet Options Won't Open/Internet Explorer Won't Launch

Hello Dmack mate try these first if you haven't already. Disk Check


SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I have upgraded a Dell Latitude with a much larger HDD. I re installed Win XP and went directly to Windows to update all patches etc... Once all downloads were installed I clicked on internet icon and was brought directly to the Internet Options dialog box. I tried changing the web address here and still had the same problem. I might add that I also installed Office 2003 with no problems but during my windows updating I did see some updates for Office as well.
Could Office have made some changes? I've only downloaded Office once or twice and have never seen this before.
Another thought, while downloading, sp3 and IE8 were installed.
Thanks, Tom

A:Solved: Internet Explorer opens to Internet Options

Tomween1, You may want to checkout the link below.



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Every now and then while browsing, my work is interrupted in my browser with the message that I can't connect to a proxy. Checking my internet options in the LAN settings shows that it keeps turning on the proxy option with a proxy IP of After some research I learned this was a virus meant to steal my information by rerouting my browsing through a proxy. I have tried several services to remove it, be it ESET, MalwareBytes, JunkRemover, AdwCleaner, and even deleting certain registry entries which just come back. None helped as they don't detect any viruses or malware. Turning the proxy option off fixes the problem for about an hour before it comes back and turns the option on again. I use a 64x Windows 10 system, so ComboFix doesn't work. The log is as follows:

 FRST.txt   207.08KB
Please help when you can.

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I have upgraded a Dell Latitude with a much larger HDD. I re installed Win XP and went directly to Windows to update all patches etc... Once all downloads were installed I clicked on internet icon and was brought directly to the Internet Options dialog box. I tried changing the web address here and still had the same problem. I might add that I also installed Office 2003 with no problems but during my windows updating I did see some updates for Office as well.

Could Office have made some changes? I've only downloaded Office once or twice and have never seen this before.

Another thought, while downloading, sp3 and IE8 were installed.

Thanks, Tom

A:[SOLVED] Internet Explorer opens to Internet Options

Is there 2 tabs open at the top or just the one?

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Hi there,

I have a problem with Internet Explorer 6.

Under "Tools", "Internet Options", the Advanced Tab is missing.

Previously, I could access it and see it. Now its totally gone.

I've tried reinstalling Win XP and IE 6 but the problem remains.

My PC is a P4, 2.4GHz, 526MB ram, with Win XP Professional. IE version is 6.0.2800

I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out with this.

I can be reached at [email protected]


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I am going to start a virus fix and the moderator (now off-line) wanted me to set my search options to 1) search system folders 2) search hidden files & folders 3) search system subfolders. These are not available options in W2K Pro...or I can't find them if they are... Can someone help with this? Thanks!

A:Solved: Need help with setting "Search Options" Please!

We got this sorted right?

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Peoblem started a day ago, My Interent explorer when I open it opens for a second then closes without any error. I don't use Interent Explorer but I need Interent options for my proxy settings, so I went to Control panel and found that Interent options do not open as well, and one minor thing every folder I opened, opened in a new window. I fixed that, been trying to fix this but was unable too. Thought get help from you guys.
Thanx in advance.

A:Internet Explorer cannot open, Internet options gone.

This may or may not work.From your Start Menu enter Internet Options in the search bar.When the results are displayed click Internet Options.If it opens reset IE.Advanced tab.Reset Internet Explorer settings is at the bottom of Advanced.Click Reset.You will asked to confirm that you want to reset. At this point, you can either delete personalsettings or keep them. This has nothing to do with website favorites in IE.Click the reset button.After reset, your home page will be set to msn.comYou can easily change it to the page you prefer.

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okay, so i have a windows xp SP2, and im running internet explorer 8. when i go to control panel, all i see for internet options is the little picture and not lettering, but i still click on it and absolutely nothing haappens. then if i open internet explorer, i dont have the menu, toolbar, nothing, nothing, nothing... just see a yellow star the the left. thats all. i need serious help with this pc. i would appreciate any help... and also, i cant even download anything at all. all i can do is surf the web and make an account. cant even copy paste anyh=thing on the web.  

A:internet explorer problems.. and internet options gone.

I would try resetting IE, How to reset Internet Explorer settings - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 .
I also suggest that you install SP3 and all subsequent critical updates, once you get your browser functioning.

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I am running vista home premium. for the past year and a half, i was using the vista backup to backup my files to a second internal hard drive installed for that purposes. i was running out of space on that drive, so i researched the best way to make some space and was advised that if you delete backup files, delete the whole set, not just interim files. So, I deleted the backup set (i.e., the folder with all the backup files). Now i want to do a new, complete backup, but every time i try to click on back up my files, it fails. Can anyone suggest a way to get this working again?

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Hi,Just ran an update through hp support for wireless lan and now i am blocked from the internet pls help

A:internet blocked

Hi There are some things you could try... www.ceeandbeetee.uk

Happy 2 [email protected]

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