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Q: Unable to open any exe and browser redirecting to when trying to open other links

Hi Everyone,

I'm having windows xp professional and couple of days back i install 3hersoft dvd maker and from then i'm not able to open any other exe's and also my google search is being redirected to page.

I tried running malware bytes and as i told earlier i'm unable to run any exe's here is what the message i'm getting.

Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I tried creating new user account as specified in some site but of no use.

please help me in resolving the issue.


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A: Unable to open any exe and browser redirecting to when trying to open other links

Can you try Malwarebytes in Safe Mode via hitting F8 just after the BIOS Splash Screen?

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When trying to open links with both Internet Explorer and Opera i am unable to. When i click onto the link nothing happens. I already ran spyware removal programs and tried resetting browser to defaults. Can anyone help me with this or give me some advise please?

Thanks in advance...

A:Unable to open links in web browser. Can someone please help!

What links? Where?

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Hi everybody

I picked up some nasty malware. AVG was updating and suddenly everything just fell apart.

I can't run any installation programs regardless of the extension or name. I've tried to install Rkill and MalwareBytes with absolutely no luck. It defaults to needing to be unblocked in the properties and no matter what compatibility mode I use it will not run. I get a 1084 error when I try to open the security center. In the taskbar I have an Action Center alert that says 1 Important Message and 3 Total Messages. The Action Center will not open at all. I do not have access to a USB key as I am not home, but I will be Tuesday evening. Any help would be infinitely appreciated.

Other notes I forgot: I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and I am constantly getting errors that Windows can't load and needs to be repaired. It runs and restarts, sometimes being repaired and other times not.

Thanks a lot

A:Action center won't open, Internel Explorer only browser that will open, no MalwareBytes and RKill will not open

An update.

I've tried running MalwareBytes and RKill from a flash drive which is also not working. Windows also ends up unable to load, the startup repair runs and things work fine. Not long after Windows tries to update and then it becomes unable to load again and the startup repair runs again.

I tried running a registry fix for the .exe problem and I get an error stating that the registry is being used even when no programs are running and I am in safe mode.

Hope this information helps

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After having searched both this forum, and the internet I've had no luck fixing this long occurring issue.  For whatever reason, when I click a link outside of my browser (Chrome by default, but I've tried with Firefox and IE as well) nothing happens.  Whether my browser is already open, or closed completely clicking a link from an external source such as Skype, MS Word etc does not work.  Links within my browser work, and the problem is temporarily fixed when I restart my computer, however after a few hours of uptime it happens again and clicking links does absolutely nothing.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:Links do not open browser

Hello! Please try this instruction to tell your computer what program to use for links. It may have "forgotten"
Open up the Control Panel and double-click the Internet or Internet Options icon and then click on Programs.
Place a check in the box next to where it says Internet Explorer should check to see if it is the default and then click Apply and OK. After you do that, start up Internet Explorer and when it says Internet Explorer is not currently your default browser. Do you wish to make it the default? click on Yes.

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I am using Vista Home Basic 64 and have Firefox as my default browser.
I using my RSS reader, FeedDemon the other day and when I went to open up the feed in another browser, I received an error message that said "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel".

The today I tried to go to Firefox from a link in Windows Mail and I received the same error message. I think I know what the message is trying to say, so I poked around in "Default Programs" and "Associate a file type or protocol with a program", but I could not find anything.

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Outlook Express 6, WinXp.

When I click on a link in an e-mail message, the link opens in Internet Explorer, not my regular browser, Crazy Browser. This started happening a few days ago, and I don't know where to go to set OE to open links in Crazy Browser, not IE.


Thanks, Richard

A:Open OE Links in a Different Browser?

Go to Internet Explorer > Programs, and UNcheck "IE should check that it's the default browser",

Click OK, and reboot.

Subsequently have a look at the Crazy Browser's options. There may be a box to check there.

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I am unable to open links sent to me in email. For example when Monster or Careerbuilder sends me job information I can't open the links. I was able to before, but now I can't open them. Please help, I need to find a job!

A:Unable to open links

well, you can always copy and paste the links into your internet browser, for starters. also, what email app are you using? web-based (hotmail, mail.com), or outlook?

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Hello any help would be great I am using IE7 Vista 64 unable to open links and seem to be having trouble with opening tabs I tried without success disabling add ons this problem is about a month old not a happy camper thanks for your time.


PS. Unable to open links and tabs is not all the time

A:IE7 unable to open links

IM an idiot I'm using IE8.Sorry

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Hello Everyone,

I have just bought a new computer and upraded to windows 7 and IE9. Its an Intel i7 with a 64 bit operating system. I'm new here so I don't know if that info is relevant.

My problem is when I tried to open a link on a web page all I got was the little hand with a red and yellow star with an exclamation mark in it and then nothing else happens. I tried right clicking but the options to 'Open in another tab' were not available. So far it only happened in ebay when I tried to click on the online chat link. I just thought I would try to find out why, if possible, incase it happens again.

Any ideas anybody?



A:Unable to open links in IE9

There's no error message associated with the hand?

Can you take a screenshot the next time it happens?

To take a screenshot,

1- Hit the Printscreen key on your keyboard. This will copy your entire screen to the clipboard. Hitting ALT + Printscreen will only copy the active window.

2- Open Paint.

3- Select Edit.

4- Click on Paste.

5- Select File.

6- Click on Save As...

7- Save your screenshot as a JPEG file.

8- Attach the screenshot to your next post.

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Hello any help would be great I am using IE7 Vista 64 unable to open links and seem to be having trouble with opening tabs I tried without success disabling add ons this problem is about a month old not a happy camper thanks for your time.

PS. Unable to open links and tabs is not all the time

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I have a problem that I was not able to open any links in internet explorer when I click on them. The internet explorer is opening up with ' about blank' whenever I am trying to click on any link


A:Unable to open links in IE

are you running any type of popup blocker? try pressing the ctrl key as you click on the link and post back.

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Until recently I was able to open links - both in emails and online shopping, and other sites. I can no longer open links - Any suggestions?

A:unable to open links

What do you mean, you can't open links?

Are these hyperlinks? Say on a website (or in an e-mail)? E.g., can you click on the following link to Google Google

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this is the first time I've posted. (hope it is ok). I have been unable to open some links in IE6. I've been searching this site for info the past week. Was finally able to do a HijackThis (had to figure out how to unzip & download a zip program...thanks to TSG!). Attached are the results of the log (also having problems with my sound, so if you find anything in there that can help, please let me know. Need to take my son to Tball, so will check later. Thanks SO MUCH for participating in this site. It means alot to those of use clueless!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 1:25:22 PM, on 6/21/03
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [monitr32] C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\monitr32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [fxredir] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\fxredir.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZGCleanTemp] zg.exe -cleantemp
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - Startup: InterAct Profile Activator.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterAct\Gaming Devices\JoyAct.exe
O4 - Startup: Office... Read more

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i have down loaded the fire fox browser so that all links open in fire fox,how can i change it so the web pages open in internet explorer instead?

A:links open in wrong browser

Open the IE > tools/ internet options/ programs and click in "Set Default" to do the IE open all the links.

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I'm using Windows Live Mail.

Something must have changed recently that I am unaware of, but here is my problem. All links in an email (such as youtube.com) open in MSWord and not my Firefox browser? It use to work just fine.

I check my 'extensions' and it show anything with a .com to use Firefox, but still opens MSWord. Is there any setting within WLM that needs to be adjusted?


A:Links open in Word Doc not Browser

Nevermind, I got it.

Firefox was not my default browser. Probably when I downloaded Opera to take a look at the it, somehow it became my default. Then when I removed Opera from the computer it just didn't know where to go.


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alrighty. i really hope someone can help me with this......

ok, the spyware/anti-virus programs i have are avast, avg spyware, and avg 7.5, the registry cleaner i have is hijackthis.

now, this problem started happending about 2 weeks ago. my friend tried to send me a link through my yahoo messenger, i clicked it, nothing came up, not even the hourglass. happend again when i was trying to open youtube links from my msn messenger friend. in this game i play, second life, you click on certain link boxes and ur browser gets directed to the second life website for various reasons.....now, im wondering why it is that my links will not open at all or even try to open in a new browser or my existing page....its a real hassle when u cant copy/paste from a game. i would like to know how to fix this problem. i uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it several times....i even tried using IE to open em....and that did not work either.... if anyone can help me that would b much appreciated.

A:Links Wont Open To A New Browser

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Hi, since a few weeks I have a curious problem: if I click on a link in an email, nothing happens if the the browser does not happen to be open at that moment. If instead I first open the browser (eventually minimizing it) andthen click on the link, it works.
The thing happens with Opera as well as with Firefox - IE apparently refuses to play even when running.
Has somebody an idea where the problem lies ?
(Running win2k - Opera 8.01 - Firefox 1.1- IE 6)

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Ok...so recently I have installed/uninstalled some "windows helpers". I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem but who knows.
I am unable to open any links in a new window. A link will open in the same window, i.e., the page will change to the linked page, but when trying to open in a new window, a browser pops up, it is kind of see through, and it never opens to that page....
Another strange thing is when I try to download I get a pop up that reads "this type of file can harm your computer if it contains malicious content"....I have never seen this type of warning before.
Can you please help I am having problems reading and answering mail because of it.
I am using Windows 98SE, IE6.0.

A:[Resolved] Links Will NOT Open In New Browser

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A few days ago I entered a thread saying that some links worked while others did not. I got numerous views, but no replies. I have since realized that apparently the links that work replace the existing page/window, but if it attempts to open a new window it just hangs without opening the new page.

I did eventually find a proposed solution for this situation in the Help section, but it didn't work. It had me click on the start/run buttons and try a succession of dll file entry runs, but none of them had any affect on my ability to open a new window.

If I right-click something and try the "open in new window" option, it will not complete. My technical knowledge is obviously very limited, and I don't know how to distinguish between links that call for a new window vs. links that just replace the existing page with the requested page.

I have Norton's System Works installed and have used the Windows and System diagnostic utilities, but despite some corrections, this particular inability to open a new window with Internet Explorer has me puzzled and perplexed. If anyone has a solution suggestion I would certainly appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks !!

A:Unable to open links with new windows


I'm not sure what is causing your problem but to start checking things out you could do the following:-

1/ Go to TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS and empt out all cookies and temp files and then reset your browser to 'default setting'.

2/ Do a full sweep with updated versions of 'Adaware-se' and 'spybot search and destroy' and then do a online virus check at Trend Micro Housecall.

3/ Go to START>RUN and with your XP disk in the drive, type sfc /scannow (make sure you have a space after the sfc) hit enter key and allow the file checker to run.

If none of that helps, I would advise doing a post on the HJT board as your browser may have been affected by something that needs removing.

If you try the above and it doesn't help, keep posting as I'm sure someone will come up with the solution. If the moderators consider you might be helped by the HJT board they may move you over.


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Microsoft Office 2007 has decided not to let me open links in emails only happened since we moved house last week any suggestions

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I am unable to open most links while I am in Internet Explorer 11. In order to do so, I must right-click on the link, then click "Open". Is there any fix to this problem. I am currently running on Windows 7, 64-bit on an HP Touchsmart PC. A few months ago I was unable to open Windows and had to reset everything from the beginning of time.

A:Solved: Unable to Open Links in IE

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Using Outlook 2007. Until today I have not had any problem opening links in e-mail messages. Suddenly on every attempt to use a link I get a pop-up message stating that the action has been cancelled due to restrictions on this computer. It advises me to contact my admnistrator. If I cut and paste the link into I.E. it works just fine. This is a personal use computer, I am the administrator. I have tried changining the Anti-Phishing settings with no success. Any help would be appreciated,

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I am unable to open links in Outlook 2007. I am running Vista. The error message that I get when clicking on the link in any email is as follows: "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." I am the administrator so I can change the settings, I just don't know what setting to change. I can copy and paste the links in EI and I can open links found on webpages. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Unable to open links

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once i entered windows and he showed up a message saying that my computer is missing "microsoft office.ink" file and he can not find it,
i can not open any .reg or .exe files or any other shortcuts.
what should i do?
Thank you very much in advance

A:unable to open links on desktop

Hello itay112

I think your computer has an infection and it is going to be hard to fix if you cannot run any .reg or .exe files

Go here and download
Exe file association fix
Reg file association fix
LNK (Shortcut) file association fix

Please read the red NOTE at the top as it applies to you

I hope this will let you open these file extensions. Do not reboot until your system has been cleaned.

Now you will need help from our special forum for cleaning our virus etc.

Please read this article; "Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps"; follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps, if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to The HJT Help Forum; where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Don`t try to fix this yourself as you could do damage and lose all access to your system

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

Good Luck

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For the last couple of days when clicking on links in emails nothing happens. I have to copy the shortcut and then paste it into my web browser.

I haven't altered anything but have had a recent windows update/download.

I am finding this very time consuming

I'm sure one of you clever people on here will be able to tell me what to do to rectify this


A:Unable To Open Links From Email

Which email client and browser are you using?

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I am running Windows 2000 and have a problem opening internet links and attachments from webpages and email messages. I temporarily removed my firewall but the problem did not go away. Also I removed Internet Explorer 6.0 and reinstalled new copy but this did not help. Any suggestions for correcting problem. When I click the link I get a blank microsoft explorer window. As an example, when I clicked the "spell check" button on this webpage I got a small microsoft explorer blank window and I could not perform a spell check.

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I have had the same problem when I was using Hotmail and now that I have switched to Outlook.com I am still unable to open or activate links in e-mails which are sent to me.
IE 9 ( not 64 bit) is the default browser and Windows Live Mail is the default e-mail on my computer.
I suspect that I have clicked or changed something on my PC which I should'nt have done.
Can anybody help me out on this one?

A:Unable to Open e-mail Links

Have you tried using other browsers aside from IE 9?

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I can open websites on Internet Explorer, but when i try to open some links (for example a menu on a restaurant website) , I get a message that "Internet explorer has stopped working. A problem has caused the program to stop working. Windows will close the program." Windows will notify you if a solution has been found. No solution is identified.
This problem does not occur when I try to open all links but it is happening more frequently.
Thanks for your help!

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I recently got comcast's high speed internet on my computer. I noticed that on every site i have visited that i can't open a link into a new window. i was wondering if anyone had a solution to my problem. if so please let me know. thanks.

A:unable to open links in a new window

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This problem has been going on for a while. I can't open certain links with javascripting. Some work fine. This usually happens after I shut off my computer or after I run a virus scan.

Today I hit a search button on a site and this is what I got:


The page doesn't go anywhere. Refreshing doesn't work, I can't open a new tab or window.

I checked internet options and my scripts are enabled, I downloaded the microsoft script 5.7 didn't work, java sun worked for one night but the computer got shut off and same thing the next day...problems with javascript.

The one thing I've noticed is it usually resolves itself after a few days but once anything shuts off or it's scanned the problem returns.

Could it be a cookie problem or something else. I'm at the end of my rope here and I've found nothing that works.

Any ideas?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 36005 MB, Free - 15191 MB; D: Total - 19208 MB, Free - 19170 MB;
Motherboard: BenQ, Joybook S53
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

unable to open links from email inbox or when inside a web site by using left click on mouse. I started to use right click (today)and then click on open and this has worked the couple of times that I have used it.
Any assistance to fix the problem would be appreciated. I use Yahoo and Hotmail. Thanks,

A:Solved: unable to open links

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I am using XP/Home SP3. My browser is Firefox version 3.6.13. Email is Incredimail Xe Build ID5864130; SetupID:7; Pn104512264. Antivirus is AVG2011.
I can open links on websites but just over the past 2 weeks I have been unable to open any links in emails and I tend to think it may be something to do with downloading the latest version of AVG or it could be Google Chrome which I downloaded and installed but then uninstalled it after a few days.
I have scanned with Spybot Search and Destroy and also done a complete computer scan with AVG all to no avail. If anyone could point me in the right direction to fix this problem I would be most grateful.
Many thanks.

A:Unable to open links in emails

HAve you tried opening up by right clickin g and then opening in another tab !

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hi all
i have windows xp and for awhile have not been able to open my hotmail account or click on certain links on most pages please help!!!

A:Unable To Open Certain Web Pages And Links

What browser are you using?
Outside of Hotmail, is there a pattern about the links on certain pages?

What precisely happens when you try to get to your hotmail account, and do you get any sort of error messages?


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Hello all, hopefully I can find some help here with what seems to be an issue not isolated to myself. I've read over the forum rules and guidelines, so hopefully I can provide useful information to help get this problem solved.Basically, my browser will open random tabs and go to random web sites. Also, after doing a Google search and clicking a link...it will often redirect me to some random site instead. I have noticed this is only when I click a link, because typing a URL in never fails me or gets the redirection. Browser is running pretty slow as well...whole computer seems to be running a lot slower with processes eating a lot more resources than usual.I also get notices from Norton every so often that an attack from a particular IP address was performed on my PC...many times it is the same IP address with the last digits a couple off (I traced one to Norway online).I'd call myself a power user when it comes to PC knowledge (ironically my degree is in MIS but I went into sales, ha) and I've tried many things to fix it...to no avail.OS: Windows XP SP2VP: Norton Security Suite 4 (was AVG until I felt it may not be secure enough)Have tried:HijackThis (use this often to make sure all is okay)Malwarebytes (used once)Ad-AwareBasic Norton ScansDDS Log:QUOTEQUOTEDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Kennedy at 16:59:03.12 on Fri 07/23/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.511.31... Read more

A:Random Web Tabs Open In Browser, Redirecting

Hello SeaSpurWelcome to BleepingComputer I see that you have run Combofix on this machine already this is not advised without proper supervision or recommendation from a trained helper.Please post the log if you still have it located here > C:\Combofix.txt================Download the following GMER Rootkit Scanner from HereDownload the randomly named EXE file to your Desktop. Remember what its name is since it is randomly named.Double click on the new random named exe file you downloaded and run it. If prompted about the Security Warning and Unknown Publisher go ahead and click on RunIt may take a minute to load and become available.If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run a full scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan..In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are UNCHECKEDIAT/EATDrives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically only C:\ should be checked)Show All (don't miss this one)Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "ark.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop**Caution** Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entriesClick OK and quit the GMER program.Note: On Firefox you n... Read more

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Hi Everyone! Just built a brand new computer. No other problems except:

Whenever I click a link from a program (outside a browser), there is a very long lag before the browser even opens. If I open the browser and manually go to the link, there are no problems. There are no other problems that I have noticed with the internet connection.

I have tried restarting and disabling IPv6, reinstalling network drivers, rebooting into safe mode. So far nothing has resolved the situation.

I have windows 10. No other internet safety/firewall programs other than windows defender.

Thanks for all help!

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I'm not really sure whats changed..and i've pretty much gathered its not just one program being buggy..but heres the deal:

Yahoo Instant messenger, it has the link to your email inbox..which opens a web browser. I personally prefer firefox, and both ff and IE7 are installed, and both open flawlessly with add-ons, and no errors. Also, MyspaceIM has the links in that particular program to open your home page, inbox, and a couple others that bring up a browser window. I even have a satellite forums' file-downloading software, which opens directly to a download of a file IF its available, but is also a browser window..all do nothing when clicked. Clicking on them to open the internet browser doesnt return errors..it just does nothing. Running task manager doesnt show that the web browser is running, and just not opening. It just doesnt open at all. Any ideas/hints to fix would be greatly appreciated.

A:Not getting internal progs to open links to browser...


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Although I can access my emails through IE and open them okay, if I click on a hyper-link within the email it doesn't connect with the linked site. The header remains in view on screen with the Connecting tab on show, but the screen underneath is blank - white.

I have read other comments on this but I am not very computer literate and have been unable to understand the responses!

If anyone can help, please keep the instruction very simple, just like me...

A:Unable to open links in emails - Windows 10

Hi Useless1,

Can you provide a little more information to help me/someone troubleshoot?

Firstly, I am presuming you mean you are running IE10 (where you state Windows 10 in your subject field)?

Secondly, what type of e-mail account are you experiencing this problem with? Is it a Yahoo, Gmail or similar? Or is it Microsoft Outlook Web Access (most likely your work e-mails through an address given to you by your IT team)?

That will help me understand the issue a little better and maybe even replicate.

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I'm studying distance learning and trying to open articles/journals/reports through Google Scholar, our uni online library, other ears of the internet. But each time I try to open any link that I have full access too, a yellow star with a red exclamation mark I the middle of it appears and it just clicks. This is a nightmare, can anyone help at all?


A:Unable to open links through google scholar etc

1: can you get to other sites without trouble?
2: can you post a screenshot showing this star & exclamation mark?

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suddenly my computer will not allow me click & open links in emails. the following message appears. (THIS OPERATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT ON THIS COMPUTER), I am using outlook 2007, any ideas please.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5886 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599465 MB, Free - 442153 MB; J: Total - 953868 MB, Free - 386695 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04GJJT
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: unable to open links in emails


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I could sure use some help. I have a 4 month Dell Studio Desktop with "Vista Premium Home Edition". It's a 32 bit. This last 2 weeks whenever I receive an E Mail with a Link, it will not open. However, it will open as long as I have "Internet Explorer" 7 SP1. open and minimized. I tried going to IE 8. It did not solve the problem. I am able to open attachments.

Since it was under warranty, I contacted "Dell". The Tech got on Remotely and tried resetting my Defaults. He could not fix the problem.
He then says it is not a "Hardware Problem" but a "Software Problem". He gave me a phone number to call and said I would be charged a fee for the software problem. I was going to call but I could see being charged for it and the Tech not being able to fix it.
Any help would surely be appreciated. Thanks,

A:Unable to open a Links sent to my "Windows Mail"

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I lost my first post so I hope this is not redundant; I am unable to open embedded links in my email. When I click on a link "My Documents" opens; in the description box it says "Executable Files." This is the same with any link outside of the net.

While on line I am able to open links and go to websites. I have tried everything I know (which is not much). I will need your patience with clear, easy to follow instructions.

My computer information:

OS: Windows XP Professional
Email: Outlook Express, Explorer 6
Ram: 1 Gig
HD: 120 mirrored (240 total)

Please help, this is really frustrating...

Thank you very much,

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It's not the regular one:
When I try to open links from outlook 2003, i get a strange massage:
Due to restrictions on your computer, can't open the link.
Everything else is opening.
it's only appear in URL's.

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When i click on a link it doesnt take me to that webpage cos the address in the address bar automatically starts with some http://%22 ... i then have to retype the whole address again. This is only when i click on links especially the ones i receive on yahoo messenger or yahoo mail or other emails and not when i type the address directly in the address bar.

I have been cleared by 'HijackThis Log Help' and they have asked me to post my query here.

Link to 'HijackThis Log Help' thread


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I am running Outlook 2007 on Windows Vista Home Premium. I have been using it for at least a year with no problems. Suddenly I am unable to open any link from Outlook. I get an error message "The operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator". I have no problem in copying the link and opening it in my browser. Please help.

A:Unable to open links in Outlook 2007


Welcome to TSG!

In Outlook, go to Actions > Junk E-mail > Junk E-mail Options

In the Options tab make sure the Disable links and other functionality in phishing messages box is unchecked.

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When I click on a link on a word document or on excel, I am unable to open the link and I get the following message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

I am the only operator and I did not place any restrictions.


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 70017 MB, Free - 57129 MB; D: Total - 6275 MB, Free - 3453 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Are you sure that your account is an administrator account?

How about if you also hold down control?

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I keep Internet Explorer as reserve browser because some government web sites only work with it.

Now I just fresh reinstalled Windows 7 x64 and Internet Explorer 11 and was playing with adding plugins like Flash Player etc. etc.
I used the browser for only a few minutes then suddenly it started acting crazy.
I type the address in the bar, the web page opens for a second then it redirects to a blank page so I'm not able to go anywhere.
Please check the screen shots.

PS: I struggled with the previous Windows installation because the upgrade from IE8 to IE9 corrupted the system, not I fresh installed Windows and again Internet Explorer is giving problems, how stupid is that and what Micro$oft is doing!!!

A:Internet Explorer 11 redirecting to unable to open the page

Hi your showing you have 2 Antiviruses installed,
ClamWin and MSE,
Choose one and uninstall the other,

Which other plugins did you install ?

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