I want a clean install



IE6FreshInstall
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
How can I get a clean install of IE 6.0? I have SP2 and have lost a ton of
functionality and abilities, I want to start fresh. Do I just delete and then
update?

Greg

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
This usually means that spyware was installed before SP2.

First eliminate any spyware.
What You Should Know About Spyware
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/devioussoftware.mspx

CAUTION!!!!! Removing some spyware can damage the Winsock stact. Before
you try to remove spyware using any of these programs , download a copy of
LSP-Fix - a free program to repair damaged Winsock 2 stacks (all Windows
versions)
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
Winsockfix for W95, W98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
http://www.tacktech.com/pub/winsockfix/WinsockFix.zip
Directions here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=257
WinXP:
Get WinSockxpFix
http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html
How to Reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
In WinXP SP2: You can fix Winsock by going to Start | Run and typing
CMD
In the command window type
netsh winsock reset

See
Dealing with Unwanted Malware, Parasites, Toolbars and Search Engines
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

Note that AdAware and SpyBot S & D will each catch some things the other
won't. Also, each needs to be updated with the program's update function
before every use, even when just downloaded. There's also a lot more to do
than just those two programs. CWShredder is also available here:
http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder
**Post your HijackThis log to
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/
http://forums.tomcoyote.org/
http://castlecops.com/forum67.html
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/ or the Spyware forum at
http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30 for expert analysis, not here.**
Alternative download pages for Ad-Aware, Spybot, HijackThis and CWShredder
may be found on this page:
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm.

See this link for information about malware:
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/malware.ars

If nothing there helps, please post back to this thread.

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"IE6FreshInstall" <IE6FreshInstall@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:3BE1EB14-0232-4184-A8C2-1780CF400C09@microsoft.com...
> How can I get a clean install of IE 6.0? I have SP2 and have lost a ton of
> functionality and abilities, I want to start fresh. Do I just delete and
> then
> update?
>
> Greg

Sandi - Microsoft MVP
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
A reinstall may not help, depending on what problems you are actually
having, which you have not particularlised. Nor do we know what OS you are
using. Please provide more information about not only the precise problems
you are seeing, but your OS as well.

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"IE6FreshInstall" <IE6FreshInstall@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:3BE1EB14-0232-4184-A8C2-1780CF400C09@microsoft.com...
> How can I get a clean install of IE 6.0? I have SP2 and have lost a ton of
> functionality and abilities, I want to start fresh. Do I just delete and
> then
> update?
>
> Greg


I want a clean install