Internet Explorer Quandry



RNetCS
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
Running Win XP Home SP2. IE6 will not allow connection to any web sites that
require activex. In the IE6 tools, options the temp internet folder location
is blank and disk space is set at 0MB (cannot change). Security levels are
"missing" and cannot adjust??

Have run and cleaned for spyware, virus, etc...etc..

ANY help to resolve is greatly appreciated....should I remove SP2?

Thank You

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE
07-09-2005, 10:19 PM
"RNetCS" <bricard@rnetcs.com.(nospam)> wrote in message
news:8973A7E1-CEB5-4D1B-9907-119713264920@microsoft.com
> Running Win XP Home SP2. IE6 will not allow connection to any web
> sites that require activex. In the IE6 tools, options the temp
> internet folder location is blank and disk space is set at 0MB
> (cannot change). Security levels are "missing" and cannot adjust??
>
> Have run and cleaned for spyware, virus, etc...etc..
>
> ANY help to resolve is greatly appreciated....should I remove SP2?
>
> Thank You

Cannot Change Temporary Internet Files Cache Size
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=195163
You Cannot Change the Temporary Internet File Folder or the Cache Size
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=301897

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RNetCS
07-10-2005, 10:33 AM
I did uninstall SP2 and VOILA...all began working well again.

However, I then began installing MS Critical updates...after installing and
rebooting; there was no longer Internet accessibility:-(

I then began uninstalling the SP2?? listed critical updates (don't
understand their "individual" existence since SP2 was reversed??) and when I
uninstalled Hotfix KB811493....I once again have a viable IE6 program and
connectivity!!

Is this reasonable??
:-0

"RNetCS" wrote:

> Running Win XP Home SP2. IE6 will not allow connection to any web sites that
> require activex. In the IE6 tools, options the temp internet folder location
> is blank and disk space is set at 0MB (cannot change). Security levels are
> "missing" and cannot adjust??
>
> Have run and cleaned for spyware, virus, etc...etc..
>
> ANY help to resolve is greatly appreciated....should I remove SP2?
>
> Thank You

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE
07-10-2005, 10:33 AM
"RNetCS" <bricard@rnetcs.com.(nospam)> wrote in message
news:449EC3E7-4AA6-4C87-A7FB-BC261A1A94FC@microsoft.com
> I did uninstall SP2 and VOILA...all began working well again.
>
> However, I then began installing MS Critical updates...after
> installing and rebooting; there was no longer Internet
> accessibility:-(
>
> I then began uninstalling the SP2?? listed critical updates (don't
> understand their "individual" existence since SP2 was reversed??)
> and when I uninstalled Hotfix KB811493....I once again have a viable
> IE6 program and connectivity!!
>
> Is this reasonable??
> :-0
>
> "RNetCS" wrote:

If there is spyware installed on the machine it is not unusual for SP2 to
have problems. Also, if you had an anti-virus running during the SP2
install that can cause serious problems.

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 stack. Before
you try to remove spyware, 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
Help with Hijackware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=5878
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/tshoot.htm
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com

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