July 30th, 2006, 02:12 PM #1
Internet Explorer pops up and then disappears
I have run into a few computers that Internet Explorer will start for a second or two and then just disappear. I have run spyware scans and virus scan and found nothing. Blasting the profile fixes it but I am having this issue at multiple sites so it is not isolated. Must be some sort of third party spyware i.g. virus. If anyone else has seen something like this in the past day please let me know."Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
July 30th, 2006, 02:33 PM #2
I don't have an explanation for why IE does what you are experiencing, but I have a question as to why you are using IE? Firefox is IMO a much better browser! I would suggest to your clients that they use Firefox instead of IE.
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July 30th, 2006, 02:44 PM #3
I'm talking about Lawfirm offices around 40 workstations
few different clients at different firms have the same problem and I cant figure out the fix for it
if you try to reinstall IE it stops at 70% and crashes windows"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
July 30th, 2006, 03:02 PM #4
Have you checked the event manager?
I have had the error "explorer.exe something or other, and must close the program" are you getting any dialog? I hate to state the obvious, but it's crashing quickly and disappearing as quickly.
Basically I think you are going to need to reinstall Explorer. You can probably do it from the CD without installing the whole OS, but check the event manager first and then make sure your MS updates are up to date, and if there are any service packs make sure they are in.
if you try to reinstall IE it stops at 70% and crashes windows
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July 30th, 2006, 10:20 PM #5
reinstalling IE simple just download a new one from MS site and reinstall IE latest version.
Nothing in event viewer and all it does is just comes up and crashed without any dialog or notice.
its 6 machines in 3 different client offices so its very strange.
I cant find nothin on the net that somebody would have the same problem
You thought I was reinstallin win cause of IE ? naaaaaaaah"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
August 1st, 2006, 12:26 AM #6
I Got the FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM
all you have to do is Uninstall Yahoo toolbar and everything works fine.
Did that on 5 workstations at 4 different offices and it fixed all of them"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
August 1st, 2006, 01:08 AM #7
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September 28th, 2007, 01:50 AM #8
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I'm having the same problem as this guy did last year. I recently installed MSN Messenger 7.0, and during installation it asked me if I wanted to install MSN toolbar and I said no. But now I am having this problem.
I tried uninstalling MSN Messenger, but the problem persists, unlike our friend here from last year. Lucky him, lol. I went ahead and reinstalled it with the Toolbar this time, and then uninstalled the MSN toolbar specifically from the control panel. But once again, the problem persists. When I visit particular websites, IE disappears!! Vanishes!! Gone!! Very bizarre.
Any help would be appreciated.
September 28th, 2007, 01:54 AM #9
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If you're running IE 7, you could try removing it by entering "%windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe" via the Run option - you'll revert back to IE 6, then download IE 7 from MS.
March 30th, 2009, 06:29 PM #10
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July 19th, 2009, 06:31 PM #11
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have seen this recently with the pop up for a virus cleaner program.. first few times ive seen it
simply closing ie solves the issue now they have tweaked it so it locks out ie .. very odd to say the least you can have no connection up and ie will load then enable your internet and click home and poof bye bye ie.. dont have a lot of time with this clients computer but so far turned off all add ons set set security levels to max. removed toolbars compleatly and still nothing. looks like easiest way is to reload the version of ie or upgrade.. no viruses ect on computer so im assuming someone has found a small manipulation in java or active x. next time i see it on a comp ill tear into the registry and see whats going on there.
resolution: upgraded clients computer to ie8 from 7 fixed issue. ill assume just reloading your clients current versions of ie will do the same. wish i had more time to play with this issue but the clients always want there computers back as fast as possible
August 7th, 2009, 02:41 AM #12
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I've seen Internet Explorer hosed countless times on client machines, usually just resetting IE's settings back to default fixes it. Go to Start/Control Panel/Internet Options/Advanced, look at the bottom and will see a "Reset" button. Hit "Apply", then "OK".
August 29th, 2009, 01:47 PM #13
August 29th, 2009, 05:59 PM #14
Nice to see that fix is still working for others.
On that note, if you need to remove IE 8, the steps vary based on the version of Windows.
Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > look for Windows Internet Explorer 8 > Remove
Start > Control Panel > Programs (aka Programs and Features) > View Installed Updates > look for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (may take a moment to appear as list populates slowly at times)
August 29th, 2009, 06:06 PM #15
There are only about three or four things I like about IE8:
- You can restore the old tabs/windows after it crashes (a copy from FF??)
- The grouped tabs feature (FF doesn't have that - haven't tried FF3.5 though)
- The <Shift> + <Enter> click to open a previously used page (kinda like FF)
- InPrivate (a.k.a. Pr0n) mode... I make no comment about that...
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