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IE won't connect but Firefox connects fine

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IE won't connect but Firefox connects fine

barrett
IE (version 7.0.5730.11) will not connect to internet, but Firefox is connecting without difficulties. I have tried shutting down Zone Alarm, Counter Spy and McAfee (virtually eliminating all my safeguards) and IE still does not connect. The message is that "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." However, when I click on "Diagnose Connection Problems" I am told that the connection is working fine and no problems are detected.

I have verified that there are no proxy settings or anything else that I can think of.

Of course I have rebooted but the problem remains.

Grateful for any advice and help.

Oh yeah--running XP Pro.

Thanks for any advice!
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    Go into "control panel > internet options" select the connections tab and then select "setup" just follow the on screen instructions. If this does not work then it would seam that "IE" is trying to connect onto a different line that is not there, have you changed your settings at all?. Last but not least you could always download "IE7" again even with just "firefox" and re-install it. Hope you get it up and running.

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    richard_chaaya2

    O right... I had that problem and i fixed it.... One question though: do u have a firewall? If yes, what is it?? Please reply as soon as possible.

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    tcr007

    What I did was to uninstall IE7
    reboot, then reinstall SP2. That got IE6 to
    to work right then upgraded to IE7.

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    niroDL

    The most commen reason this happens are:

    Certain viruses add a use proxy under your internet options, connections tab.

    Uncheck this and surf away.

    Most of the time this has been the case when i have recieved this call.. however there can be other issues causing this as well.. this is a good place to start.

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    Ron K.

    That's the date of the original post. You and I are posting in a zombie thread, one raised from the dead.<br>
    If your advice is that certain viruses create a proxy and ALL a user has to do is to, "uncheck this and surf away", your advice may be suspect. That's just my opinion. Surf away.

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    NexS

    Eat brains..
    Be careful, it helps to not have a brain, like me

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    JBChance

    This was the cause of my problem, precisely. The setting was there, under LAN settings.

    I recently had a virus that was quarantined on my computer and it must have changed the proxy setting, as you said.

    Thanks

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    victoria aut mors

    But Niro's advice just fixed my problem. :) Zombies good. Brains good.

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    Ron K.

    You just fixed the symptom?

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    seanferd

    I'm curious, too, but I see this all the time: Malware infects computer, security software then detects and removes malware, but leaves damage un-repaired. Including my favorite - bad winlogon entries, which leave the system unbootable once the offending file is removed. [headdesk]

    But yes, certainly scan for the malware, or you could be right back where you started.

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    Ron K.

    I seldom get hit by malware but I take it as a personal challenge to rip it out by the roots with various tools. Then I usually do a re-image. <br>
    One gripe that I haven't heard much about is how programs install seemingly everywhere in your system yet it takes 30 seconds and they're uninstalled. Gripes me. Thought I'd mention it. <br>
    I'm to the point now where I'll create an image before installing something, supposedly, simple. It's saved me more than once.

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    Go into "control panel > internet options" select the connections tab and then select "setup" just follow the on screen instructions. If this does not work then it would seam that "IE" is trying to connect onto a different line that is not there, have you changed your settings at all?. Last but not least you could always download "IE7" again even with just "firefox" and re-install it. Hope you get it up and running.

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    richard_chaaya2

    O right... I had that problem and i fixed it.... One question though: do u have a firewall? If yes, what is it?? Please reply as soon as possible.

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    tcr007

    What I did was to uninstall IE7
    reboot, then reinstall SP2. That got IE6 to
    to work right then upgraded to IE7.

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    niroDL

    The most commen reason this happens are:

    Certain viruses add a use proxy under your internet options, connections tab.

    Uncheck this and surf away.

    Most of the time this has been the case when i have recieved this call.. however there can be other issues causing this as well.. this is a good place to start.

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    Ron K.

    That's the date of the original post. You and I are posting in a zombie thread, one raised from the dead.<br>
    If your advice is that certain viruses create a proxy and ALL a user has to do is to, "uncheck this and surf away", your advice may be suspect. That's just my opinion. Surf away.

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    NexS

    Eat brains..
    Be careful, it helps to not have a brain, like me

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    JBChance

    This was the cause of my problem, precisely. The setting was there, under LAN settings.

    I recently had a virus that was quarantined on my computer and it must have changed the proxy setting, as you said.

    Thanks

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    victoria aut mors

    But Niro's advice just fixed my problem. :) Zombies good. Brains good.

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    Ron K.

    You just fixed the symptom?

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    seanferd

    I'm curious, too, but I see this all the time: Malware infects computer, security software then detects and removes malware, but leaves damage un-repaired. Including my favorite - bad winlogon entries, which leave the system unbootable once the offending file is removed. [headdesk]

    But yes, certainly scan for the malware, or you could be right back where you started.

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    Ron K.

    I seldom get hit by malware but I take it as a personal challenge to rip it out by the roots with various tools. Then I usually do a re-image. <br>
    One gripe that I haven't heard much about is how programs install seemingly everywhere in your system yet it takes 30 seconds and they're uninstalled. Gripes me. Thought I'd mention it. <br>
    I'm to the point now where I'll create an image before installing something, supposedly, simple. It's saved me more than once.