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By wennock ·
I am having problems with internet explorer.
IE 6 SP1 with XP Home SR1, zonealarm, MS antispyware and norton antivirus
Problems I am having is problems accessing secure sites, I get page can not be displayed
and
Problems running activeX components, getting a message saying that the security settings prohibit running activex and to check the security settings. This includes the Windows Update page.

The settings for both secure sites and activex are set ok so shouldn't have any problems there. I have run a anti virus, adaware and spybot searches and the system is now clean as far as I can tell.
But I am still unable to do either of the above

I have tried to install the XP SR2 Update but after the extraction of the setup files the installer then reports it cant copy a file then closes down this is as much info as supplied.

In addition to this if I try secure sites in Firefox this works fine but windows update needs IE???
Can anyone help here???

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by LCM Man In reply to IE 6 problems

First, disable ZoneAlarm, then try the site you need to access. Disable your anti-spyware programs one at a time. When you finally have access, double check the settings of the last program you disabled. When installing SP2, disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware software, if you have downloaded the full version of the service pack, disconnect from the internet, then install.

I also recommend uninstalling SpyBot. Try SpySubtract Pro. It is much more efficient and uncovers alot more then SpyBot.

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by wennock In reply to

Thanks for the above comments, I have tried uninstalling zone alarm and disabling MSAntispyware but still have problems with both secure sites and activex pages
SP2 I have also tried the above and still fails

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by dmiles In reply to IE 6 problems

See if one of these applies.
SSL Connection Does Not Work on Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q314864

Unable to Connect to Secure Web Page Using Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=181147

Cannot Gain Access to Certain Security-Enhanced Web Sites
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=246725

Error Messages When You Try to Log On to a Security-Enhanced Web Site if
Registry Key Is Damaged or Invalid
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=259537

Internet Explorer Page Cannot Be Displayed Frequently Asked Questions
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;iepcbdfaq&product=ie

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by harprules In reply to IE 6 problems

What system spec do you have.. include your bios version please.

Use Firefox as your defaultbrowser. Leave IE on the drive. Click Start at the top of that menu windows update icon should be there.

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