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Windows 7: Internet Explorer will not connect to the internet but firefox will

19 Sep 2010   #1
Hencrast

Windows vista 32 bit
 
 
Internet Explorer will not connect to the internet but firefox will

Well i've been having problems with IE now for around 1 month and haven't solved it. Each time i open it it will open but won't connect.
It started when i got a virus, i got rid of the virus but now cannot use IE and programs related to IE like Windows Live Messenger.
The error also tells me something about my proxxy settings but i didn't quite understand it :P I've tried the different methods of going into Internet Options going to the advanced tab and resetting then restarting my computer but it still didn't work.

Any help please?


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19 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try this, but no promises

Go to search
Type windows features turn on or off
go into features, untick IE
Now boot
Turn it back on.
Does it work better?

Remember no promises on this one
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19 Sep 2010   #3
Hencrast

Windows vista 32 bit
 
 

Tried it but couldn't find Windows features or windows features turn on or off on search
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19 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to search by the start button
Type turn windows features on or off
Then when it comes up click on it

Windows Features - Turn On or Off
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19 Sep 2010   #5
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hencrast View Post
Well i've been having problems with IE now for around 1 month and haven't solved it. Each time i open it it will open but won't connect.
It started when i got a virus, i got rid of the virus but now cannot use IE and programs related to IE like Windows Live Messenger.
The error also tells me something about my proxxy settings but i didn't quite understand it :P I've tried the different methods of going into Internet Options going to the advanced tab and resetting then restarting my computer but it still didn't work.

Any help please?
Go to:

Control Panel/Internet Options/Connections/LAN Settings/

Is there a check in the Proxy Server box? Uncheck it and you should be able to connect. If that clears it up I suggest installing Hitman Pro as it will remove the proxy settings completely. Hitman Pro is not freeware but it offers a trial license and will remove malware.
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19 Sep 2010   #6
windows7theme

Windows 7
 
 

Proxy issue in most probability. Or it might be that there is an old dialup setting there while you are using LAN. Just delete any settings except default in IE settings and you should be back online again with IE.
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