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Windows 7: IE 8 back nor foward button works on windows 7

12 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
IE 8 back nor foward button works on windows 7

HI all,

Got a new Toshiba laptop in September. Came with Win 7. I tried giving IE9 a chance but I really didn't like how it had changed from IE8. So I rolled back to IE8 shortly after getting the Toshiba. Well, last night I was updating and like all the other times I update, Windows wanted me to upgrade to IE9. I went ahead and did this because IE8 was giving me a few fits with google search window redirecting me back to google homepage and the back button not working sometimes. I use Norton's 3 in 1 security and use Microsoft essential as an extra tool for finding Malware and so on. Anyhow my computer is clean as far as being infected goes. I think the google redirect is in "google" itself and has to do with the auto search settings. Just guessing though.

Anyway, I pull up IE9 and locate my favorites. However, its the default list of Favorites, all of mine had been deleted. I do have a favorite visible in my user settings but they are the default too. So, I rolled back to IE8 again. This time though after a few searches and looking at a few pages the buttons stop working again. This time it acted up much quicker. I reset IE8 from the internet tools and my buttons worked again upon opening a new window in IE8. It didn't last long as shortly into browsing they stopped working again. This time I went into my uninstall windows components and unchecked IE8 waited until it was done uninstalling and then rebooted. I then went back in and rechecked the box for IE8 and rebooted (Did a re-install). Well it didn't last long until the back and forward buttons stopped working.

I do have google as my homepage and i run all searches from google.
Does anyone know anything about this problem? I run IE8 on this Dell PC I'm typing on, it has Xp and I have the same problem sometimes with my google redirecting a search back to googles home page. On both computers, I use the search window up top for google. I have other searches available in that window but google is the default. I guess the google redirecting could be googles fault but I'm not sure if google could compromise my IE8 back and forward buttons.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, I still haven't been able to find my old bookmarks on the Toshiba. I think when I upgraded to IE 9 it erased mine and put the defaults in.

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13 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

You keep mentioning the google redirect virus. Do you think you are actually experiencing problems similar to it?
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13 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Thnaks anyway Miranova...
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13 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

What fixed the problems? Please explain in case anyone else ever comes across this issue.
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13 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
What fixed the problems? Please explain in case anyone else ever comes across this issue.
Nothing really, I just don't want to take anyones time up with it...It seems somehow windows update deleted my favorites (the ones I added when using IE8) when it updated to IE9. Then when I rolled back to 8 the back and forward buttons don't work right...I'm going try try a complete uninstall with my factory disc's of IE then download it.

There is no redirect virus i know of that sends you back to google when doing a google search from IE8 search window. That has to be a google problem.

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