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Windows 7: Oriental style characters appearing on some websites

26 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
Oriental style characters appearing on some websites

Live in Arizona...running current version of IE11...sometimes when I go to a site...there are what appear to be oriental style characters displayed instead of English ? Somewhat annoying but more important this any kind of security threat...??

How do I eliminate the oriental style characters as illustrated in two jpg's attached ?

This has been going on awhile...but I think only in IE11 on the net...don't remember anything like this popping up in off-line pc Wwork...


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Oriental style characters appearing on  some websites-asian.jpg  
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28 Sep 2014   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and sorry for the late reply,
I see a few "x" marks that indict you have several third party toolbars installed,

See what this does,
Use No Add-ons mode/ Click the Start button and type in the search box,
Internet explorer

Click on the suggestion (No Add-ons) or it’s located at,
Start/ All programs/ Accessories folder/ System tools folder/ No add-ons.

Activate EPM if on a 64 bit version of windows,
Add the Run box to the Start menu list,
Open the Run command and Paste this into it and Okay,
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff
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