8 steps done, logs attached. IE issues now

By jdg280zx
Sep 29, 2009
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  1. Fought my way through the 8 steps, attaching logs from malwarebytes, superantispyware, and hjt. Everything seems clean now but when I start IE8 things are fine until I try to open a new window, then everything locks up. There are 4 instances of IE in task manager process view, 2 of which cannot be stopped. I tried removing and reinstalling IE8 and then tried installing Firefox. IE8 behaves the same, FF doesn't load (no GUI) but a firefox process is seen in task manager. I removed FF and am back to IE8 with same issues.

    Any suggestions? And thanks in advance
  2. Jawshh

    Jawshh TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 438

    First these things first in HJT:

    O2 - BHO: AskBar BHO - {201f27d4-3704-41d6-89c1-aa35e39143ed} - C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dll

    O3 - Toolbar: Ask Toolbar - {3041d03e-fd4b-44e0-b742-2d9b88305f98} - C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dll

    Are you using proxy?
  3. jdg280zx

    jdg280zx Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Proxy?

    Not sure I understand. The Ask bar came along as part of the Codomo firewall installation. I am using this for search until I'm sure everything else is clear then I'll go back to determining if the Google redirect is resolved.
  4. Jawshh

    Jawshh TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 438

    It will be better if all toolbars are disabled before proceeding.

    Fix this also:

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    At this point, the next logical step is to perform a Windows Repair (XP) or Windows Upgrade (Vista)

    Repost if you need assistance in initiating this.

    -- Andy
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