Why does: "Waiting for res://ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm..." appear in the Status Bar?

By Minime88
Apr 29, 2007
  1. Why does the following message appear every time I open IE 7.

    "Waiting for res://ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm..."

    But when I refresh the page it works fine and the error has gone. It only appears when I first open IE.

  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    This is generally an error caused by a spyware infestation. It is also caused in Internet Explorer 7.0 going to sites that are less secure... but the error didn't show up in IE 6.

    On some computers and setups, it is caused by Zone Alarm and Kerio firewalls.

    You can stop the message by opening your internet explorer then going to TOOLS then INTERNET OPTIONS then SECURITY and then uncheck the ENABLE PROTECTED MODE options then close and open your IE7

    But I would run antispyware scans from at least three or four souces... panda, computer associates, spyware sweeper, spyware doctor, AVG antispyware, etc.

    This is a common error in IE 7.0 that you can avoid by using Firefox
  3. Minime88

    Minime88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    I can't find the 'Enable protected mode' on the security tabs in internet options. Where is it?
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