Explorer tweak guide
December 15, 2000 by Thomas
Explorer, every since Windows 98 was launched Microsoft has
made us believe that this is something that Windows cannot
live without, be it Windows 2000 or Windows 98 Second
Edition Ė Internet Explorer is already installed with it.
Whether or not it is essential is not what Iím going to
talk about, Iím just here to show you how you can tweak
guide has been prepared in Windows 2000 & Millennium
Edition using Internet Explore 5.5 SP1, although if you have
an earlier version installed donít worry as the vast
majority of this guide can be applied to pretty much every
version of Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater.
Explorer is one of the most regularly updated Applications
around. These updates generally take the form of security
patches however & as such itís in your best interests
to get these patches.
can check our OS
Updates page to find the latest & most important
system updates, including links to the latest versions of
Internet Explorer & any available updates/security
patches for it. You can also use Windowsupdate,
CNET Catchup or ZDNet
Updates to check whether your system has the latest
version of IE & any other updates installed for it.
is related to the previous section in many ways. Basically,
download the latest version of Internet Explorer (As
Microsoft do not support versions of Internet Explorer
earlier than 5.0 anymore, nor will they release security
patches for them as a result), this will give you all the
latest updates (security/bug fixes & others) all in one
browser without the need to download multiple patches for
your current browser.
if you do wish to stick with your existing, earlier version
of Internet Explorer then the 3 sites mentioned earlier will
be able to detect any security/other updates you need to
install. Thereís also the Microsoft
problem that can be cause is that related to advert.dll,
installed by many Adware programs. Should you ever find
Internet Explorer crashing when you try load it, simply
search for this file & rename/delete it. To remove
Adware altogether (Highly recommended, although be wary as
it may break some programs that require it), download Optout
from GRC. This can clean your system of known Adware which
in many cases can make your browser more stable.
you find these few tips fail you try the following. Click on
Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove
Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 and Tools
(Select your version number/name as appropriate).
& hit Ok.
This will fix any detected errors as appropriate. Reboot for
the changes to take effect.
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