IE6 loading websites as file.

By neo_tech
Feb 16, 2006
  1. Hi all,
    my college PC had poor IE version (ver. 5). everything was going fine but 2 days ago when it was updated to IE6, it started giving a weird error. whenever i want to go to any site say yahoo or google, IE6 interprets the URL as a file and popsup the SAVE FILE AS window to save the web site. even if a press open it doesn't do anything...the popup just disappears. so most of the sites (90%) are coming as really confused with such an annoying response of IE6. my college pc has NO censorship problems, just simple Winproxy software.

    i would be thankful if someone could find a solution to it.

  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    reinstall ie6 and check the advance tab in options settings ok..
    scan for the 4 baddies: virus, ad/spy/malware
    double check the proxy settings, and lan connections/ connections setting, may need to speak with the admin to help you with that, and also your firewall as well as any real time active scanners
  3. neo_tech

    neo_tech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sure..i'll keep u updated with the latest.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,840   +896

    you have lost the association of {htm,html} defaulting to IE
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