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Address Bar Searches Ask.com Instead Of Going To Site


Sometimes when i type in an address to my address in ie 7 or ie 8 i end up at ask.com. This is especially weird since i have disabled all search engines i am not interested from the manage add-ons window and it bothers me more than ask.com wasn't there to remove and yet it's there in my address bar. In ie 8 the new link system show ask.com at the bottom of the list just begging to clicked on. I keep my virus checker and microsoft's windows defender up to date and neither has picked up any thing to suggest this is a virus or trojan.

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Can't do web searches from any search bar on any browser-"ie cannot display the web page" after cleaning my computer of the cryptor virus, internet explorer 8, mozilla firefox, and safari web browsers started showing the "internet explorer cannot display the web page" error message. I can surf the net as long as i use the address bar to manually enter a site's web address or access web pages from favorites, but when i attempt to do a web search from any search bar on any web page, the browsers cannot load the page. I'm sure some setting is incorrectly checked and just don't know what to look at to remedy the problem.

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Posted On: 2010-03-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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2. Internet explorer is disable from the windows features

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The only way i managed to get rid of the bing search was to completely disable windows search from the windows features!It's a bit arsh and pretty annoying as i obviously can't do any search on my computer! Does anybody have an idea how to fix this?(Please go again through the list above and don't propose me to remove bing add-on or disable kb 982217.


Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-01 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I am running a generic computer asus motherboard p5wd2 a pentium 4. 31, with dual logic modules and qwest is my ip my op is windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I can upload and download on a p2p with no problem. I am also able to navigate around this site easily as well. I have tried all suggestions so far any others that might help would be great.


Posted On: 2010-08-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-21 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-22 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I can change it back but every couple days on the 3 computers i have purchased win7 for are having this issue, so i know it's not a hardware issue.


Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-26 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Fig 1:  http://i109. Photobucket.com/albums/n65/nrg800/langbar.jpg
Fig 2: http://i109. Photobucket.com/albums/n65/nrg800/example-1.jpg


Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Just got a new laptop with w7 today, and i am loving it. There's one thing i was wondering if someone can help me find, though.

On one of the display computers at a store i visited, there was a bar at the top of the desktop with buttons for easy access to mail and im (and, i believe, a couple of other programs, but i can't remember which). It was not the taskbar just moved to the top - looked completely different. I thought it might be a gadget or something, but i can't seem to find it listed anywhere.

Can anyone help me figure out what this is and how i might get it on my computer? I know that i could just pin the messenger buttons to the taskbar, but i'm still trying to figure out what all i want to put there, so as to not let it get too cluttered.


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Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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