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Hi,
I used to use ie as my main web browser. Then 2 days ago, it just stop working. When i click on the ie icon, no window, nothing start anymore. So i jhave to d/l netscape and use it.

IE works fine under guest login accnt though.

I use Adaware 6 to clean up cookie/spyware regularly and i don't think that caused tghe problem.

I also use CWshredder and Spybot Search and Destroy and IE still doesn't want to start.

So i'm in need of your opinions / help.

I'm running WinXP pro SP1, IE version 6 SP1
Pentium 2.8 GHz 512 DDR RAM , NVidia 5200 FX

Here's the hijack this log if that could help:

Thx in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:16:04 AM, on 11/5/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ICQ\ICQ.exe
C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe
C:\totalcmd\TOTALCMD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Diablo II\Game.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
c:\Util\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://diabloii.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 209.227.31.7:80
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://diabloii.net/"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Zoggy\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\3xlnldcj.slt\prefs.js)
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CProgram%20Files%5CNetscape%5CNetscape%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Zoggy\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\3xlnldcj.slt\prefs.js)
O1 - Hosts: 69.55.109.107 mailinglistmaster.com
O1 - Hosts: 69.55.109.107 www.mailinglistmaster.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\COMPAN~1\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_12_0.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\COMPAN~1\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_3_12_0.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mirabilis ICQ] C:\PROGRA~1\ICQ\ICQNet.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechGalleryRepair] C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\ISStart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechImageStudioTray] C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 3.9\THGuard.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

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Last Post by chuckc
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I don't know about why it stopped working. If it was my system I would just count my blessings and download Firefox or something. If you're really attached to IE I'm sure someone here has a fix for you, hang in there . :)

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Well, it still works on the guest accnt so , must be something with my user setting. But it was wokring fine.. then BAMM.... no erroe mesage.. nothing, just won't start.

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OK I have found a fix myself. When i check the hijackthis log, i come across google bar for IE, so i uninstall it from Windows Uninstall and my IE start!!!!
BTW I just d/l Firefox and start to use it. I seem to like it so far. Thx for the suggestion.
* I like to stay within the ost popular web browser just for the support and availibility. But if Firefox is much better than IE..... then i'll switch to it for sure.

OK MOD, please close this thread. Thx

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I recently had a similar problem using Windows XP, SP3, Iexplore Ver 6. Except in my case Explorer would not start in any user account. The problem turned out to be a virus, which I was able to remove/repair using the Avast anti-virus program. Avast was not installed on the computer prior to time the computer was infected, so the problem was not due to a failure of Avast in identifying the virus initially.

Just thought I would add this note for the benefit of anyone who happens to browse this thread. BTW I have absolutely no connection with the company that sells Avast. Probably any good anti-virus software would have worked just as well.
Chuck

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