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Internet Explorer does not open, but all other browsers do

  1. #11


    I just unchecked, rebooted, then checked it back, rebooted and still same issue. I have started running the sfc /scannow batch file in hopes of different results I am heading to work so you may not hear back from me for around 9-10 hours. I appreciate everyone's assistance so far.

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    I just unchecked, rebooted, then checked it back, rebooted and still same issue. I have started running the sfc /scannow batch file in hopes of different results I am heading to work so you may not hear back from me for around 9-10 hours. I appreciate everyone's assistance so far.
    OK.
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  3. #13


    Sorry about the late reply, life gets busy sometimes. I have done another scan and no new results have happened. A co-worker at work said there was a fix it tool? But when I researched it a little while ago it said it was for Windows 7.

    Sigh... * pulls back out the drawing board * any other ideas?
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  4. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Sorry.
    No more ideas.
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  5. #15


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not sure what else to suggest either other than to refresh or reset Windows.
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  6. #16


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    As you know, if IE is not the default browser, the IE App does not work. Desktop IE should of course even when not default. But could this somehow relate to that? Could be worth to try to set IE as default browser, reboot and try once more.
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  7. #17


    So I have tried some other ideas as well:

    -reset firewall settings ( just in case something went whack )
    -reset internet explorer settings/deleted all history etc
    -tried to run as admin

    I just don't know what else could be causing this. I will try your idea when I get home Karl as I am at work at the moment.

    Is there any other place that you would suggest me seeking assistance from with this issue?

    Edit: I have been doing a lot of research about the Malwarebytes PRO and the anti exploit tool. From what I am reading sometimes the anti exploit tool may block browsers that use certain types of filtration ( such as IE has) I am going to try to turn off the anti exploit tool when I get home and see if I can open it up then. I am going to feel stupid if this works ugh.



    Edit #2: Found another post on the Malwarebyte forums that sounds EXACTLY like mine. It seems likely the issue isn't the program itself it just needs updating. I will try to update the anti exploit tool tonight and report back. Thanks to everyone who has helped me.

    Edit #3: Confirmed, I uninstalled the older version and downloaded the newer version and IE11 works like a charm again.

    Thanks again guys.
    Last edited by loveandpower; 10 Jun 2014 at 17:14. Reason: SOLVED
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