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Internet Explorer 5 in Windows 8.1???

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)

    Internet Explorer 5 in Windows 8.1???


    So I'm trying to clear out the computer of useless applications that I do Not use.

    I'm using this program called "MyUninstaller", and found a lot of stuff that I don't know about.
    I found an entry called: IE5BAKEX with no uninstaller or anything. It was found in the registry. I look this up online and it's Internet Explorer 5. Why do I always end up with so much crap that I never installed on the computer?

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  2. #2


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Suggest you download CCleaner Free, run the Cleaner then the Registry to clear out junk.
    https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
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  3. #3


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    Thanks for the suggestion; I already have that installed, I did a run and cleaned temporary files and all. But that still shows up in the MyUninstaller program. I don't remember ever installing anything having to do with that old version of IE. How can I find out how it showed up on here?
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  4. #4


    I think it's just for compatibility with older sites. I have it too.
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  5. #5


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    It's not IE5 - it's merely named that, those files appear in everyone's machine no matter what OS it is. I strongly advise against cleaning the registry in the manner suggested.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    I've already did a registry clean using CCleaner, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, computer works great and all, yet that still shows up. You see, I really do suspect that there's something going on. I've been blackmailed before to where someone does very small modifications on the computer on intentions to put me into a state of distress:
    • Whenever I download files (like music and stuff), I tend to notice very minor changes in the files over time. You see, those files are supposed to stay in a stationary position (unchanged in any way possible), unless 'I' do something to change them. I want to avoid those minor changes from happening. Is there any program that can look for loopholes in Windows' settings that may allow hackers to connect through?

    thanks.
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  7. #7


    That particular entry is MS Windows part, everybody has it. Windows and other OSs are full of holes, known ( they tend to be plugged up at some time thru updates) and unknown. AVs try to lower the risk and antimalware programs try to heal after but ultimate responsibility is up to you. You just have to be careful not to fall into traps or live completely isolated, just like anything else in life.
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    What do you mean by that last sentence? Live completely isolated? lol?
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by pepanee View Post
    What do you mean by that last sentence? Live completely isolated? lol?
    Well, no internet for fear of malware, no programs disks and anything else connected, staying in a sterile room for fear of illness, staying on same side of street for fear of getting run over.... that stuff.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    Well I understand what you mean by all that malware stuff. Yes, since I live in a world with everyone else, not just by myself, then there will be malware and all. But what type of malware is it when someone else intends to put others in a state of distress. So here's one example from the issue: They don't steal personal information/passwords or whatever. All they do is modify files on the computer, in very slight variations. You see, here's the odd thing about it, they do very minor changes and actually spend time in doing this stuff. Who's doing this and why?
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