i need help (Internet Explorer 8)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by charlsey, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. charlsey

    charlsey MDL Junior Member

    Mar 22, 2010
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    Internet Explorer keeps informing me that a program has corrupted my default search engine(Google). How can I get it back? Please help.
     
  2. Stormcrow

    Stormcrow MDL Junior Member

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    This happened to me when I first installed IE8 on a Vista system, IIRC.

    You could set the default, and it would seem to work.
    But every time you re-launch IE, it would complain of corruption.

    The thing that fixed it for me was:

    Re-enable UAC and re-boot ( it had been disabled );
    Launch IE and re-set default;
    Disable UAC again if required.

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  3. charlsey

    charlsey MDL Junior Member

    Mar 22, 2010
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    hi Stormcrow, thanks for your help but where and how can i re-enable the UAC?
     
  4. RedSpider

    RedSpider MDL Junior Member

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    Here is one way: > CONTROL PANEL/SYSTEM SECURITY/ACTION CENTER/CHANGE USER ACCOUNT CONTROL SETTINGS < then move the setting down to NEVER NOTIFY. Now install GOOGLE again. Reboot and now you need to reset UAC back to default setting.
     
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  5. charlsey

    charlsey MDL Junior Member

    Mar 22, 2010
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    Thanks a lot RedSpider, the issue of default search provider and IE8 is solve.