Internet Explorer does not open
Posted on 2004-09-26
I try to open Internet Explorer by clicking its' icon on the task bar, it opens for a fraction of a second and then shuts down, followed by this message:
YOU ARE DOWNLOADING THE FILE:
H.PHP FROM T.SWAPX.CC
WOULD YOU LIKE TO OPEN THE FILE OR SAVE IT TO YOUR COMPUTER?
OPEN --SAVE--CANCEL-- MORE INFO.
I used the SAVE option above which saved an html file on my pc but even after saving whatever file it wants to save, IE repeats the same process of shutting down. When I used the MORE INFO option what happens is, IE repeatedly opens and shuts down. My only option then to close thiw process is to use task manager.
I also went into internet options and noticed an unrecognized website listed as my default webpage. I deleted it and set it to blank page. Upon opening IE again....the process described above begins.
No webpages appear even if I use Windows explorer as a browser. What I've also noticed is my search capability is gone on my pc, in other words, once I open the search window...the fields where you enter information to search for are gone, that area is blank although, I dont know if these issues are related.
I used XP.
Keep in mind...I do not have any access to the internet because but I can ping a website, so my internet connection is established.