IE 6 SP2 URL filed doesn't work properly...

Posted on 2006-04-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have couple of pc in one department start experience this problem.  When the user open a IE browser and type in the URL like the following:

the browser will not respond at all.

However, if the users do the following:

then it works.

what security setting is cuasing this behavior or it's virus?  All IE's security setting are set to default.

Question by:henrychang99
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    Accepted Solution

    Recent windows update

    Copy the following to the clipboard (it's all one line even if wrapped in your browser - paste into notepad and remove line breaks if necessary, and copy again)
    click START, type RUN <enter>

    =copy below here=
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Cached" /v "{A4DF5659-0801-4A60-9607-1C48695EFDA9} {000214E6-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} 0x401" /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    =copy above here=

    Expert Comment

    Assuming you are using Windows XP....

    There was a problem with an IE security update that causes this to happen. If you fully qualify an url with HTTP:// then you can go to it - if you don't ( or then IE won't go there and seems to hang or not do anything.

    Open up the control panel on the affected PC and go to the add/remove applet. Put a check in the "show updates" box at the top of the applet and check towards the bottom of the list for Security Update KB908531. Select this update and remove it. Once this is removed it will force a restart. Now when you use IE it should behave normally.

    Of course this patch was for at CRITICAL vulnerability in IE that allows users to take control of your PC if it isn't patched. Not sure what causes this behaviour on some systems and not on others.

    Hope this helps out.


    Expert Comment

    IRWINPKS - Does your post above fix the issue with IE - WITHOUT - removing the patch?
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    Expert Comment

    @dvally, this Q was #22 in the last 72 hours..and 75% of the solution I provided for the patch, not sure about that....just that the registry key resolved the recent Microsoft update issue.
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    Expert Comment

    cool. .thank you!

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