• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 403
  • Last Modified:

Web Search Bar Not working

I have an xp pro SP3 with all updates PC that is running IE 8.  The problem I am having is the websearch bar does not work.  If you type something into the searchbar it gives suggestions, but when you click on any of those suggestions, it won't "display the page" appears.  The same thing also occurs when you type directly to the address bar. Links that are on the yahoo home page work, and everthing else in IE 8 works fine.  

I have reinstalled IE 8, ran a repair on windows, Scanned for virus and spyware in safe and regular modes with no fix to the problem. Google will not work at all.

Please help.

Thank you
0
Broozer1
Asked:
Broozer1
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
jcimarronCommented:
Broozer1--"Websearch bar" used to be the name of malware.  
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=63d978f616eac922&hl=en
Can you uninstall it?
Perhaps change the default Search engine.  (Like to Google or Bing.)
0
 
remixedcatCommented:
using the older version of IE8 still references the "windows live" links which those are outdated. You can add more through the sections provided by the browser and add bing, or google to it.
0
 
Broozer1Author Commented:
Got it figured out.  Sorry about the delay.
0
 
Broozer1Author Commented:
I figured it out.  Overlooked a simple problem.
0
 
jcimarronCommented:
Broozer1--Glad to hear all is well.  What was the fix?
0

Featured Post

Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now