Solved

IE8 System error  "Exceeded Number of Secrets"

Posted on 2011-09-11
6
272 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Cannot get IE8 to run with this error.
0
Comment
Question by:Bucciard
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 62

Assisted Solution

by:☠ MASQ ☠
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 166 total points
ID: 36519680
Assume this is malware/TDSS rootkit until proved otherwise.
Read the thread here for details:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_27225301.html
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Jonvee earned 334 total points
ID: 36521053
It certainly looks like Malware.   Similar errors are reported here>
http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=99805.0

TDSSkiller should remove the problem, as suggested by MASQUERAID's link above, and you can download it from here:
http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.zip

Download the file TDSSKiller.zip and extract it into a folder
Execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.
Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.
Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

More detail TDSSKiller tutorial:
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 36521148
0
Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

 

Author Comment

by:Bucciard
ID: 36546576
I have gotten past that original problem by cleaning up all the malware on the sytem;
but  still cannot set the IIP auto addresssing to work.
Am still ready to work on that part of the problem and am using a "fixed" IP address for the time being.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 36551495
Are you using a router?
If yes, try resetting it by removing the routers power, waiting a minute or two, then re-apply the power ...effectively you are doing a router reboot.

If unsuccessful, try resetting the router (with power applied) by depressing the small reset button, usually located at the rear of the unit.  You may have a router document describing this action.
0
 
LVL 27

Assisted Solution

by:Jonvee
Jonvee earned 334 total points
ID: 36551810
If no router, the Malware you detected and cleaned could have modified your XP network and Winsock settings.
To reset Winsock, type the following command at a command prompt, and press ENTER:
netsh reset winsock

Alternatively follow the steps in the Fix it wizard:
How do I reset Windows Update components?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

0

Featured Post

Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring: When To Use Each Approach? In this article, we will discuss two major monitoring approaches: Synthetic Transaction and Real User Monitoring.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Disclosure: Use this tutorial only when no other options helps to get Windows XP running without any problems and you don't want to format the drive. The back up of the data is the responsible of the user, however there is a description of how t…
Are you unable to synchronize your OST (Offline Storage Table) file with Microsoft Exchange Server? Is your OST file exceeding 2 GB size limit? In Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions, there is a 2 GB size limit for the OST file. If the file …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This is a high-level webinar that covers the history of enterprise open source database use. It addresses both the advantages companies see in using open source database technologies, as well as the fears and reservations they might have. In this…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question