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Unable to open links or Pdf's in browser

Have an issue with opening links with IE8.  We are on Windows 7, and go to sites with links, those links have associated PDF's in them.  When link is click on the browser does nothing.  I have been thru many sites to resolve, rolled back from IE9 to IE8, set to browse all sites in compatability mode, changed settings on the explorer to allow pdf's to pop in new window,checked adobe add in, and reinstalled adobe. This is on all sites not just a specific site.  When I use google chrome functionality works on everything. I have also uninstalled the Trend Micro AV on the pc and it does not make a difference. 4 new pc's have the same issue.  Check if firewall was blocking but found nothing changed. Again Google Chrome works, we have sites that are specific to IE use to gain access or we would use Google. Thanks for the assistance.
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nensloCommented:
This doesn't solve your problem but while you're looking for the solution, you could install the IE frame for Google Chrome. It makes websites think you're using IE: http://bit.ly/qvXc0U
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nensloCommented:
Also, Google Chrome has a built-in PDF reader which doesn't rely on Adobe Acrobat.

Which version of Adobe reader are you using? Can you install an older version? Have you tried installing a different PDF reader, like Foxit?
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ajc2cAuthor Commented:
Thanks, at least I can give this a try....I will let you know if it works for my specific issue.
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nensloCommented:
Also found this, which looks the same as you're experiencing: http://bit.ly/niyQRb
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ganixCommented:
what version of adobe do you have installed?
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ajc2cAuthor Commented:
I have Adobe X installed.  My initial issue is some links do not open...this issue I believe is related to the pdf issue not opening as I cannot get to the links that have pdf doc's behind them. Already tried to use the ie frame for google chrome as stated above but that did not open the link.   I will try a couple of these ideas and get back to all.
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ajc2cAuthor Commented:
To All

I have solved my issue working with a support team from Thomson Reuters.  This issue of not being able to open links with IE8 is due to corrupted IE .dll's when runnning on Windows 7.  Appearently its something that happens frequently.  After downloading the particular IE version fix at the site below,  Extract (run as administrator) the contents to a folder on your workstation, this works for other IE versions including 9.. as well. After the run (run as administrator the scipt or it will not work correctly and you will think it has)  you will see a command prompt window just hit return on the questions and you should now be able to open links on the IE browser even thru specific applicaitons (that was an issue I was having as well).

http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=artikel&;cat=42&id=133&artlang=en

Obviousely I cannot award points for any of the offered solutions but I do appreciate the assistance.

 
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ajc2cAuthor Commented:
Solved with external support team from Thomson Reuters. See Final Statement
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