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How to get rid of InPrivate mode in IE9?!

Posted on 2013-05-11
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This started about two days ago. For some reason, whenever I click a link from an email, it opens up my IE 9 in InPrivate mode, evidenced by a blue label to the left of the URL field. This is causing a problem because most of those links result in giving me a blank page in IE 9.

I know the Tools menu has an option for "InPrivate Browsing", but I never touched that thing. Can anyone help me get rid of this "InPrivate" pesky thing, please? Thanks.
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by:Skyler Kincaid
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Check this registry entry and change it to a 0 if it is a 1:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Safety\PrivacIE

StartMode=1

It is probably more likely a virus that is causing the issue. I would run ComboFix and this is the link to download it (be careful if you are Googling for it because there is a lot of fake links):

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/dl/12/
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by:elepil
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I just read this solution you're recommending in my Google searches, but my PrivacIE does not have a "StartMode" key. When I click on the PrivacIE key, I see "(Default) REG_SZ (value not set) in the pane to the right, that's all.
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Skyler Kincaid earned 500 total points
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Did you try running ComboFix. The only other time I have seen this is when it was caused by a virus. The link above is the download link, run the program, restart your computer and then let us know if that does it.
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by:elepil
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That did it! Thank you very much for that recommendation! I'm just surprised why, through all my google searches, combofix didn't even come up as a solution.

It's times like this that pays back the money I'm paying for my subscription to Experts Exchange. Again, thank you very much!
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