IE7 http:/// address not valid - domain user on XP

Domain user gets this error in IE7.

Other users on same PC - works fine.
This user on another PC - works fine.

Its just this user on this PC. Tried IE7 reset - no joy.

Any ideas?

Was thinking of deleting or renaming profile on this PC and forcing it to recreate?
bertiebigbAsked:
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duncanb7Commented:
Could you try Click on IE control panel

Internet Options->connect tab->Lan Setting->check automatic detect and uncheck any proxy setting

Close IE ad Reboot and Re-open IE

Duncan
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bertiebigbAuthor Commented:
Ah. Problem is its all locked down for the user through GPO. Cant access this.
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jcimarronCommented:
bertiebigb--
"This problem seems to be caused by an incorrectly configured proxy server and often results from a recently removed malware infection"

Source:
http://blog.ryantadams.com/2010/05/09/fix-the-address-is-not-valid-error-unable-to-connect-to-any-websites/

Similarly a fellow here
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/810815-ie7-address-not-valid-http.html
fixed the problem but again access to proxy server settings was needed.

To fix you may have to change the GPO to allow access to proxy server settings.
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bertiebigbAuthor Commented:
Still no joy. Tried the above.

Tried gpupdate /force. Completed deleted users profile. Still the same.

Spookily, I've tried logging in with two other users also. One works the 2nd displays the same.
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bertiebigbAuthor Commented:
Wondering whether a complete rebuild is worthwhile.
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jcimarronCommented:
bertiebigb --
A Repair Install is much easier to recover from.  Personal data and installed programs should not be affected.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

It is always a good idea to do a backup first.
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jcimarronCommented:
bertiebigb ----
Any reason you did not try the Repair Install?
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bertiebigbAuthor Commented:
Just the way we do things. PCs rebuilt over the network automatically.
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bertiebigbAuthor Commented:
Complete rebuild was necessary.
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