Hello, I'm having a problem gaining access to the internet with IE, cannot up date avg 8 for virus protection. I can still go on line through Google Chrome and I'm receiving my e-mail but whenever I try to go on line through IE, I get a message saying cannot access this web page, my anti virus is well out of date. Is there some other way to update the AVG without going through IE ? I have tried down loading the update to my downloads but I don't know how to get it installed into the AVG, it says that it is a bin file, whatever that is . I have AVG 8 installed and I have IE 8 installed, my windows program is xp media addition sp3. I don't know much about computer ,only enough to get me in trouble. Has anyone had this problem ??? Help
I had the problem of IE8 not accessing most web pages too- also, on the pages it did reach, none of the buttons on the page worked.
It turned out to be Microsoft's new security rules for IE8!
Basically you are not allowed to go to any web page you want to! ...and you are not allowed to use any feature on the page.
I had to add EVERY site I visited to the trusted site list in tools >internet options, otherwise it would not work .
I agree IE8 sucks.
In other browsers you simply type in th eurl and it goes trhere--- AND the page works- buttons and links too.
Isn't that what a browser is supposed to do? to actually do what you want?
I believe IE8 has multiple bugs since all of the above suggestions did not work.
The strange thing is that on my DC (windows server 2003), everything works fine under the administrator profile. But when on log onto the machine with a user account other than administrator, IE8 does not work, even though I log on with a user that has administrative rights.
There must be something going wrong with AD... anyone with a similiar setup?
I work for Dell "Your Tech Team" (Advanced / Premium consumer support) and came to this forum in hopes to find the resoultion on the problem in this subject. The recomendations on this forum were very helpful so I'd like to sumerize the logical items that should be done when one experiances this problem.
(Vista / Windows 7 - this summer is designed for people that have an intermediate understanding of the OS)
Going to try to list things in a logical order here from simplest first
* Check your network activity in the Network and Sharing Center - verify network connection is on
I have tried all of these options except load a different browser like firefox. I am at work and will try this option tonight. My problem started when I tried to get my gmail. Now I am completley blocked. Thanks for all of the opinions and comments...
I have tried resetting the security and privacy internet options to the default but that is to no avail.
I wouldn't really care about it as Firefox just works - period. But you need IE to do updates (you know - like IE 8).
If anyone can explain what I'm missing I would appreciate it. More than likely someone has 'dinked' with something ....
Seems that didn't solve the problem 100%. My next step was, in IE8, to go to Tools> Compatibility View Settings and check "Display all Websites in Compatibility View Mode" then click Close. So far so good.
I had a similar problem. IE8 would not navigate to some websites, for instance, AOL, but would some others. I disabled Windows firewall and then it would go to those sites so I reenabled the firewall and added an exception for IE - problem solved.
well this might be completely idiotic of me. I couldn't connect via ie8. I googled and found this site. none of the options worked... then I realized that "work offline" was selected in the "file" menu.
(i normally use a mac, and there is no absolutely pointless option on a mac)
why do they even have that button? how completely useless. anyway, you may want to look at that if nothing else has worked.
I had the same problem. What I did was I went into firefox and enabled it as my main browser so when things try and update or connect to the internet it uses firefox to do it therefore IE can be as messed up as it wants but Firefox will still connect.
James probably meant this because reseting Advanced settings is not fundamental enough:
Tools tab > Internet Options > Advanced > Click Reset...
Other options are:
1) Uninstall the Network adapter
Open Device Manager > Expand Network Adapter > Right Click on your internet network adapter and Uninstall
If it doesn't work, try it again and then reinstall the driver. You may have to get the new driver from the device website.
2) Winsock and Tcp/Ip Fix
Start > Run > Type CMD > Type the following:
Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log
Press Enter > Type the following:
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog
3) Run sfc /scannow
Insert your XP disc
Start > Run > Type CMD > Type the following:
Found a simple solution:
Select 'Add/Remove Windows Components' on the left
Click 'Show Updates' on top
Remove all IE8 updates, starting at the bottom of the list
When all IE8 updates are removed, remove IE8
This is similar to the XP 'Upgrade' to Vista (lol)