February 20, 2011
I use IE8 with three toolbars (Google, Roboform and McAfee's Site Advisor). When I open IE my toolbars are not there, I have to open them and place them how I want them. Sometimes when I open IE the Tab bar, menu bars and or the address bars are also missing.
I have scanned my system for viruses, malware and rootkits and found nothing.
February 20, 2011
Also Sometimes when all the toolbars are missing I cannot open them. They are listed as open (Checked)
My security programs are as follows:
Microsoft Security Essentials
AnVir Task Manager Pro
My Computer Configuration:
P4 Core2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz
500GB & 200GB HDD (Internal)
500GB HDD (External)
320GB HDD (External)
512MG GeoForce 8400 GS Graphic Card
2 - 18x DVD-RW DL
250MG Zip Drive (Internal)
Multi-Card Reader (Internal)
23" Wide Screen Acer Monitor
Kodak 5500 Multi Function Printer
Windows XP Pro SP3
[quote:3r6j2vnn]They are listed as open (Checked)[/quote:3r6j2vnn]
Do you mean they show as 'enabled' - under [b:3r6j2vnn]Tools>Manage add-ons>Status[/b:3r6j2vnn]?
This smacks of (maybe) a third party shell process interfering. Please try the following:
Download ShellExView (portable freeware) from [url=http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html:3r6j2vnn]HERE.[/url:3r6j2vnn]
Run ShellExView and disable [b:3r6j2vnn][i:3r6j2vnn]all[/i:3r6j2vnn][/b:3r6j2vnn] non-Microsoft shell extensions.
Try IE8 again. If that fixes it you can then re-enable each non-Microsoft shell extension, one at a time, until the issue resurfaces and that will tell you which one is the culprit. If it doesn't fix the issue just re-enable all shell extensions and you will be back where you started.
If still no joy; try disabling all security programs. One of them may be blocking the toolbars. (you could try that first if you like )
Let us know how you get on.
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