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Internet Explorer problems

Friends: I can browse in Firefox, no problems. When I try to browse in Internet Explorer 6, I can only connect to one site and when I try another site I keep getting the message: "The requested lookup key was not found in any activation context." I deleted all references to IE7 and IE8, re-installed XP as a repair installation twice, same problem. When I run Smitfraudfix, the one and only website I can visit changes. Any ideas what's going on here? Windows XP Pro. Thanks for any help.
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Reliable Contributor exbrit
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RE: Internet Explorer problems

IE6 is unsafe and obsolete, please update to IE8 a.s.a.p. Also if your XP is anything less than SP3 then it is also practically obsolete and very out of date as soon Microsoft will no longer support anything less than SP3, so install all the latest updates.

This is a Windows issue and I doubt it's anything to do with McAfee or an infection. From what I've read on the internet the best solution is to format and reinstall the system. Not a repair.
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What you could do though is as follows. Install Hijackthis and post its log on one of the following forums for expert advice:

DOWNLOAD HIJACKTHIS

Do not post the log here, we can't help!

Post the logs at a specialist Forum:

AUMHA FORUM

BLEEPING COMPUTER FORUM

GEEKS TO GO FORUM

MAJOR GEEKS FORUM

MALWAREBYTES FORUM

MALWARE REMOVAL FORUM

SPYWAREHAMMER FORUM

SPYWARE INFO FORUM

WHAT THE TECH FORUM

Be sure to read all the sticky announcements/instructions at the top of each malware forum!

RE: Internet Explorer problems

Thanks for the responses. I do not want to reformat and reinstall XP. That would be losing all my data and admitting defeat, only as a last resort. And I would not be in forums like these.
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Then try the Hijackthis route. Good luck!

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