3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2012 7:54 PM by Ex_Brit RSS

    continued Internet buffer overflow problem


      having problems getting IE to open.  If it opens I immediatly get a McAfee window stating IE buffer overflow exploit block .  Most of the time IE won't open or I get a window asking to allow the Dell Bing toolbar to have access to my computer....doesn't sound correct so I have not clicked ok on the window.  All my software says its updated. 

        • 1. Re: continued Internet buffer overflow problem

          What is your operating system and service pack and is IE totally up to date including all its add-ons?   This applies whether or not you use IE at all as your default browser.  (If Vista or Win 7 it should be IE9, XP. IE8)


          Go to your Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a Program (Add or Remove Programs in XP) and uninstall Bing toolbar if you do not want it.


          Next run Stinger and Malwarebytes Free to make sure you have no malware installed.  They are linked under the last link in my signature below.


          Finally open SecurityCenter and click Web and Email Protection, then Firewall


          Open the Intrusion Protection drawer and check that item is set to basic and click Apply


          See if nthat helps, if not uncheck that item altogether.


          That particular item is new and still causing some problems.


          I would open a case with Technical Support - it's free and available via phone or online chat through the link under Useful Links at the top of this page.







          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 08/12/12 4:39:50 EST PM
          • 2. Re: continued Internet buffer overflow problem

            I took your recomendations , uninstalled the Dell Bing toolbar and ran the Stinger and Malware tools.............everything seems ok now.  Thankyou very much for your help...........it looks to me that Dell needs to get their act together about the crap they install on their new computers

            • 3. Re: continued Internet buffer overflow problem

              They did that to me with my netbook.  The first thing I did was locate everything that had Dell in front of it and out it went.


              Glad it's OK now.