Problem with IE / AKA Incompetency of Windows products

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am using IE 6.0 Service pack 1 and i having a lot of problems with it and i am doubting the capability of the software.
The program had been running smoothly at first but it seems that there are so many viruses and hacking programs in the net aiming specially at windows products that my IE started to experience problem. First, my pictures vanished and were replaced with an X. I had to click "show picture" for it to appear. In addition, i experienced errors when i tried to submit some of my work and files in sites like http://www.moreatonce.com.sg . I explored many sites which "helped" to troubleshoot these problems but none of them worked. I tried to repair the IE and even reinstall it, but to no avail. Currently, i even have this message occuring in my Program Files, Control Panel and WINDOWS folder:

An error has occurred in this dialog

Error 29:
Unspecified error


Can anyone help me? Is Netscape a better choice?
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  • rjstephens
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1. Do a spyware scan with these two programs (both free)
Spybot S&D
Adaware

(make sure you check for updates before doing the scan)

2. Ditch IE, get a real browser
I'm sure everyone here will agree...
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