IE Browser redirection
From: Del Reedy (delreedy_at_earthlink.net)
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 20:51:26 GMT
I'm having a problem with IE6.
When I attempt to connect to any website with IE6, at the bottom
it says "attempting to connect to 127.0.0.1", then I get the error:
"The page cannot be displayed"
After doing some google research I think this is possibly the result of
of a partially uninstalled pop-up blocking program (which I wouldn't
know the name of).
There is a registry entry (below) which I think directs all of Internet
Explorer's http requests to a proxy server on the localhost. Although
nothing seems to be listening on 8080, which explains the blank page.
Hijackthis shows the following entry
Which I suspect is the reason why, when I open IE it tries to connect to
If I delete the registry entry above it gets written back the next time I
If I delete the entry above and immediately rescan with hijackthis a few new
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
Even if I delete the new ones, later when I run IE the original one will get
So the problem is that I can't seem to get rid of this entry, and it's
driving me crazy.
What can I do to prevent this or discover the program that is changing the
Thanks in advance.