Windows Explorer Access to Internet "Help Please"

  14all 17:10 24 Nov 04
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I am running Win ME on my Daughters PC with AVG 6 and free version 1.0 Oupost Firewall.

On accessing the Internet the firwall is showing that Windows "Explorer" has taken the place of "IExplorer" but when I stop it from accessing the net Internet Explorer 6 is blocked from accessing the net as well,

I have looked at the short cuts and there appeare to be pionting to mthe right file, but somthing must be stopping IExplorer from loading.

This PC use to be networked but now its just sharing my Broadband conection though a Router, with no file or printer sharing.

Any suggestions to whats wrong, before I pull my hair out and end up buying a wig.

  rawprawn 17:26 24 Nov 04

Have you tried repairing IE, there may be a problem, and what happens if you turn your Firewall off ? can it then access the internet.

  14all 18:08 24 Nov 04

Yes I have run the repair IE disabled the AVG 6
and its still the same.

Without the firewall IE connects, but what with?
EXPORER or IEXPORER I have know way of knowing.
With the firewall running Ooutpost ask's if I want to let in through, and I cabn see what is trying to access the net.
till the same

  14all 18:11 24 Nov 04

Sorry about the typos

  rawprawn 18:16 24 Nov 04

Connect, and look in Task manager under Processes, and don't open Windows Explorer before doing so.

  14all 20:14 24 Nov 04

There has been much discussion regarding Windows Explorer trying to access the Internet rather than Internet Explorer. This problem is now solvable. ZoneAlarms provides a solution at click here. Problem is if you have IE 5.01 or higher then this solution is no good. However, MS provides sort of a solution at click here;en-us;240928. If you have more than 32 Megs of RAM, then WE and IE are supposed to be opened as separate windows. It's supposed to be automatic. This is wrong. I have 128 Megs and this isn't working, and others are having this same problem, too.

  14all 20:17 24 Nov 04

Solution: You have to make a simple little change to the System Registry File.

First, open the Registry Editor. If you don't know how to do that, then click on Start, Run, and type in Regedit and then click OK. This is the Registry Editor. Click on the little plus sign (+) next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, scroll on down until you find Software and click on the + for that, then click on the + for Software, then the + for Microsoft, then the + for Windows, then the + for CurrentVersion, then the + for Explorer.

Underneath Explorer there should be the entry for BrowseNewProcess. If you have that entry, then see below on what to do next. If you don't have that entry, then click on Explorer, then click on Edit, New, Key. In the box provided, enter BrowseNewProcess exactly as I have typed it. No spaces. Then press the Enter Key. Now, double click on that entry -- BrowseNewProcess, then click on Edit, New, String Value. In the first line type BrowseNewProcess, and in the bottom line enter the word YES, then hit the Enter Key or click OK. (See last paragraph)

If you already have the folder BrowseNewProcess, click on it, and in the right hand pane, you have BrowseNewProcess and the Data is NO, then double click on the BrowseNewProcess in the right hand pane. Change the NO to YES and hit the Enter Key or click OK. See the last paragraph on what to do next.

If you already have the folder BrowseNewProcess, and in the right hand pane, you have BrowseNewProcess and the Data is YES, then you have a problem. Your system isn't recognizing that entry. Here's what you do. Double click on the BrowseNewProcess in the right hand pane. Change the data from a YES to a NO. Hit the Enter Key or click OK. Now see last paragraph on what to do next. When you're up and running again, then go back into the Registry Editor and go back to the first entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. Double click on the BrowseNewProcess in the right hand pane, then change the NO to a YES, hit the Entry Key. See the last paragraph on what to do next and you should be finished.

Last Paragraph: Now repeat the process for HKEY_CURRENT_USER. After you've done all that close the Editor, and Reboot your computer. You should now have Windows Explorer on its own and Internet Explorer should be on its own too.

Regards all41

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