Windows 7 64 Bit - IE 11 stand-alone fails installation - virus from IE 8 prevents IE repair (install) while Google Chrome works perfect RRS feed

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  • IE 8 got a virus that prevented Windows Updater from working. A tool finally disabled IE. Another tool repaired Windows Update. After fixes, Dozens and dozens of updates to Windows 7, Office 2010, Windows Defender brought the system back up to current standards. Exception: IE won't work.

    C:\Windows\Programs\IE  - all of these files are 2008, 2009 and security (even in safe mode) can not change or delete them. However, if IE is launched from here, it is IE 8.

    Windows Update - skips IE - every thing else works. File Association for HTTP only shows Google - IE is not an option.

    Windows Add/Remove does not show IE. 

    Downloaded the IE 11 Stand-Alone - run as Administrator. It pretends to install, then at very end displays that IE did not install due to lack of file association,. However, no files in C:\Windows\Programs\IE were updated at all.

    Everything else is working fine except for IE (any version). 

    Stand Alone Install as Admin will not work on Safe Mode either. 

    I have spent over a dozen hours searching and running every Microsoft diagnostic. No errors reported. 


    • Edited by RobX Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:17 PM
    Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:15 PM