No toolbars and cant download Anything

I have Windows XP Professional with service pack 2, and Internet Explorer 7.  Automatic updates were turned on & I selected to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8. After the upgrade, everything on the internet was huge & blurry, so I did a system restore to a point before I had installed IE8. Now I have NO toolbars on IE7. No windows explorer toolbars & no internet explorer toolbars, I can't download anything, I can't print from the internet, I can not cut and paste from the internet to any other application. I disabled all firewalls. I ran Spyware Search & Destroy scans. I deleted the registry values for ITBARLayout. I right clicked & left clicked on every inch of my screen to see if I could get an option to view toolbar. Please help!!

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Last updated May 16, 2018 Views 1,009 Applies to:

Hey Cherryinparadise,


The inability to open Internet Options is usually caused by malware. Take a look at this thread for advice on malware removal.

My Internet Explorer has been hijacked by a virus


If that doesn’t fully restore your browser, it would be best for you to begin a new question/thread for assistance, since your symptoms are similar but different than the original poster to this thread.

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