I need to uninstall & reinstall IE8 on my pc running Win XP/SP3. But on the Add/Remove Programs list under IE8, the uninstall tab is missing. The reason that I need to uninstall is that IE 8 hangs every so often. It has been suggested to me that my problem
might be caused by installing IE8 before installing SP3 after my pc was in for repairs. If this is what is causing the problem, should I uninstall SP3 and see if this allows me to then uninstall IE8? Or is there another fix for this issue? Thanks.
2. Removing IE See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950719
"You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3".
And: 957700 : How do I uninstall or remove Internet Explorer 8.
If the issue with Internet Explorer persists...
1. Follow to the letter all the directions in this thread: How to get rid of malware 1a. You may have to use a non-infected computer for any downloads specified below, until your malware is removed. Use a USB Pen drive or burn to CD or other means to carry the necessary utilities to the infected computer and copy to the
Desktop. 1b. Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool download here off-line.