IE6: properties buttons are "greyed"



I have several problems.
1). internet properties - general tab - home page address
is grey including the buttons below (use current/use default/use
blank). can only
change home page using regedit. how do i enable these?
2). internet properties - security tab - internet zone
security level "slider" is available but cannot be moved.
3). internet properties - security tab - internet zone
all buttons are greyed.
4). internet properties - security tab - local internet zone
custom level and default level buttons are greyed
no "slider" is present. setting is - custom.

how do i fix this?? I have been able to change the settings from high to
medium by changing settings in the registry but I cannot re-activate the

Jan Il

Hi Turin :)

Try the following and see if it helps. Even if you have already run some
programs, run them again according to the instructions in the information
below to thoroughly clean you system. Some variants of malware can
replicate itself and return repeatedly if not cleaned properly. It is best
to read through all the information before you start to know before hand
what you need to do and how. Follow all instructions to letter as much as

WARNING>>>> Backup all documents and files before removing any spyware!!

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites:
What You Should Know About Spyware
What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software
Most importantly, be sure to run CWShredder here
Also this program searches for hidden .dlls that recreate the malware.
About Buster:
Then visit these two sites to test for parasites and help basic cleaning:
On-Line Check
Quick-Fix Protocol.
Basically, throw everything here at your "infection".

Also very important, be sure to use the HijackThis. Please DO NOT post your
log to this
newsgroup, but to the HiJackThis Support Forums below:
the Aumha HiJackThis Forum
or Bleeping Computer Forum
to allow the experts there to evaluate your log and advise you of any
necessary steps to clean your system.
(Note: You will have to Register before posting on these Forums. Please
follow all posting instructions carefully to avoid having your log deleted
or ignored.

CAUTION!!!!! Before you try to remove spyware using any of the programs
below, download a copy of LSPFIX from any of the following sites:
(if your OS is Win2k or XP) The process of removing certain malware may kill
your internet connection. If this should occur, this program, LSPFIX, will
enable you to regain your connection.

You should also get a copy of WINSOCKXPFIX available at:
WinsockXP Fix- WinXP
with instructions, at
also... From LavaSoft- all versions of Windows-
(NOTE: It is reported that in XP SP2, the command netsh winsock reset
will fix this problem without the need for these programs.)
or Winsock Fix Utility

Hope this helps

Jan :)
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