Why do i keep getting a message "files can harm your computer" when I try to launch my IE?

Question

When starting explorer I get the message Some files can harm your computer when going to my home page www.yahoo.com. I have tried ways to get around it with no luck. I tried to do a system restore but it will not start.

Answer

This question was answered on October 13, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

That’s because your IE has a corrupted registry file you have to repair the problem by trying one of the following

Try to repair from the IE CD, if you have on that is if not try the following.

Make sure you can connect to the Internet.

Ping a web site by name (e.g ping www.yahoo.com) If you get a response back, then you can connect to the Internet

The basic steps are to:

Delete the corrupted Winsock registry entries

Import clean ones

For Win98:

Remove the old registry entries

Import the correct registry entries

For Windows XP:

Remove the old registry entries

Import the correct registry entries

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 13, 2004