Windows 10: Internet Explorer opening when not wanted

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  1.    25 Jul 2017 #1

    Internet Explorer opening when not wanted

    I'm having problems with internet explorer opening when I wake my computer from sleep. It opens with some Bing items usually on travel and things like that. I don't use IE I use chrome and it opening when it's not wanted it driving me crazy. Can somebody tell me how to stop it?
    Thank you
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  2.    25 Jul 2017 #2

    Hey Sanda,
    Give this a try ...

    Open Regedit (winkey+r > type in regedit > click OK)
    Navigate to the following key
    In the right panel double click on EnableActiveProbing and set it to 0 then click OK
    Close Regedit
    Reboot PC
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  3.    26 Jul 2017 #3

    thank you, I just tried that but unfortunately it didn't work. Should I have restarted the computer to make it work?
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  4.    26 Jul 2017 #4

    Sanda said: View Post
    thank you, I just tried that but unfortunately it didn't work. Should I have restarted the computer to make it work?
    Yes, registry changes require restart to take effect.
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  5.    26 Jul 2017 #5

    thank you
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  6.    26 Jul 2017 #6

    As IE is classified as a feature.
    Just turn it OFF, as you dont use it.

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       26 Jul 2017 #7
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  8.    27 Jul 2017 #8

    thank you. I will turn it off. The registry thing did not work
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  9.    28 Jul 2017 #9

    I really thought that turning it off would solve the problem but today its back to IE with Bing opening up when I wake the computer
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  10. Posts : 549
    Win 10 Pro, 18214.1000 (Skip) ,64bit
       28 Jul 2017 #10

    Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner

    System Restore Windows 10

    Reset Windows 10

    Have you reset IE ? (Settings(gear icon, upper right)Internet Options/Advanced/Reset) Is IE mistakently set to be your default browser ? (Settings (lower left corner, gear icon) Apps/Default Apps)

    Did you run a scan with your AV ? Also, run Malwarebytes which is good for identifying pups (unwanted programs) which could effect the browser. And adwcleaner which also identifies browser issues.

    Also, you may consider a System Restore to a point before the issue. And at last resort, reset Win10.

    Lot of homework for you ! :) Let us know the result.
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