How come I cannot install IE8 after uninstalling it on Windows 7?

by on July 24, 2010

Q: I had some malware on my PC. I removed it and most everything was working correctly, except for IE 8. (I am running windows 7 by the way). So after searching, it seemed that removing IE 8 and reinstalling was the way to go. Removed IE 8 but when trying to install, Microsoft says I already have it. Tried system restore, and my computer will not restore to any time, I have tried several times. Doesn’t seem like anything else is wrong and Firefox works. Ideas??


One Response to “How come I cannot install IE8 after uninstalling it on Windows 7?”
  1.  

    Lots of possibilies depending on how to tried to do the uninstall exactly.

    Try this page for some ideas, or do a fresh load of Windows.

    If your system was messed up that bad from malware it might be your best bet anyway to make sure you got rid of everything nasty.