I've had this problem before ( 1year ago + ). There's an annoying "internet explorer add on installer" that always pop up to install itself. First of I don't even use IE,when I search in "uninstall a program" to uninstall it I don't find it, but I would so gladly kill that program.
For the cause of the problem, it reappeared either once I reinstalled adobe flash player because it was always crashing in firefox, or the moment I made Firefox a default program in "set your default programs"
One of these two changes must be the cause of this.
Now how do i get rid of this Internet explorer add on installer that always pop's up every few minutes?
I run vista home premium 64bit
Once you're there, the site will check if all your plugins have the latest versions.
If you see plugins in the list that have a yellow Update button or a red Update now button, please update these immediately.
To do so, please click each red or yellow button. Then you should see a site that allows you to download the latest version. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation and follow the steps mentioned in the installation procedure.
hmm I've installed all the yellow one but the plugins update detector seems to not notice that I updated them even though I installed all of the recommended. I also have too many "gray" colored add on that need to manually research for updates. I had no red updates to do.
I installed firefox 17.0.1 after doing the updates. Does that change anything ?
Try the Firefox Safe Mode to see how it works there. The Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.
(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)
You can open the Firefox 4.0+ Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you use the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
Or use the Help menu item and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.
Don't select anything right now, just use "'Start in Safe Mode"To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shift key) to open it again.If it is good in the Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.
I think I misjugeded the problem, I though it was the same problem, but I just accepted to install the famous plug in and an other adobe flash installed, beats me because I had update it on my new firefox 17.0.1. Why did IE want to install it so bad if I dont even use the damn program? Is there a settings in IE that I can shut it? Something like: Do not ask for update, do not install update, do not download update ?