Thursday, August 20, 2009


How to fix The address is not valid error in Internet Explorer 7

I hardly ever user Internet Explorer so I don't know when it broke, but today it gave me this error for all sites:

The address is not valid

Most likely causes:

  • There might be a typing error in the address.

  • If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.

Looks like one of the latest set of security patches messed up something as the problem went away after I reset the browser settings:

  • Go to the Tools menu

  • Choose “Internet Options“

  • Click on the “Advanced“ tab

  • Click the “Reset“ button

  • Close the browser


  1. Mine was a malformed privoxy install... reinstalled and entered the proxys in ie and firefox

  2. i'm having the same problem

    plus i get internet explorer cannot display the web page