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We have a home network of 2 computers (both Dell) with Broadband for internet. Router is Lynksys. Using Norton antivirus and internet security (2004) with its firewall (Windows firewall is off on both computers so no conflict).

Problem: Networking works fine & both computers can access the internet. 1st computer (server) can access everything. 2nd computer (host) can access some secure web sites (gaming sites that require a password) but not others (some download gaming sites and very secure sites that require sensitive info).

What I've done thus far: Turned off the Norton programs on 2nd computer. Checked firewall settings on 1st computer, and all seems to be in order. Deleted "restricted" sites in Internet Options on 2nd computer and lowered security levels. Router settings seem to be okay since both computers can access the web.

Problem seems to have started when 2nd computer downloaded AOL Rider, which has since been deleted. Perhaps something there is still running or blocking without my knowledge? (I NEVER download any of AOL's garbage. Seems to cause a lot of problems and conflicts.)

My next step is to reformat the hard drive on 2nd computer tomorrow. Before I do that, maybe someone here has an idea as to what's going on.

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Can you do a system restore on computer #2 from a date prior to installing AOL Rider?
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Have your tried looking at the basic security settings in the web browser? Maybe set your security settings to a lower level?
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We tried system restore using a date we know comp #2 was working correctly. No dice.

Each browser security level has already been lowered, as well as in Internet Options. Nothing is blocked as far as I can see.

Additionally, if I turn off all Norton applications from the server computer, we still have the same problem on computer 2. Perplexing!
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Antivirus and/or spyware software on computer#2 up-to-date and have you scanned recently?
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Antivirus and/or spyware software on computer#2 up-to-date and have you scanned recently?


I'm running these applications as well as others as we speak (or type lol).

HiJack This did have a reference to McAfee (was part of AOL's package) which I deleted. Registry Mechanic fixed 228 items, ran CCleaner and CleanUp as well.

SpyBot found only 2 tracking cookies. Spy Doctor found 1 tracking cookie.

If no one has any other ideas within the hour, I'll just have to reformat computer 2.

Edited by johnmouse, 30 November 2006 - 09:02 AM.

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RESOLVED

Reformatted, put back on network, and now works.
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RESOLVED

Reformatted, put back on network, and now works.
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RESOLVED

Reformatted, put back on network, and now works.
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RESOLVED

Reformatted, added back to network, and all is working.
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