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It must be cold because webpages keep freezing


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FreekRadical

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Allright here we go, I can connect to the internet (although for DSL it seems to be loading slowly) but some pages will give me the Server not found error message (yahoo mail , and any subcription page for some reason) it dosen't seem to be related to secure web sites (https). I was told that these problems first started to occur when the anitvirus software subscription ran out. Norton security center is the anti-virus program. I am reluctant to delete Norton beacuse the firewall is still working and I have no money to purchase a new one.
Secondary I am getting extremly frustrated due to frequent web related freezes. No matter what webpage, or time of day I am on, it will freeze (sometimes when I pull up the homepage ESPN.com or the default aol page). When I pull up the Windows Task Manager and close the program, its ghost still reamains, leaving me no other option than to restart. I have thought about deleting and reinstalling Internet Explorer, but there are problems with that process too (like it not being listed in the add/ remove programs tab). Please can anyone help?



Can anyone suggest a great free firewall and anti virus program?

Edited by FreekRadical, 02 August 2007 - 01:15 PM.

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AVG free antivirus: http://free.grisoft.com/

Comodo free firewall: http://www.personalf...all.comodo.com/

But after downloading and saving everything, unplug your internet, turn off everything Norton (including Services) and then run the Norton Removal Tool:
http://service1.syma...005033108162039

Choose the version for your product only.
Ater Norton is gone (YEAH!) then:

1. Install Comodo from the saved file.

2. Install AVG free from the saved file.

3. Fully update AVG free.


The free version of AVG is fine, it just must be updated manually. New updates are available almost every day, so do it regularly. Only takes a minute.
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:whistling: Thanks that solution was perfect. At first I was afraid that I would have to uninstall IE also, but uninstalling nasty Norton was perfect.
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Glad to be of service. :-)
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