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ScottAz

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This is odd. I use IE6 because i'm told IE7 won't work on windows 2000.

Lately when I click on one of my favorites I have bookmarked, the status bar shows a different address than the one that I am trying to navigate to, but it does go to the page I am looking for.

I have noticed this several times over the last month. Ebay is one example as is Yahoo and a few other sites.

The sites run incredibly slow. If I use the back button after viewing a page it freezez up or takes an inordinate amount of time to return to where I was.

I had installed the latest update from MS and that's when the problems started. I removed the update, some of the issues resolved themselves, but this stuff is annoying.

Any suggestions?

I can't re-install anything because our puppy ate nearly $4000. worth of my discs including all of them to this computer.

Regards,

Scott
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Your IE6 may have been "hijacked" by malware. Download "HijackThis" and run it to create a log-file, then post it to the 'Malware' section here: http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html

Please read this before posting it: http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

In the meantime, you may wish to try one of these alternative web-browsers, both of which should run on Win2K.
Opera, though less popular than Firefox, is faster at rendering pages than any of the others. I can confirm that because I use it.
Bear in mind though that your browsing speed may continue to be slower than it should be even with a different browser until you get your malware issues sorted -- it all depends whether or not the browser malware (if you have any) targets only IE (which it usually does).

HijackThis from here: http://www.spywarein....php#hijackthis

Opera: http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/

Firefox: http://www.mozilla-e...m-requirements/

Edited by pip22, 15 January 2008 - 10:35 AM.

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Thanks for the reply. Actually I have gone through the Maware-Trojan issue with someone else and was given a clean bill of health. The problems are still here.

I have no idea what else to do to resolve the issues I am having.

Thanks,

Scott
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