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Carinny

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Ever since I ran some antivirus and spyware removal programs a few days ago, my internet has been acting up. A lot of web pages say they're loading but nothing ever shows up no matter how long and sometimes they'll load slightly but just never finish...yet I never get an error message. I've tried loading webpages in both Firefox and IE, but I get the same problem in both browsers.

IE and Firefox are both updated and I've removed all the software that I downloaded, but the problem still persists.

I've even run the winsock thing and it didn't help. I've totally run out of ideas! Help?!
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keithy397

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Can you undo the changes you made in the anti virus & spyware progs you ran?

If not, have you tried a system restore to just before the point where you ran those progs?
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I am having the exact same problem. I got a virus about a week ago but my AVG Free did not seems to be helping, so purchased/scanned/disinfected with Kaspersky.

My computer is clean now (21 viruses!) and I uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox. Now I am having trouble with certain webpages- namely (so far), google searches (I can get to google but once I hit "search" I get nothing), blogspot pages, hotmail, and this forum (I had to get on my work computer to access). It just loads indefinitely but never gives me a time out page.

I am on a Dell Inspiron running Windows XP Media version. I have a comcast modem and a Linksys wireless router. Someone suggested it might be a router issue my by IBM Thinkpad is working fine. I tried to plug directly in and had the same issue.

I am wondering if I have set some security standard that is blocking certain pages. I defragged, cleaned up, and tried to do a system restore but the machine wouldn't let me restore. ANY help anyone could give me would be so very helpful. I am very frustrated!!

Thank you!
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finky

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I have the excat same problem as phaino. Tried clearing cache + cookies. Uninstalled CA antivirus, tried turning off firewall, rebooting comp/router.

No idea what is happening.

Examples of websites that work:
wowhead.com
politiken.dk

Examples of websites that don't load:
wowdb.com
boliga.dk

Is there a unifying thing that seperates these pages?

Google loads fine but stalls when I try to do a search.

Edited by finky, 19 April 2008 - 02:39 AM.

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Gords

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I am currently having the same problem accessing a webpage, but I hadn't done any anti-virus or changes at all. It just suddenly stopped running one of my websites that I regularly access for work. The site loads fine on all of the other computers I have tried it on, still to no avail. I have now run all forms of spy/ad-ware detection, cleaned my DNS as per another site, and even tried multiple browsers including IE, Firefox, and Safari. Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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finky

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Apparently I solved this by renaming my firefox.exe to firefox1.exe. Even more strange is the fact that it also solved the IE problems...
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Apparently I solved this by renaming my firefox.exe to firefox1.exe. Even more strange is the fact that it also solved the IE problems...



I just tried that.. and IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How on earth? I have been working on this problem for DAYS-- I can't believe that something that easy fixed it. You are my hero, Finky!!!!!!!
:) :) :) :) :)
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phaino

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PS> though... it didn't help my Explorer, just my Firefox. .. but I can live with that.
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Gords

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Just tried the quickfix as suggested to no avail. Both program still doing the same problem. Any other suggestions?
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:) Still having the same issue loading my webpage, wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me.

Thanks!
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Just a note, had a computer tech come by, he spent a few hours puttering around, and finally figured out that it was Symantec that was causing it to not load.

-Gords
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Im also using Symantec but i tried disabling all the options and still im not getting the pages.

[bleep].

Any suggestions to replace Symantec ?
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Im also using Symantec but i tried disabling all the options and still im not getting the pages.

[bleep].

Any suggestions to replace Symantec ?


The tech actually disabled Symantec completely, and I've been using AVG for a bit now. No issues with it at this time.
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Well i just removed Symantec.

Then i tried the websites and they seemed to be working.

Then i installed Avast.

Now im back to square one.

None of the websites that weren't wokring before is working now.

I dont know What the... the antivirus are doing to my machine but they keep blocking normal websites ( hotmail, cnn, nytimes, facebook, flickr )

Fkn tired of this thing.


BTW does it happen to anyone that after like 5 minutes pages load but without the css ?

Edited by coljung, 26 April 2008 - 06:58 PM.

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It worked with me, thanks a lot. Simple fix
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