No, I didn't do a thing. I know that earlier I called Newegg because a promotion code wasn't working that should have been, and they said they were having problems with their site, but that wouldn't explain why IE would display the page fine, and you said it displayed fine for you with Firefox. I may just reinstall Firefox a little later, just because. I still have yet to see the NoScript option in the menu, so it makes me feel like maybe it has a glitch or two.
Did you create a new profile? Perhaps the old one was messed up.
Possible host hijacker! OTL log posted.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:02 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:17 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:32 PM
and Speedyfox and things load fast enough for me without tweaking. I have a pretty slow connection - it is DSL but it is not very "broadband." just a step above dial-up.
I tried noscript but I usually just visit the same websites all the time so it's more trouble than it is worth for me.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:34 PM
Just out of curiosity, I ran OTL again, just to see if that Symantec driver was FINALLY gone, and it appears it is, but what do these two items on the log mean?
O1 HOSTS File: ([2011/11/21 17:47:45 | 000,000,027 | ---- | M]) - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.1 localhost
Edited by Jim45, 23 November 2011 - 04:27 PM.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:34 PM
Here's the link to the page, if that helps. http://www.ebay.com/...=item19c3ed1687
Edited by Jim45, 23 November 2011 - 08:36 PM.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:47 PM
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.1 localhost
Windows creates a file called C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. This is a lookup table which gives the ip address for certain common destinations. The default entry in the hosts file is:
and that is all that we are seeing in the OTL file. If a destination is found in the hosts file then the system will not ask the DNS for the address but will use the one in the hosts file. So some malware will put bogus entries in the hosts file which point to a fake google.com site for example. If you let Spybot S&D "immunize" your system what it does is put several thousand entries for various known malware sites in the hosts file all pointing to 127.0.0.1 (the internal loopback address). The idea is that this will prevent you from going to the bad sites. Unfortunately this worked better in XP and earlier. In Vista and Win 7 it results in much slower performance.
I would take all of the tweaks out of Firefox and restart Firefox in Safe mode and see if that makes a difference. Maybe clear your cookies too.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:59 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:19 PM
C:\Documents and Settings\Jim Lundquist\Application Data\Mozilla
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
have been removed. I would also look for Mozilla folders in C:\Documents and Settings\Jim Lundquist\Local Settings\ and remove any.
Then download a fresh install. Do not import your old profile or add any add-ons until after you try it
Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:26 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:43 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:37 PM
Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:00 AM
Edited by Jim45, 24 November 2011 - 03:36 AM.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:35 AM
Does it look right when you view it with Firefox? It's the item description and shipping info, not the entire page, it's weird.
Edited by Jim45, 24 November 2011 - 11:22 AM.
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