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DukeYork

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I'm at my wits end with this. I use Yahoo! as my home page and my email, and I just can't get into it. When I open Yahoo!, the pictures don't load, and the page itself never stops loading. Instead of finishing, it just keeps spinning and spinning.

When I try to log in to check my email, the same thing happens. Sometimes, I get a weird-looking log-in screen with no pictures, but then, if I try to use it, I can't get to the email.

I'm using FireFox, but I also have the same trouble when I fire up Internet Explorer. The browser seems to be hanging up on loading stuff from "us.a1.yimg.com"; at least that's what it shows in the lower left corner when it's spinning to infinity.

Thanks for your consideration. I'm at the point of reformatting my hard drive.

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phybyr0ptyk

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try deleting your history, cookies, temp internet files and dumping your cache.

If you want an automated program for this just looki in my signature and click on the Clean Up link.

Edited by phybyr0ptyk, 17 August 2005 - 08:56 PM.

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Thanks for the hint, Phybyr. I ran Clean Up, and it cleared out about a Gig of stuff; it's tough for me to believe I had that much junk on my drive.

I'm still having the problem, though. I know this is a problem with my desktop computer; the laptop I use from work (which I shouldn't use for personal stuff) hooks up to Yahoo! on the same wireless network just fine. What is "us.a1.yimg.com", and why can my laptop connect to it and my desktop can't?

Again, I really appreciate any help.

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OK
I dont know what "us.a1.yimg.com" is and google has no record of it either. This sounds as if it may be some sort of "browser hijack". If you don't know what that is, we will just say you are probably infected with some malware that you dont know about.

Please follow this LINK and follow the directions in the guide step by step. This guide will help clean 70% of all malware problems on a machine. Towards the end of the guide it will tell you to reboot and test your system, if the system is operating normally then we have licked the problem, however you may still experience problems. If you are still experiencing problems download the HiJack This tool as reccommended on that page, run it and then start a new thread in THAT forum, copy and paste your Hijack This log into your post and an EXPERT MALWARE REMOVAL SPECIALIST will be along shortly to help you.

Once the expert has given your computer a clean bill of health, IF you are still experiencing problems, and possibly you may be, THEN return to THIS thread and repost and I/WE will continue to help you. :tazz:

Side note: The guide mentioned above should take about an hour to an hour and a half to complete. If you have any questions about any of the tools provided there just repost here and I will get back to you. Good Luck.
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Also when you get a chance, please let me know what browser and email program you use. Just a hunch but I am willing to bet you use Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
If you are :tazz: them.

Edited by phybyr0ptyk, 18 August 2005 - 04:09 PM.

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