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I have a=n HP laptop running windows XP and Internet Explorer 6. Whenever I am surfing the internet, after surfing for a while, my internet explorer quits responding. I don't lose my connection to the internet, since if I am in a chatroom or a gaming room, that conection remains active. But if I leave the chatroom, or the game room. I can't get back into them unless I reboot my computer. When this happens I can't go anywhere on the internet. All I get is an error that says page cannot be displayed etc. However, as I said rebooting fixes the problem but after a while it happens again. Sometimes it takes longer than other times.
I have run severasl spyware programs, as well as Microsofts malware program. I am also running Norton anti virus with current definitions and have found no virus's Any suggestions would be appreciated. I ahve two computers hooked to a Linsys router and only my laptop has this problem....However I should add that at one time I had this identical problem on my desktop, but that seemed to somehow magically fixed itself....
Thanks in advance for any advice people.
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I'm sure this isn't what you want to hear... but have you tried Firefox (sig)?

Also, it may be a problem with your internet connection, rather than IE. I'm also tempted to blame your router, if you had the same problem on your other computer, but I can't think of any suggestions about that, unless you can borrow another router from someone and see if it works.
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No I haven't tried firefox, and just to make it more confusing. Last night after I lost my connection I just left everything alone and it started working again all by itself. I also ran spydoctor last night and it discovered ten trojan's on that computer....interesting, plus i was getting a keylogger blocked message(see my post in malware removal....Don't know if any of it was connected or not...
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I would say it is related. Your infections are consuming your badnwith, doing whatever it is they are designed to do...for example, if your machine was infected by a trojan intended to make your PC part of a DoS attack, your computer was so busy sending signals to a remote server, that no other traffic can get through.

Get completely cleaned and you will likely be ok
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Thanks a lot, did you happen to read my post regarding the keystroke logger,,, is that related also? I'm assuming they all are.... By cleaning I assume you mean run all the steps in your malware infection steps? Once again thanks for the reply.
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yes
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