Browser / Internet Problem

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  1. h2o pete

    h2o pete Banned Retired

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    I can't use the interet on Firefox or IE, but I can ping ing cmd and it works and I can use my own browser made in visual basic lol (what I'm using now). Also I often have random advertisements opening up internet explorer (I don't even use internet explorer). I've scanned using AVG, Zone Alarm and Spybot and still have the problem. A re-format would probably fix it but I don't really want to do that as there's a lot of stuff on this PC I would want to keep.

     
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    That doesn't make sense. You can't use IE, but you can use a browser you made in VB? Browsers made in VB run through IE so that's weird. Check to make sure Zone Alarm isn't blocking connections. Try temporarily turning off program control, and seeing if you can connect with firefox.
     
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    Yeah I know that's what I thought lol.. how can this work but not IE..

    I tried turning off Firewalls before and it didn't work..

    It's working again now though. It does this quite a bit.. work for a bit then not work. If it stops working again I'll try program control.

    Thanks man.
     
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  5. confused5

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    ive had this problem, oddly enough resetting my router fixes it. give it a shot
     
  6. Michael Allison

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    No. The ready-to-use browser control in Visual Basic is almost the same as Internet Explorer, but they don't use the Internet Explorer executable file on your computer, as far as I know. I had a similar problem when building my new computer, before I put any anti-virus software on it. After that, I tried downloading and scanning with one, and it didn't work. Google for Doctor Web on another computer, and throw that on your flash drive or on a disk. If you have what I had (I had the exact same problem you described, so I'm guessing you do) then it will be detected and remedied.
     
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    Venomous just had a problem like this...I walked him through resetting his TCP/IP stack...

    Assuming you're running XP

    1 Start > Run > type 'cmd' (no quotes) > Press 'Enter'

    2 Type the following command exactly:

    netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

    3 Reboot
     
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  8. Venomous Fire

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    thats the EXACT problem I had pete... Im hoping what Jomal told me works for good
     
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    Thanks man, I'm not having the problem at the moment though it seems to have gone away. If I get it again though I'll try that.

    Any ideas about the ads though?
     
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    Is IE set as your default browser?
     
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    Scan your computer with Avira (I posted the link earlier)
    Thats the anti-virus that I use.
    Also, look into a nifty little gem called "WinPatrol" and get that. Works freaking wonders.
     
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    Resetting your stack may still fix that problem

    If your TCP/IP stack is corrupted then it'll do all sorts of crazy things for no reason.
     
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    Did you read my post about most virus defense programs not picking up the source of the exact same problem on my desktop? :frown:

    Dr. Web!

    Free portable apps are for the win.
     
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    h2o pete

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    Yeah I'll try that.

    I'm fed up with AVG too because it now detects itself and ms paint as threats.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Michael Allison

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    Sorry, because this is spam, but damn that was funny. I dropped my mouse and keyboard... I mean... wow. LOL!

    Just to make sure you're aware, that might not be an inaccurate reading. Perhaps they're infected with some malware?
     
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    Wow... Yeah, I got rid of AVG for a reason, same with Kaspersky and norton/symantec.
     
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    h2o pete

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    Avira fixed it :smile:.

    You're awesome my friend :smile:.
     
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