Hello all. I know that a format would fix this, but i left my disk in ohio.
Well, the problem is, it wont let me load some sites, like google. It also will not let me log onto AIM, but i can log onto aol, but my buddylist does not show up.
My system is free of spyware right now. Can anyone think of what this could be? my firewall is off. Is there anything else that can block ports? and when i try to type in www.google.com, I dont even see my activity light go on, and it puts in http:///?%20www.google.com. I also checked for viruses on two different scanners. If anyone knows what is causing this, pleaseee let me know.
you might try a different browser, see if it fails too.
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I agree that having two browsers is a good idea. Mozilla and Firefox are good and they aren't under attack by criminals as much as I.E. I did see reports that some people are having trouble with the latest version of Firefox and have backed off to the previous version.
I have Mozilla myself, though I have to admit I usually use I.E. Force of habit, I suppose.
There is a free Opera that's only a 4 meg download. It browses well, but there are a few things that annoy me that keep me from using it except for emergencies.
Okay, i got connected to AIM. I clicked "connect using proxy", with the protocall being Http:// on port 1080. It is automatically looking for the settings in Aim, so it found them. How would i do this for the internet explorer?
You can cahnge it under Tools/Internet Options-Connections-LAN Settings-Proxy Server..but..I'd be careful if you don't know for sure that you are accessing a proxy server. I have heard about some spyware and hijacks that use this method for key logging.